Friendsgiving has quickly become one of my most favorite celebrations of the year! One of my favorite things about having a “home” is having it full of people I love. Getting to spend time in a space I created, to get to know each other better and make memories together.
This is our third year having this big Thanksgiving style dinner with our closest friends. Seeing as how cooking is not my best talent ;), we divide of all of the thanksgiving food favorites amongst the 6 of us and bring enough to share. I always make (or in this years case, bribe my mother in law to make for me) the best sweet potato casserole you have ever tasted. We fry a turkey and basically eat like kings and queens!
Making the table scape is my talent and I love having fun with it, and I have created 10 steps to making your very own beautiful table scape that will impress your family and loved ones!
I will post the recipe at the bottom of this page, along with links to the birch logs and wooden candle sticks.
Make sure to pin this to Pinterest if you love it, so you can come back to it.
Happy eating friends!
1. Consider a Color Scheme
-you can use classic fall colors
-keep it neutral and more organic
2. Use Local Materials
-trim branches from your front yard, neighbors, or family members
-make sure to buy you pumpkins early if you want fake ones because they sell out at Michaels early.
-use things from around your home to personalize your table scape ie: old books or candle holders.
3. Mix Styles and Patterns
-mix textures and patterns to keep your table visually interesting
4. Try One Stand Out Piece
-something larger and eye catching in the middle of the table and let it waterfall out from the center.
5. Less is more…More is more!
-Sometimes it’s all about the initial wow factor and you can edit and take away things when it is time to actually eat ALL THE FOOD
-Snap a pic of it first when its perfect and then less is more to actually eat
6. Throw an Unexpected Twist
-use something creative and interesting that your guests wouldn’t expect ie: mini pumpkins with names stamped on them for place holders or old books to place silverware on!
7. OR Stick to a Theme
-arrange a collection of like items together for maximum impact!
-there is power in arranging a group of all alike things in a cluster to draw attention and make a visual impact!
8. Keep it Functional
-always have premeditated plans on how to interchange some décor for food ie: remove main centerpiece for turkey or fill in gaps with side dishes.
9. Mix Materials
-keep it visually interesting by adding an eclectic feel through pattern and texture mixing.
-this is my interior designer tip: add pillows to your head chairs or benches.
-make sure décor on your buffets or walls coordinate with your table scape
-if your aren’t cooking all the food (I never do that) make sure fall candles are lit
and holiday music is playing.
Luan’s Sweet Potato Pie
2 lbs of Sweet Potatoes (approx 3)
Baked and peeled
1 C. of milk
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. cinnamon (use half in recipe and save half for topping)
1 C. pecans (use half / save half
1 C. brown sugar (use half / save half)
2 tbsp. pure cane sugar syrup (steens brand)
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp + 1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 stick butter (real butter. softened)
mash potatoes, add eggs, milk. Add 1/2 of the pecans, 1/2 of cinnamon, 1/2 of brown sugar. Add all other ingredients.
Combine other 1/2 of cinnamon, nuts and brown sugar then sprinkle it on top.
BAKE preheat 350 degrees for 45 min
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