10. Bring the right alcohol
If you're headed to a Friendsgiving and know the host's hometown, bring him or her something from there. If you're the host, it's a cool treat to have a little somethin' somethin' to sip on from each of your guests' native port of call. If it's too expensive to source the local spirit from an obscure Appalachian town, stop making weird grizzled mountain friends.
11. Take some pride in the appearance of your place
You would do this for a regular party, right? Maybe? Well, it's way more important for a Friendsgiving. Why? Because you avoided helping your mom clean the house for Thanksgiving because you were terrible as kid and now, guess what? You’re the mom to all of these orphans about to show up to your house looking for a taste of home.
12. Don’t over-book
This is not a standing room event. Make sure there are enough seats for everybody. Unlike a normal house party where people can kind of mill about, Friendsgiving requires the communality of the dinner table. If you don’t have a table, look into buying or renting one.