i am thankful for thanksgiving traditions.

Manic Mother

every year, a week or so before thanksgiving day, my friends throw what's come to be known as our annual urban family thanksgiving. this little tradition gives us a chance to celebrate the holiday together before going our separate ways for family fun. (it also gives us the chance to eat a big thanksgiving dinner before thanksgiving!)

it's important to be with family on the holidays, obvs. but i think it's also important to be with the people we'd choose for family, if we could. urban family thanksgiving let's us do just that.

this year the party was at my apartment, which was a lot of fun. i drank a few spiked ciders before realizing that i hadn't taken any pictures, so the ones that follow were taken a) under the influence and b) in a desperate attempt to capture the evening. i wish i had taken more, but there's always next year!

  1. i ran out to costco the day of the party to pick up flowers. i got these bad boys and a bunch of other bouquets as well as a poinsettia that got lots of compliments. who knew costco had such great flowers? 
  2. my hubs and our bully boy in the kitchen.
  3. we turned the office into a beverage room when the kitchen started over-flowing with food. 
  4. my sweet friend, tia. 
  5. friends at the end of the night. 
  6. dan & suzie -- so cute!


Caroline said...

A friend Thanksgiving would be so much fun!

Kit said...

Thats awesome! We did something like this when I was in college!!!

And, those flowers are so pretty...and from Costco!!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Looks like a GREAT time! What a fun idea :)

Meghan said...

I LOVE this! My husband and I threw an urban Thanksgiving at our first apartment in Bucktown - holla! (We used to live on Maplewood) Anywho, our mutual friend Christy bought a box of wine (genius). One of our friend's husbands called her a whore. For bringing boxed wine. It was hilarious and inappropriate and I guess you had to be there. They are friends now:)

Courtney said...

i LOVE friend thanksgivings :) we did them when I was still in NC - my roomie and I threw the party every year :)
Thanks for linking up with us!