10 Friendsgiving Party Ideas Your Guest Will Enjoy 2022


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Friends are the family you choose, so before you host your Thanksgiving feast, carve out some time to have a light-hearted meal with your besties. Friendsgiving is a fairly new concept, but it’s continued to grow in traction over the years as a less formal (and often more fun!) offshoot of Thanksgiving. Most people host the weekend before Thanksgiving, but the beauty of Friendsgiving is that you can really have it whenever you want. If picture-perfect Pinterest tablescapes have you feeling overwhelmed at the thought of a second dinner—rather than excited about spending time with friends—we’re here to help. Ahead of prime Friendsgiving season, we created a step-by-step guide to host a stunning Friendsgiving with your BFFs without the headache.

When planning a Friendsgiving, break those traditions from Thanksgiving and think outside the box. You can host a pajama-themed party, or instead of a sit-down dinner, why not brunch? Games are a must, and if everyone needs to BYOB or it’s a full-on potluck buffet, yes, yes, and yes. You’re having a meal with your besties, so lighten up and make it a meal to remember.

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Step One: Mail Personalized Invitations

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Send a thoughtful invite

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Step Two: Hang Decorations

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Decorate!

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Step Three: Dress Your Dining Table

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Set the table

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Step Four: Create a Centerpiece for the Table

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Don’t forget flowers

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Step Six: Create a Seating Plan

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Create a seating chart

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Step Five: Set the Table

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Opt for casual (and clever!) dinnerware

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Step Seven: Set the Mood

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Light a candle (or a few!)

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Step Eight: Serve a Friendsgiving Buffet

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Create a self-serve buffet

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Step Nine: Have a Party Game

Big Dot of Happiness

Set up an activity

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Step Ten: Thank You Gifts

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Give out party favors

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