Friendsgiving Game Ideas | Festivities For The Best Friendsgiving

This post is about super fun Friendsgiving game ideas.

The Thanksgiving season is usually the first time college students get to leave their college town and spend time with their family. When this break begins, students typically have a few days to spend with their friends before heading to their home town. This is a fantastic time to throw a Friendsgiving party complete with Friendsgiving game ideas! 

When you come back from Fall break, your finals will have started and you’ll be studying your butt off until Winter break, where you won’t see your friends for over a month. Hosting or attending a Friendsgiving celebration is a genius way to connect and make lasting memories before buckling down for the rest of the semester. 

Hosting a memorable Friendsgiving can be quite a feat. These super fun and engaging Friendsgiving tips and tricks are guaranteed to make your guests have a great time. Here are the best Friendsgiving activities for a super fun and memorable Friendsgiving party everyone will be talking about. 

Here are 21 super fun Friendsgiving game ideas to throw the best party ever! 

FUN FRIENDSGIVING GAME IDEAS

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FRIENDSGIVING GAME IDEAS – BAKING

The fall is the most magical season – especially for dessert. Apple, pumpkin, lots of spices – from pies to cookies, the options are endless and it’s what Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving is known for. It’s such a fun way to get your friends involved in a pot luck sort of way by adding some baking to the mix, and creating a competition or game around it only adds to the fun. Hosting a bake-off lets everyone bake something, picking whatever flavors and ease level is best for them. At the end, everyone gets to sample all the desserts and it’s a fun way to connect while breaking brea  – win-win!

GIANT JENGA 

I honestly still love playing the regular version of Jenga, but the large version just makes it even more fun. This game will keep going for rounds and rounds, and you’re able to turn it into a drinking game really easily – just write on the large pieces what someone has to drink or what the group has to drink – there are tons of templates online! 

SCAVENGER HUNT 

Getting a scavenger hunt together can be super fun for your party guests. The beauty with this activity is that you’ll be able to make it as personable as you would like – making it super fun for your closest friends! 

TELL WHAT YOU’RE THANKFUL FOR 

DECORATE PUMPKINS 

Decorating or carving pumpkins is always fun, and you can get them at a severe discount after Halloween. This is a relatively cheap activity, too, and it allows your friends a creative outlet before hunkering down for winter break with their families. Plus, this one of the Friendsgiving game ideas that results in a gift for your friends! 

WATCH MOVIES 

You can watch movies or play them in the background. I really like the idea of playing Holiday themed movies, to get everyone in the spirit of the next Holiday that is coming their way. 

DECORATE COOKIES 

While you’re waiting on dinner to finish cooking, keep your guests entertained by decorating Friendsgiving or Holiday themed cookies. The best part about this activity is that you can eat your activity for dessert, and everyone helped make them, making less work for the host! 

SETUP A PHOTO BOOTH 

GET A PIÑATA 

Piñata’s aren’t just for kids – sometimes people just need to whack something until a bunch of candy falls out. Here is a super cute Turkey piñata that you can get on Amazon. Fill it with your squads favorite candy and it makes a super fun Friendsgiving game!

BREAK OUT SOME BOARD GAMES 

The fall is the most magical season – especially for dessert. Apple, pumpkin, lots of spices – from pies to cookies, the options are endless and it’s what Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving is known for. It’s such a fun way to get your friends involved in a pot luck sort of way by BREAK OUT SOME BOARD GAMES  some baking to the mix, and creating a competition or game around it only adds to the fun. Hosting a bake-off lets everyone bake something, picking whatever flavors and ease level is best for them. At the end, everyone gets to sample all the desserts and it’s a fun way to connect while breaking brea  – win-win!

CREATE A SQUAD-SPECIFIC BINGO 

Print out some bingo cards that is specific to your group of friends. For example, make sure to place common phrases that specific friends will say, etc. This will be such a fun game! 

BREAK WISHBONES 

You don’t just need one wishbone from a sole turkey or even a turkey at all to still grant some wishes on wishbones. This makes a fun party activity and it gives people the opportunity to wish they’ll make it through the holidays with their families. 

MACY’S PARADE DRINKING GAMES 

Turn watching the Macy’s parade with your friends into a fun drinking game. To create this game, I recommend watching a Youtube recap of the previous years parade, and choosing common themes to create the drinking game rules. Make it creative! Your friends are sure to have fun with this Friendsgiving game. 

BOOZE TASTING 

Do you have a local brewery that you love? Pick up a few flights from them, to-go, and enjoy them at home with your friends. Bring the fun of a booze tasting to the comfort of your home, and enjoy it with your friends! 

BABY PICTURE MATCHING 

I know, this one sounds like a baby shower game. However, if your friends have never seen your baby pictures (or even little kid pictures) this game can lead to a ton of laughs! Plus, this is a Friendsgiving activity that can be played at anytime throughout the party – just ask people to match the pictures when they arrive. 

PAINT WITH BOB ROSS

The first time I did a Bob Ross painting night was at college, and I couldn’t believe how gorgeous the picture I painted turned out! There’s tons of blog posts on hosting a perfect Bob Ross painting night, and it will definitely be a highlight of the night for you and your friends. 

WORK ON A BIG PUZZLE 

Setting out a fun puzzle is a great activity to help your guests pass the time. I really like this activity since you are able to pair this activity with anything else going on that night – people can just do the puzzle at their own leisure! 

HOST A TRIVIA GAME (AND MAKE IT PERSONABLE!) 

In 2020, when the global pandemic hit, I was invited to a virtual, weekly trivia night. This was honestly the highlight of my week for a long time! If you’re hosting a Friendsgiving, odds are that you know the people you are inviting really well. This is trivia gold! Make a hilarious Friendsgiving game out of inside jokes and poke fun at your friends. 

NO SNOW? PLAY LAWN GAMES 

CROWDSOURCE A PLAYLIST 

Every party is made better with some music. Rather than feel the pressure of putting together an amazing playlist that all of your guests will love, create a shared Spotify playlist and send it to all of your friends who will be attending that party. Ask them to add 5-10 songs. When your Friendsgiving celebration rolls around, hit shuffle and you’re all set! 

HOST A FRIENDLY COMPETITION 

If you’re looking at hosting a potluck rather than make all of the Friendsgiving food yourself, turn the ask to bring food into a friendly competition. Give the competition a little structure to make your guests excited! For example, you can simply divide the categories that will be judged into appetizer, main course, and dessert, and then an all around winner. Give some gag gifts as prizes! 

THIS POST SHOWED YOU 21 REALLY ENGAGING FRIENDSGIVING GAME IDEAS TO SPICE UP YOUR FRIENDSGIVING CELEBRATION.

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