How to Set The Ultimate Friendsgiving Table
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How to Set The Ultimate Friendsgiving Table

Friendsgiving is basically the best. It gives you a chance to share in some holiday cheer with those you love like family. And it sure beats the pants off of dealing with weird family dynamics. Yup, whoever held the first Friendsgiving was a brilliant person. And if you’re hosting the shindig this year, you’re going to have to set that table so it should look as good as all those beautiful people sitting around it. Here are 30 inspiring tablescapes that look way, way, way better than good.

1. Black and White: Black and white is always classic, even on Thanksgiving. (via Kristi Murphy)

2. Natural Decor: Natural elements like pine cones and beeswax candles give a rustic chic look that we’re loving all season long. (via Style Me Pretty)

3. Pumpkin Centerpiece: Placing pumpkins on your table will give you a large and bright centerpiece that’s easy to move when the turkey comes out. (via A Beautiful Mess)

4. Tablecloth: Whether it’s lace, linen or a simple runner, a tablecloth is to an event what a rug is to a room. It just pulls it all together. (via The Glitter Guide)

5. Boho Style: Sitting on the ground during a dinner party makes for a more relaxed atmosphere, giving guests the urge to kick off their shoes and really make themselves at home. (via Free People)

6. Fall Foods: Fall has such a bounty of fruits and vegetables that are so rich in color. Replace the flowers on your table with fall’s harvest instead. (via The Kitchn)

7. Include Some Fur: Do you see it? Do you see what they did? They used faux fur wrapped wine bottles as centerpieces. You should totally do that, too. (via Griffanie)

8. Candles: While candlelight can be thought of as strictly romantic, those flickering flames will give your table a sense of intimacy and give your guests a sense of warmth. (via Wedding Chicks)

9. Quit the Corn: Autumn fields produce more than just corn and beans. Decorate with cotton and wheat for a unique and soft look. (via Just Destiny)

10. Magnolia Leaves: Three words. Magnolia. Leaf. Garland. (via Style Me Pretty)

11. Porch Dinner: Don’t abandon your outdoor dinner plans for a little rain. Set up everything on the porch for a dry outdoor meal. (via Yellow Bliss Road)

12. Go Vintage: A few vintage pieces that boast some serious sparkle is what your table needs. Head to your nearest thrift store to pick up some of that glam for your table. (via Lauren Kelp)

13. Finest China: You’re in charge here. So if you want to take dinner outside but still bust out the good stuff (or, whatever, the vintage stuff!) you can do just that. (via Style Me Pretty)

14. Mixed Metallics: Silver, copper, gold — take everything metallic in your house and throw it on the table. (via Making Lemonade)

15. Wooden Accents: Adding some bark to your table will bring some earthy-ness to the scene. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

16. Succulents: Just because it isn’t summer doesn’t mean we have to give up our precious succulents just yet. Use their greenery for your Friendsgiving table centerpiece. (via Style Me Pretty)

17. Unique Seating: Folding chairs = zero charm. Hay bales covered with quilts = charm to infinity. (via The Sweetest Occasion)

18. Wooden Serving Platters: Serving your turkey and veggies and potatoes on wooden platters certainly brings a cozy cabin feel to the table. (via Style Me Pretty)

19. Keep it Simple: If you’re short on time, forget the flowers and candles. Instead of stressing, choose a simple centerpiece that says fall, like this pumpkin. (via Dreamy Whites)

20. Jewel Colors: Don’t shy away from darker hues like plum and forest green. They complement your linens and china so well. (via Apartment 34)

21. Turkey Centerpiece: Surround your turkey with candles and let that bird strut its stuff on your table. It is the centerpiece dish, after all. (via The Effortless Chic)

22. Destination Dinner: Maybe you live in an apartment with no yard to speak of. If that’s the case, take your dinner elsewhere, like a park or orchard. (via The Style Files)

23. Backyard Decor: With just a little effort, the branches and leaves in your backyard can make just as pretty a centerpiece as candles and flowers can. (via The Pretty Blog)

24. Simple Supper: Irrational fear of cooking a whole turkey? That’s okay. Serve up a simple cheese plate for a classy yet uncomplicated supper. (via Camille Styles)

25. Blankets and Comfort: Eating outdoors can be a chilly affair in November. Make sure you provide plenty of blankets and pillows to keep guests warm and comfortable. (via His Potion)

26. Dessert Centerpiece: Holiday desserts are always so gorgeous. Why not make them the centerpiece to your table, although you might have a hard time keeping your guests from spoiling their dinner. But that’s alright. This is Friendsgiving! (via The Effortless Chic)

27. Green Chandelier: Have you filled up your table edge to edge with all the necessities? Take your decorations up high by hanging the greenery above the festivities. (via Being Determines Consciousness)

28. Farmhouse Friendly: Old boxes and canning jars on the table can help bring a sense of home and nostalgia. (via The Glitter Guide)

29. Food Table: Small apartments aren’t very accommodating for dinner parties. Dress up your table with the food and let guests sit where they may. (via A Better Happier St. Sebastian)

30. The Most Important Thing: Throughout your planning process, keep in mind that your friends are the most important part of your dinner, not the food or the centerpiece. Although antlers are almost better than your happy hour buddy… nah, just kidding.  (via Coordinately Yours)

Have you ever hosted a Friendsgiving dinner? Tell us all about it below!