November 19, 2013

Easy Friendsgiving

Holidays Home Party Planning Uncategorized

I love entertaining as it is and now that we finally have a kitchen table I’m even more excited to host real dinner parties; Where menu’s, table settings and ambiance really matter. It’s so fun to plan everything out and is just another way to get creative. This year we’ve been thinking of being extra cute about the holidays and hosting a pre-Thanksgiving, Friendsgiving. With our house a little bit under construction (it seems to be never ending), we’re a little overwhelmed with the thought of actually having one… but that hasn’t stopped us from planning our If-We-Had-A-Friendsgiving dinner party!


I think we’ve found our favorite the easiest table decor ever, made simply from the repurposing of our Halloween decorations. Pumpkins and pine cones spray painted gold and we instantly have a super glam, Friendsgiving table setting. I also love the idea of tying a cute ribbon around each silverware setting, little details like that really show your guests you tried. And, to get into the spirit of giving thanks, we found this cute way of asking your guests what they’re thankful for this year.

Let’s talk food. We tried to incorporate each of our favorite fall foods in to dinner (I’m forewarning now, there’s no turkey on this menu – don’t get crazy). Here’s our If-We-Had-A-Friendsgiving Menu:


Baked Brie

First Course:

Pomegranate Pear Walnut Salad

Main Course:

Sweet Potato Skillet Chili

Vegan Cauliflower Mash

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta


No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Featured Cocktail:

Limoncello Gin Cocktail with fresh thyme

Between the DIY decor and easy thanksgiving recipes, it doesn’t get much easier than that. Lately, we’ve noticed, quite a few of our post titles begin with “Easy.” From getting dressed, to home decor, and even cooking, it’s all the same around here – the easier, the better. Let’s face it, we’re fashionably broke, we’re fashionably late and we’re fashionably not ready to have a dinner party yet. But, at least we have our plan ready to go for next year 🙂 Do you host Friendsgiving? If so, share your secrets in the comments please!


We just have a very low-key Thanksgiving dinner with our siblings. It makes the day a lot easier when you're only cooking for 4-6 people rather than 20+! I'm all about having an easy holiday.