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How to Have a Hipster Thanksgiving 2011

Last year I wrote a guide on how to have a Hipster Thanksgiving. Reading over that guide, I kind of wish I could copy and paste it for this year’s post, but alas, I had to come up with something new. Last year’s guide talked about Amy Sedaris’ hosting book ‘I Like You: Hospitality Under the Influence‘ and I pretty much just want to only write about that. That woman is the shit.

So it’s Thanksgiving. You’re young, you’re hip, you like making cool DIY projects and even though you’re not vegetarian you’d like to think of yourself as one in select conversations with select individuals that are vegetarian. This is a special time of year for you and you need to know how to prepare for it responsibly. Here are some hipsters tips and products that will enable you to do this.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Make Tin Can Lights for the Turkey Table-
I came across this idea one day on one of those DIY pictorial porn sites- you know, the ones where you look at beautiful pictures of things people make and you marvel at how talented everyone is other than you and then you start to feel really really bad about yourself so you bookmark the page to try and make whatever cool DIY project you saw at a later time and you never do? This project in particular caught my eye- it’s easy and cute as shit. Here is a link to show you how to do it, but pretty much you clean out some veggie or soup cans, put them in the freezer, then bang the living hell out of them with a hammer and nail. Make sure to clean out the soup first! Otherwise it’s going to explode and smell like ass.


Single Serving Pie Jars Are Cuter Than Your Children Will Ever Be-
‘Cause weren’t pies deemed the “in” food of 2011? I know for one that there are a lot of kick-ass pie shops and food carts around Austin. Who doesn’t like pies? WHO?! TELL ME! This adorable as f DIY project I found on Readymade is perfect for a hipster Thanksgiving. Not only are you making pies, but you’re also upcycling mason jars. Upcycling- something that all hipsters do according to Linton Weeks at NPR (one of the few statements he was correct about).

Pumpkin Pie Soda Will Give You Wings-
Hipsters like the alternative and you certainly can’t get anymore weird than Pumpkin Pie Soda. Maine Root- a fair trade staple here in Austin- has brought back their Pumpkin Pie Soda for the holidays. They’re currently featuring it at the Austin Co-op Wheatsville, but I’m too afraid to try it. Pumpkin soda sounds ok, pumpkin pie soda sounds rough. Carbonated pie flavor is difficult to imagine, but you know what, it’s Maine Root, so it probably kicks ass. Let me know if you’ve tried it!

Wear Aprons and Nothing Else-
Anthropologie has the most ridiculously adorable Stepford Wife-ish aprons available. I bought one for my grandma for her birthday and I gotta tell you, they’re cuter and better quality than most of the clothing I own. If I could walk around in aprons all day, I would. However, I think that would leave side boob and ass cheek visible. Check out Anthropologie’s list of aprons and drool.


Partake in Friendsgiving-
I think this word as become popular this year because I’m seeing it pop up more and more on social media. Friendsgiving is what most of us lost and lonely twenty-somethings have to partake in. Even if you have a family to spend Thanksgiving with- dump in. It’s cooler to eat field roast with friends. According to the stock photo above, you can only invite your ridiculously good-looking friends though.


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  • Reply Lauren C. November 23, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I would also recommend the Wasatch Pumpkin Ale, for the big kid drinks. Basically, the beer dude at Whole Foods made me buy it, despite my skepticism. But, turns out, it’s pretty darn awesome.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      Mmmm…though not a big beer drinker, I will have to try that! Thanks!

  • Reply M November 23, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    L., have a wonderful Thanks-and-Friendsgiving! 🙂 This post was hysterical, and right on the nose. 🙂

    • Reply hipstercrite November 23, 2011 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks! You too!

  • Reply Luís November 23, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Another season post Hit L. Lots of laughs!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 23, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Thanks, Luis!!!

  • Reply doniree November 24, 2011 at 3:26 am

    What does it say that I wore one of those Anthropologie aprons to my Friendsgiving?

    • Reply hipstercrite November 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      It means you are the reining hipster queen!

  • Reply November 25, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Funny stuff.

    • Reply hipstercrite November 25, 2011 at 7:46 pm

      Thanks! I’m hipster approved?

  • Reply Jonathan Manor November 25, 2011 at 7:02 am

    I use to have this thing for girls who wear aprons. My ex girlfriend use to wear an apron naked and it possibly was the hottest thing ever!

    I sort of had a friendsgiving today. No family where I moved. I assume it’ll be worse diring christmas :/

    Great article!

    • Reply hipstercrite November 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

      Thanks, Jonathan. You won’t be able to go home for X-mas?

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