By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Important Reasons Why ‘Friendsgiving’ Is Actually The Best Holiday.

You could have probably guessed but Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving dinner you have with friends. We're not exactly sure when the tradition started but we do know that it is a fairly new one.

Friendsgiving was first mentioned on Urban Dictionary in 2009 where it was described as a celebration that usually occurs on the Wednesday before or Friday after Thanksgiving. Despite this, there is no designated date for it. Friends typically celebrate on a day that is most convenient for everyone in the group.

Why would you throw a Friendsgiving if you have Thanksgiving dinner with your family? The thing is, not everyone is home for Thanksgiving. They may be miles away at school or work.

There are some people that are home for Thanksgiving but choose to have a Friendsgiving anyway. It's especially popular among young adults. This is because all or at least most of their friends return home for the holidays and it's a rare chance for everyone to get together.

We're sure you're capable of throwing a fine Friendsgiving celebration on your own but here are some tips just in case.

First of all, decide on what kind of Friendsgiving you want to have.

An intimate dinner is the most popular option but these ladies pulled off a fun party. One of the guests even performed some songs for the occasion.

Here are a few decorating ideas. A simple banner from Target will more than suffice.

Check out this Meghan Trainor-inspired setup.

We don't usually think of pastels during Thanksgiving but this works out great. Puns are fun year round.

Know someone with a beautiful patio? Ask if they could let you use it.

Fresh flowers always liven up the room. You can use a bouquet as a centerpiece or spread them among little vases throughout the table.

Spend the day giving back.

This group of friends spent their Friendsgiving at No Kid Hungry. Here's what one of the participants said of the experience, "Did you know 13 million kids in the US struggle with hunger? By hosting a #friendsgiving with #nokidshungry you can not only bring a smile to a kids face but provide nutritious food to their bellies. I'm honored to be a part of these women who empower, inspire and encourage one another."

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