How to Host a Perfect “Danksgiving” Feast
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to gather your friends and family around the dinner table to celebrate what you’re all thankful for. Here at GreenState, we’re feeling especially thankful for cannabis this year.
And while that may seem off-topic, cannabis and Thanksgiving pair better than you might expect. Legal cannabis sales soar over the holiday season. The day before Thanksgiving has even become known as “Green Wednesday,” thanks to the overwhelming amount of cannabis products purchased on that one day alone.
Feel like you’re missing out? Don’t. We’ve created the ultimate rundown of “high”-ly recommended ways to infuse cannabis into your holiday celebration this year—whether you’re lighting up with your parents for the first time or hosting a full-fledged Danksgiving feast.
Be the Dopest Host
Having people over for Danksgiving is a special honor, but there’s also a lot of responsibility you have to account for. To truly knock it out of the park, you have to provide the weed, make (at least most of) the dinner, and think of some fun activities to keep your guests engaged. So, how do you kick the day off in style?
Have your friends arrive a few hours before dinner. If you’ve got football fans in the crowd, pop the game on and make some festive canna-drinks for them while you finish dinner.
Need inspiration? Check out the cannabis cocktail concoctions these culinary cannabis influencers are sharing.
You’d also be remiss not to include some Danksgiving snacks, which you can prepare beforehand. Weed-infused cookies, brownies, and nachos should do the trick, but be careful not to make any of your snacks too strong or it’s going to be a long day. Put some joints or edibles out for those that don’t want to fill up on snacks.
For a treat that’s as easy to make as it is tasty, try this cannabis chocolate recipe from our contributing canna-chef Kathryn Cannon.
Infusing Your Danksgiving Feast
While your friends are enjoying themselves, get to work in the kitchen finishing off your main course. Cooking with cannabis is something almost every cannabis enthusiast will love, so don’t be afraid to ask your guests to bring something for a potluck if you don’t feel up to making an entire weed-infused Danksgiving dinner.
Essentially any Thanksgiving staple can be turned into a Danksgiving staple with some canna-butter or canna-oil. With this, you can cook a delicious canna-butter basted Turkey (or Tofurkey), a weed-infused casserole, and a dank sweet potato mash with canna-butter. For dessert, you can use that same canna-butter to infuse a delicious pumpkin pie with a side of ice cream or miracle whip.
Not sure where to start? This wacky mac n’ cheese recipe from our contributing canna-chef is a guaranteed hit.
“High” Quality Entertainment
After your meal, you’ll be feeling pretty good, so you’ll have two options. A heavy, weed-infused dinner is likely going to put everyone in a low-key mood, so you could take the opportunity to enjoy holiday stoner flicks like “The Night Before” or “A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas.” Here are some of our favorite cannabis films to get you started.
On the other hand (assuming your guests like sativa,) you could liven things up. Have some post-dinner party activities ready with some alcoholic or CBD-infused beverages and let your Danksgiving go on into the night. Cards Against Humanity, Pictionary, or a rented karaoke machine will kick the party up a notch.
There you have it. You’ve now got all the tools you need to host a fantastic Danksgiving for your favorite weed-loving friends and/or family. The holiday season is coming quickly, so you’ll need to start planning your decor, party games, and of course, your delicious weed-infused food and drinks to make your party one to remember.