As I get ready for this holiday season, I think about my life and what I am grateful for. The first thing that comes to mind: my family and my friends. Truthfully, my friends become my family so it's all relative (see what I did there!). In all seriousness, I love really do love Thanksgiving. It's a great time of year to stop and take inventory on your life and show to others that you are grateful for what you have. And well, in my opinion, there is no better way to show my appreciation than to host a Friendsgiving!
With a few of my favorite holiday accessories and some spray paint, I was able to create a really fun tablescape. I had a great time putting it together, mess and all! Everyone loves a good mess, right? I gathered pumpkins and some more natural elements, mixed them with gold + cooper spray paint and I just let the creativity flow. There is really no wrong way to do it. And working with the coopers and gold always create such a beautiful blend. Of course, I sprayed outside, and when I was finished, I ripped up the bag I sprayed on and doubled it as a great runner!
Instead of doing your classic name card for seat assignments, I thought I'd chalk it instead. I found some leaf shaped chip board and saw a project. I painted it with a base coat of acrylic paint then hit the spray paint again. I used the amazing DecoArt clear chalkboard coating and turned them into small chalkboards. This way, you can continue to use them. I mean you're gonna throw another party, right?
I believe in the power of a good cocktail. Friends are who you can let your hair down with after all. But in addition to an amazing cocktail, like this one, you must enjoy it in style. So how I chose to prepare the glass was just as important as what went in it. With just twine and a leaf, look at how that drink stepped its game up!
See my FRIENDSGIVING tablescape ideas below.
"THE ACHE FOR HOME LIVES IN ALL OF US, THE SAFE PLACE WHERE WE CAN GO AS WE ARE AND NOT BE QUESTIONED" -MAYA ANGELOU
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Megan Araujo is an entertainment professional with over 10 years of experience on stage, in front of the camera and behind the scenes. A graduate of San Jose State University, Megan earned her degree in Creative Arts before moving to Los Angeles.
This Northern California native is daughter to a professional crafter and party planner, so design and event production has always been second nature to her. It's no surprise that she wants to be wherever the good times roll (with gold glitter on hand, of course!)