Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with family, friends, and loved ones. But this year, why not gather with your closest pals for a Friendsgiving celebration? A Friendsgiving party is the perfect way to celebrate the season without having to worry about extended family or Grandma’s prying questions. Here are some fun ideas and games to make your Friendsgiving an unforgettable one.
What is Friendsgiving?
Friendsgiving is a fun and unique way to celebrate the holidays with friends. It’s a chance to get together and share in the small joys of showing appreciation for one another. At Friendsgiving, guests typically cook up traditional meals together and spend time catching up and playing games. All-in-all, Friendsgiving is an enjoyable way to show gratitude for those around you!
What do you do at a Friendsgiving Party?
Friendsgiving is an increasingly popular holiday celebration that allows groups of friends to come together and share a meal. Whether it's a casual potluck or an elaborate multi-course feast, there are plenty of activities you can do at a Friendsgiving party to make the occasion memorable!
Start by gathering around the table while everyone shares what they're thankful for this year. Then, dust off those old board games or whip up some charades and have fun competing with each other.
Once the food is ready, enjoy a delicious meal as you talk good memories from over the years. If you need help getting the conversation started, try these Thanksgiving conversation starters. To finish off the night, be sure to toast to your amazing friendships, a perfect way to culminate your special Friendsgiving get-together!
Apart from the meal, the next thing most people look forward to is the games. Playing games with your friends is a great way to break the ice and get into the holiday spirit. Here are some fun, easy-to-play Friendsgiving games:
What better way to get the party going than by playing some classic Thanksgiving charades? Split up into teams and have each team try to act out words related to Thanksgiving such as “turkey”, “pumpkin pie”, or “cranberry sauce”. Whoever guesses correctly first gets points for their team!
Set Up Some Outdoor Games
Nothing says fall like spending time outdoors playing classic backyard games like corn hole or horseshoes. Set up some outdoor games in your backyard or nearby park and let everyone enjoy the crisp autumn air while having some competitive fun!
Have a Movie Marathon Night
Gather around your TV or projector screen and watch all your favorite Thanksgiving-themed movies back-to-back (think National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home For The Holidays). Pop some popcorn, grab some snacks, and snuggle up on the couch for an evening of movie magic with your friends!
Create an Epic Pumpkin Carving Contest
This is one of those timeless activities that never fails to entertain! Provide each guest with their own pumpkin and carving kit and then let them go wild with creativity as they create works of art from pumpkins! At the end of the night, have everyone vote on which carved pumpkin was the best—the winner gets bragging rights until next year!
Put a fun spin on the classic game of Pictionary by making it Thanksgiving-themed. To play this Thanksgiving Pictionary, have to guess what they are—the first one to guess correctly wins!
Host a Bake off or decorating competition
If you have a group of friends who love to bake and decorate, this one is for you! Split into teams or go solo and come up with your own unique Thanksgiving-inspired recipes. Then let everyone taste test and vote on the winning creations.
Thanksgiving Minute to Win It Games
Don't let the kids have all the fun! These Thanksgiving minute to win it games are perfect for adults too. Test your friends' skills by setting up a series of challenges that they must complete within a minute. The first one to finish all the tasks is the winner!
Play Family Feud
Friends are, after all, just like family so why not have a fun game of Thanksgiving Family Feud? Split up into two teams and compete against each other to answer questions about Thanksgiving trivia. Loser has to clean up the dishes afterwards!
Everyone gets a bingo card with Thanksgiving items on it. The first person to yell “BINGO” when they have all their squares crossed off wins!
If you want to spice your Friendsgiving party up, try out some of these fun drinking games. From beer pong to flip cup, there are plenty of fun ways to get the party started!
Have a Scavenger Hunt
Set up a fun Thanksgiving scavenger hunt for your friends and have prizes for the first person or team to find everything on their list. Or how about a gratitude scavenger hunt where everyone must take a photo of the things they are grateful for.
Have some Printable Thanksgiving games on hand. Games like a word search or Thanksgiving Trivia for your friends to work on during the party. It’s a great way to get everyone involved and have some fun without too much pressure.
No matter what kind of Friendsgiving party you decide to throw this year, just remember that it's all about spending quality time with your BFFs — so have fun and don't forget to take lots of pictures! With these ideas and games in mind, you'll be sure to have a Friendsgiving celebration that will be remembered for years to come!
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