Friendsgiving 2015!

Friendsgiving 2015Today we're super excited to share photos and decor from this year's Friendsgiving feast!

Friendsgiving is our favorite blog tradition for the past four years. We started it because Emma wanted to cook up a bunch of Thanksgiving recipes for the blog, but it felt too sad to make all the wonderful dishes without throwing a party too. So we've been doing "early Thanksgiving" with a group of friends ever since! 

Today I'm here to share the decor and photos from our lunch together. Then over the next few weeks, we'll share all the recipes in preparation for Thanksgiving (spoiler alert- you're going to want to make Emma's new stuffing recipe. It's incredible!

Friendsgiving 2015       Friendsgiving 2015       For the buffet table, I picked out a bunch of paper party goods and balloon alphas from Oh Happy Day Party Shop. Our color scheme was lots of pinks, wine red and peaches. Friendsgiving 2015    Friendsgiving 2015    My favorite festive detail this year was the eucalyptus wreaths that Laura and I whipped up. They were so easy to make and made the lunch feel like more of a special event. 

Friendsgiving 2015                     Friendsgiving 2015                  Friendsgiving 2015                  Friendsgiving 2015                  Friendsgiving 2015      Friendsgiving 2015      The best part of Friendsgiving is the friends! I'm scrapbooking all these photos. 

Friendsgiving 2015                       Friendsgiving 2015                       Friendsgiving 2015                           Friendsgiving 2015                           Friendsgiving 2015                           Friendsgiving 2015                           Just imagine Janelle Monae's Yoga playing in the background…you know, for context. 

I hope you enjoyed these photos from our Friendsgiving. It was fun to host it at our new home for the first time (it was actually our first dinner or party in general- so a pretty great way to kick that off). I hope this tradition lasts forever because it's my absolute favorite. 

We'll be back soon with recipes on top of recipes to inspire your Thanksgiving plans. I made a cranberry margarita that turned out so tart and amazing. Can't wait for you to taste it! 

Do you have any go-to tips for decorating your Thanksgiving dinner space? As you can see here, it doesn't have to be insanely elaborate or expensive. A few color-coordinated details can add a LOT to your celebration. xx- Elsie 

Credits//Author: Elsie Larson. Photography: Collin DuPree. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess Actions