Simply put, Friendsgiving is Thanksgiving dinner shared between friends friends. A gathering to raise a glass and celebrate with those who you may not not see as often as you’d like, but when you do, it’s like no time has passed.
There’s a lot to love about this unofficial holiday. For starters, everyone brings their signature dish (or drink) to share, creating an eclectic feast.
Secondly, Friendsgiving is NOT your traditional dinner party. The more the merrier; last minute invites are encouraged given the nature of the event. Leggings are acceptable dinner wear. You can guiltlessly enjoy “one more” because Mom isn’t there to give you ‘the look’.
It wouldn’t be a true gathering of friends without some fun. Take time in between each course to play a few rounds of charades. There’s nothing quite like a few laughs to make room for that last bite of apple pie.
You don’t have to break the bank to have a great time. With the holidays on the horizon, everyone is trying to thoughtfully save this time of year.. Create a beautiful experience with simple accents, a little creativity, and a lot of love. It’s a bonus when the décor can double as dinner favors, such as our dollar store candles ($1/each), homemade candle holders ($4/each), and photo magnet place holders ($3/each)
It’s easy to get caught up in creating an experience as unique as your crew of friends. If and when that happens, remember, it’s the people around your table who make Friendsgiving special.
Do you partake or host in a Friendsgiving tradition? Tell us about it below
“May your table, glasses, and hearts be full.” – Pinhole Press
Budget for the table you see:
Candles – $6, Dollar Store
Plates – $3, Dollar store
Napkins – $7, Amazon
Tablecloth -$6, Amazon
Black paper roll – $3, Target
Candlesticks – homemade from scrap wood and painted
Centerpiece Pumpkins (carved out and painted white & gold) – $4, Dollar store
Flowers – $25 from Trader Joe’s