First, I’d love to thank Heidi from Eleanor Rose Home for including me in a fun blog hop! Together, Heidi and I, and several of our friends are going to be sharing some ideas for a fun Friendsgiving Celebration. If you’re coming over from Stacey’s Blog, thanks so much for stopping by! She has so many amazing ideas. Her pumpkin pie looks so amazing! I cannot wait to make it! Be sure to check out all the amazing ideas at the end of this post. So, let’s get to it!
What is Friendsgiving?
Friendsgiving is celebrating Thanksgiving with your Friends instead of your family. Has this always been a thing? I don’t know, but I think it became popular after the sitcom Friends. They almost always had Thanksgiving together as Friends. Man, I miss that show. Another one of my favorite shows, Felicity, celebrated Friendsgiving. Do you remember that show? I think you can make your Friendsgiving table as formal or informal as you like. I’m going to share some inspiration for your next Friendsgiving Table.
What I used
I love using lots of greenery for my tablescapes. I think eucalyptus is perfect for any season. I layered several eucalyptus garlands in the center of my table over a piece of chiffon fabric.
Candles. You have to have candles. I love vintage brass candlestick holders. But I think it’s fun to mix in glass or wood candle holders, as well. These days, there are so many options for candles too! I really love the twisted candles and all the different moody colors that are offered.
For the place settings, I use my everyday cream-colored dishes. I like to use seagrass placemats, as well. You could also do chargers or really anything! There are so many possibilities. I use gold flatware for each setting for some glam. You can add individual pumpkins to each place setting or books. Here’s where you can give each guest a little gift, if you like.
What to Serve?
What’s on the menu? You could definitely make all the food yourself, but I would have my guests each bring something. This is Friendsgiving after all. You could assign each guest a food to bring or leave it up to them. You could have each guest bring a side or a dessert. Or bring a beverage of their choice. Here’s a list of some of my favorites.
- Mississippi Mud Pot Roast
- Roasted Turkey with all the fixings
- Sweet Potato Casserole with marshmallows
- Green Bean Casserole
- Dinner Rolls
- Glazed Carrots
- Bacon wrapped Asparagus
- Mashed Potatoes and gravy
- Cranberry Sauce (homemade or from a can)
I think with Friendsgiving, the menu could be nontraditional. Since you’re probably going to have a traditional Thanksgiving meal with your family, you can try some different recipes for your Friendsgiving celebration. That could even be your theme!
I hope you found some inspiring ideas for your next Friendsgiving celebration. Be sure to check out all the amazing other bloggers. They have some beautiful and delicious ideas for Friendsgiving. Pasha, with Pasha is home, is up next; I just love how she created the perfect Friendsgiving Table. I know you’ll love Pasha; she and I go way back! Until next time Treasure Hunters!
You may also enjoy:
Friendsgiving Ideas & Inspiration
Eleanor Rose Home | LeCultivateur | Green Valley Gable | Truemans Treasures
Pasha is Home | Living Large in a Small House | Cloches & Lavender | Open Doors Open Hearts
Robyn’s French Nest | White & Woodgrain | Bricks ‘n Blooms | Tatertots & Jello
Your table is beautiful. I love the idea of a Pot Roast for Friendsgiving especially if you are having a turkey on Thanksgiving!
Yes! And it’s so easy in the crockpot!
Kylie! Your table scape is stunning!! I love it so much!! So elegant and beautiful!! Such a great way to show your guests how much you love having them!!
Awww, Thank you so much!
What a beautiful table! I love the centerpiece runner it looks amazing!
Awwww, thank you so much!
Kylie I love your Friendsgiving tablescape so much! It’s absolutely beautiful!!! I love your Friendsgiving meal ideas too, green bean casserole is my favorite. I used to watch Felicity too, I loved that show! Pinned!!!
Yes! I’m so glad I found someone else who loved Felicity!
So pretty, my friend. Happy Fall!
Thank you so much!
This table is gorgeous!! Love the centerpiece and runner. Pinned and followed your blog!
Thank you so much!
Robyn Huff says
This sounds like a fun and beautiful celebration! Count me in!
Brittany Hutchison says
Kylie, your tablescape looks beautiful! I love all the greenery you used!! Pinning for later. 🙂
Your table looks amazing!!! I love all the greenery!!! Simply beautiful!!! Pinning!
Thank you so much!
Jennifer Hadfield says
Wow Kylie! Your table is absolutely stunning! I love your garland. So pretty! I pinned it to my Thanksgiving board to share 🙂
The garlands are absolutely stunning!! I love this share.