This post is about super fun Friendsgiving game ideas.
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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!
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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Host online with Google Meet or Zoom
If you're worried about the pandemic and keeping yourselves and your guests safe, consider hosting your Friendsgiving over an online meeting service. I personally use google meet or zoom for all of my online meetings. While this form of hosting a Friendsgiving may seem daunting, it's a great way to connect with friends when we're all a little deprived socially in the name of keeping ourselves and the public safe.
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!
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
Going around the table and saying what you're thankful for may seem too traditional for a Friendsgiving, but it can be really humbling and make it easier to connect with your friends and understand how their year has been.
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!
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.
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
A Photo Booth is perfect for making your Friendsgiving celebration Instagram perfect. To see how to make the perfect Friendsgiving photo booth, check out this post on Friendsgiving Decor on Amazon | Best Affordable Friendsgiving Decor
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
I don't know about you, but I think board games are severely underrated. They are so much fun! My friends and I frequently play our favorite board games together as a way to release stress.
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!
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.
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
I live in Minnesota, which means we are hunkered down by the time the Holiday season hits. However, if you live somewhere that you can still spend time outside in November, consider setting up some super fun lawn games. See my blog post on the best outdoor games for graduation parties (don't worry, they're not just for graduation parties.) 10 Graduation Party Games Perfect for Outdoor Grad Parties
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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