How to Host a Friendsgiving

This year, why not start a new tradition?

This article is from Issue 54: Nov/Dec 2011

There’s a decent chance you don’t live near your parents— whether you’ve moved away from home because of school, work or just because you hate the weather. The distance, though, can be especially tricky around the holidays. For those with limited funds and/or vacation time, Thanksgiving travel often takes a backseat to going home for Christmas. That means a holiday traditionally celebrated with family could be a very lonely affair. So this year, why not discover the joy of a “Friendsgiving”—a Thanksgiving with friends. Here are a few tips to make it a holiday to remember: