Friendsgiving- the high schooler’s solution to a sometimes stressful American tradition


Lyric Bruner

Juniors at Juniors Friendsgiving


When a group of friends gather to eat food and enjoy each other’s company, it’s no surprise that  feelings of happiness, excitement and thankfulness arouse, especially during the season of Thanksgiving. “Friendsgiving” is the name this get-together most commonly goes by. For some, this feast has become a casual holiday and an addendum (or even replacement) to Thanksgiving.

“Friends are obviously the most important part of Friendsgiving,” said junior Kay Brennan. “Although Thanksgiving is pretty cool, some of my family members judge me and ask me unnecessary questions about my weight and grades. But Friendsgiving gives me an opportunity to celebrate a holiday I love with people I love, without mean comments and family drama.”

As well as friends, food is also crucial to a successful Friendsgiving.

“I wanted to celebrate the holidays with my friends since it’s usually just my family, but also it’s a good excuse to eat a bunch of yummy food,” said junior Haley Tiedemann.

Friendsgiving celebrations usually have classic Thanksgiving foods like turkey and mashed potatoes, but lots of times people like to mix it up, bringing anything from marble cake to sub sandwiches.

“I just love Friendsgiving. I mean what could be better than a party with your best friends and some really good food?,” asked Kay.


Shreya Raj
Table Setting at Shreya Raj’s Friendsgiving