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What happens when the stars align for a Thanksgiving celebration? Friendsgiving, of course! Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and more celebrities know how to celebrate the holidays with their famous pals, as evidenced by their swanky soirees through the years.

Lauren Conrad, for one, gave Us Weekly the exclusive run-down on Friendsgiving planning in 2017. “We’ve had to rent an extra table and chairs in past years,” she explained at the time. “You have to take into consideration that a lot of people travel for the holiday. So you can do it one of two days: You can do it in addition to a Thanksgiving, or you can do it in place of it, if you have friends who don’t travel for the day.”

The fashion designer handles the main course for her guests “since it needs to cook all day.” She then emails the attendees so they can volunteer for sides and desserts. “Most people go classic, but if there’s a bit of a mish-mash, it’s not a bad thing,” she told Us.

Conrad’s decor is set up to accommodate her guests’ every need. “We wanted to have either the flower arrangements or the food elevated,” she noted. “People don’t typically have giant tables, but Thanksgiving is a larger meal, so this way, the food is still easy to access for everyone. So much time goes into the meal, and people tend to do seconds. Having the platters right there doesn’t call as much attention as having to get up with your plate and re-serve yourself.”

The Celebrate author even makes the leftovers process simple by offering her friends to-go boxes. “In the past, I’ve gotten temporary containers from the grocery store, so I could send people home with a little container full,” she recalled. “I think that’s the easiest way.”

While Conrad certainly has Friendsgiving at her house down to a T, every celebrity does something a little different for their own celebration.

Scroll to see how Amy Schumer, Emma Roberts, Nina Dobrev, Rob Lowe and more stars have spent their Friendsgivings with fellow famous folks in the past!

Rob Lowe

The actor turned to his former Parks and Recreation costar Aziz Ansari when he found himself separated from his loved ones in 2018. “Away from home and missing my family,” Lowe wrote via Instagram. “But was able to share a beautiful Thanksgiving anyway, thanks to this great chef. Literally delicious!”

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Taylor Swift

The pop star is known for her lavish holiday celebrations, but things were more low-key in 2016 when she spent Friendsgiving with Todrick Hall, Martha Hunt and Lily Donaldson.

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Jennifer Aniston

The Friends alum shocked fans when she celebrated Friendsgiving 2013 with Ed Sheeran, according to a since-deleted Instagram photo shared by Aniston’s manager. The singer lived with Courteney Cox at the time.

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Emma Roberts

The Scream Queens alum and her American Horror Story family, including then-fiancé Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and series creator Ryan Murphy, rang in the holiday in Provincetown, Massachusetts, in 2017.

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Nina Dobrev

Gossip Girl alums Chace Crawford and Jessica Szohr joined the former Vampire Diaries actress in Dallas in 2014. “FriendsGiving,” Dobrev captioned a series of Polaroids on Instagram.

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Amy Schumer

The comedian hit the beach with pals Jennifer Lawrence and Ansari in 2015. “Thanksgiving dreams,” she wrote of the trio on Instagram.

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Alfonso Ribeiro

The season 19 mirrorball winner revealed exclusively to Us in 2019 that he spends Friendsgiving every year with the cast. “We invite all of the Dancing With the Stars dancers that don’t have homes to go to, that [don’t have] family that live here. They might be from England or Australia or South Africa,” the actor explained. “We have them over and say, ‘Come on, let’s all get together and share this wonderful holiday.’”


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