Around 2007, a new holiday called “Friendsgiving” became an official event for friends to get together and throw an incredible Thanksgiving gathering. It’s typically hosted one to two weeks before the actual Thanksgiving date and usually has a more low-key vibe than a traditional family gathering. It can also be celebrated on the official Thanksgiving day when you decide to celebrate the holiday with your closest friends.
At Friendsgiving, gifts are exchanged, many people bring in a dish to contribute, and there’s the freedom to experiment with dishes that go outside the norm of your usual Thanksgiving repertoire. Whether you’re a host or a guest, Friendsgiving looks and feels more festive when you decorate the party with fresh flowers and plant gifts.
Our growing collection of fall flowers and classic bouquets make parties more beautiful. Add a vase to a bouquet to make an incredible centerpiece or select a table runner to dress up the main event with simple elegance. By decorating your party and sticking to the following tips, you can throw the perfect Friendsgiving anytime this fall.
If the celebration is at your place, then you should expect some gifts as a host. However, always have some decorations up since you never know what you’re going to get. Here are some basic items to use to make your Friendsgiving gathering festive with seasonal pretties:
Every home or venue has different decoration needs, so use these items wisely to create a cheerful scene of seasonal colors, scents, and textures. By adding just a little extra flair to your Friendsgiving, you can change the mood in the air and make the party more fun.
Being invited to a Friendsgiving means that you’re part of the host’s trusted circle. Your host has taken the time to prepare some of the main dishes like turkey and mashed potatoes, so it’s up to you to bring in a savory side and a commemorative gift. Bouquets have long been traditional gifts for hosts at any dinner party, so any one of these seasonal bouquets will be a fitting item to bring with you:
Want to make your gift even sweeter? Add on some chocolates, gummy bears, or a scented candle to your centerpiece. Simply select a custom gift and message at checkout and everything will come to your host in a tidy package!
During traditional Thanksgiving gatherings, it’s normal for the host to carry most of the load regarding the meal. Traditional staples like mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, and stuffing are usually all cooked at the host’s home. However, Friendsgiving can be far less formal and stressful on the host. When you make your Friendsgiving a potluck, it gives everyone a chance to participate but also takes the load off your shoulders.
If you’re the host, you may even want to order a turkey from a restaurant to lessen the load on your plate. It’s also okay to ask your friends to bring in more significant side dishes like green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, and desserts. Hosting your party as a potluck also strikes up some interesting conversation and allows your friends to show off their cooking skills.
Another fun thing about Friendsgiving is that you can let your hair down a little bit more than you would at a family gathering. Each group of friends has different inside jokes and things that bring them together, so plan some games that everyone will enjoy. Whether you like tabletop games or a few rounds of Poker, your Friendsgiving can easily turn into an awesome game night.
Whether you need to beautify your home or pick the perfect host gift, our variety of Friendsgiving bouquets, gifts, and plants make it easy to find the right item. Order next-day delivery or schedule a delivery in advance to time it just right. We also offer a flower subscription service for the regular arrival of seasonal favorites at a discount.