Is it that time already? The Halloween festivities are through and that means it’s fall gatherings and holiday parties from here on out! Whether you’ve stopped by on the hunt for Friendsgiving ideas or just want to throw a fall dinner party at home, we’ve rounded up our favorite Friendsgiving hosting tricks for that coveted fall tablescape and details, menu and more. Take a peek!
Friendsgiving Tablescape Ideas
If anyone knows how to pull off the perfect outdoor Friendsgiving spread (and perfectly photogenic pies), it’s Sarah Patrick. Take a cue from this New England Thanksgiving and fill your table with pumpkins, pies, and cozy candles.
An easy (and beautiful) way to fill out a Thanksgiving table without having to purchase a lot of decor? Incorporate dried foliage like in this elegant fall event inspiration.
Whether your gathering is indoors or out, you can up the cozy factor with pillows, blankets, and candles like in this Autumn tablescape .
Welcome guests into your home with a spiced Thanksgiving cocktail like this spiked apple cider with pear and cinnamon marshmallows, which can be served warm or on ice depending on your vibe. Get the recipe here!
Or, try this chai maple old fashioned featuring homemade syrups.
Friendsgiving Food Ideas
When it comes to Friendsgiving, you decide whether you’d like to craft a formal Thanksgiving meal for your guests or simply focus on specific elements of the traditional fare. It’s also common to serve a Friendsgiving dinner potluck style, with each guest contributing—gotta love the communal feel of that approach! Either way, apps and desserts are a must, and a grazing board with meats, cheeses, fresh and dried fruits makes for an impressive display and tasty spread. Extra points for pies!
Another more casual way to serve up a Thanksgiving-inspired meal at your fall dinner party: an epic turkey sandwich board. Turkey, stuffing, rolls, cranberry, potatoes… It’s all on the board! See how to pull off this impressive spread from Reluctant Entertainer here.
In the off chance that anyone here knows how to pull off an artfully scored sourdough, this Pumpkin and Cranberry Sourdough by Swarnika Prakash is an absolute show stopper! How cute are the cinnamon “stems”?
The Kids Table
A Thanksgiving table is a must for any fall dinner party with little ones in attendance. Get inspired by perusing these kids Friendsgiving party ideas, including a display of caramel apples, disposable dinnerware, and loads of balloons.
Have we mentioned pie?! Pies for Thanksgiving are obvi a must, and this “apple of my pie” design is too cute not to share with friends.
Make (or more realistically, order) custom pumpkin sugar cookies with your guests’ names etched in icing. They make perfect little Thanksgiving place cards that double as favors.
The custom takeaway containers featured in this casual Thanksgiving dinner are the perfect Friendsgiving sendoff.
Lastly, a recipe attached to a spoon or napkins makes for another thoughtful idea fall dinner party favor to leave friends feeling full and inspired.