How to host the perfect friendsgiving

Andrea Poppinga

It is the time of year when Thanksgiving is near, and students are hosting their very own versions of Thanksgiving dinners with their friends, often referred to as “friendsgiving.”

Hosting a friendsgiving party may be stressful and a lot of work, but it is a great way to get all of your friends together for a delicious meal and some quality bonding time.

In order to host the perfect friendsgiving, here are some tips to help make it enjoyable for you and your guests:

1. In order to take some of the stress off of yourself as the host, have all of your guests bring a side dish. Delegate who brings the dessert, who brings a salad, who brings potatoes and so on and so forth.

2. Make sure to take a little time to decorate. With so much this time of the year, it can be tricky to find an extra 30 or 40 minutes, but it can make all the difference. Just buying some festive napkins and plates adds to the occasion, along with making festive name tags for all of your guests.

3. Set up a wall to do a DIY photo booth with decorations. At friendsgiving, a lot of people who don’t always get to see each other are together, and pictures are a good idea to remember the occasion.

4. Set a date, set a time and whoever can make it will come. When setting up plans with everyone, it is important to understand it might not work with everyone’s schedules. Trying to work around everyone’s schedules is stressful, and in the end, there is usually someone that won’t be able to make it.

5. Just remember to have fun! This is an exciting time of the year that revolves around friends, food and family. Make sure you don’t lose the holiday spirit in the midst of the holiday celebrations.