A Rustic Friendsgiving Feast

I teamed up with Jordan & Erin of Coalesce Events to host our first annual Friendsgiving feast. It was so wonderful to get together for an enjoyable, relaxing meal before the business of the holiday season takes over. Inspired by natural elements, we used dark green, kraft brown, white, and black as our color palette along with burlap accents. Take a look at how we made it happen!

The Centerpiece

White and green pumpkins varying in size were strategically placed down the center of the table to create visual movement. (Move over regular pumpkins, these might be my new favorite thing.)  Tea-light candles were scattered around the pumpkins, and two candlesticks were used as an anchor. Candles are one of the most easy, effortless ways to add ambience to the table.

The Place Setting

Each guest had their own personalized place setting with kraft paper initials. This was a chic way to lay out the seating arrangement while adding a typographic element. Gray and black polka-dot-patterned napkins made for a subtle, yet elegant touch.

The Food

To get the party started, we set up a drink station where guests could help themselves to a mason jar of refreshing Apple Pie Sangria. The menu consisted of traditional dishes mixed with some new favorites. We served rosemary smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, parmesan zucchini and corn, salad, and dinner rolls. For dessert we chose to whip up some quick and easy pumpkin pie parfaits.

A Rustic Friendsgiving Feast

Friendsgiving invitation

Drink station with mason jars

Apple Pie Sangria

Nature-inspired table

Give thanks banner

Rustic tablescape

Rustic table

Use initials as a place setting

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  1. This is so cute! I love Friendsgivings!

  2. What gorgeous table settings! Friendsgivings are SO much fun!

  3. Beautiful! I always lack in the decor department. I think I will have my daughters cut out letters to make a give thanks banner for our Thanksgiving.

  4. Kim says:

    What a cool atmosphere you created for the dinner – gorgeous photos, too!

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