Soon enough, Friendsgiving celebrations around the country will be hitting a cranberry-tinged crescendo.
This is clearly the year that the lil-Millenial-holiday-that-could became somewhat commercialized. It will be interesting to see what impact big business will have on Friendsgiving in the future.
Here’s your daily roundup:
Celebrating Friendsgiving, a Thanksgiving Party for Friends
Thanksgiving is traditionally a day for gathering with your family and eating turkey, but there’s a twist on the holiday as a purely social gathering, and it’s called Friendsgiving.
The menu might include anything from beer and cheese fries to cocktails and salmon. But instead of the host slaving away for hours in a hot kitchen, it’s more likely to be a party-style potluck.
HOW TO HOST A FRUGAL FRIENDSGIVING
Ah, Thanksgiving. Between all that stuffing, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie, though, let’s be real … the holiday is basically forced family time. Whether you’re totally over explaining to your grandma why you’re STILL single, or sick of your sister’s jabs at your job, it sometimes takes more than a glass or two of merlot to get through Thanksgiving.
That’s where Friendsgiving comes in.
‘Young Friendsgiving’ event spotlights new restaurants in Philadelphia
A networking event called Young Friendsgiving showcased three new restaurants around the city on Monday night.
The owners of Mexican restaurant, South Philly Barbacoa, Jewish bakery, Essen Bakery and Malaysian restaurant, Saté Kampar, were invited by the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia to give presentations and provide samples to young Philadelphia professionals. All three restaurants reflect a variety of trends in Philadelphia’s food scene.
Bangor YMCA Hosts Friendsgiving Feast
Branch Lake shined bright for Bangor YMCA members Monday.
Seniors with the “Second Wind” program took a trip out to Camp Jordan for a Friendsgiving feast.
It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the turkey, or a potluck without friends.
Uptown Eats: All about ‘Friendsgiving’
Halloween is over, the semester is more than halfway done and the holiday season is right around the corner. With all of the excitement going on, people tend to forget about the most important day of them all — Thanksgiving. A day filled with friends, family and food.
As a warm up to the actual holiday, many students indulge in what is called “Friendsgiving.” This unofficial holiday happens before or after actual Thanksgiving as a way to not only eat more but to experience a greater bond with their friends.
See Snaps from a Star-Studded Friendsgiving Celebration
Thanksgiving may be all about spending time with your closest family members, but Friendsgiving is about gathering your best friends around the table to celebrate one another too! Our friends at YSBNow hosted their own fun holiday party in California over the weekend, and stars like Karan Brar, Sophie Reynolds, Brec Bassinger, Lilimar, Haley Tju, Lizzy Greene, Madisyn Shipman, and more all hung out together – and the whole party benefitted #NoKidHungry.
Nightmare Scenario: Friendsgiving Crashed By Casual Acquaintance
Everything was on-track for a great Friendsgiving get-together until I noticed Adam walk through my apartment door. That’s right, Adam. That guy I’ve seen at, I don’t know, maybe TWO parties ever? I definitely did not invite him.
Did you invite him, Lia? What about you, Trevor? This is getting weird.