How To Host a Friendsgiving Dinner

How To Friendsgiving

I live in such abundance. I have family and friends that love me, a job that I love going to every day and that pays the bills, food in my fridge, a big soft bed, clothes for all seasons… I could go on and on. And for all of these reasons and more, I am thankful. If you’re reading this, something tells me you have reasons to be thankful, too. Enter Thanksgiving.

How To Friendsgiving

I am lucky enough to be going home to Arizona for Thanksgiving, and will get to spend the holiday with my family. But before that, I’ll be celebrating Friendsgiving with my second family — my friends. And in true personal nature, I’m going to have to make it meaningful and pretty.

How To Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is certainly not a new concept, and I’ve attended many dinners the past few years, each time the food getting yummier and the company growing warmer.

This year, I wanted to put together a decorative, festive table setting that anyone can do! My friends over at Paper Source provided so many options, and I picked my favorite items to really make the Friendsgiving table sparkle.

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

I stopped by Whole Foods to grab these blooms — aren’t they pretty? The pop of eucalyptus really made the bouquet smell amazing, and I think it looked a little more natural with the greenery in there!

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

I fell in love with this matchstick and candle combo. Although they’re sold separately, I think they look just darling together. And the candle smells amazing!

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

One thing that I feel makes a dinner really special are designated place settings. I think everything feels more fancy when there’s a place card associated! The combination of these Rifle Paper Co place cards and these pumpkin place card holders was so perfect. I also included these little champagne bears at each seat for people to take home. They didn’t last long — they’re SO delicious! I can see why these Sugarfina gummy bears are so popular!

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

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Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Another staple to Friendsgiving? Wine, of course. My favorite wine lately has been Chloe Wines, who has made their presence well known in Chicago over the last few months — and I have to say, I’m obsessed. Their prosecco and pinot grigio are my top picks for everything from larger dinners to small book club gatherings. Trust me, it’s all good.

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

These string lights added a small but impactful energy to the table. They run on batteries, so there’s no looking for an outlet! The battery pack can easily be hidden with another decoration. The lights paired well with these copper leaves, which added a delicate warmth to the table. But be careful — since they’re copper, their edges are sharp!

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

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Oh, and the dishes. Paper Source has a great line of matching dish ware out for Thanksgiving! I chose the dessert plates, tea towels, and coffee mugs for my table; I thought they were sweet and subtle, even though they are holiday themed.

Friendsgiving Table Decor Ideas

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Are you hosting a Friendsgiving dinner this year? I’d love to hear what you’re doing for it, and how you’re decorating! Sound off in the comments below!

This post was made possible by my friends at Paper Source and Chloe Wines, brands I know and love.

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