You’re having the time of your life pursuing your dream career in your favorite big city, Chicago. The summer flew by in a wave of fun parties, picnics on the lake, and free music at Millennium Park.
But now the chilly Autumn winds hitting you on the train platform are reminding you that it’s nearly Halloween, which means the holiday season is beginning. You’ll go home for Christmas but what about Thanksgiving? Will you be stuck eating Chinese food like the Parker family in A Christmas Story after the dogs devoured their turkey?
No. You can seize the day and hold a Friendsgiving.
What is a Friendsgiving? It’s exactly like normal Thanksgiving, but replaces the family feud food fights with all the friends you love.
I found myself having one abroad last year, surrounded by a host of friends from Poland, France, Wales, Madagascar, Syria, and South Korea. The problem I encountered was that I threw it in my cramped flat and my Welsh friend broke a light bulb on his forehead which shattered into the rest of our food.
So when you hold Friendsgiving this year, consider using a small event space like Free Range Office in Wicker Park instead of your house because:
With everyone chipping in to rent out the space for a few hours, it’ll be very affordable.
You won’t have to deal with clean up.
The space can accommodate plenty of people so you’ll have room for everyone to sit, mill around, and stand up without breaking a light bulb.
You can arrange catering with the helpful event coordinators at Free Range.
It’s an ideal location, easily accessible by public transportation and highways.
Wicker Park is the hippest neighborhood in the city and you could hit the bars nearby afterwards for some music or theater.
If you’d rather have private entertainment, Free Range can help you organize a live performance right in the space.
Don’t be alone and isolated this year for Thanksgiving. Show how thankful you are to live in such a wonderful city surrounded by wonderful people by inviting them to your Friendsgiving.