If Thanksgiving is the frontman of the holiday season, then please let us introduce you to its unconventional, jaunty background dancer. Though there’s no clear origin, Friendsgiving crept into pop culture as a spinoff of America’s beloved celebration; the only distinction is the guest list. While the concept is simple—gathering friends for dishes, drinks, and merriment apart from the Thursday main event—the rest of the details are subject to choice, as Friendsgiving ideas are as original and tailored by the crews throwing the revelry.
We pulled inspiration to direct your planning. Here, you'll find everything you need—how to invite, serve, decorate, and play—to start a new tradition with Friendsgiving 2017.