The holidays can be a wonderful time of year to spend with your family. Unfortunately there are many individuals who, for whatever reason, can’t make it home during this blustery season. Whether its work related, restricted travel options, or you just want an excuse to gather up some friends and celebrate, Friendsgiving is a great alternative (or addition) for the big Turkey Day. We know it can be a bit daunting to prepare all the food, drinks, decorations, and make sure all your friends show up on time, which is why we have rounded up some of the best Friendsgiving decor ideas, food inspiration, and hosting guides!
Friendsgiving is the perfect time to say have fun with your Fall decor. Incorporate bright colors with the traditional tans, whites, and oranges. We love this buffet table decoration from Homey Oh My! Great for the not so formal potluck style Friendsgiving or to hang above your home bar.
You can’t have Friendsgiving without some adult beverages and what better way to keep your drinks cool than with this DIY Pumpking Ice Bucket via Every Day Dishes and DIY. This super simple and functional decoration is a sure fire way to impress your friends.
Let your friends know whats on the menu with this versatile Wood Plank Chalkboard from Eighteen25. The best part about this is that after you are done feasting with your friends, you can use it to count down the days to Christmas!
You don’t need to buy an expensive table runner this Turkey Day. All you really need to create this beautiful Friendsgiving table from By Dawn Nicole is some Kraft paper and black felt markers. Kick the fun up a notch and have your friends draw their best Thanksgiving inspired art or write down what they are thankful for.
Send your friends home happy, full, and in style with these Printable Leftover Labels from Oh Happy Day! She has created a few beautiful printable Thanksgiving labels over the years that will make even the fullest of guests excited for leftovers.
Renting an apartment or want any easy mess free decorating solution for your Friendsgiving? Wallums has ton of Thanksgiving and Holiday themed wall decals, all of which add a fun festive touch and are easy to install and remove!
Pattern Pumpkin Wall Decal
Always Thankful Wall Decal
Gobble Till You Wobble Wall Decal
Give Thanks Turkey Wall Decal.
Whether you are doing all the work or you and your friends are each bringing dishes, here are some great recipes to fulfill your Friendsgiving Day.
Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Spread
Bacon Wrapped Brussels Sprouts
Butternut Squash Soup
Acorn Squash With Walnuts & Cranberry
Cheese Garlic Crack Bread
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Mini Pumpkin Pies
TIPS & TRICKS
In addition to these wonderful decor and food ideas, we’ve found some great articles on how to plan, host, and attend your very own Friendsgiving!
8 Tips To Hosting The Most Succesful Friendsgiving Ever – Self
How to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving – Julep
Perfect Friendsgiving – Mom.Me
How to Host (or Attend) A Successful Friendsgiving – Health.com
What Is Friendsgiving? How To Throw The Ultimate Thanksgiving With Your Friends – IB Times
Hosting Thanksgiving in your tiny rental – Washington Post
10 Tips For Surviving Friendsgiving (Without Burning Down Your Kitchen) – Though Catalog
And of course this complete “Friends”-Themed Friendsgiving Even Chandler Would Love from the BuzzFeed Staff.
We hope we have inspired you to host your own Friendsgiving (or at least helped you stress less about your upcoming Turkey Day)! Remember, once all the chaos, and inevitably burnt butter rolls are behind you, you will be glad you got to share a special day with your loved ones.