The trend of Friendsgiving started about 5 years ago. Friendsgiving is like Thanksgiving, but instead of gathering with your family you celebrate with your closest friends. The holiday is very common amongst young adults.
To not steal Thanksgiving’s thunder, many people shy away from the traditional holiday meal and usually do a potluck dinner of sorts.
Some people don’t live near their families and don’t have the expense to travel for Thanksgiving, so they celebrate with their friends that live near them. Others, may just want to celebrate with their friends before celebrating with their family. Here are the top 5 reasons you should celebrate Friendsgiving.
Reasons to Have Friendsgiving – Get Friends Together and Catch Up
People get very busy during the year and rarely have time to hang out with their friends. You can set one day to get everyone together and catch up on the latest gossip and life events. Plus, many times people have friends from different places – school, neighborhoods, sports, etc. and it would be a great time to introduce your friends to each other, if you haven’t already.
Reasons to Have Friendsgiving – Probably Less Drama, Fights or Political talk
Amongst family, there is usually some sort of tension, political talk, or the dreaded ‘where’s your boyfriend/girlfriend?’ convo. Between friends, there’s inside jokes, catching up on how you are feeling, spilling tea, and an overall great time. You pick your friends and therefore, don’t feel stressed around them.
Reasons to Have Friendsgiving – Another Great Meal
While you may not make a full Thanksgiving meal, you will still probably have something better than what you normally make for yourself – ramen noodles, cereal, a microwave meal, etc. You could do a potluck, order in, go out, and compromise everyone’s taste and eating habits. You can even crack open a bottle of wine. Go crazy!
Leftovers For Days
Just like Thanksgiving, there will probably be a ton of food left over and you will enjoy great meals for a few days until the real Thanksgiving. You can also get (or assign someone to get) leftover containers, so everyone who attends can bring some food home.
No Set Rules For What You Do
Most people on Thanksgiving eat, watch football/ TV, and just kind of sit around and talk. On Friendsgiving, you could have a dance party, throw a movie marathon, play games, go out anywhere you want, and cherish the time you get to spend with your friends.
Are you planning on celebrating Friendsgiving? We would love to hear what you do!
Have a very happy Friendsgiving/Thanksgiving.