‘Tis the season for holiday music, twinkling lights, and gathering with friends and family. This elegant holiday soiree in seafoam green and cranberry red are the perfect color combination for your celebration!
Thanksgiving is the best time of year for spending time with family, but if you can’t be with them this holiday, try hosting a lovely Friendsgiving! Jess from From Rain To Shine shares her tips for hosting a fancy and festive Friendsgiving.
Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. Spending time with family + friends, eating delicious food, and reflecting on all you’re grateful for is the perfect recipe for a lovely evening. Being from Seattle, I sometimes miss living in close proximity to my family, and being able to see them whenever I choose. Since moving to LA, I have found a way to combat those holiday blues by gathering my second family for a Friendsgiving. I’m so lucky that three of my best friends from Seattle have also moved to LA. For the last three years (since we all transplanted here), we have made it a point to throw a full scale Friendsgiving….a full turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggies, and multiple types of pies. This year, I was in charge of decorations and invitations, and with Tiny Print’s help, it did not disappoint.
I started with selecting the Let’s Give Thanksgiving invitations and corresponding menus. I knew these would set the tone for our entire event. Since we are lucky in LA to have great weather year round, I decided to host Friendsgiving outside, and use a darker color palette to add that fall touch.
To compliment the beautiful wood effect on the invitation and menu, I selected burgundy, navy, forest green, cream and a marigold yellow to be my color palette. These colors served as guides, rather than hard rules while deciding what to include on my table scape.
The evening started at twilight, but once the sun set, we had a magical glow around the table, with the perfect amount of light to see the menu, the food, and each other.
The menus were a wonderful and glamorous addition to each table setting. Also, knowing what food was coming helped everyone pace themselves!
In addition to a beautiful table, we set up a full bar stocked with various red and white wines, whiskey, beer and tequila along with a delicious cheese plate.
I also created hanging fringe made from yarn to tie in all the colors and add some texture to our outdoor patio. They were easy to make, and a fun addition to the backdrop of a plain fence.
The night was a huge success and all the guests had a lovely Friendsgiving. It will be difficult to top the beauty of this event next year. Thank you Tiny Prints for adding that level of sophistication and gorgeous stationery.