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6 Things You Need to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving

Getting together with friends during the holiday just got elevated! Friendsgiving – a celebration or meal shared among friends on or near Thanksgiving Day, and with Thanksgiving right around the corner, it is time to start prepping for the big day. Don’t worry, Amazon Prime is your best friend for last-minute decorating! Here are 5 things you need to host the perfect Friendsgiving!

1. Fall-Themed Plates & Utensils

There’s something about eating Turkey and Mashed Potatoes off of fall-inspired plates that just feels so right during the holidays! Treat your guests to some adorable plates and utensils to get them into the spirit during your gathering. (Don’t forget some cider or champagne because look at those glittery glasses!)

2. Festive Centerpieces

When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? The delicious meal, of course! Now, you can’t have guests at your table without some festive centerpieces to complete the look. Add some fall fun to the table by setting it right. Cheers!

3. Plump Pumpkins – Decor, Eat, Paint, etc

Pumpkins have to be the symbol of the Fall holidays, right? They are such a great addition to any party because they have so many functions! You can eat them, you can paint them, or even use them as some festive decor, but where can you buy them? leave it to Trader Joes to offer up some 79-cent fabulous mini pumpkins to get your house ready for when your friends arrive.

4. Collaborative Games to Play

Who doesn’t love games?! Friendsgiving is the perfect time to get to know your friends, friends partners, and even family members better through some exciting games. We highly recommend We’re Not Really Strangers or Who’s Most Likely To if you’re looking for an icebreaker and a way to get to know everyone on a deeper level. If you want some competitive, strategic fun, leave it to Catan to get your friends enjoying their time.

5. Decadent Dessert Station

As full as you may get during your Friendsgiving gathering, don’t forget, there’s ALWAYS room for dessert. Fuel your guests with delicious sugary treats to end the night off the right way. Hot Cocoa Bar, Festive Mugs, Fall Treats, and a mix of delicious pies = Perfection!


6. Pre-Feast Quick Bites

Mhmm, the smell of freshly baked pies and mashed potatoes fills the kitchen, but too bad dinner won’t be ready until 6:00 PM! As a host, be sure to set out simple, quick bites like nuts, dried fruits, or cheese and crackers to let your guests snack on while they wait for the delicious feast. An even better idea, put the nuts or goodies into fall-themed dishes to spice up your counter.

Not Hosting this Year? Surprise Your Host With a Gift!

Even if you aren’t hosting this year, surprise your host with a sweet and thoughtful gift for all of the hard work they are putting in to make sure the night goes smoothly. Bottles of wine, cutting boards, candles, and fall finds are all amazing options when needing a go-to hostess gift for your party this weekend.

Find everything you need for your upcoming Friendsgiving Party HERE! Not in the mood to cook this year? Check out 5 LA restaurants you can order your Thanksgiving dinner from to save yourself from the hassle.