Here’s how to add weed to your Friendsgiving celebration this year

The Friendsgiving season has officially started. The trend first emerged in the mid-2000s when people started reinventing a traditional meal without family but with friends. What would a Friendsgiving celebration be without some marijuana these days?

Unlike the family events where you have to “forget something in your car” with your favorite cousin, Friendsgiving (in states where recreational cannabis is legal) lets you party freely with your friends. Here are some tips.

Complete your party

Introducing weed into your meal is easy, as so much of the flavor (and THC) is fat-soluble that the butter-heavy meal is a great way to infuse cannabis when you want a group experience.

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While infused butter is an easy go-to for diners to make any dish 420-friendly, you might want to consider skipping entrees because people overindulge. You can make a smaller version so people can taste test it. And new innovations like the Hourglass Gravity Infuser put on a real show with a futuristic 360-degree gravity system and a tray cloche that adds a chilled, flavorful smoke to everything from gravy to drumsticks.

The simplest option is the dessert course. If you really want to think outside the box, HighOnLove’s Dark Chocolate Body Paint doesn’t have to be reserved for the bedroom. Mom won’t be there to stop you from playing with your food at that dining table, so why not have a little fun? The body paint comes with a tiny brush that you can use to create your own hemp or THC-infused edible masterpiece. Apple cider donuts, pecan pie, strawberries, whatever you have for your sweet tooth can be paired with this delicious chocolate. The hemp-infused version is available online, while the THC-infused body paint is available to Colorado locals.

Seasonal Accessories

If pouring the feast isn’t your jam, celebratory glass pieces that double as functional works of art could add a touch of whimsy and provide a talking point. To keep the mood upbeat with your favorite flower, guests can puff on CannaStyle’s Bread Bowl between servings or sip on top of one of their PSL bongs.

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Remember, you don’t typically share wine glasses, and the same idea applies when sharing pipes and connections. So whenever you’re splitting a joint across the table or taking a hit from a friend’s bong, Moose Labs’ MouthPeace or MouthPeace Mini has made it post-Covid safe. MouthPeaces give you the freedom to share pipes, rigs, joints, blunts, vapes and vapes without sharing germs.

Photo courtesy of Moose Labs

Cooking tips to keep you healthy

Chef Justin Khanna has worked at some of the best restaurants in the world and now advises food tech startups, hosts pop-up dinners and publishes educational content. Here are some basic tips for your feast:

  • Don’t get overwhelmed. Making a prep list is the easiest way to avoid feeling scattered. Think about it: this is probably one of the biggest meals of your year, you should treat it differently than a standard dinner party with friends! Creating a quick checklist of the dishes you prepare can help you ensure ingredients are not lost and also give you a good sense of how to respond when your guests come over and ask, “What can I use?” help?”
  • Don’t go alone. Speaking of asking for help, this is a huge asset when you make your friends your guests. It’s not about Grandma making all the food (that was my Thanksgiving tradition), so spread the load. Ask people what they like to make or bring, and use this opportunity to expand the food. It’s a lot easier to know someone else covered the turkey, and you can use your oven on other projects throughout the day.
  • Don’t forget snacks. Let’s face it, your guests will arrive hungry. It doesn’t have to be fancy, but offering a few morsels upon arrival can be a phenomenal way to give yourself “slack time” when serving the big meal. Considering people are likely to want to catch up (or get to know each other at a first meeting), offer a charcuterie or butter platter, raw vegetables and dips, or even a baked cheese appetizer so everyone can settle in without feeling hungry to become.

However you do it, have a great time with your friends and remember it’s all about being with those you’ve chosen this Thanksgiving Day.

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