Ilana Ashley Events
Friendsgiving Party Ideas for Any Style
11.18.18

Over the past few years Friendsgiving has transformed into a holiday tradition that many Americans have come to cherish. Celebrating with your chosen family perfectly encapsulates the sense of gratitude that characterizes this holiday season. Just as each family has their own Thanksgiving style, we are sure your group of friends has a unique approach to get-togethers. No matter what vibe you are looking to achieve this Friendsgiving, we have some helpful suggestions for your special celebration.

A Very Classy Friendsgiving

You and your friends have come a long way from where you started and you can’t wait to reminisce by the twinkling lights of pumpkin-spiced candles. Create classic autumn tablescapes with tapered candles and tea lights that cast a soft glow on the squash decor and small pumpkin decorations lining the center of your table. Get creative with your autumn color schemes - gold pumpkins and sage green can elevate your decorations by adding an unexpected touch of elegance. Consider catering your meal or hiring a server to give yourself a chance to sit down and relax with your oldest and dearest friends. Making creative signature drink names derived from old inside jokes will also ensure that plenty of hilarity unfolds.

Casual Fun Friendsgiving

Host an event that guarantees you’ll relax and laugh with your closest friends. Stick to classic Friendsgiving traditions by organizing a holiday potluck. Use a Friendsgiving potluck list to assign the dishes (appetizer, main dish, side dishes, dessert, etc.) to guarantee a wide range of options for everyone to enjoy. Create a memorable night by featuring DIY party games, such as “A Minute to Win it,” and plenty of board games. Play the classic short film “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving” in the background to allow your besties to snuggle up on the sofa.

Girls’ Night In Friendsgiving

Create the Friendsgiving of your girlfriends’ dreams by creating a comfy place to chill that is set aglow with twinkling lights draped around the gathering area. Add plenty of soft blankets and pillows to get cozy as your girls sip their favorite wine and nibble on the charcuterie board of their Pinterest dreams. Order food from your favorite restaurant and cap the night off with decadent gourmet chocolates.

Whichever approach you select to celebrate this Friendsgiving, make sure it’s true to who you all are. Most importantly, take the time to remember how grateful you are to have all of these amazing people who enrich your life as members of your chosen family.

Happy Friendsgiving,
Team IAE

Ilana Ashley Events: Friendsgiving Party Ideas for Any Style