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The Best COVID-19 Friendly Friendsgiving


Written by Mia Shelton

Pass the mash and gravy! Are you just dying to get home to finally get your hands on a home-cooked meal, see your friends, and just bask in the holiday air? Who isn’t? Thanksgiving is a great time to gather the ones you hold closest and have a grand ole feast. Gather your friends, put on your favorite party dress, and throw the best Friendsgiving in history.

First, make sure everyone understands the importance of giving thanks. Don’t forget to always be thankful for what you have. Understand the weight of everything and know that it can all be taken away in a matter of minutes. This day serves as a great reminder to be thankful for what you have, remember and cherish the good that is in your life every day.

When gathering your closest friends, assign something for each person to bring. Here is a list of the essentials: turkey, cranberry sauce, green beans, stuffing, mashed potatoes, dinner rolls, and corn. While most people our age probably don’t know how to cook a big turkey, a possible alternative could be turkey sandwiches. Don’t forget the pie!

Now that everyone has food assignments, don’t forget the venue. Some COVID friendly options could be the park, a friend’s backyard, over video chat, or an empty parking lot- any place where it is possible to spread out and be safe. Throw in some blankets in case it gets chilly!

The next step is what you will wear. Now, it is important to show up in your best dressed to drop jaws, but comfort is a key factor in this Friendsgiving equation. Like most people, this is the day to stuff your face. Try and find some cozy matching pajamas that the whole crew can sport. Add your own little flare to it as well! The matching pajamas will make for the cutest Friendsgiving pictures that will last for a lifetime.

Remember to always be grateful for everyday and live every day like it’s your last. Make new traditions and give back during this holiday season! Everyone needs a little kindness to end 2020. Stay safe and happy holidays!