Thankful for Friends

Thanksgiving in college is often a time to pack up your bags and head home for the week. You spend time with your family and overindulge in turkey and pie. However, Thanksgiving is about more than just being thankful for a week off school, seeing your pets, having mom do your laundry, and having a week to relax.

Thanksgiving is about being thankful for the friends who stayed up late with you while you crammed for tests, comforted you when you felt homesick, and binge watched Netflix with you.

This Thanksgiving, celebrate your friends with Friendsgiving!


You don’t have to go all out with a 15 pound stuffed turkey or 5 different types of homemade pie, and you don’t have to spend all morning and afternoon in the kitchen like your mom does.

Creating a day to celebrate your friends can be easy and be kept on a budget! Divide up food amongst your friends and let everyone be in charge of one or two items.

The host should be in charge of the turkey, gravy, and setting a nice table for everyone.


Everyone else should be in charge of potatoes, a small ham for those who don’t like turkey, vegetables, drinks, and most importantly lots and lots of dessert!


You can find cheap and easy to make recipes on Pinterest. If you need to, don’t be afraid to call home and ask for help!

After dessert, spice things up with some fun games to get everyone laughing. Try games like, “What Do You Meme?”, “Cards Against Humanity”, “Twister”, or “Heads Up”. Friendsgiving shouldn’t be all about the food, it should be about having a good time with your friends.

Make sure to set aside some time to go around the table and tell everyone what you’re thankful for this Friendsgiving!

Happy Holidays!


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