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There are few things better in the fall than
Thanksgiving Friendsgiving. From the delicious food to the quality time spent reminiscing with friends, it’s a day where all friends, old and new, can get together to relax and feel thankful. And if you’re hosting Friendgiving this year, then you are going to be thankful for these party essentials!
From decorations to creative ways to serve up your food and drinks, we have rounded up six items that every Friendsgiving (or Thanksgiving!) should have — see them in action in the video above and shop them all below!
What’s a party without decorations? This Friendsgiving Balloon Banner is the perfect thing to set the party vibe and it’s super easy to put together. Just blow up the balloons (no helium required), arrange them how you’d like and hang it up! Plus, at just over $10, it’s hard to not want to grab two.
Shop: Friendsgiving Balloon Banner, $11.95 (orig. $15.95)
This cheese board from Uncommon Goods may just be the ultimate way to serve snacks. Not only does this nautical-looking piece spin on a Lazy Susan, but it has four hidden cheese tools (a fork, chisel knife, blunt-tipped knife and a pointed-tipped knife) that looks like spokes on a ship’s wheel! P.S. We also think this would make for an amazing host or hostess gift if you aren’t the one throwing this year’s get-together.
Shop: Mariner Cheese Board, $35
Stop pouring lukewarm, half-drunk cups of wine down the drain, thanks to these chilling wine cups! These 16 oz tumblers are made of insulated plastic containing a cooling gel, which keeps your drinks cold for hours after popping them into your freezer for a bit. Plus, the silicone accent at the top of the glass not only gives it a pop of color, but it also helps to keep you from dropping your drink.
Shop: Host 16 oz Pint Red & White Tumbler Cups, $20.38 (orig. $26.99)
If this is your first year hosting Friendsgiving (or cooking a dish!), get some helpful advice from “The Friendsgiving Handbook.” This cookbook will help to keep your stress at a minimum as it walks you step-by-step through the classic holiday recipes. No matter how casual or fancy your party is going to be, this book also shares tips on decorating your dinner table and how to keep to a cooking schedule, so all of your food comes out nice and hot.
Shop: The Friendsgiving Handbook, $12.89
Start making memories with your friends the minute they walk through the door with this instant film camera! This Fujifilm camera (that comes with two packs of film and a carrying case!) is the perfect addition to any gathering since you can snap pictures and have them print out immediately. Leave your phone at home and share pictures the old fashioned way!
…and if you have a film camera at the party, you might as well have photo booth props! This Friendsgiving photo kit comes with 10 hilarious (and punny) arrow and speech bubble props that add a little something extra to your regular group shots. With sayings like “talk turkey to me” and “feast mode,” these are sure to make your friends smile.
Shop: Big Dot of Happiness Friendsgiving Photo Booth Props Kit, $13.99
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