These great Friendsgiving party ideas will bring out the kid in all of us. For this year’s celebration, we decided to embrace our inner child and pull together the ultimate kids’ table. Trust me, if my mom’s satellite table had been this fun, the adults in the family would have been fighting us for a seat at this table. Our inspiration was an adorable Thanksgiving bundt cake that we found in celebration of National Bundt Cake Day, November 15. Here are four great Friendsgiving party ideas you’ll want to incorporate into your celebration and possible your own kids’ table on Turkey Day!
Over the past decade, Friendsgiving has become a popular annual celebration typically held the weekend before Thanksgiving. It’s a low-key get-together with your closest pals to eat a great meal (usually a potluck), without any of the anxiety that can often results from being in the same room as all of your family members. Chowhound’s Friendsgiving The Hosts Guide states: “an unforced gathering of your closest friends makes for a truly fun and special dining experience.” Sign us up! Here are some addition Friendsgiving party ideas to make your table as special as the meal.
START WITH A PLAYFUL PLACEMAT …
These paper placemats are simply adorable and loaded with hours of fun! To start, you’re prompted to list out up to eight things you’re grateful for as you color the bird’s feathers. What a great way to begin your celebration! They also contain hidden pictures to find, a dot-to-dot cornucopia, tic tac toe, and lots and lots of fall images to color!
ADD SOME COLOR AND FUN …
These flatware holders were perfect for this table! You simply slip the utensils into a pouch in the back. They come in a pack of four and include two cute designs, a fall acorn squash and, of course, a turkey!
GIVE YOUR GUESTS A PARTY FAVOR!
The best part of every party is the goody bag! For our Friendsgiving, we modified that a bit and included these darling turkey crowns as party of our tablescape. They are not only festive, they are the perfect accessory to make all of your Thanksgiving selfies a bit more festive.
A TRULY TASTY CENTERPIECE …
My absolutely favorite part of this table is the centerpiece. I’d like to take credit for creating it myself, but sometimes you find something that’s just too adorable to pass up. And you turn to the professionals. Such was the case here. I discovered this Nothing Bundt Cakes and just fell in love with its cuteness. Ordering the cake was easy and I was actually surprised at the price, right around $30 for the eight-inch cake. It made a great (and tasty) centerpiece for our table. It would also be a delightful and delicious gift to bring to a Friendsgiving celebration or to send to someone for Thanksgiving.
Looking for a more grown-up approach to your Friendsgiving tablescape? find lots of great ideas in One Table Three Ways: So Many Fall and Thanksgiving Ideas.