We all know the saying: You can’t choose your family, but you can choose your friends. “Friendsgiving” is a tradition dedicated to celebrating our chosen-family. Surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday, a host invites their closest friends over for a time of community building, great conversation, and delicious food. Following the potluck style, guests bring their best culinary dishes. It’s a simple tradition, but it’s one of the best. Here are our top 10 reasons why:
1. It’s Cheap
Friendsgiving is a passport-free activity. It’s a hassle-free get-together with friends close by. No plane tickets needed!
2. These People Are Your Tribe
They can relate to you. They get it. And they know when to avoid awkward political conversations (usually).
3. It’s An Opportunity to Celebrate Your Best Relationships
Take a moment at dinner to toast one another and share anecdotes of your favorite memories. You and your friends will surely feel more deeply loved and appreciated by one another. Warm fuzzies all around!
4. Friendsgiving is a Judgment-Free Zone
We’re talking zero pressure here. This means no snide comments from your older relatives regarding your college major, career goals, new boyfriend/girlfriend, or overall life choices.
5. Can’t Travel? No problem!
Traveling can be expensive, inconvenient, and time-consuming. So ditch it! Friendsgiving is a great stand-in if traveling isn’t an option for you.
6. Take a Break From the Culinary Norm
7. Extra Leftovers
Because the feast is always way too big for our bellies. Friendsgiving provides days of leftovers. I don’t have to make my own meals for a week? Sign me up!
8. There Are No Rules
Make this holiday completely your own. Black tie formal? Poker night? Pajama-themed? Do it all!
Conversations with friends are always uncensored- and that alone is worth celebrating.
Friendsgiving simply gives us another opportunity to reflect on all that we’ve been given, including the amazing people in our lives.
Happy Holidays, #ChacoNation! We hope you feel inspired to have your very own friendsgiving, because we all deserve to be celebrated!