The One with a "Friends" Friendsgiving Party

Invite your favorite 20- and 30-somethings over for a Friends-themed Friendsgiving party, complete with Rachel’s Traditional English Trifle.

Friendsgiving for Six

The Thanksgiving episodes of Friends were some of the beloved series' most epic. Host your own crew — at your unrealistically huge Manhattan apartment, of course — for a comical feast inspired by type-A chef Monica, Thanksgiving hater Chandler and the rest. Just don't forget to wear your Thanksgiving Pants. 

The Turkey

For the main course, serve Monica’s Roasted Turkey complete with yellow sunglasses and a fez hat. But try not to get it stuck on your head and scare your friends. 

The Sides

Remember, Chandler is the boy who hates Thanksgiving and refuses to eat anything turkey related, so whip up some Righteous Mac and Cheese in his honor, and be sure to add a side of Baby Carrots — in case anyone has any accidents with knives while wearing huarache sandals.

Finger Food

You could whip up some mini Grilled Cheese sandwiches as an appetizer for anyone else who hates Thanksgiving and serve them with a family-sized bag of Funyuns.

The Secret Ingredient

Actually, the Funyuns taste great crumbled over Chandler's Righteous Mac and Cheese.

The Sauce

Even though Chandler hates Thanksgiving, he did whip up some Chanberry Sauce one year! 

The Potatoes — Three Ways

Don’t forget to make potatoes three ways: Ross’ Mom’s Mashed Potatoes with the Lumps, Phoebe’s Mom’s Whipped Potatoes with Peas and Onions, and Joey’s Mom’s Tater Tots. 

The Dessert

And for dessert? Monica’s Pumpkin Pie with Mockolate Cookie Crumb Crust. “Just like the Indians served!” We recommend using a chocolate cookie crust and then sprinkling some cookie crumbs on top of the pie. 

The Piece de Resistance

And last but definitely not least, Rachel’s infamous Traditional English Trifle. As Rachel describes it: "First, there’s a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, more custard, and then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top!"


You can make the trifle Rachel's "traditional" way, which does in fact make it "taste like feet," or you can use chocolate cookie wafer bits and green M&M's instead of the beef and peas. Your choice! Also, ladyfingers can be challenging to find, so make it easier on yourself and swap them out for some pound cake. And while you’re at it, make the custard using a boxed mix.