Greetings fellow Hokies,
With Thanksgiving coming up, all of us will be scattering across the nations to be with our flock families. However, before you go, you can celebrate the holiday with your friends. I believe that food and friends make for the best memories and that is why I am going to share with you some of my tips to help ensure a great Friendsgiving.
- Pick a good date.
With Thanksgiving being on the 22nd of November, it’s important to pick a date before or after the week. Another thing to keep in mind is how busy the week days are for a majority of people. It’s a good idea to plan this event for the weekend. I personally will be hosting my Friendsgiving on November 30th at 7 p.m. to give all my friends time after work to get ready.
- Split the cost.
Don't get me wrong, I love buying and eating food like next bird. However, it can get quite expensive if you are buying food for twenty of your closest friends. My suggestion for cutting down on cost is hosting a pot luck style dinner. You can still prepare the main course, but have your friends bring the sides.
- Be creative with your food.
I know what a lot of you are thinking, “does this bird eat other birds?” or “Is she a carnivore?” I am most certainly not, and growing up vegetarian with my family, we always had a meat free thanksgiving. That is why I am a big advocate that you should bring your customs and traditions to your Friendsgiving to add creativity and variety to a meal. Last year, me and my friends had a farm to table dinner. We all brought a unique vegetable or fruit dish that we grew in our gardens. It was an awesome way to try new dishes and see how well your friends can cook!
- Take lots of photos.
My GG always said a photo is a memory everyone can see, that is why we must make sure to take lots of them. Often times we can get wrapped up in the little things that distract us from being thankful for the things in life we have. That is why it is important to pause, get your group together, celebrate, and take a moment to snap that memory into to permanency. I can’t tell you how often I forget about how good things are, but then immediately get pulled back into gratitude when I see the pictures I took at my Friendsgiving and family I am truly a blessed birdie.
I hope these small pointers will help inspire you this holiday season to hone in on your blessings and enjoy all the people that bring you joy. If you have any other ideas or pointers on how to celebrate a great Friendsgiving, make sure to comment below!!!
Until next time Hokies
Gobble, Gobble & Happy Thanksgiving