Years ago my Dad and his girlfriend hosted a Thanksgiving dinner for their friends in June and it was really a great time. I always remembered that special event and longed to host my own mid year Thanksgiving soiree. Flash forward 10 years and throwing a “Friendsgiving” party is all the rage. I’ve been thinking about it all summer but it’s just been too hot to plan any kind of meal that requires a hot stove and oven. Finally the temperature has dropped and I’m on board! This weekend I was inspired to pick a date and start planning. My hubby was hesitant about diluting the traditional meal we look forward to all year with our family, so I decided to make our friend get-together a brunch instead. I’m excited to plan the menu and will have fun incorporating some of the traditional dishes into brunch options. I do know there will be cranberry mimosas!