4 Tips On How to Throw a Friendsgiving!

Thanksgiving doesn't have to be spent with just your family. Make new traditions and celebrate the holiday with friends too!

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Friendsgiving is a tasty tradition where friends gather around the table to celebrate their own version of Thanksgiving (minus the awkward family debates and questions about when you’re going to settle down and get married).

nFor me, there’s no better holiday than one that involves gathering together with those most dear, eating way too much and ending the day with a nice long nap (aka a food coma).

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Tip 1: Make It a Potluck!
nThe host should only be in charge of the turkey. Because let's be real, that’s enough as it is. Make sure you send your invitations out early enough so your friends can start to cook up ideas on what to bring. To make sure there's no repeats, you can start a Google Doc or Evite , where each of your guests can assign themselves to a dish!
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Tip 2: Shop Smart
nGet your turkey early, freeze it and don't forget to use those store coupons. You'll thank yourself later when you don't have to deal with the last-minute crowds at the grocery store. The general rule for feeding a large party is 1 pound of turkey per person (another reason to get those invitations out early).

nClick to see our NBCWashington Pinterest page for recipes!

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Tip 3: Booze!
nAsk your guests to bring a bottle of wine (or two) or their drink of choice. For extra fun, you can make easy fall-themed cocktails (click here).
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Tip 4: Dig In!
nYou pulled it off. Have as many plates as you want, enjoy your friends who are as close as family and take a moment to go around the table and say what you’re thankful for.
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Bonus Tip: Friendsgiving isn’t complete without a furry friend!
nThis interview was lightly edited and condensed for length and clarity.
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