Step 1: Make a list of everyone you want to invite. Make a group chat and reach out to them. Ask them to bring anything they want! (Unless you want them to bring something specific. It's up to you!) A cool part of the Friendsgiving I went to was that there were a bunch of different types of unorthodox food that people brought. It was all random, and I loved it because there was a story behind each plate. Oh yeah! Another important part of Step 1 is finding a place to host everyone. Luckily, my friend's grandma was nice enough to host us and provide plenty of space. 

Step 2: Food prep! (You want to make sure you have enough table space for each of the dishes people bring, too.) On the day of your Friendsgiving, something fun you can do before people arrive is help a friend with the food they're making. Before my Friendsgiving, I decided to show up early with the busted plate of gross-looking brownies I'd made and help my friend Maisie set up her display. We just listened to music and danced while making pie and the other plates she had prepped. While she was cooking, I randomly remembered that scene in Camp Rock in which Mitchie had a bunch of flour on her face. So, like the amazing friend I am, I decided to smudge a whole bunch of flour on her face and take a photo of her!  

Step 3: EAT AND HAVE FUN! Friendsgiving is honestly the best because everyone you love is all around you in one place at one time, which is rare. Take advantage of that! Talk about anything and everything. Just do whatever you want. At my Friendsgiving, we did a lot of talking and playing games. We drank apple cidder and watched YouTube videos. We did whatever we felt like, and that's what made it special. Each Friendsgiving is different, and I think that's the way it should be. Long story short, these are just three easy steps to have a fun Friendsgiving. I hope all of yours have become amazing memories that you hold onto for a while!

By Patrick Thompson

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