This classy and colorful Friendsgiving puts a modern twist on the classic Thanksgiving. We’re talking pumpkin creme brûlée instead of your traditional pie, and purple & red accent colors. It may not be your typical holiday decor, but it’s every bit as festive! Here’s how Sarah Sofia Productions brought it all together and executed the fun & festive Friendsgiving!
Thanksgiving is time to gather together with family and friends, and give thanks for all our blessings! This boho chic Friendsgiving has all the fun elements of Thanksgiving but with a modern twist. Inspired by the purple and gold leaf invitation followed by the coordinating menu in blue, the event design has nontraditional Thanksgiving colors. The colors and calligraphy on the invitation and menu also inspired the calligraphy table runner with feathers and Thanksgiving phrases.
Playing on the gold accents we created a chic and easy DIY place setting with white pumpkins, which are partially spray painted in gold with place cards tied in purple ribbon. I love to entertain, and wanted to make this Friendsgiving feel chic yet relaxed. When I entertain, I always do my own floral design and often do it for parties and events I plan, which makes the occasion feel more intimate and special! Use flowers, vegetables, and fruits that are in season to create your beautiful Friendsgiving floral arrangement! Eggplants, magnolia leaves, persimmons, mums, artichokes, and gomphrena were just a few of the flowers used in the floral design.
Every party should have signature drink, and Friendsgiving is no different. Serve guests a Sparking Apple Cider Rosemary cocktail, which is a great alternative to the traditional wine and beer. This cocktail is also great with or without bubbly, and will have your guests asking for more! Last but not least, add boutonnieres and flower crowns for your guests, which completes this boho chic Friendsgiving! You can either make this a DIY activity for your guests as they watch football or have them done by a professional. Either way, your guests will love the added charm to your Friendsgiving!
Now time for the mouthwatering menu! This Friendsgiving opted for non-traditional Thanksgiving food dishes, yet still very seasonal. This menu has it all from soup, to a modern twist on carved turkey, to delicious desserts! Turkey Arancini, Butternut Squash Risotto, & Elk Pumpkin Meat Pie to name a few.
Instead of serving your guests family style for dessert, have a dessert bar, which allows guests to mix and mingle and devour dessert at their leisure. The dessert table is another way to showcase part of the meal with fun décor elements, like gold pumpkins displayed in a glass vase, feather or floral arrangement, and simple garland like the acorn garland. Add a cute sign or printable, and personalized cocktail napkins to finish the look.
Planning, Design, florals, DIY pumpkin place cards, & cocktail: Sarah Sofia Productions
Photography & Videography: Charlotte Lately
Food, dinnerware, flatware, coup Champaign glasses, chairs, serving dishes: Passion 8
Venue: Loray Mill
Paper Goods: Tiny Prints
Home décor & table top décor: Pottery Barn
Calligraphy Table Runner and place cards: LJ Design Co
Flower crowns and boutonnieres: Maiden Flower Crowns
Farm table: Creative Solutions