Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner Party

Thanksgiving is about following tradition; Friendsgiving is about making new ones.

F5CD13D3-A0CF-4A66-BE56-05C17EB5F901I know I have a lot going on this holiday season. I am a bit crazed but I kind of love it! So when the idea of hosting a Friendsgiving Party came up, I jumped at the choice to host my first one. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?

My first task was setting my table for the event so I turned to my friends at Saveoncrafts for some help. I have been shopping at Saveoncrafts for a few years and they have an awesome selection of everything you need to entertain year round.

I decided to go with a slightly rustic them using burlap and cotton. So here are the items I picked out for my table.

Burlap table runner

Square Linen napkins with fringe edge

Faux cotton spray

Real cotton stocks

Natural birch branches

Burlap charger plates

10.5″ Norah corrugated zinc vase

Artificial flocked lambs ear and eucalyptus bundle

Chalkboard tags with wood frame

Two-sided large standing chalkboard

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I started decorating for Friendsgiving in my Flower Arranging room. A few weeks ago I converted half of my Butler’s Pantry to this area and I love it! I really enjoy arranging flowers, regardless of whether they are fresh or faux.

I have to tell you how excited I am about these vases! I love corrugated zinc vases and I have picked up a few of them in the past. But I have been searching for taller ones everywhere. Finally, I found them as these are 10 1/2 inches tall and they are just perfect!

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I absolutely love the rustic feel these centerpieces provide on my table!

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I started by laying down a burlap table runner down the center of my table. As I was starting to fold the square linen napkins I decided to use them as placemats instead. I love repurposing items! Then I added the burlap chargers and a few white fresh pumpkins to complete the look.

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I have collected vintage china for a long time and it’s always fun to pull out my turkey plates!

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For place cards, I used the small wood-framed chalkboards and just wrote in everyone’s names with a chalk pen.

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Finally, I added the Friendsgiving menu to my two-sided large standing chalkboard! I love how great it looks next to the real cotton stem floral.7F562D5F-9048-43C3-89B5-95BC434E1D56 2

So I am ready to host Friendsgiving this weekend. All I need now is to cook the food.

Oh my goodness!

This post was created in collaboration with Save On Crafts. 

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