Britt // Lauren // Jess // Dede
Over the past couple of years Friendsgiving has become a major celebration. And let me just say it is 100% a celebration that I can get behind, especially when good food, goof friends and good wine come together! While Thanksgiving is usually reserved for the traditional family and close friends, Friendsgiving is celebrated before or after with friends you wouldn’t normally be able to spend Thanksgiving Day with. Long story short it’s just an excuse to stuff your face surrounded by the best company and I love every bit of it.
If you are wanting to try out any new recipes, get your holiday decor out early or just host a fun event for your friends, Friendsgiving is a great option! Since the host is already offering up their home, it is always nice to have a potluck dinner. This is always my favorite because I get to try everyone’s favorite, family traditional meals. My family is pretty much known for our corn casserole contributions every year, so that is always what I bring. It helps that it’s the easiest dish to make and is always a real crowd pleaser.
My girls and I had our first Friendsgiving of the season yesterday and with so many of you attending one yourselves, I wanted to share all of the details from what to wear, some decor inspiration and little things you can bring for the hostess to say thank you! Personally, when any type of buffet is involved you can find me in stretchy pants and an oversized sweater because your girl likes second… and thirds but even if you are anti leggings, I think you will find several cute outfit ideas below for Friendsgiving or Turkey Day!
WHAT TO WEAR
MORE SWEATER INSPO
Jess opened up her beautiful home for this year’s Friendsgiving and every detail was just perfect! Sharing a few pics for inspiration but if you want all of the details on how to create the perfect Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving tablescape, check out Jess’s blog!
You usually can’t go wrong contributing beer or a bottle of wine, but if you do want to bring your host a little something extra, here are some of my go to gift ideas!
- Candle- Is there really any girl that doesn’t want to burn the Capri Blue candle 24/7? I have yet to meet one so this gift is always much appreciated.
- Gifts for the home- Chances are whoever is hosting likes to entertain often, give them something that will come in handy for all of those parties!
- Holiday Decor- Someone who likes to entertain often will never say no to more decor!
- Game- If your group is the gaming type, bring something that will really get the party going like a fun board game.
*Thank you Nordstrom for sponsoring this post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*
Photos by: @embrinskophotography