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How to have a Successful Friendsgiving

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at ECU chapter.

It’s the most wonderful time of year! I LOVE the holidays, and I love celebrating with my friends. For the past four years we have celebrated Friendsgiving. It started as five of us ordering a ton of Chineese takeout and watching scary movies at one of our parents house. Now, we all have our own homes and cook a full thanksgiving dinner. I think it’s safe to say that we have picked up some great tips over the years.

1. Do a potluck!

I 100% promise this will make the life of the hostess SO much easier. I’m typically the friend that hosts Friendsgiving, and it usually results in about 5 spreadsheets detailing what each and every guest is bringing. The hostess should only be responsible for the turkey and the ham!

2. Make sure you check for dietary restrictions

Make sure if your guests are bringing friends you ask to make sure they don’t have any dietary restrictions. It would really stink if someone should up to your thanksgiving dinner an couldn’t eat anything because they’re gluten free and you didn’t have anyone bring a gluten free dish!

3. You can decorate for SO CHEAP and it’s totally worth it

This year I didn’t put my Christmas tree up on Nov. 1st (I know, all of my friends were shocked). Instead, I used some streamers I bough from the dollar store, butcher paper, and white paint and decorated the house that way, and it turned out so cute!! I think this will definitely be something I carry on for years to come!


I hope whoever you decide to celebrate with this holiday season, you have the best time ever! Happy Holidays!