As families move further and further apart, the concept of the Friendsgiving (instead of a traditional Thanksgiving) has become more popular. Originally a potluck event, a group of friends would all cook one dish and gather together for the November celebration. Common in California, these events are more common with displaced twentysomethings.
Today, the Friendsgiving has grown up. In places like the Bay Area, where so many people have moved from far flung locations, busy adults don’t have the time to take the entire family back home. Holiday traveling is now reserved for the week or ten days at the end of the year.
However, most adults don’t want to sit around someone’s living room eating a Thanksgiving meal off paper plates. With higher incomes and higher expectations, the thirtysomethings and their kids want a proper sit-down meal. They don’t want grocery store deli-counter food; they want a real Thanksgiving meal with a Friendsgiving convenience.
Enter — the caterer. The catering company can help you select a menu of quality food, pick a location, and supply all the necessary linens and tableware. Plus there is no awful clean up. Acting as the main point of contact, the caterer can work with all of the individual families to ensure everyone has exactly what they want for the Thanksgiving meal.
And by working with a caterer, you can avoid some of those awkward financial conversations. The caterer can bill each family separately, splitting the cost based on the number of attendees per family.
Thanksgiving meals are meant to be enjoyed in large groups of friends and family. The spirit of the holiday is one of welcoming new people into your life. So instead of stressing about meal planning or travel, work with a caterer to create a memorable day.