Hosting a Friendsgiving Dinner Party Again This Year

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

Friendsgiving DinnerI 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 our annual Friendsgiving came up, I jumped at the choice to host again this year. I mean who doesn’t want a dress rehearsal for the big Turkey Day Celebration?

I hosted Friendsgiving last year and here was my table. I decided to go with a slightly rustic theme using burlap and cotton.

Friendsgiving Dinner Party

I started decorating for Friendsgiving in my Flower Arranging room. Last year 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 love corrugated zinc vases and I have picked up a few of them in the past. I now have a great selection of all different sizes.

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

Friendsgiving Dinner Table

For my table last year, 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.

Friendsgiving Dinner

I have collected vintage china for a long time and last year I pulled out my turkey plates!


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

Friendsgiving Dinner Table Setup

Friendsgiving Dinner place cards

I also added the Friendsgiving menu to my two-sided large standing chalkboard! I love how great it looked next to the real cotton stem floral.

Friendsgiving Dinner menu

So now I have to plan my table and get ready to host Friendsgiving this weekend. And you will be proud of me. This year I have everyone bringing part of the meal.

See, I am learning.


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13 Responses

  1. Is a chalk pen something different than just a piece of chalk? If so, is it erasable? Have never heard of it. Thankyou!

  2. Hi! You mentioned in your story on Instagram that you were smoking a turkey? Do you still plan on sharing that process/recipe? I am hoping to do the same for our family Thanksgiving. Also- absolutely loved the table you made & used for your Friendsgiving this year and hope you still plan to share how you made that as well! We have a large family and I think that will be a future project! Thx!

  3. are you using mixed silver patterns??!! can you tell us more? i cannot stop scrolling to look at it again and again! love that look!! now i want it bad! lol! thanks for sharing.

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