How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

As we approach the holiday season, the gatherings may look a little different this year. With needing to be a little more cautious of larger gatherings, I wanted to share how to create a Friendsgiving tablescape for a small intimate group.

After all celebrating the holidays in style with your friends is fun while getting festive through decor is part of the holiday spirit, which we all could use some of this year.

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

How to Choose Your Theme

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

Everyone is inspired and I get most of my inspiration through Pinterest. Once I decide on a them, I decide how I can take that idea and make it unique to my style.

This tablescape is one of my favorites to date. I love that it’s intimate, romantic, modern and very inviting. The color palette is alway very warm and cozy to me.

For me, all of this is important because I personally don’t love large crowds and love have a glass of wine with friends that leads to lots of laughs and deep conversations.

I know that looking at this, it may seem hard, but follow along through these steps to learn how to create this tablescape. It’s super simple and cost conscious. And, if you do please share with me, I’d love to see your ideas! Creating is such a passion of mine if all forms from entertaining to fashion!

Designing Your Center Piece

When designing your dining room tablescapse, you should always start with the center piece first, after all it’s the conversation piece surrounding the entire table. Here I chose to use pampas grass, I love the natural beauty it gives off and its floral that you might already have in your home as I did. If you don’t, I’d recommend getting some. I move might around my house constantly! Any fall flowers could be used as would be equally as beautiful!

For my tables decor, I always create my fall floral arrangements in an odd number, I chose 3 here. One large vase and two slender statements with one pampas grass stem in each.

Lastly, I added a personal touch of the cotton gauze around the vase which adds a geometric element to the vase. I actually puddled the excess cotton gauze ribbon at the base of vase to create softness.

For the table runner I used this $9 netting. I liked the white and that it added a modern element to the table setting.

I also added some velvet pumpkins since the theme was Friendsgiving, but again, I love that removing them this tablescape could be classic for any occasion or intimate dinner party.

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

How to Create The Table Setting

When creating and elevated table setting you first want to stack your appetizer plate on your dinner plate. It creates a dining experience one won’t forget and it feels more elevated that way.

I used the same netting ($9) for my table running but for the place settings I spray painted it champagne which was the perfect romantic color. Tied the cotton gauze ribbon in the bow. Then popped in some faux fall floral floral stems from Afloral.

I also always have wine glasses and an appetizer on the table so they are ready and I think it completes the table setting.

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

How to Add Your Personal Touch

As, I mentioned above on how I created each of these table settings, it’s so important to add a personal touch. Each of my table settings had a coordinating but different faux floral in them to make it personal.

For the silverware, I kept it classic, but I’ve been eyeing some gold ones for my holiday table setting. In my shop the post I added some grateful ones, but here are some beautiful classics!

Other idea is to use place cards, you can find beautiful ones on Etsy! If you don’t want to use a ribbon, simply add a beautiful napkin ring. These are all simple and tangible ways to create a tablescape thats easy!

How to Create a Friendsgiving Tablescape

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it. Creating a tablescape and being creative makes me so happy! I also created a video of the entire process over on instagram here. I’d love for you to go check it out!

A little fun fact, I actually almost started my blog with party planning as so stay tuned for more of me sharing a passion of my whole lifestyle. One of my favorite hobbies is creating children’s birthday parties!

Again, thank you for stopping by the gray details and shopping! To stay up to date on my fashion trends, sign up for my Newsletter or shop my looks here. Don’t forget to also follow me on instagram for more outfit inspiration. I don’t know about you, but I’m always getting inspired on pinterest with home and NAIL INSPO!. Have a bless holiday season and never hesitate to reach out if you have any questions!

Best, Amanda

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