20 Activities to Make Your Friendsgiving the Bomb
We love our families, we really do, but one of the best parts of growing up is getting to make yourself a new friend-family to celebrate with, whether it's your college buddies or the group you do happy hour with after work. Think Galentines Day and, our more timely fave, Friendsgiving. Whether you're looking forward to Turkey Day at your in-laws' or not, you can always count on your squad for a killer festive time, especially with these 20 Friendsgiving ideas.
Ah, the great American tradition of Thanksgiving day. We’re all about getting down and dirty with some flag football, but if you and your pals aren’t the most athletic bunch, you can also get in the spirit with a fun themed tablescape. (Brit + Co)
<em><a href="https://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Brown-Thanksgiving-Jimmy-Ahrens/dp/B001K2Q6F0/" target="_blank">A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving</a></em>Age is just a number, and the Peanuts gang will live in our hearts forever. Watch the movie on the big screen with all your friend and reminisce about Thanksgivings from your younger days.
When it comes to the Macy’s parade, some things are a given: There will be a marching band from the Midwest, there will be floats, and there will likely be some country star wearing a cowboy hat. Lay out the rules, and then get ready to do some pre-dinner drinking. If you want to save that valuable stomach real estate for food, make it a workout game rather than a drinking game. Think jumping jacks, burpees, and plank (while you’re doing that, we’ll bein the corner, thank you very much). (via Cookies + Sangria)
Take time to go around the table with your friends and give a little ode to your awesome year. (via)
Let’s be honest; we’re really all here for. Invite each guest to bring a family favorite, provide toppings (hello, whipped cream), and dig in. (via Brit + Co)
While the turkey is roasting and the movies are quietly playing in the background, decorating some tasty treats for later is a great way to pass the time. (via)
Unlike birthday wishes, you can totally tell people what you’re thankful for. In fact, sharing in your gratitude on a group list is a great way to discover what else you may be grateful for. (via)
Have your guests help assemble the containers so that at the end of the night everyone gets to bring a slice or two (or three) home. (via)
Not everyone is into the single malts, but a spicy and fruity beverage bar for your guests is a great way to indulge. Plus, you can use the leftovers from whatever stuffing or fragrant side dishes you’ve got on the go. (via)
This fun printable is a great place to start, but if your squad has their own particularities you may want to create your own. Suzie gets sloshed on rosé? Check. Tom quotes Charlie Brown? Check. (via)
You don’t need to wait until the afternoon to celebrate Turkey Day. Starting the festivities with some out of the ordinary thanksgiving treats before you all head to your dinners is a great way to say you’re thankful for each other. (via)
Instead of one big awkward photo, you can take all the cute photos you want in a designated photo area. DIY an ombre leaf wall likeand bring in some fun props like a turkey leg, wishbones, and more!
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