Hey blessed, brilliant, beauties!
This Sunday, I will be hosting my very first Friendsgiving with my rommie in our apartment. Over the past year, I have developed such amazing relationships and couldn’t find a better way of showing my appreciation towards these people then hosting a Friendsgiving! If you live in an apartment and don’t think you can host a Friendsgiving, think again! Keep reading to find out to plan a last minute Friendsgiving while living in a small college apartment!
How Many People Should I Invite?
It really depends on how much space you have in the communal areas of your apartment. Even though my roomie and I want to show love to every friend we have here on campus, we really had to be smart about how many people we could comfortably invite into our home for our Friendsgiving Dinner! After moving some furniture around to create space that we didn’t know existed, we decided on a number then split it between the two of us. Meaning, she got to invite half of her friends while I invited half of mine! After we decided on how we wanted to invite, we made made a cute little invitation using Canva then sent it out via text!
How Do I Decorate on a College Budget?
Be cute on a budget. Although I love decorating for events, I knew I wanted to try to keep everything on a budget while planning our Friendsgiving Dinner. The first thing I did was create a budget of how much I wanted to spend on decorating. To be honest, it was $25 AT MOST! To fit everything in the budget, most of my decorations were bought at the dollar store, target, or amazon! I even decided to use some of my own home decorations such as strings of fairy lights and pumpkin candles to set the mood! Since our space isn’t too big, I wanted to make sure that my decorations weren’t just crowding up unnecessary space! But y’all know I am a southern girl and hospitality in my home is for sure a must so I spent a lot of time researching and planning for cute and inexpensive decorations.
How Will I Entertain My Guests?
Since our dinner will be on a Sunday, a football game will definitely be playing as we fellowship and eat! However, I do plan on having some fun interactive games to play throughout the night! One interactive game we are going to play is called Gratitude Guesses. Basically, I am going to make a super cute mason jar with cut up pieces of paper. Each guest has to write one thing on that paper that they are thankful for throughout the night. After everyone eats and gets to know each other, we will split into two teams and “guess the gratitude” by acting out what is on the small piece of paper! It will be completely anonymous but will hopefully foster an atmosphere of thankfulness and help everyone get to know each other even more!
How Am I Suppose to Cook for All These People?
Food…the most important part right?! When thinking of ideas for our Friendsgiving my roommate and I both quickly agreed to have all invited guests bring a dish or dessert for the table. (Sort of like a pot luck!) When friends would RSVP, they would let either my roomie or I know what they decided to bring! This way, not all the cooking was on my roommate and I and everybody brought a little bit of home. This idea is perfect for those who don’t really have a lot of kitchen space to cook a full course meal.
I hope you all liked this post! If you guys like guides and advice like this, please let me know in the comments down below or send me a DM on Instagram! Want to see how my Friendsgiving decor turned out? Check out my Instagram after Sunday!
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Have a wonderful week blessed, brilliant, beauties! Make sure to keep a look out on my Instagram for picks of my Friendsgiving Dinner! If you decide to have one too, make sure to tag @blessedbrilliantbeautiful so I can see it! Also, before I forget, try to enjoy these times with your friends and family. Life is short and the world is crazy. Times of happiness we get to spend with our loved ones should be times that we cherish. Really take this time to look at all the amazing things God has blessed you and your family with and always remember, you are blessed, brilliant, and beautiful.
I will give thanks to the LORD with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. -Psalm 9:1