It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing color, the air is getting colder, and Friendsgiving is just around the corner. Like most people, you probably start panicking about what to do for Friendsgiving in late October. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!
In this blog post, we will give you 10 tips for planning the perfect Friendsgiving celebration. Whether you’re hosting or attending, these tips will make sure your Friendsgiving is one to remember!
How to Plan the Best Friendsgiving Ever
At Stokely Event Center, we know a thing or two about throwing amazing parties. Here are our top tips for making Friendsgiving the best it can be:
Make a Friendsgiving tradition! Whether it’s watching football together, cooking a specific dish, or playing games, starting a tradition will make your Friendsgiving feel more like, well, Thanksgiving. And who doesn’t love Thanksgiving?
If you’re hosting Friendsgiving this year, delegate! Assign someone to bring drinks, someone to bring dessert, and so on. This will take a lot of the pressure off of you and ensure everyone has a chance to contribute. One of the best ways to take some of the pressure of hosting Friendsgiving is by renting out a local event venue!
Be flexible with your plans. Things always come up last minute, whether it’s a work obligation or a sick friend. Be prepared to change your plans on the fly and go with the flow.
Make sure you have enough food! This seems like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to underestimate how much friends will eat. Make sure to make enough for seconds (and thirds!)
If you’re cooking, that’s fine! Friendsgiving is about spending time with your friends, not about impressing them with your culinary skills. You can always order takeout or make some simple dishes ahead of time.
Set the mood with music and decorations! Candles, fall leaves, and pumpkins are always a good idea. And don’t forget the Thanksgiving classics like “Over the River and Through the Woods” and “Alice’s Restaurant.”
Don’t forget about the activities! Friendsgiving is the perfect time to catch up with your friends, but it’s also a great opportunity to do some things together. Plan ahead and have some games or movies ready to go.
Do something nice for your host! Whether it’s bringing a dish to share or helping with the cleanup, make sure you show your appreciation for their hospitality. Friendsgiving is all about giving back, after all.
If you’re attending Friendsgiving, don’t forget to bring a gift! A bottle of wine, a box of chocolates, or a nice candle is always appreciated.
Finally, don’t forget to have fun! Friendsgiving is a time to relax, eat good food, and enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest friends. So kick back, relax, and enjoy the holiday.
At Stokely Event Center, we want to make the holidays more enjoyable and less stressful. That’s why we offer a variety of services to make your holiday event planning easier.
From booking the perfect venue to helping you on the day of your event, we’ve got you covered. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you plan the perfect Friendsgiving!
Call our team at (918)600-4448 or submit a reservation request here to begin the process.