A few dozen ideas for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving celebrations

We love Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving the same amount, just in different ways. And TBH, the second Halloween is over we start thinking about who’s coming, how we’re decorating, and what we’re eating. Here are some of our favorite ways from Think.Make.Share and our friends at Ideas & Inspiration to celebrate how grateful we are for the amazing people (and pies) that make our lives better. 

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving ideas: table setting

Our favorite ideas for Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving

Fancy up your feast

We rounded up some of our favorite table-decorating ideas right here. And of course there’s more:

Pumpkin used as vase for flower arrangement

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving ideas: cornucopia centerpiece

Eat dessert first

We’ll put it out there: It is not Thanks- or Friendsgiving without pie. Some ideas to try:

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving ideas: pies and more pies

Hand-made to-go containers for slices of pie

Give thanks for all the things

Jar labeled "Thankful Friendsgiving Time Capsule"

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving ideas: tiny white pumpkin placecard

Drink and be happy

Themed cocktails are the best. Try the Harvest Moon or any of these holiday cocktails—four hot and four cool, to suit the weather outside or the vibe inside.

Thanksgiving Kids' Table Crafts: Free printable activity book at a place setting

Keep the kids happy

Occupy the kiddos—or sneak over and make your own stuff. We’ve got downloadable activities and craft ideas.

Thanksgiving and Friendsgiving ideas: table setting

Most of all, we’re grateful for you. Thanks for reading and sharing your ideas. We love to see them! (Just tag @think.make.share.)


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  1. 12.20.18 | Reply
    WifiBoost Price wrote:

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    I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my thoughts
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    • 2.4.19 | Reply
      Trish B. wrote:

      Different writers have different methods. A few to try:
      —Start with free writing a few pages—just start writing and don’t stop for 3-5 minutes or 3 handwritten pages, even if it means writing “I don’t know what to write” over and over.
      —Begin by making a list of the ideas you want to cover. Flesh each of the ideas out bit by bit, then weave them into a story.
      —Procrastinate until just before your deadline. You’ll have no choice but to start writing immediately.

      I prefer the last technique.