I learned about friendsgiving too late to host my own last year and I have to admit I feel like I’ve been cheated out of this amazing sounding tradition my whole life. According to the urban dictionary friendsgiving is “the celebration of Thanksgiving dinner with your friends. This usually occurs on the Wednesday before or the Friday after Thanksgiving Day, since Thanksgiving is usually reserved for family gatherings.” I don’t know how it is in your family, but for me the Wednesday and Friday that sandwich in thanksgiving are both still very busy family days. For my first annual friendsgiving we got creative and picked a date that worked for the most people, and it is coming up this weekend.
My organized friend Chanel divvied up the menu potluck style and so even though I will only be making a few dishes I’ve put together some inspiration for an entire friendsgiving meal in case some of you are planning your own this year and are looking for menu ideas.
Don’t worry, I don’t expect my friendsgiving guests to follow my menu outline. When it was suggested that the pumpkin pie should be made from scratch I heard the response “ain’t nobody got time for that” loud and clear. It’s okay that our friendsgiving will include pumpkin pie from Costco (instead of the amazing pumpkin pie with oreo crust featured below!); the most important part of friendsgiving is spending time together.
My Make Believe Friendsgiving Menu:
I hope you enjoyed these Friendsgiving ideas for dinner, please share what you do to make your holiday menu special.
Will you be hosting or attending a Friendsgiving dinner this holiday season? Tell me about it!