Friendsgiving ThanksgivingThe holiday season is officially upon us, and with Thanksgiving first up on our plate, celebrations tend to come in many forms. There are some that can’t travel home to be with family for the holiday, or simply don’t want to be around them (and that’s ok! Every family has its issues, right?), or there are some that take this time off as an opportunity to take a vacation. However you decide to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, why not plan a time with those you won’t see on Thanksgiving and plan a Friendsgiving celebration? Friends are the family you choose, right? So it’s the perfect kind of gathering…no creepy uncle in the corner, or grandpa saying racist things, or your mom asking why you cut your hair like that…just the people who you can be 100% your authentic self with.
So, if you don’t have time to plan, we have your back! Below are TWO Friendsgiving schedules to choose from that you can easily just send out to all your friends!
Friendsgiving Plan #1
Friendsgiving for 10 or Less Friends
Everyone brings one thing to the party, but instead of everyone going back and forth in a massive text group. BUT, if you use the list below, it simplifies everything while allowing for some creativity from your friends. As the host, you can provide the main course, if you choose to go with turkey, that’s great, but you can also switch things up too…or everyone just brings sides! Thanksgiving is all about the sides anyway, right?
Friend #1: Salad
Friend #2: Sweet Potato Dish
Friend #3: Potato Dish (don’t get too creative here, just stick with the mashed, am I right?)
Friend #4: Green Vegetable Side
Friend #5: Bread Side + Rolls (let’s be honest, you’ll be drinking so you need to carbo-load)
Friend #6: Vegetable Side that isn’t green or a potato
Friend #7: Appetizer
Friend #8: Appetizer
Friend #9: Dessert
Friend #10: Dessert
Plus, if you encourage everyone to bring a bottle of wine or their drink of choice, you’ll have a Friendsgiving to (maybe not) remember!
Friendsgiving Plan #2
Friendsgiving for 11 or More Friends
Skip the hassle of having to clean the house and decorate to an instagram-worthy picture perfect setting, and plan a Friendsgiving party at Pinot’s Palette! You don’t even have to clean up, you just have to show up! What’s even better, Pinot’s Palette Leawood has a bar, so you can either bring your own or purchase from the bar. The ONLY thing you have to do is pick a date and a painting. Everyone in your party can bring an appetizer and beverage, or you can make it SUPER SIMPLE and have everyone pitch in for a catered meal and buy wine from the bar!
However you decide to celebrate Friendsgiving, or simply an early Thanksgiving celebration, it’s wonderful to be with the ones you love and are grateful for. As always, we are grateful for you, and keeping us in mind when planning your next celebration.
Cheers and Happy Friendsgiving-Thanksgiving!
Looking for a fun Friendsgiving activity? Join us Wednesday, November 16th for Pinot’s Palette Leawood’s own Friendsgiving celebration. Paint a fun “Friends” themed porch leaner, enjoy a curated wine tasting and Friends trivia with prizes!!
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