It’s the best time of the year because it’s the time where it is socially acceptable to eat all the foods that aren’t good for you, wear your fat pants for two months and spend all the time with the ones that mean the most to you! This year is especially special to me because it was my first time hosting a Friendsgiving! I think this was one of the first things I said to my cousin as we were moving into our apartment, “I want to host parties here and we should throw a Friendsgiving!”
Now, I absolutely love to host parties and put on events. It truly is something that I would love to do as another job-like I really need to add something else to my plate! But a girl can dream. While putting everything together was a lot of fun, it can be a lot of work, so I thought why not put together a little guideline for y’all if you are looking to put on your own Friendsgiving!
–First things first: Decide on a platform you want to use to invite everyone; whether it be creating a Facebook group or an evite, make it simple, clear and something that you don’t have to spend too much time on!
–Don’t put yourself in charge of too many things. “Um what? But I’m the hostess with the mostest!” I’m not saying don’t decorate, clean your house or cook; but definitely don’t make it to where you are saying to your guests, “Don’t worry about bringing anything but yourself!”. You will thank me later.
–Come up with a signature drink! My cousin and I found a very simple recipe online called “Holly Jolly Punch”. You can find the link of the recipe here! Our guests loved it!
–Activities! I’m a girl who always loves to have some sort of game or activity at my events or parties, so this year I made a “What I’m Thankful For” poster board and had everyone write what they were most thankful for! Having activities keeps things lively and gives everyone something to do so they don’t feel like you are all sitting around awkwardly staring at each other!
–Music! Be sure that you don’t forget to have fun background music. There is nothing like uncomfortable silence, especially if your crowd is a blended group of friends who don’t quite know each other yet! (;
So there you have it, friends! I hope these five quick tips help you if you are looking to host your own Friendsgiving party! Be sure to tag me in your posts, I would love to see what all you come up with!