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Do you celebrate Friendsgiving? It’s typically a less formal celebration get-together with friends in the 1-2 weeks before Thanksgiving. It can be potluck style with guests bringing sides and drinks. Think more beer and wine and less Grandma and Grandpa. Because it’s less formal, the decorations can be more colorful and fun! And I’ve put together this DIY Colorful Friendsgiving Table on a budget using finds from 99 Cents Only for under $25! First, have you seen that the 99 now has CRAFT SUPPLIES?!? Yay!!! I stumbled upon an endcap display of paints, wooden letters, and other craft supplies and thought I would add some colorful touches to the typical, rustic browns and oranges of the Thanksgiving decorations! Nothing fancy or difficult – just simple hand-drawn dots and stripes! Here’s what I started out with: The clear plates are awesome! I use them all the time for dinner parties – they are perfect for adding name place cards UNDER the plate! But this time, I decided to add some colorful patterns to them with paint. You simply paint the underneath side of the plates and they are still food safe, but now fun with color! And then I added paint to my pumpkins (leftover from Halloween), a bag of faux acorns I found in the Thanksgiving section at the 99, and an acorn sign that was so not my style, but with a few coats of paint, is the perfect centerpiece for my Friendsgiving table! The vintage purple glasses and gold flatware are mine, but everything else on the table is from the 99! And I added some paint to these cute little owls and stuck them in my floral arrangement! I don’t normally put flowers on the table because people can’t see/talk over them across the table, but I do like to have fresh flowers either in the dining room or, if using a buffet food setup, off to the corner of the buffet. The vase is vintage, but I added the rustic burlap ribbon that I found from the 99 along with the owls to make it more fall than spring since I was used tulips. Are you planning on hosting a Friendsgiving this year? Because Friendsgivings are usually potlucks, I make sure that I have the main course, (the turkey or even turkey sandwiches, remember, it’s less formal than Thanksgiving), along with at least one appetizer and one bottle of wine just in case someone forgets to bring something or cancels. If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer, these Loaded Potato “Chips” are delicious and all of the ingredients can be found at the 99! The 99 has fresh, affordable produce everyday that allows you to eat on a budget! Can you believe I did this entire setup WITH an appetizer for less than $25? If you’re looking for new holiday table decorations, be sure to check out the 99! There is always something new and exciting and you never know what you’ll find when you “do the 99!” 99 Cents Only Stores have all of your favorite name brands at a price that can’t be beat. If you’re looking for more Thanksgiving inspiration, be sure to follow the 99 on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter!