Thanksgiving is on Thursday, Nov. 26, and although Friendsgiving celebrations will be a bit different from 2019, you can still plan some fun virtual feasts. Whatever you're planning, there are plenty of choices to make your virtual party feel so festive. Here are 15 Friendsgiving Zoom backgrounds that'll decorate your room in a cinch.
In light of the pandemic, it's best to celebrate the holiday with your friends virtually unless they live in your household. As of Oct. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Thanksgiving guidance lists virtual celebrations as low risk. Having an in-person gathering comes with a moderate to high risk, especially if it's with people outside of your community. Planning a virtual celebration means you can skip the decorations and use a background instead.
Dr. John Swartzberg, M.D., F.A.C.P., clinical professor emeritus of infectious diseases and vaccinology at Berkeley Public Health, previously told Elite Daily virtual celebrations for Friendsgiving are the safest option. "Groups of people coming together inside is a recipe for disaster," he said, adding, "This virus does not respect our holidays.”
These backgrounds include options from royalty-free image services like Pixabay, Unsplash, and Pexels, as well as blog posts from Williams-Sonoma and West Elm. To download them, you'll need to click the download button or right-click to save the image to your computer.
1. A Festive Toast
A cozy virtual background for Friendsgiving, this photo features two friends toasting over a festive table, complete with a pumpkin pie and warm bread rolls.
2. Table Set For Company
You'll feel right at home with this Friendsgiving Zoom background, complete with a quaint table, mismatched chairs, mashed potatoes, and spinach dip, plus a fall-themed floral arrangement featuring shades of yellow, orange, and red.
3. Chic Friendsgiving Table
This holiday background from West Elm features a chic table set for a few close friends to enjoy an intimate dinner and laughs.
4. Pretty Charcuterie Board
If you're in love with holiday charcuterie boards, this background for Friendsgiving is a fun choice. Complete with a carefully curated charcuterie board full of meats, fruits, and decorations, you'll want to dive into your appetizers.
5. Toast To The Holidays
If you'd like to give the illusion of a real dinner party during your celebration, you'll get some good vibes from this Friendsgiving Zoom background video of close-knit friends toasting with glasses of red wine.
6. Holiday Turkey
There's no such thing as Thanksgiving without the turkey, and this virtual background showcases a bird fresh out of the oven and on the table. Not only will the background make you hungry, but you'll also make everyone's mouth water