The holidays will be here before we know it (and we can't wait!). It's time to start thinking about November events, and every year, we see more and more coordinators opting to celebrate "Friendsgiving" in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. We've pulled highlights and tips from those who have done it well and compiled them all here in one place to help you host the best Friendsgiving ever!
Set the Tone
Set the tone for a festive night with an inviting tablescape. Start shopping your local Dollar Tree and Target Dollar Spots for items like candle votives, decor pinecones and fall foliage, and other seasonal pieces that can be arranged along a table runner to create a centerpiece. We love these candle stick holders that come in multiple colors and these metallic placemats (pictured in the photo on the left.)
If you're going for an upscale feel, you might also consider using a fabric tablecloth, glassware instead of plastic cups, and plastic disposable plates instead of paper (these plates look like the real thing but are $0.50 each and reusable!).
If you don't have a large clubhouse space, consider moving the party outdoors and hosting it by a firepit, poolside, or in a courtyard. If there isn't space around one large table, consider amenity spaces where alternative seating is available, and you can create multiple seating areas.
We want to hear about your Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving celebrations. Drop us a comment and tell us what you've got planned, or what you've seen work well in the past. Remember to share your events and photos with us so that we can pass on the inspiration, and follow us on social media @aptlife for more ideas!