How to have a Friendsgiving on a budget

Jessica May

Planning a Thanksgiving with your friends? There are plenty of ways to do it, but having a Friendsgiving on a budget can be a little tricky.

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Meeting up with your friends to discuss the meal beforehand could be beneficial. Everyone could be responsible for making and bringing a dish or dessert to the event. Potlucks are always a cheaper option. Just like friendship, it’s easier when everyone brings something to the table.

Dollar Tree can be your best friend this holiday season. Local ads report that you can get a variety of supplies and food needed for the feast. Cranberry sauce, yams, canned green beans, canned corn, cookie, cake and brownie mix, pots and pans, instant mashed potatoes and dishware are all available for just a dollar.

You can cut costs on side dishes like corn and potatoes so that there will be more to spend on turkey. Or, if the bird is out of your budget, stop by Winn Dixie, Walmart or Publix and pick up a rotisserie chicken. Spaghetti is another option as a main dish. It is fairly cheap and chances are sauce and pasta is buy one get one free at Publix.  

So Happy Friendsgiving, and don’t forget… the more, the merrier!

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