This year we hosted our first ever Friendsgiving with some of our closest friends.  The weather was looking good for Friday evening, so I took a chance and rented two long tables and a bunch of chairs in hopes to have the dinner outside and thank god the weather was on my side.

Throwing a dinner party for 20 people isn’t an easy task and it can get expensive so I found some ways to keep costs down by heading to Goodwill for extra plates and silverware and borrowing extra napkins and serving platters from Michelle.  I hit up a local rental company for the tables and chairs, for a one day rental they were only $40.

Michelle and I spray painted the mini pumpkins silver and then painted each guests name for their place holder, made for a cute gift to take home too.  Maggie set up a station to make turkey feather and turkey leg hats, they were a huge hit.   Each friend brought a bottle of wine and a dish to share.  Casey and I made the turkey by following a Paula Deen recipe, as you can imagine there was a lot of butter involved.

Everything was beyond delicious and by the end of the night we had all eaten and drank way too much but after all, isn’t that what the holidays are all about? And lucky me, I got to keep all the leftovers, which means I won’t have to cook for the next week. Thank you friends for that.  As you can see the party was a huge success, I am so thankful to have such amazing friends and am looking forward to many Friendsgivings to come!



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