While Thanksgiving is traditionally thought of as time to feast with your fam bam, many of us don’t have family close by, so instead, opt for a Friendsgiving. For those of you that aren’t aware, Friendsgiving is essentially Thanksgiving without the stress of family and traveling (ha!). And while we’re all about a simple dinner with drinks, we’re big believers that hosting a fun night with out-of-the-box activities makes Friendsgiving THAT much better.
Read on for ways to remix your Friendsgiving.
The best way to mix things up is to host a super-fun Friendsgiving brunch for your best babes. Along with the obvious (turkey, stuffing, etc), serve up a fun themed drink like this Apple Cider Mimosa:
Apple Cider Mimosa
Recipe via thecookierookie.com
What you need:
Apple Slices for Garnish
What to do:
Pour each champagne glass ½-3/4 full with apple cider. Top with champagne. Add an apple around the top of the glass and enjoy!
Instead of whipping up all your favorite dishes solo, invite your guests to bring the things they love most. This way, you’ll minimize the mess in your kitchen and get to spend more quality time with the friends you love most. It’s a win-win!
FLICK WITH FRIENDS
After dinner, invite all of your buds into the living room for a fun movie night. Serve up popcorn, drinks, and blankets so everyone is comfortable. Just be sure to pick a flick beforehand so you’re not stuck making late-night movie decisions (we all know this takes forever).
If you’re keeping things small and intimate, opt for a fun sleepover instead of a big fancy dinner. Invite your group over, have a movie ready, and order in from your favorite local restaurant. After dinner, whip up some cookies for dessert.
CUE THE CAMPING
Most people don’t think of camping when they think of Thanksgiving. But we’re clearly all about mixing things up over here. Invite your guests to bring over some camping gear and head to the backyard after dinner for a night under the stars. Bonus points if you figure out a way to roast post-dinner marshmallows for s’mores.
TURKEY DAY TOURNAMENTS
Let’s face it: we all have a competitive side. And there’s no better time to unleash it than Thanksgiving. Before dinner, host some fun backyard competitions like corn hole, football, and a potato sack race. Pick up some small prizes to award to the winners.
Whether you’re celebrating #friendsgiving or Thanksgiving, we wish you a great holiday!