Give your Friendsgiving Tablescape a vibrant pop of color with bright orange, yellow, pink and rose gold!
Well… it has been a year. I know I’ve got over a month left to go in 2017 but Friendsgiving is my one big hosting event of the year and after it, it’s basically a race to the finish. Lord willing, this gets pulled off on November 11th – because invitations have been sent! I’m not sure you guys want me to bore you with the whole process, but in just a few days I’m going to be fitting at least 15 people into my tiny apartment. As a few of those guests will be children and I’m sending all kinds of prayers that Grampa the cat decides she’s gonna be a teenager and just stay in her room and sulk… because if she doesn’t, she’s pretty much just asking to get poked, prodded and for all intents and purposes chased around the place by tiny hands trying to pet her. Did I mention she doesn’t like kids… or people in general? Okay… enough on the cat.
This year, I wanted to go a little non-traditional with my colors and place settings. Instead of Turkey plates and fall leaves, I tried to use elements that can be re-used throughout the year and of course feature the most popular color of the year – Rose Gold. I also wanted to keep in mind that most of our furniture is dark so I wanted to bring some brighter colors in while not ignoring the colors of our home.
I usually serve everything buffet style, but I keep seeing all of these amazing tablescapes on pinterest and instagram and I really wanted to try my hand at one. So I partnered with Oriental Trading to create this beautiful vibrant Friendsgiving tablescape.
Vibrant Friendsgiving Tablescape
To start, I created some watercolor placecards and napkin holders. They were so simple to do and really made things look classy on the table.
I am so in love with this rose gold table runner! I used that and got super lucky with finding some rose gold rimmed glasses at the 99 Cents store!
Not gonna lie… I only learned how to layer plates this year and I can’t believe how classy they make things look! Using paper plates not only makes clean up easier, but also saves me from having to find a place to store a ton of tableware.
For the centerpiece, I used my “Gather Plate“ from last year and added some pine cones. I topped it all off with a circle of fall garland and a rose gold pumpkin! The wire garland helped to give it some stability and keeping everything on the plate makes it easier to remove when its time for FOOD!
The table is set! I can’t wait to show you the food…. because I think you’re going to be a bit surprised!