What do you need to know about Thanksgiving?
A. It’s an American family tradition where everyone comes together for a shared meal.
B. Monica, Ross, Chandler, Joey, Rachel and Phoebe celebrated it because friends are family too.
And that’s how Thanksgiving turned into Friendsgiving. Every season, the gang gathered together and celebrated friendship, love and life over good food and great laughs.
Doesn’t that sound like just the perfect reason to throw a party for your friends too?
If you love food, get-togethers and are thankful for your yaars, here’s how you can host your own Friendsgiving this year.
Send out a feeler to get everyone acquainted with this brilliant idea
You’ve watched F.R.I.E.N.D.S and that’s why you already know about Friendsgiving, but chances are the rest of your squad hasn’t. Before you rope them into this party idea, give them a heads up about this awesome new tradition.
Do not attempt this alone
Friendsgiving = Potluck
Friendsgiving is the perfect chance to host a potluck party. So, the rules remain the same as any potluck. Each guest brings along a dish to serve at the party. To avoid the same dish dilemma, create a group and keep a check on who brings what food to the party! No one wants to have a double serving of the same pasta. You can get creative while assigning dishes too. How about everyone picks a special dish from their own culture or hometown?
To turkey or not to turkey?
The American tradition calls for a roast turkey to be served as the main meal. But if you don’t know where to get a turkey, chicken will do too. Channel your inner Monica and roast a stuffed chicken and serve it up on a bed of seasoned veggies. Here’s an easy recipe for roast chicken that you can try.
Don’t forget the vegetarians
Starting a whole new tradition around a roast chicken/turkey being your main ingredient can be tough on the vegetarians. Make sure you remember your veggie-loving friends too when deciding your potluck menu.
Include non-cooks too
Not everyone you invite may know how to cook. You can still include them by giving them non-cooking roles like handling the bar. They can spend their evening pouring their yaars some McDowell’s on the rock. You can also quickly give them a rundown on how to make these easy Thanksgiving cocktails for everyone to sip on.
Create a festive feel
Friendsgiving, like Thanksgiving is about sharing a meal but it’s also a festive time. So, don’t forget to bring in decorations. Some fairy lights and lanterns can add a happy vibe to your space. You can include party games like Uno and Taboo or even karaoke to the mix for some more fun.
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It’s not all about the food, it’s about sharing the moment
If there’s one thing I learnt from F.R.I.E.N.D.S is that it’s not all about the roast turkey or other foods being served. It’s about eating the meal together while being thankful about everything else. So, in true Thanksgiving style, set up the dining table or just a comfortable spot where everyone can gather around and eat a meal together. When you have your yaars even Rachel’s infamous English jam trifle/meat casserole could seem like a real delight. If you know what we mean. *wink wink*
So, gather your yaars and throw a Friendsgiving party already!
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