Every year during Thanksgiving break, some of my best friends from home and I all get together for a little gathering. We started it my senior year in high school, because while we were talking about our family get-together plans for Thanksgiving, we decided that since we have family Thanksgivings, we should have a friend Thanksgiving too. Makes sense, right? And since my friends and I love to be random, and we love to dress up, we decided to make it a classy Thanksgiving, with a dress code and all. Thus, the Annual Classy Friends Thanksgiving was born.
This year was our 4th year for Classy Friends Thanksgiving, and I am sad to say….I almost forgot about it. Prior to Thanksgiving I was super busy at school, and I would have completely forgotten if I did not get messages on my Facebook (thank you, Allyson) or if people didn’t ask my Mom about it when they saw her at the grocery store (thank you, Braden). Luckily, we found a date that worked for almost everyone, we channeled our classy selves, and we gathered together to celebrate our friendship. Now, you may be wondering about what kind of food we have at Classy Thanksgiving…..and you definitely should be…considering that we are all college students without much money….or cooking ability. Originally we decided to use Classy Thanksgiving as a time to get rid of leftovers from Thanksgiving, which was a pretty successful idea. Somehow we didn’t all show up with cheesy potatoes or green bean casserole, and it was always delicious. But this year, we decided to switch it up, and we decided to all make appetizers. I love appetizers…so much….mostly because of my Dad’s Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts. MMMM.
Since you can’t really get the full effect of how legit Classy Friends Thanksgiving is without truly being there….here are some photos from over the years…to show you how classy we are.
For the first celebration, Tyler brought sparkling grape juice. You know, to up the classiness factor. So, we decided that it needed to be chilled, and since we couldn't find an ice bucket...we made due.
The following year, Classy Thanksgiving landed on my dear friend Taryn's birthday. So, we decided to celebrate, but since we only had pie, we let her blow out just a candle.
This is the traditional piano photo that we get each year...from last year's Thanksgiving.
This year, since none of my family was home, we had to make due with only a camera timer...so this is our new traditional group photo.