With Halloween just a week away, the Holiday Season is basically here, I mean soon we will be creating our Holiday Photo Cards!
While I’m a Christmas girl all the way – I also think Thanksgiving is super special. In my childhood my Mother hosted around 20 people every. single. year. I had literally never had Thanksgiving Dinner at someone else’s house until after I got married, so Thanksgiving was always full of that “hustle bustle” excitement and energy that holidays and hosting brings.
This year I wanted to do something special. FriendsGiving!
*This post was sponsored by Basic Invite – All opinions about the product and photos are honest, and my own.*
My husband’s job has taken us across the country from our family, as is the same story for most of the folks, and friends, that we have here.
I know many of them will either be traveling or have family in town for Thanksgiving so I wanted to set aside an evening ~ even if it was an entire month in advance ~ for us to join together and celebrate being friends!
So let’s get to it!
HOW TO: Host a FriendsGiving Dinner Party
i n v i t a t i o n s
First things first. If you’re going to have a party of any kind, you have to Invite people. And let’s face it, there’s just NOTHIN like a good old fashioned paper Invitation.
For FriendsGiving we got our invitations from Basic Invite, here’s why they were so amazing:
– they have pretty much unlimited color selections
– they send a sample for you to approve before you purchase so you an be absolutely sure they created what you want.
– they have over 40 different color options for envelopes, so there is pretty much no way your envelopes have to be white, and they will for sure match!
– sending invites is SO easy with Basic Invite’s “Address Capturing Service” – you just request your recipients addresses on social media and once your friends reply it is stored in your personal Basic Invite account, then you can just select them when ordering your invites. So easy!
– they are offering 30% off with code holi30
– they can create a quality holiday party invitation
d e c o r a t i o n s
This is the part I always stress about! The decorations! I feel like they are somehow the easiest and hardest thing to do!
inspiration: our giant maple tree and it’s changing leaves
color story: browns, rose gold and a pop of burgundy
textiles: butcher paper, pine cones and ever green branches as well as real wood accents
~ t a b l e s c a p e ~
~ a g l a s s o f r o s e g o l d ~
d i n n e r a n d d r i n k s
~ c i d e r s t a t i o n ~
~ f i l l y o u r p l a t e ~
~ d e s s e r t ~
t h e k i d s t a b l e
As a mom I always try to make sure there are activities for kids to do at parties we have! We recently went to a party thrown by a couple that doesn’t have children, and the hostess (hey amanda!!!) was so amazing and had pumpkins and paint for the kids! I mean what an angel right!? I wanted to do something different at our party so I came up with two easy activities for the kids, aside from playing on the swing set!
~ l i t e r a l l y t h e k i d s t a b l e ~
~ p i c k s o m e p e a r s ~
If this post gives you all the Thanksgiving Feels here are a few other Thanksgiving Posts you can check out!
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