What’s up, Golden Rams? Mariah Carey has defrosted and broke out of the giant ice cube, and what better way to celebrate than by hosting a fantastic “Friendsgiving” right here at your second home? Whether you live in the dorms or nearby apartments, we’ve got some exciting ideas to help you plan a memorable gathering with your college friends. Get ready to create wonderful memories and lasting friendships!
Friendsgiving at West Chester: Where to Start
Friendsgiving is all about coming together with friends and celebrating the spirit of gratitude, family, and, of course, delicious food. If you’re living in the dorms on campus, you’re in luck because many of the dorms are equipped with kitchens where you can whip up a feast. Additionally, the university provides some essential cooking and cleaning supplies to make your preparation hassle-free.
The Perfect Timing for Friendsgiving
To get the most out of this experience, consider hosting your Friendsgiving celebration on Monday or Tuesday before Thanksgiving. This will allow everyone to relax and enjoy themselves without worrying about packing for the next day or the big family feast.
Friendsgiving is not only about sharing your gratitude but also about sharing the costs and efforts. You can discuss this with your friends in advance and decide how to split the expenses fairly. This way, everyone can contribute something to the feast while staying within their budget.
Cooking Up a Storm
Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter – the food! Here are a couple of simple yet mouthwatering recipes you can prepare for your Friendsgiving feast:
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
– Ingredients: Potatoes, butter, garlic powder, milk, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper
Directions: Boil the potatoes, mash them, then simmer some milk on low heat and add some butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and parmesan. After that simmers for at least 10 minutes, add it to the potatoes and continue mashing.
Trim and sauté the string beans in olive oil with garlic. Season with salt, pepper, garlic, and onion powder. Finish with lemon zest for extra flavor. Serve and enjoy at Friendsgiving!
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Set the Stage
To create the perfect Friendsgiving atmosphere, consider renting a communal space on campus where you can gather comfortably. It could be a lounge, a common room, or even an outdoor area if the weather permits. Make sure you inform your RA or landlord before settling on a place. Don’t forget to decorate the space with fall-themed decorations like leaves, pumpkins, and warm lighting to set the mood.
What to Watch, Play, and Listen to
Now, onto the entertainment! Decide in advance what you’ll be watching—perhaps a classic Christmas movie, the football game or a funny TV series like “Living Single”. Have someone bring board games or card games to keep the laughter going. And of course, the perfect Friendsgiving playlist is essential. Who’s in charge of creating the ultimate music selection that will keep everyone in good spirits?
Friendsgiving is more than just a meal; it’s an opportunity to make new memories that will last a lifetime. It’s a night of fun, laughter, and even a little chaos, but that’s what makes it so special. Bonding with your friends, enjoying great food, and creating a warm and inviting atmosphere is what it’s all about. Making bonds in person is very important, but so is making bonds on social media. If you’re looking to grow your social media presence, check out this blog.
As you embark on this Friendsgiving adventure, remember that the most meaningful friendships often start with shared experiences. You may come together as acquaintances, but after a night of laughter, gratitude, and maybe even a friendly food fight, you’ll leave with stronger bonds and beautiful memories.
In the midst of the college hustle and bustle, Friendsgiving is a perfect way to hit the pause button, reflect on what you’re thankful for, and forge those friendships that will last well beyond your college years.
So, gather your friends, set the date, plan the menu, and get ready for a Friendsgiving celebration that you’ll cherish.