A LOWKEY FRIENDSGIVING

My friends decided this year that we wanted to spend some time together to celebrate Thanksgiving but we knew one thing: we want Mexican and we don’t want any fuss. I just wanted to share how easy it is to get friends together on the cheap, without really knowing how to cook anything. Have a very happy Friendsgiving! x

 

FOODFood

The best way to have a relaxed and lowkey Friendsgiving is to make sure you divvy out who is bringing what to the party. It’s important to make sure that one person isn’t carrying the entire weight of the party- especially the host/hostess. We decided we would all bring pre-cooked sides and things to place on our tacos so that there would be less stress when we all arrived and we could each eat as soon as possible (we are very hungry people).

No one in our friend group is a huge fan of the classic Thanksgiving dinner and it can provide a huge amount of stress and cooking. Making tacos is super easy and super delicious. Save the turkey for the actual Turkey Day and do something a little bit more unconventional- whether it’s Mexican, pizza, or even a grill out.

 

 

DESSERT

Dessert

 

I was in charge of bringing dessert this year and the best (and pretty much only) thing I know how to make on my own is cookies. I’ve been making them from scratch and this time I improvised by putting in some bittersweet chocolate along with the semi-sweet. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but it was pretty genius (I am a mega dark chocolate lover).

If none of you really know how to bake, do some regular old Toll House cookies or even a sundae bar. Cookies are pretty quick and easy for me to make, but I know they aren’t for everybody. Try something new that’s low maintenance. Friendsgiving shouldn’t be stressful or some extremely elaborate thing- it should be about taking some time to be with some amazing people.

 

 

GOOD COMPANY

GoodCompany

There is a weird thing in our culture about groups or squads and I usually try and speak against it. The three girls you see in the picture (other than me, of course) have been my friends for years (like almost a decade or more than a decade). This wasn’t really a Friendsgiving but more of an excuse to spend time with my extended sisters and the dudes we’ve picked up along the way. It’s important to find a crew despite the weird “clique” culture young people have.

Grab the friends that make you feel more passionate. Grab the friends the point you to Jesus. Grab the friends that inspire you each and every day. I love watching my friends change the world to make it a better place. Even if you don’t have a “Friendsgiving,” let someone outside of your family know how thankful you are for them. Grab a coffee with them, send them some snail mail, give them a call. ‘Tis the season to be grateful for the people who make your life beautiful. Don’t forget to let your people know they do just that.

 

 

I hope each and every one of you has such a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. I just wanted you all to know how thankful I am for you! This has become such a supportive and wonderful community and it’s all because of you. Thank you for the kind words, for continuing to read my blogs, watch my Instagram stories, and for encouraging me. You all have made 2018 so beyond special. I am so lucky and so grateful. Happy Thanksgiving! x

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