How To Have A Successful Friendsgiving From One Millennial To Another

And don’t worry, we’re here to give you some excellent tips that don’t involve decor or party games. This holiday is meant for eating so let’s chow down.

We love a good ole’ family Thanksgiving but for the most part, a wild and surprising friendsgiving works just as well. To make yours the most interesting, we’ve jotted down a few good ideas to keep the cheers and smiles roaring around the dinner table.

Unlike a serious family-like dinner, let yourself loose and allow yourself to get just a bit more creative this holiday season.

1. Liven Up Your Spread

And what do we mean by this? Normally, a traditional Thanksgiving includes Turkey, stuffing, and cranberries but how about this — do a mixture of cooking and take outfrom your fave local restaurants. While you have your gold crusted turkey, pair it with a platter of sushi and edamame or even a fruit salad. Keep the table full and the food various, your guests will appreciate this. We recommend getting two to three large salads from fan-fave Souvla and add them into the mix.

2. Bartend To Your Heart’s Content

Not everyone wants a glass of wine and not everyone wants to get here and weird — make your bar open ended with a few key liquors and chasers. We recommend a Vodka, Rum, and Gin selection paired with pomegranate, orange, or passion fruit. Hell, even Ice Tea works wonders. Your first stop should be to Bitters + Bottles in South Bay to gather all your fanciful libations — your friendsgiving is all about choices.

3. Dessert Is The Window To The Soul

Everyone’s sweet tooth ranges from sugar crazed to a light dusting and in our experience it’s easier for people to bring a dessert rather than a meal. Having each of your guests bring a sweet treat will be perfect for the spread. Everything from powdered Dolly’s Doughnuts to Marla Bakeries’ Macarons, there is no shortage in finger licking sweets to be had.

So what is the key to an awesome friendsgiving? Keep your food as open ended as possible, it adds to the intrigue, fun, and spontaneity of it all. Of course, have your foundation courses prepped but make this a meal your friends won’t sure forget. And remember, keep it local.

Happy coma’ing.

Written by the Bob Cut Editors, photos courtesy of Try Caviar and EIC Anthony Rogers’ Instagram — Do you have a suggestion? Send us a tip and we will include it.

Anthony is the founder of Bob Cut Mag and the director of business development. Anthony writes on LGBT, people, and gender issues but catch him also writing about other shenanigans he finds himself in. Want to partner with Bob Cut? Email him at

Need More Bay Area?