7 Tips for Hosting the Best Friendsgiving - Pretty Collected

7 Tips for Hosting the Best Friendsgiving

August 23, 2020 2 min read

7 Tips for Hosting the Best Friendsgiving - Pretty Collected

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we're here to help you dream up the best friendsgiving party! We want your friends to be excited to come and you to have the least amount of stress possible. Bringing friends together to eat, drink, and share what you're all thankful for couldn't sound better, right? Whether you're a friendsgiving newbie or a veteran, we've got some great tips for hosting the best friendsgiving EVER! 


1. Pick a Date & Your Invitations

Settle on a date and then start sending out invitations two weeks ahead of time, make sure your invitations are themed to your party so your guests know how to dress, what to bring and what to look forward to!

Friendsgiving Invitation

 Friendsgiving invitation idea

 Friendsgiving Invitations

Thanksgiving-themed invitations  

2. Keep Your Small Circle

Don't think you have to over invite, most of the time, parties like this are more successful with a small group of close friends. Keep it intimate and cozy, make sure you have plenty of seating areas, food, and drink for your guests. 

Keeping it small not only keeps it intimate, but it also keeps it cheaper for you.

3. Bring Your Own Color

Your party doesn't have to be fall-themed, with Friendsgiving you can make it unique and unforgettable. Bring some flair to your Friendsgiving! Ideas would be:

 Friendsgiving Banner

 Pom Pom- Pink theme 

 Buffalo Check theme  


4. Enjoy What You're Doing

Try not to stress too much on details or things going wrong. If you are having a good time, your guests will have a good time, and that is what is important!

5. Play Games

Plan at least two or three games to play with your guests, Thanksgiving-themed of course! Don't forget to come up with some cool prizes for whoever wins the games. 

Fun game ideas would be:

  • Thanksgiving Bingo
  • Scattergories
  • Pie eating contest 
  • Turkey leg wrap  
  • Thanksgiving trivia


Thanksgiving Bingo

Fun prizes would be:

  • Cozy fall throw
  • Scented fall candles 
  • Homemade cookies  

6. Be Innovative

Create something like a gift or decoration that really stands out to your guests. Think of something like:

  • Small gift bags 
  • Mini pies they can take home 
  • A sign-in sheet for your guests 

Make it something memorable!

7. Be Thankful

Have you and your guests write down what they are thankful for and put it in a jar to read aloud, or go around the room and mention what you are thankful for.

Maybe think of a giant sheet for your guests to sign in and write what they are thankful for. 

 I am thankful for

What are you thankful for? 

Thanksgiving is a time to connect and share with friends and family, have fun and make memories!

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