If you’re looking for some Friendsgiving Menu Ideas that will wow your guests, look no further. Friendsgiving is a time to get together with your friends to celebrate the holidays. It’s a time to enjoy great food, good company and festive decorations.
This post has all the recipes you need to put together an amazing Friendsgiving spread! These food and drink ideas are perfect for fall meals but feel special enough to share with guests.
Plus I’m also has some centerpiece ideas! If you’re looking to host a Pinterest-worthy Friendsgiving, I’ve got you! Best of all, I love to help you entertain in the most stress-free way possible!
I have joined up with a bunch of blogger friends for a Friendsgiving Virtual Potluck! Be sure to check the recipes below out for wonderful Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving recipes and craft ideas!
What is Friendsgiving
Friendsgiving is a holiday celebration that is typically held in November. It is a time when friends and sometimes family come together and enjoy a festive meal that is very similar to Thanksgiving.
It’s basically Thanksgiving but with friends instead of relatives.
The best part about Friendsgiving is that you can choose your favorite guests and serve whatever dishes you want. It’s also a little bit less formal than Thanksgiving.
Friendsgiving is often organized like a potluck where each guest brings a dish or two. It’s a fun way to try new recipes and introduce your friends to your favorite holiday foods.
If you prefer, you can host the whole meal. There are no rules, so be creative and have fun with it.
Whether you’re taking care of every dish or just trying to choose something delicious to bring to someone else’s party, this list of Friendsgiving Menu Ideas will help you decide.
With recipes for appetizers, salads, main dishes, bread, dessert, and fall cocktails, I’ve got every course covered.
I originally had this menu information included in my Pumpkin Spice Margarita post and have since moved it here to make it easier to save for later!
How to Plan Friendsgiving
I work best when I’m organized so I put together a simple printable Friendsgiving/ Thanksgiving Planner (see the graphic above) to help you track what you want to make for your meal, plus pages to help you decide when you need to start cooking and lists to make your grocery shopping a breeze.
And because I like my parties to look nice but not stress me out, I created these printable Thanksgiving decorations that you can print, cut, and hang. DONE!
Using the planner to prioritize what needs to be done when will help you feel ready to welcome your guests and also feel calm and cool.
Decorations can be done ahead of time and even put up the day before whenever you are hosting your get-together.
And while I don’t host Thanksgiving at my house, I still have my own traditions (like this Sweet Potato Dump Cake) for that day that this planner helps me stay on track with. I hope you get lots of use out of it.
These easy Friendsgiving appetizer ideas are sure to please your guests. Choose some that you can make ahead to keep your day as stress-free as possible.
Salad is a great way to start any meal, and it's especially perfect for Friendsgiving. It's light and refreshing, and it leaves plenty of room for heavier dishes to come. Plus, salad is a healthier option that some of your friends will prefer.
Turkey is, of course, the traditional main dish for Friendsgiving, but why not try something different this year? These delicious recipes will have your guests raving.
When it comes to choosing side dishes for Friendsgiving, there are endless possibilities. You can go with classic Thanksgiving sides like mashed potatoes and stuffing, or try something a little different. Here are some side dish ideas that will pair perfectly with your main course.
Bread is a staple at any Thanksgiving feast, but it can be tough to decide what type of bread to serve. Here are tasty options that will please even the pickiest eaters.
When it comes to dessert, there are plenty of scrumptious options to choose from. For a sweet finish to your Friendsgiving feast, try serving a selection of pies, tarts, and cookies. It's fun to include classics like pumpkin pie and apple pie but you can also add in some more unique recipes as well.
These fall cocktail recipes are perfect for the autumn season, and they’ll be sure to please your guests. So gather up your ingredients and get started on one of these seasonal drinks.
You can go with a traditional Thanksgiving centerpiece, such as a cornucopia filled with fall fruits and vegetables, or you could get creative and come up with something unique. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Here are a few more recipes that are perfect for your Friendsgiving menu but for whatever reason, I couldn’t get a photo of.
- How to Make Homemade Butterhorn Rolls from Mel of Flour on My
- FingersSourdough Pull Apart Rolls from Erica of Buttered Side Up
- Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo from Isabel of Isabel Eats
- Easy Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole Recipe from Mel of Adventures of Mel
- Turkey Cookies from Meaghan of The Decorated Cookie
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