Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner With Your Neighbors

10 servings
20 min

Have you ever thought about having a Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner with your neighbors?

What a great way to celebrate with your neighbors. You are only responsible for one course and you don’t need to call an uber.

picture of a table set with a floral arrangement, candles and a tureen with Friendsgiving punch

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I want to thank Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home for hosting this fun blog hop.

Be sure to visit all the blogs for some great Friendsgiving Inspiration

If you’re coming from Pasha at Pasha is Home I hope you enjoyed her Friendsgiving Table Setting

What is a Progressive Dinner?

Progressive dinners were very popular in the ’70s (when I was in High School)

My parents participated in them often.

I also remember them being fondue parties sometimes. Another big ’70s thing!

A Progressive Dinner is a multi-course event where each home host one course and the diners travel from house to house enjoying a course at each location.

A Progressive Dinner usually takes at least 4 hours. You should plan on a minimum of 45 minutes at each house and then time to walk or drive from house to house. In our neighborhood, we can use golf carts.

Typically there were four courses.

  • Appetizers
  • Soup/Salad
  • Main Course
  • Dessert
Cocktails & Hors d’oeurves

I chose to have cocktails and appetizers at our home.

I’m serving a fall Friendsgiving Punch with a fall Charcuterie Board.

Our greenhouse has been the site for a bar on several occasions. So I wanted to continue with that since my house is torn apart for the One Room Challenge.

When our daughter Annie got married at our home we had the bar in the greenhouse. You can read about that HERE

My latest Fall Charcuterie Board is perfect for my course in the Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner. You can read all about it HERE. I have another option HERE

Progressive Dinner


a dinner party in which each successive course is prepared and eaten at the residence of a different participant

Other Greenhouse Entertaining

The greenhouse was also the site of another fall gathering which you can read about HERE. You’ll also find my recipe for a Salted Carmel Apple Martini in this post.

Salted Carmel Apple Martini

I have a pumpkin soup tureen and used that to serve my punch!

Way’s to Serve Friendsgiving PunchAre you Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner?

Make sure to visit all of the amazing bloggers below and see what they have to help inspire your celebration.

Now it’s time to head over to Cindy at Cloches & Lavender for some Friendsgiving Dinner Ideas.


Friendsgiving Ideas & Inspiration
Friendsgiving Party Favor
Friendsgiving Tablescape
Pumpkin Pie
Friendsgiving Tablescape

Eleanor Rose Home | LeCultivateur | Green Valley Gable | Truemans Treasures

Friendsgiving Tablescape
Thanksgiving Punch
Friendsgiving Tablescape

Pasha is Home | Living Large in a Small House | Cloches & Lavender | Open Doors Open Hearts

Friendsgiving Tablescape
Friendsgiving Table
Pumpkin Centerpiece
Friendsgiving Leftover Printables

Robyn’s French Nest | White & Woodgrain | Bricks ‘n Blooms | Tatertots & Jello

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Friendsgiving Progressive Dinner With Your Neighbors
Recipe details
  • 10  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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  • 1 gallon apple cider or cranberry juice
  • 1 bottle prosecco
  • 1 cup vodka
  • 2 bottles ginger beer
  • 1 bag cranberries frozen
  • 1 orange, sliced
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced

Mix all the ingredients together in a large punch bowl or beverage dispenser. Add frozen cranberries right before serving. I serve with ice from an ice bucket so it doesn't water down the punch 🙂
  • I’m not a fan of apple cider so I use cranberry juice. You can also eliminate the vodka and substitute the prosecco for sparkling apple juice if you want a non-alcohol version.
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