Staying on campus for Thanksgiving this year? Want to celebrate with friends from school before heading back home for the holiday? If you’re continuing or starting a new tradition of Friendsgiving, keep reading for ideas, recipes and tips on how to make this year’s Friendsgiving the best one yet! After all, friends who eat together, stay together!
Making Friendsgiving Possible At School
Have an apartment on or off campus with a kitchen? The easiest way to make Friendsgiving happen in this situation would be to have a potluck dinner. Have everyone bring a dish so that one person doesn’t have to do all of the cooking. What’s a better way to get to know your friends even better than by sharing family recipes? Have everyone decide what dish they’d like to bring. Share the responsibilities and the fun!
Don’t have a kitchen available to use? No problem! Head over to one of the three dining halls on November 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Thanksgiving Dinner! Thanksgiving dinner with friends and you don’t have to cook or clean! Make sure to head over early and get a table.
Have a kitchen available but don’t feel like cooking? Don’t feel like going to the dining halls? Go for a more nontraditional party and order food. Pick a favorite restaurant (or multiple favorites) and have everyone pitch in a couple dollars to split the bill. Is there ever a bad night for Chinese food?
Tips for Making it a Success
Here are a couple quick tips to make sure things go smoothly:
- Make sure you have enough plates, bowl, utensils, etc. If not, remember to pick up some disposable ones at the store.
- Let each guest choose a dish they want to make so that you don’t end up with multiples.
- Have a friend that can’t cook? Have them bring drinks or decorations, or create a playlist!
- Have a couple of games prepared and ready to go once everyone’s done eating and the food babies have subsided a little.
Recipes to Try
Click here for a BuzzFeed article with 11 great recipes that are perfect for dorm room cooking. Recipes include turkey cutlets, gravy, mashed potatoes and much more.
Click here to view a Pinterest board of fall desserts to try this Friendsgiving.