Show Your Chosen Family You Love Them

Host a Social Studies x Madewell Friendsgiving.

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Elise Etem

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In the spirit of gathering around the table with loved ones this holiday season, we’ve teamed up with our friends at Madewell to bring you and your crew a collection of Friendsgiving party essentials. That’s right, we’ve bundled up everything you need for stylish and stress-free entertaining so that you can focus on the people, not the planning (bless!).

Click through the below slideshow to see the full assortment, which you can shop now on Madewell.com, then keep scrolling for a Friendsgiving little black book, if you will.

Tips to be thankful for

Stylist Mecca James-Williams serving a lewk and look.

Whether there’s a dress code or not, let’s face it, you’ll want to look cute and feel comfortable while setting your Friendsgiving table, feasting and laughing the night away. Thankfully, Madewell has endless worthy outfit options for you to choose from.

At the risk of stating the obvious, remember to share what you’re thankful for and have your guests do the same. We asked our good friend and chef, Woldy Reyes, why he celebrates Friendsgiving, and the 411 on that delectable dessert. See below for his heartfelt answer and Filipino Coconut Rice Cake recipe, which he so generously shared.

Woldy with his vegan, gluten free masterpiece!

Friendsgiving is special to me because I get to surround myself with my chosen family. To be sitting at a table centered around food with the people you love support is a time for nourishment and bonding.

Woldy Reyes
Full hands, full hearts.

Friends helping friends is a tip that applies to all seasons and celebrations, so don’t be shy asking for a hand if you’re the host, or what you can do or bring if you’re a guest.

Play our Friendsgiving mix from setup all the way through the last goodbye. A good playlist will set the vibe and get everyone into that party mood, trust!

Finally, end the night with a crowd-pleaser and serve your friends this delicious dessert (scroll through for the full recipe!):


DATE
November 1, 2021
PHOTOS BY
Madewell + Nicholas Maggio
                           
                           
                           
                           

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