Between fall festivals, office potlucks, and countless family dinners, once Thanksgiving rolls around we’re stuffed to our gourds with turkey, pumpkin pie, and all the fixings’! So, why not kill two birds with one stone—avoid the “normal” holiday party, and celebrate with your friends—host a uniquely themed Friendsgiving feast!
At Fairy Godmother, we put our wings together to come up with a unique theme for our Friendsgiving. So, we decided to bring out the Saki and host an Asian-inspired feast for our friends! We asked our guests to bring a dish from any region of Asia, as long as it’s delicious! We had everything from orange chicken to Korean BBQ to green tea ice cream to sushi rolls.
Personal touches make a Friendsgiving, friendlier. We set our table with chopsticks, bamboo, and the place cards for each guest were displayed by a fortune cookie—who doesn’t love edible décor that also gives you good luck? Throw in a festive twist and ask your guests to dress in traditional cultural garb—kimonos, sarongs, or a Qipao dress. The Asian-inspired outfits made for a memorable evening, and exciting to see what each guest was wearing when they walked through the front door!
After a night of laughter, stories, and amazing food we had our guests cast a ballot for next year’s Friendsgiving festive feast! It could be anything: a Spanish-style fiesta, a Mediterranean meal, or even a Hawaiian luau. Overall, hosting a themed Friendsgiving from around the world allows our friends to share family recipes, be thankful for each other’s company, and have a little getaway from the holiday chaos.