A Guide To Hosting The Perfect Friendsgiving
The official holiday among friends is Friendsgiving. A day after Thanksgiving where friends gather over cocktails, more good food (no leftovers please) and a really dope playlist. The host can be in charge of the major dishes or you can choose to do it potluck style. You know what they say; friends are the family you choose. So to make this time together full of laughter and fun we put together some tips to keep the mood vibin and the alcohol flowing. Arguably the best part about Friendsgiving is that your friends won’t ask you when you are getting married, nor will they judge you for downing a bottle of wine by yourself. In fact, they’ll probably encourage the latter part. Yay for friends!
Plan a menu ahead of time-
Have a cheese and meats spread and finger foods like Mac and Cheese Bites for appetizers. Plan side dishes around the main course and ask each of your friends to contribute their best recipe. Decorate a cool desserts table with different sweet treats to make it festive.
Make it a fun decorative dining experience-
Add name tags to dinner settings or have a cool icebreaker set up to introduce guest who many not know each other. You can even personalize each placement with a cute little trinket such as a bottle of nail polish for the girls or a mini liquor bottle for the guys.
Keep the cocktails flowing-
Designate a friend to be the mixologist for the night. Ask another to be the DJ too.
Try A Ginger Sidecare Cocktail
1 orange slice
2 1/4-inch-thick slices peeled fresh ginger
2 one-inch strips of orange peel
2 ounces brandy
1 ounce Cointreau or Grand Marnier
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons maple syrup, preferably grade B
- Place sugar on a plate. Run orange slice around the rim of a glass; rotate rim in sugar.
- Muddle ginger and 1 of the strips of orange peel in a cocktail shaker. Add brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, maple syrup, and ice; shake until chilled. Strain into a glass, and garnish with the second strip of orange peel.
Plan some games to play-
You want to make sure you keep your guest entertained. A few games like Jenga, Cards Against Humanity, and Kings can keep things interesting.
Remember what you’re thankful for-
Being thankful is never cheesy. If you’re the host say a toast then take time to go around the table and let each guest give a little ode to their awesome year.
HAVE A HAPPY FRIENDSGIVING!
Have any Friendsgiving rituals of your own? Share them in the comments below.