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A Guide to Friendsgiving in Hoboken + Jersey City

by Danielle Lynch
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After a year apart, and then another year trying to figure out ‘the new normal,’ we can’t wait to get back to spending quality time with friends. What better way to kick off the holiday season than with a Friendsgiving? For the uninitiated, a Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving-style celebration shared with friends. It can be in addition to or in place of the family-focused celebration. Friendsgiving celebrations are so popular that the word was even added to the dictionary in 2020. However, and with whomever, the crew decides to celebrate, we’ve got everything needed for a memorable celebration. 



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Setting the Scene 

No Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving table is ever complete without decorations, paper goods, and platters that will wow guests and set the vibe. Luckily, our area has some beautiful decór shops that will add an extra holiday feel to your Friendsgiving dinner. Pick up some party games to encourage guests to mix and mingle. 

Washington General Store | 509 Washington Street, Hoboken

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Whether looking for tableware or decor, Washington General is stocked with beautiful pieces for the whole home. Festive platters to serve delectable side dishes, beautiful candle settings for the center, and wreaths to welcome guests are only a few of the pieces available at Washington General. 

Hudson Paperie | 312 Washington Street, Hoboken

As usual, Hudson Paperie is fully stocked with festive decor to add to the holiday table. The boutique has beautiful platters, napkins, candles, and other decor items. The P.F. Candle Co. candle Apple Picking is so welcoming and the Collins Be Thankful sign would look gorgeous hanging in the house. Top each place setting off with the Mudpie platter and napkins for a finished look.

Paper Source | 501 Washington Street, Hoboken

This store has everything needed to set the stage for a festive Friendsgiving. There’s even a ‘Friendsgiving Handbook’ available. Paper products, party games, silly favors, cards, and hostess gifts are all under one roof here. Even better? Shoppers can buy online and pick up in-store.

Big Fun Toys | 602 Washington Street, Hoboken

After 18 months of online socializing, we might all be a little rusty at being together. Pick up a board game, puzzle, or other activity at Big Fun to break the ice and get people talking and laughing. We’re partial to classics like ‘Guess Who’ but part of the excitement of a visit to the Hoboken staple is seeing what’s in stock.


How will you be hosting your Friendsgiving dinner this year? Let us know in the comments! 

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