So you’ve invited all your friends over for your Friendsgiving celebration, and you’ve got a signature cocktail and a great DIY favor for them. Now it’s time to think about the tablescape. Do you go fancy with dishes or keep it low-maintenance with paper plates? Here’s the thing—the best part about friendsgiving is that there are no rules! Simply do as much or as little as you want.
Here are some tips for you to throw together a tablescape that’s a simple as it gets.
Start with the tablecloth
Call me crazy, but what about using a blanket? Yes, a blanket! This trend is one of my favorites right now. Seeing blankets used on the table makes me feel right at home.
Think about the table setting
You can leave the table with just chargers that are dinner plate-ready, or you can add layers like I did here.
On top are the cutest little pumpkins that are perfect for hot soup and bread.
Instead of putting the napkins on the table, I put one on each chair. This clears up the table a bit and adds some color and texture to the entire tablescape.
I finished each setting with gorgeous, textured hammered silverware. My friends were so impressed with how heavy they were! Next time you’re in the store you must see and feel for yourself. The texture also plays well off the candlelight and gives the table a dreamy ambiance.
Reach for stylish glassware
Have some ready-made cocktails and empty water cups within reach so guests can take sips and mark their spot for dinner. It also frees up more space on the buffet line.
Don’t forget about the centerpiece
Make sure your centerpiece is no-fuss! We used the matte green pumpkin baker as our centerpiece along with this skinny topiary tree, mini fall accents and candles. Whatever you do, don’t put anything that will block the view. You are with friends, after all!