15 Oct Five Reasons to Celebrate Friendsgiving in NYC This Year
Let’s face it: for most of us, Thanksgiving is a drag. Your distant aunt’s half-hearted casserole always stays in the fridge for months afterward for a reason, and nobody ever said store-bought pie was god’s gift to man. This year, let’s ignore the turkey and tired traditions and celebrate Friendsgiving with the crew – a much better way to send out November’s most famous holiday.
Friendsgiving is an opportunity to take all the things we love about Thanksgiving and share them with more than just family. Our friends are some of the most important people in our lives, and they deserve some recognition in the spirit of that other turkey-holiday. If you weren’t already planning on celebrating Friendsgiving, here are a few reasons for why you should get your head in the game and start:
1. Friendsgiving is a great excuse to get the whole crew together
Unfortunately, it’s becoming more and more common to work a non-traditional schedule. Not everyone has the opportunity to work the standard nine to five, and many are simply doing that and then some.
With so many different schedules, it’s difficult to find time to see some of our closest friends. Holidays aren’t encumbered with that problem. This year, take some of that time most of us have off and use it to treat your buddies and girlfriends to some delicious food and drink.
2. Skip the airport and stay local
While blackout-dates are technically a thing of the past, they live on in price spikes on and near holidays like thanksgiving. Some of us aren’t thrilled at the prospect of shelling out our last paycheck for an opportunity to watch a distant cousin suffer a stroke because the Bills didn’t beat the spread like his favorite podcast told him they would.
It’s never too late to pull the “aww shucks, I just can’t make it this year” card and save the airline ticket for summer vacation instead. We get it, the subway hasn’t had a stellar performance record lately, but it still beats having to grapple with TSA and the guy on the plane who somehow always seems to sit in front of you with the seat all the way reclined.
3. Celebrate Friendsgiving by trying out some of those new recipes you’ve been working on
Normally, Thanksgiving’s menu is locked in and airtight. Between the potatoes, cider, casserole and the all-mighty turkey, there simply isn’t room for a new dish or beverage. And, let’s face it, that gets kind of tiring for anyone who lives to experiment in the kitchen.
Luckily, your friends are a little more accepting of breaks from tradition, and will likely love to try out your latest labor-of-love from the kitchen.
4. It’s a perfect opportunity to introduce your special someone to your friends
Introducing your girl or guy to your friends can sometimes induce more anxiety than it does when you introduce him or her to your parents. A good relationship usually goes hand in hand with friendships between your significant other and your friends. And first impressions are key.
But, there isn’t a better, more natural way to get everyone acquainted than at Friendsgiving. When the wine is flowing and music is bumping, everyone’s relaxed and ready to get to know one another.
5. You can just go clubbing instead
Why not treat the homies like the VIPs they are with exclusive access to the hottest clubs in NYC? It’s home to the best nightlife around, and that simply trumps dry turkey and thin gravy.
And this year, you don’t need to worry about where to go, how to get the best deal, or when to make the reservation. Birthday Bottle Service has got your back.
Celebrate Friendsgiving in NYC with Birthday Bottle Service
Our staff has an intimate knowledge of the NYC club and venue scene and has the connections to get the best deals in all the hottest clubs. We will make all the arrangements and ensure that your Friendsgiving is your turkey day done the right way.
Of course, our venue selection extends beyond clubs if you’re looking for a different style of night out. To name a few, we book lounges, bars, hotels, and restaurants. After all, this unofficial holiday is about celebrating and partying with friends. Birthday Bottle Service will hook up the finest venues to help you celebrate Friendsgiving in style.