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5 Easy Friendsgiving Ideas + Free Thanksgiving Charades Download

Five Simple Friendsgiving Tips

With November nearly here, now is the perfect time to talk about Thanksgiving, and more specifically, Friendsgiving dinners. Read on for tips on how to make your Friendsgiving celebration run seamlessly this year!

There is nothing I like more than gathering around the dinner table and taking stock of what I am grateful for with my loved ones. That is probably why Thanksgiving is one of my very favorite holidays! Now I, of course, love celebrating this special day with my family, but I also like to honor the other loves of my life, my friends.

Without my village, I could not have made it to where I am today, so any time I can bring them together for a festive Friendsgiving celebration, I am more than thrilled!

Here are 5 easy Friendsgiving ideas to help you have the best party with your friends including food ideas, games and how to plan the perfect party + free thanksgiving charades for you to download and print for some more fun! #thanksgiving #friendsgivingtips #holiday

And I bet I’m not the only girl who appreciates a nice Friendsgiving dinner. That is why I’m sharing five super simple Friendsgiving tips with you today. It is never too early to start planning. (As a matter of fact, here is a free Thanksgiving planner for you to use!) Plus, if you are hosting both Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving events this year, preparation will be your best friend!

Easy Friendsgiving Ideas

Make it a potluck. One thing I love about my friend group is that we are all so different. We come from so many different backgrounds and cultures, I think it would be super fun to ask each person to bring a dish that is special to their family! Plus, it cuts down on cooking time for the hostess! 

Create serve yourself stations. Friendsgiving is not stuffy. Friendsgiving is easy like Sunday morning. Haha! Set up a bar area with beverages like chilled champs, sparkling water etc., so your guests can grab a drink as they need.

Count your blessings. Create a thankful jar by giving your friends little slips of paper that they can write their blessings on and drop into the jar throughout the day. Then read them aloud at dinner. Gratitude never gets old! Here is a fantastic gratitude games and plus

Charcuterie board for the win. You don’t need a ton of appetizers. Just create one large meat, cheese, fruit and nuts situation and let your friends dig in. Trust me. Nobody turns down a charcuterie board. It’s so easy to make one that looks impressive, yet took minimal effort. Plus it’s a great way to keep things healthy for the holiday.

Have games on hand. Forget about any difficult family dynamics you may have at your traditional Thanksgiving and just have fun with your friends at Friendsgiving. You can’t beat good old fashioned games!  I’ve got some fun thanksgiving charades for you to download below!

Now who else is crazy excited about sending out those Friendsgiving evites? That is right. This informal affair does not need paper invitations. In fact, send a group text if you wish. I know I would love to receive one as much I love sending them.

Free Thanksgiving Charades

I’ve got a really fun thanksgiving themed icebreaker for you! Download this fun Thanksgiving Charades that you can play with your friends and/or family during the holidays! Just cut the words out, drop them in a bag, pick out a topic and have a blast!

Click here to download Thanksgiving Charades

I mean they are our friends for a reason. Why wouldn’t we want to celebrate a holiday that is all about gratitude with them?! Now take these easy Friendsgiving ideas with you and go forth and plan those epic celebrations that I know are in you!

Have you ever had a friendsgiving? What easy friendsgiving ideas do you have to share?


Janine Huldie

Friday 1st of November 2019

I cannot believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner now. Seriously, this year just flew by! But what a great idea and have pinned to print out your Thanksgiving Charades for some family and friends fun for the upcoming big day now. Thanks!! :)