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 for under $25!
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, 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 glasses and gold cutlery were already mine, but everything else was added for $25.
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.
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David @ Spiced
Wednesday 8th of November 2017
We've been talking about doing a Friendsgiving with some of our friends and neighbors, and this is the perfect inspiration for our table! I love how bright and festive everything is! But you still managed to pull in the rustic Fall themes, too. Thanks so much for sharing, and happy Friendsgiving! #client
Thursday 9th of November 2017
Thanks, David! You should definitely have a Friendsgiving! It's so fun and I love how it's not as much work as a traditional Thanksgiving meal because it can be a potluck!