Recipe for the Ultimate Friendsgiving.

Turkey time is less than two weeks away, my friends! One of the best things about Thanksgiving is the fact that Friendsgiving is a thing… it’s basically yet another reason to stuff your face. And what’s better than stuffing your face while hanging out with your friends? Basically nothing. Duh.

We spent Thanksgiving last year in London and Paris, but this year we’re stickin’ around SF and plan on swinging by a Friendsgiving celebration (thanks for the invite, Aimee!!) before heading out to dinner. While the group is busy planning everything out in a wonderful Google Doc, I spent some time scheming up what would make for the ultimate Friendsgiving. Delicious food? Obviously. Fun decorations? Yes, please. Drinks that match the decor? Grab your IZZE and let’s do this!

A look at the makings for the ultimate Friendsgiving festivities:Creating the Ultimate Friendsgiving.Classic Stuffing // Rosemary Sweet Potatoes // Mini Pumpkin Pies
// Photobooth // Pumpkin Placecards // Brussels Sprouts //
IZZE Sparkling Juice Bar // Roasted Turkey // Leftovers Labels

I like to think of my ultimate Friendsgiving as equal parts classic and modern – it’s grounded in the traditional recipes you think of when you think Thanksgiving but then has an element of fun because hey, this is Friendsgiving after all. Our fridge tends to be stocked full of IZZE at all times because of just how tasty those darn things are but I especially love the idea of pulling in a bright pop of color with festive flavors like IZZE Sparkling Apple, Sparkling Clementine and Sparkling Pomegranate – you could even use ’em to make cocktails!

To help you create your very own ultimate Friendsgiving IZZE has created a super cool Instagram quiz that identifies which entertaining style fits you best: Throwback Thanksgiving, Home Away From Home Cooked, or Bon Appetizer. A few fun questions will help determine what you’ll need for your very own Friendsgiving and best of all? They’ve made it easy as pie (…see what I did there?!) to grab everything you’ll need to be the hostess with the mostess because you can shop it all RIGHT FROM YOUR PHONE. Amazing. It’s officially time to ditch the excuses, grab your pals and throw the best Friendsgiving ever!

This post was sponsored by IZZE and as always, all opinions are 100% honest and my own – authenticity is a top priority and I only partner with brands I truly love. Thank you for supporting the brands that partner with Pretty & Fun!