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Now that it’s November, it’s time to start planning Friendsgiving!!! Friendsgiving is a great way to get all your closest gals together to celebrate your friendship and be thankful for each other! Here are some simple tips to make your Friendsgiving picture perfect.


Tip #1: Throw a potluck!

Ask your guests to either bring an appetizer, side dish or dessert. This way it relieves stress on the host and gets everyone engaged! However, if someone forgets their dish it’s not a problem because the host is in charge of the main dishes!


Tip #2: Cheap Decor

A simple way to spice up your dining room is to add some Friendsgiving balloons and tassels along the wall behind your drinks and appetizers. This can also serve as a cute backdrop!

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Tip 3: Mocktails!

A way to take your friendsgiving to the next level is with mocktails! Pinterest has an assortment of fall drinks such as homemade cider, cranberry punches, and of course, pumpkin spice options!


Tip 4: Non Traditional Foods!

Instead of using traditional Thanksgiving foods like turkey try a honey mustard glazed ham! This is one of my favorite holiday foods and definitely a crowd pleaser! In addition, try to focus on different fall themed foods. One of my favorite recipes I have come across is bacon wrapped sweet potatoes! This fun twist on sweet potatoes is sure to have your guests wanting more! Other great appetizers are butternut squash soup or apple and brie crostinis! 


Tip 5: Pie Bar

If you choose to have your guests each bring one food item, you can opt for everyone to bring a different type of pie! This way you can have a fun pie bar and all it requires is a quick trip to the store!

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Melissa is currently a Junior at the University of Oklahoma where she is pursuing her degree in criminology. Aside from writing for HerCampus, Melissa is involved in greek-life as a member of Alpha Gamma Delta, the honor society of Alpha Lambda Delta, and her university's criminology club. A Jersey native, she enjoys spending her weekends in the city or at the beach with friends, as well as shopping and listening to music.