Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving is a mashup of the word “friend” and “thanksgiving” that refers to a large meal among friends eaten during the Thanksgiving season. The level of formality is dependent on the participants, but the word first appeared around 2007 as an informal replacement for the holiday typically spent with family.

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We decided to host friendsgiving this year two weekends before the holiday. We figured the week before Thanksgiving, most people are either traveling or preparing for Thanksgiving.

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friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

We host our friendsgiving pot-lot style and ask friends to bring a dish and alcohol. This year we were blessed with 60 degree weather in south florida. All our guest spent most of the night outside taking in this wonderful rare weather.

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friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

I wrote a prior blog post about different ways to style a Thanksgiving table here.

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friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

We had a turn out of about eighteen friends and siblings. We used three large rectangular picnic tables all in a row.

friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com
friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

I didn’t have enough plates and was able to fine a white set of four at Ross. I like to keep all my plates different shades of white to make mixing and matching easier.

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friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

Overall we had a great time, and I was finally able to make a stuffing my brother in law approved. I’ll share the recipe next week.

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friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com
friendsgiving, hosting, how to decorate for friendsgiving, mortarandpastel.com

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