Living in the city far from our parents and close relatives, sometimes it’s our friends who eventually become our family away from home. For many, Friendsgiving is one of their favorite holidays of the year, giving designated hosts the opportunity to shake up the traditional gathering.
Need ideas to throw the most memorable Friendsgiving yet? We have the best ideas for the most unique yet effortless holiday tablescapes your friends will never forget.
Chic Yet Casual Table Setting: Moonbeam
Worry about the turkey, not the table setting, with this devastatingly easy yet elegant look from Sylvia Tribel.
If you want a nice balance between natural, relaxed and glamorous, set the table with Moonbeam melamine dinnerware. The best part is being able to mix and match the plates and pasta bowls, which comes in black or gold, in either a ‘ring’ or polka-dotted border.
Add a simple green garland in the center along with mini pumpkins and gold accents for a quick Friendsgiving setting that’s sure to impress guests.
Colorful Farm-Style Feast: Bistro
When we found out Alyssa Ponticello from Runway Chef created this country-style table setting in her LA home, we were astounded — this look could’ve easily been inside a luxury farmhouse somewhere in New England.
To achieve this farm-style Friendsgiving setting, set the table with Bistro and choose an assortment of bright fall flowers that correspond well with the dinnerware colors.
Alyssa recommends getting something red, something yellow, something neutral/pale green (eucalyptus, wheat, cotton stalks) and a grey/purple flower (lavender). Of course, a nice fresh butternut squash salad also adds to that farmhouse feel. Remember: Country decor is all about comfort and charm!
Mediterranean Meal: Palazzo
Bring summer indoors and style a soft and neutral table setting, like one of our favorite tablescapes from Camille Styles.
To recreate this look, pair our Palazzo dinnerware and unbreakable crystal-inspired wine glasses with soft pink linen and white floral centerpieces. Invite friends to sit on the floor for an easy, laid back Friendsgiving atmosphere.
As for the menu? Try a mouth-watering Israeli-themed feast, such as kabocha squash hummus, fresh pita, assorted pickles, cauliflower salad and lamb kebabs for an epic Friendsgiving.
Pink Chinoiserie Party: Cambridge Rose in Crimson
Think outside the box and throw a completely unique Friendsgiving they’ll never forget. This exotic dim sum dinner party setup from SF Girl by Bay is too much fun to pass up.
Give your Friendsgiving table a funky edge, with Chinese motifs to contrast the more traditional look of the Cambridge Rose dinnerware pattern. “Mix it with some black and white stripes, a contrasting floral print tablecloth, Chinese paper lanterns and of course, chopsticks to complete that Chinoiserie look,” says Victoria Smith.
Classic Autumn Table: Ruffle
You can never go wrong with a more traditional Thanksgiving tablescape, styled with with classic fall colors that mimic the surrounding foliage. Reluctant Entertainer does this really well with our signature Ruffle white dinnerware and serveware.
Setting a fall-inspired table is super easy, especially when you start with all-white. Add splashes of autumnal colors, like bright orange pumpkins, decorative napkins and cute vintage salt and pepper shakers for a homey Friendsgiving dinner party.
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