your go-to girls? Invite ‘em over on Friday, Nov. 29 (or the weekend before or after Thanksgiving) for a festive “I’m thankful we’re friends” lunch that’ll let you and your best friends forever have a ball.
Wanna show your besties how grateful you are that they’re
Invite your dearest
Go old-school with traced-hand turkeys decorated with
construction paper feathers. For a sweet, sentimental touch, scribble down some
memories of you ‘n’ your chicas from way back when.
Deck the walls
Ask Mom and Dad if you can stow the family pics for an
afternoon and replace ‘em with snaps of you and your sweeties. Blow up your
favorites at Kinko’s or another copy and printing center, and let your friends
doodle and write down memories with Sharpies.
The T-Giving touch
Write each guest’s name on a 4”x6” piece of cardstock,
folded in half. As friends arrive, hand them someone else’s place card. Ask
that person to write inside what they’re thankful for about the other person.
Read them all aloud before you dig in.
No need to cook! Serve the ultimate Thanksgiving leftover
creation: The Turkey Terrific. Start with two slices of artisanal white bread.
Smear one slice with a bit of herb mayo and the other with cranberry sauce. On
the mayo side, add a layer of stuffing (warm in the microwave first). On the
cranberry side, pile on cold slices of carved turkey, then pop on top of the
mayo/stuffing combo. Serve with leftover sides, sparkling cider and, for dessert,
our easy apple tart.
How are you gonna show YOUR girls that your oh-so thankful for 'em this year?
BY JESSICA D'ARGENIO WALLER AND BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 11/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN thanksgiving, autumn parties, fall fun