Our First Friendsgiving

Inspired by this Buzzfeed post, we decided to host our own Friendsgiving supper last weekend.

Friendsgiving (noun): A traditional holiday meal, including turkey, cooked and consumed in the pleasant company of your buddies rather than your anxiety-producing relatives. But because spending Thanksgiving with your family is, um, special and important, Friendsgiving is typically held on a day that is NOT the fourth Thursday in November.

...in a style that honors the Friends who taught us how to celebrate this great holiday in the first place.

The planning began just over a month before real Thanksgiving. I created a Facebook group and invited a few people that I thought would enjoy celebrating over a good meal. I made a list of the type of food that we needed [example: an awesome veggie dish, something with potatoes, green salad, etc] and asked our guests to choose the dish they would like to bring.

The night before Friendsgiving, we made the most delicious mini pumpkin-ginger cheesecakes with pumpkin spiced latte cream on top! You can follow the recipe here. On Saturday morning, Glen started making the turkey, using a Jamie Oliver recipe. We’ve never cooked turkey before and it was very well received!

Our decor was inspired by the things that make Spring beautiful. Thanksgiving decor is generally inspired by the beautiful Autumn colours. Since we didn’t have red, orange and gold leaves all over the place, we used the beautiful pink bougainvillea leaves from Glen’s garden. We added some vintage books, candles, sprigs of Lavender and some pretty tea cups.

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