Friendsgiving continues its meteoric rise to be as popular AF. The stress and BS tied up in family gets left behind as more and more people embrace food, spirits, and games with their bestest friends. Here are some curated Friendsgiving ideas from around the digital landscape.
When Did Friendsgiving Start? It’s Actually Newer Than You Might Think
While friends have been gathering to celebrate Thanksgiving together as long as the holiday has existed, at some point the term Friendsgiving was officially coined. So, just when did Friendsgiving start outpacing the traditional Thanksgiving dinner for groups of friends? The Friendsgiving holiday started picking up steam at about the same time the economy took a nose dive into the toilet in 2008, according to a tongue-in-cheek article McSweeney’s that’s also pretty on point. Read more.
ALDI And Venmo Put The “Giving” In Friendsgiving
ALDI and Venmo, a popular mobile app that makes it easy for friends to exchange money, announced a new campaign that lets Americans help give one million meals to families in need in honor of Friendsgiving. Read more.
How To Host The Perfect Friendsgiving With Your Best Gal Pals
‘Tis the season for fun and festive gatherings, and this Thanksgiving, consider hosting an intimate friendsgiving party with a group of your closest girlfriends. It’s a chance to catch up and let them know how grateful you are to have them in your life. It’s also a great opportunity to create a beautiful tablescape, and let’s not forget, delicious foods and desserts. Jill from Layered Vintage and Aly from Luna Wild Design are here to provide tips and tricks on hosting a friendsgiving party that is sure to be a hit. Read more.
Texan Friendsgiving Menu
Hospitality and family are big here in Texas, which means our holiday gatherings are no exception. But aside from those you’re related to, getting together with pals has become a popular holiday in itself.
Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate with friends a week or so before traditional Thanksgiving festivities. Since you’ll have all the turkey you can handle with your family, Friendsgiving is meant for enjoying other delicious foods. Plan a Pinterest-worthy menu with these appetizers and main dishes to impress guests this year!
Of course, no great party is complete without beverages. Check out our ultimate guide to pairing wine with beef! Read more.
Creative Friendsgiving 2017 Dessert Ideas That Will Help You Win Friendsgiving
Remember on Friends when Rachel made that dessert that was part shepherd’s pie and part trifle? Everyone pretended to eat it, and then hid the gross meat-fruit desert all over the apartment. Well, these Friendsgiving 2017 dessert ideas pretty much guarantee that no one will be hiding your desert under the bed this year. This is good news if you don’t have someone like Joey — who would eat anything — in your circle of friends. Read more.