Friendsgiving is like the greatest one-day staycation imaginable. You don’t have to wrestle through airport crowds (or train or highway ones), you handpick the guest list, and the day is pretty much whatever you want it to be—with extreme R n R coming in at No. 1 on the call sheet, followed by great friends, delicious food, and tasty adult beverages. It’s quite possibly the most satisfactory day on the entire calendar.
And yet, it is possible to mess it up. Any one of a number of missteps can put things unpleasantly out of whack, cause a vegan or allergic friend to go hungry, or worst-case, acquaint you with the catchy but wholly undesirable phrase “deep fryer fire.”
To ensure that you not only don’t mess it up, but actually crush it, we’ve created a handy selection of “don’t-do-that, do-this” options, which, if followed, are certain to guide you and your crew to Friendsgiving bliss.