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How to Host the Perfect Friendsgiving Celebration


Thanksgiving is coming up, and that means spending time with our families and (hopefully) relaxing at home. But equally importantly, it's time to celebrate your friends with our favorite fall holiday: Friendsgiving!

Friendsgiving can be celebrated as a potluck or as a traditional, family-style dinner. It's always a ton of fun, and can be added to your regularly scheduled Thanksgiving plans, either the day before or after. Or if you'd prefer, you can celebrate with your roommates or BFFs on campus the weekend before Thanksgiving break.

Whenever you plan to have it, Friendsgiving is the perfect way to let your besties know that you are thankful to have them in your life. Ready to throw an amazing Friendsgiving this year? This guide will tell you how to do exactly that! 

The Menu  

How Much to Serve 

This is an easy guide that tells you exactly how much food to make, so no one goes home hungry!

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans are an essential on the Thanksgiving table. This recipe adds crispy onions to the top. 

Apple Cider Sangria 

This sangria is the perfect festive whistle-wetter. 

Maple Glazed Yams

These yams add a splash of color to the table. 

Butternut Squash Kale Salad 

Kale is a superfood, so that means this salad will make your dinner super delicious. 

Cranberry Sauce

The turkey is nothing without cranberry sauce, and this recipe is so easy. 

Classic Stuffing

This classic stuffing recipe makes our mouths water.

Triple Chocolate S'mores Bark

Wrap this bark up in some cellophane and ribbon for a sweet party favor. 

And Finally, The Turkey

Here it is: the easiest turkey recipe ever. 

The Decorations 

Glitter 'Thanksgiving' Garland


This seasonal garland is so easy and will definitely make your guests think you have your life together. 

Cinnamon Stick Candles

In addition to smelling incredible, these simple cinnamon stick candles look totally chic and seasonal.

Craft Paper Table Runner

Personalize this runner by writing names, or give each guest crayons so they can doodle. 

Mini Pumpkin Vases 

These tiny pumpkin and gourd vases are adorable and easy to make—plus, they make great party favors!

Turkey Feather Place Cards

Make sure your friends know where to sit with these cute and simple place cards made from wine corks.

How will you celebrate Friendsgiving this year, collegiettes? 

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