Now that Halloween is over, we can finally start celebrating the holiday that really matters—Thanksgiving! That's right, Thanksgiving, not Christmas. While some of you may enjoy going straight from Halloween to Christmas, we prefer not to leave the middle-man out. Thanksgiving is a great opportunity to celebrate the good things in life, including your loved ones. That's why Friendsgiving has become such a common activity—because many people love their friends just as much as they love their family. If you haven't started this tradition, don't worry. We have some great ideas that will help make sure you have the perfect Friendsgiving.
Planning The Menu
The menu is by far the most important thing to plan. It's all about the food this Friendsgiving, and we wouldn't have it any other way. You want to make sure you have plenty of food for everyone, so invite your guests to bring a side dish when they arrive. However, make sure you coordinate with everyone so you don't end up with three green bean casseroles. Since you're the host, you should be in charge of the turkey, so whip out your mom's recipe and get to cooking!
Decorating For The Occasion
Now that the menu is sorted out, you can focus on the fun part—decorating! Friendsgiving decor can be simple and elegant, or classy and extravagant. It's all up to you! Prepare fall-themed floral arrangements, beautiful table settings, and plenty of candles for the dining room table. For those that like to go all-out, you can also set up coordinating decor around your home to give your house a little something extra.
Set up a gratitude board and turn giving thanks into a group activity for everyone to enjoy. Grab a chalkboard and ask your guests to write down a few things they're thankful for. When the party's over, take a picture of your gratitude board and send it to your friends. This will be a meaningful keepsake and a great reminder of the fun you had at Friendsgiving.
Take the time this holiday to celebrate your friends with the perfect Friendsgiving meal. Remember, this holiday is all about being thankful and focusing on the blessing in your life. Don't stress too much about the party planning—just enjoy yourself and have some fun!