Are you having a Friendsgiving celebration this weekend? If we’re being honest, I like Friendsgiving better than Thanksgiving itself. Don’t tell my mom though.
I read this new survey which said that many young adults prefer to celebrate the holidays with their friends rather than with their family. According to Food Tribe, during a Friendsgiving you don’t have to put up with annoying questions from this curious aunt, you can be around people you really want to be with, and you don’t even have to bite your tongue. .
So people all over the world are going to be celebrating Friendsgiving this weekend, including me. And let me tell you, I was stressed out! My boyfriend and I are having our first annual Friendsgiving celebration, and I had no idea the accommodation would be this hectic.
If you’re stressed out than I was and don’t know how to put everything together smoothly, let me tell you what I did that made everything ten times easier.
First, offer a fixed menu. Don’t let your friends decide what to bring. If you are hosting, plan the food right down to the buns. Then decide which dishes you are going to prepare yourself. I suggest taking meats like turkey, wings or meatballs. From there, create a list of everything that needs to be done. I suggest using Evite to send your invitations. They have an option where you can list all the foods you need and ask people to check what they can bring. It relieves you of the burden of doing everything.
I told my guest, no dish … no entry! You cannot come empty-handed.
Make sure to let your guests know that this is a BYOB. If everyone brings their drink of choice, no one will be dissatisfied if there is no tequila. Also, be sure to plan your games, music playlists, and background movies.