The idea of throwing a Friendsgiving meal with your best pals should already lessen the usual big feast pressure. After all, you’re gathering with friends whom you likely see more often than siblings, parents and cousins who have to travel from different parts of the country. But of course, you still want to put your best plates and chargers forward—dinnerware pun intended—for your nearest and dearest, and while you’re at it, throw an element of surprise and delight so that their Friendsgiving feast is memorable.
Get inspired and take a look at how two bloggers elevated their tables for Friendsgiving—without the fuss!
Take a risk with unconventional style
When you think of Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving, the colors that come to mind are usually plucked straight from autumn: orange, brown, oxblood, and grass green. But Reichel of Copy Cat Chic thinks choosing a non-traditional color scheme like chalk white and gray gives a table a more updated, contemporary look. It’s risky to go with a more neutral palette, but as you can see below, the overall effect is simply stunning.
A change of scenery is a good thing, especially if you live in a place where dining alfresco is completely doable in late November. Elaine of House of Hargrove changed up her Friendsgiving feast setup by bringing it outdoors. With natural autumnal foliage as her backdrop, she set a pumpkin-themed table that celebrated the bounty of the season.
“Having a whimsical outdoor table allows kids to mix, mingle, play, and have a great time together without being confined to a more formal setting indoors,” says Elaine.
Need more inspiration? Read our latest Friendsgiving posts here!