Atlanta's 'Media Maven' Mara Davis shares fun ideas for hosting or dining for Friendsgiving

On this segment of "City Lights," content creator Mara Davis offers suggestions for those looking for upcoming Thanksgiving plans. (Pixabay)

Community can look different for many people. It doesn’t always have to be blood-related; it can be chosen. Around the holidays, a popular trend among friend groups is “Friendsgiving.” And in this interview, the Diva of Delicious, Mara Davis, joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes to talk about some fun ways to host or dine out for Friendsgiving. Her suggestions are listed below!

Eating with Erica Supper Club 

The EWE Supper Club is a community like no other in the Metro Atlanta area. As a member, you’ll get to brush shoulders and share appetizers with culinary connoisseurs, entrepreneurs, influencers, business owners and others who are looking to be the “host with the most.”

You’ll get to know others in the community who share a love for cuisine, hospitality, entertaining and dining in a creative and delectable atmosphere. Erica guarantees that you will walk away from Supper Club with a satiated palette and a slew of new connections.

TikTok Friendsgiving Trends 

·       Bring your own board (charcuterie, french fry, cheese)

·       Dish with the first letter of your name

·       70’s theme (decade theme)

·       PJ’s and TJ’s (pajamas and trader joes)

Want to get out of the house with your friends?  

Try Puttshack!

Friendsgiving Pot Luck Ideas

Side dishes are the best – or try from a local restaurant like “Socks Love BBQ.”

Ideas from Target

The Bumble App helps users find a Friendsgiving, partnering with Butterball.

Ina Garten has great playlists and recipes! 

Whiskey SoursAssemble early in the day and refrigerate.

Butternut Squash and Apple SoupMake up to 3 days ahead and refrigerate. Reheat before serving.

Rack of LambAssemble early and refrigerate; roast the lamb before dinner.

Orzo with Roasted VegetablesRoast the vegetables, cook the orzo, and make the dressing a few hours ahead. Assemble the dish and allow it to sit at room temperature. Serve at room temperature.

Easy Cranberry and Apple CakeBake early in the day – it’s really easy! – and allow to sit at room temperature.

After Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving check out:

Kristian Bush & Friends Thanksgiving Show at Eddie’s Attic, Monday, Nov 27, at 7 pm.