Friendsgiving is the more fun, less formal Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving is a an excellent excuse to gather with your besties for a fun, informal dinner together at some point before the more formal Thanksgiving Day. Have each guest bring a dish for a low-stress, potluck-style gathering. Follow our helpful hints to create a warm Friendsgiving that is as simple as it is elegant. Styling this tablescape is super fast and most of these items you probably already own!
- Tablecloth - Use kraft mailing paper as a tablecloth! It’s crisp, clean, and you and your guests can get creative with sharpies or chalk. You can even write your guest’s names at each ‘place setting’ rather than using place cards. Kraft paper is way more fun and cost-effective than a tablecloth and name cards! Plus you probably already have it on-hand from wrapping Christmas gifts last year (if not, you can get it almost anywhere on the cheap).
- Centerpiece - For the centerpiece, gather all the ivory candles you have for an impactful look. Layer in some some white pumpkins, which you can get from most grocery stores this time of year. White pumpkins are super versatile. You could leave them as is, spray paint them gold, or paint on other colorful designs. Finally, add some fresh greenery (eucalyptus is stunning and affordable) to pull the look together.
- Place Setting - Plastic dinnerware is totally okay for laid-back friendsgiving! And the color black is totally having a moment in home design and fashion trends this fall! Black is sophisticated without trying too hard. You could say black is the new black! Zak Designs Confetti dinnerware collection features chic black plates this season, which add a trendy touch to any tablescape. The Confetti collection is designed to coordinate and mix and match extensively with a variety of other Zak dinnerware lines, so the options are endless! Pair your black dinnerware with gold flatware and neutral linens for an upscale look. Happy Friendsgiving!