Our creative last-minute Friendsgiving ideas will make for a memorable celebration! From quick and delicious recipes to affordable decor, make your gathering unforgettable this November.
I’ve never thrown a Friendsgiving party before, but we happened to have some friends coming over and I wanted to make it fun!
I put the whole party together in about a day!
Keep reading for the exact decor I got, food we ate, and more so you can throw your own last-minute Friendsgiving party!
The decor was pretty simple, but I still think it turned out great!
I used fall decor I had around the house and found the rest of it on Amazon. You can order it and have it the next day! So it’s perfect for any last-minute Friendsgiving party.
What To Eat
For the menu, I chose traditional Thanksgiving recipes with a twist.
- Turkey and Zucchini Casserole
- Sweet potato fries with fry sauce
- Mini pumpkin pies
The casserole came together in no time and I used store-bought puff pastry as the crust for the mini pumpkin pies. It was so easy!
Here are a few other menu ideas:
- Toasted Almond and Swiss Cheese Dip
- Artichoke Parmesan Dip
- Cheese and Cracker Pumpkin Pie Bites
- Thanksgiving Deviled Eggs
- Thankgiving Turkey Charcuterie Board
- Honey Butter Skillet Corn
- Brown Sugar Cinnamon Carrots
- Sweet Potato Crunch Casserole
- Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Apples
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Apples
- Pink Fluff
What To Do
Whenever I get together with friends, my favorite thing to do is talk, but if you want more structured activities to do here are a few ideas:
Games are an easy way to entertain a group of friends! Some of our favorites include:
- Skull King
- The Bowl Game – You write down 3 things (like a movie, person, or thing) and then you play three rounds of charades. The first round you can use as many clues as you want to describe the word. The second round you can only act out the clues. And the last round you can only use one word!
- Camel Up
- Seven Wonders
Pull out the karaoke machine and let everyone have fun belting out their favorite tunes! You can find karaoke versions of most songs on YouTube.
We do a version of this every year with my husband’s family. Instead of serving a full meal, have everyone bring their favorite pie. Everyone gets to try multiple flavors and you can even have a vote to see which one is the party favorite.
Plan a murder mystery with special characters for each guest. This one takes a little more prep beforehand, but it makes for a fun evening once the party gets going!
Who doesn’t love winding down with a good movie? If you have kids over you can play the classic Charlie Brown Thanksgiving while the adults watch something different!
For all of the sports buffs, playing a game of football will really make your party the event of the year! Plan the game strategically (so it’s not after everyone is stuffed!) and make sure your guests know in advance so they’re dressed properly.
Guests can create their own take-home crafts like:
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- Simple and Modern Thanksgiving Decor
Are you hosting a last-minute Friendsgiving this year? We hope you found some great ideas in this post. Let us know what you incorporated into your party in the comments!