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Wicked Holiday Guide

There is a lot to be thankful for this year… including your friends! Friendsgiving is a tradition to spend time with friends and is often a more laid-back event. Although planning a party can be stressful, these six tricks will help you plan the ultimate Friendsgiving celebration!

  • Decorations

    Before we get into the main course… we need to talk about decorations. Decorations can be as minimalistic or over the top as you want! Give these easy DIY Thanksgiving decor ideas a try.

  • Google Doc Of What Everyone Is Bring

    One of the many joys of Friendsgiving is that it doesn’t have to be anything fancy… and yes, that includes the food. An easy way to coordinate what everyone is bringing is by creating a shared Google Doc. Guests can sign up for what they are responsible for bringing; appetizers, side dishes, desserts, and more. Divide and conquer!

  • Appetizer

    The most trendy appetizer this year? A charcuterie board! Try this fall-inspired board that includes autumn colors and pumpkins!

  • Cooking The Turkey

    Don’t know how to cook a turkey? There are tutorials for that! Check out this video on how to prepare the perfect Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Game time!

    Looking for a fun game for all ages? Try this Thanksgiving minute-to-win-it game. It’s sure to get the whole party laughing!

  • Dessert

    Nothing says Thanksgiving like a pumpkin pie! Here is an easy, five-ingredient, pumpkin pie recipe. From Living Well Spending Less:

    “Ingredients

    • 1 refrigerated rolled pie crust
    • 1 15 oz can pumpkin
    • 1 15 oz can sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)

     

    Instructions

    • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Unroll pie crust per package instructions; place in 9″ pie plate.
    • Combine pumpkin, condensed milk, eggs, pumpkin pie spice, and salt in mixing bowl and beat on medium speed until well blended, about 1 minute.
    • Pour pumpkin mixture into pie crust
    • If desired, use additional pie crust to create decorative edge. Cover pie crust with foil to prevent excessive browning.
    • Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes; reduce heat to 350 and bake 40-50 minutes longer, until pie is set and knife comes out clean. Cool 2 hours. Serve with whipped cream.”