Friends are the family that we get to choose & there’s no better time to celebrate these relationships than Friendsgiving. This “new holiday” has quickly emerged because who would argue with two turkey days & an excuse to get glam with your girlfriends? Essentially, when it comes to Friendsgiving- forgo the customary. The only rule? There are no rules!
Stella Ivy is here to make sure your day is as [fashionably] fulfilling as the savory turkey and sides you’re about to enjoy with your squad! Praise the Lord & pass the pumpkin pie!
WHAT TO WEAR
Festive + On-Trend
Casual + Cute
Cozy + Comfy in our Boy Bye Sweater
Must-Have Ankle Booties by Dolce Vita
Must-Have Heeled Booties by Dolce Vita
Schedule Your Friendsgiving
•You might consider holding your feast earlier in the month to prevent turkey fatigue.
• Are you going to include significant others &/or children? Is so plan accordingly [translation: kids table & football]
• Make a FB event group if you don’t want the hassle of invites.
• Encourage a “pot-luck” to avoid becoming overwhelmed.
Set the Scene/Serving
Whether you use fine china or paper Chinet, there are a million ways to establish a simply fabulous scene. Want to jazz the event up? This is the perfect time to use the china or elegant everyday dinnerware that you never get to use.
We love the plates below for an easy clean-up that still looks elegant!
Gold >> https://amzn.to/2SCpqV4
Rose Gold >> https://amzn.to/2JsctZw
Silver >> https://amzn.to/2SzKH1k
Fall-Themed Place Mats (on sale) >> http://bit.ly/2JqlyCl
Neutral Place Mats for any Occasion >> http://bit.ly/2Ogx6bU
Plaid Place Mats >> http://bit.ly/2qkMx9q
My favorite >>http://bit.ly/2OXhgbA
Glam Chargers >> http://bit.ly/2qj4llt
Gold Chargers >> http://bit.ly/2qko7gE
Beautiful Glassware will take your event up a notch!
Gold Accent Glasses >> Ultimate Gifts in Southaven http://bit.ly/2DecOPc
Avoid the symmetry norm and add varying heights.
Warm things up with fall colors and candles.
Add Autumn florals and blooms to your beautiful table.
Photo Props >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/37014028173863471/
Smore Bar >> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AUl2dI5Ns5zq6TVU_gRdnjKJ1eJ07Q4J-piBM15VypMMaYn2G3oRq8Y/
Another Smore Bar >>https://www.pinterest.com/pin/AU2Zd-N-BHrkQAYICKl2wpPAjpzyt5BMVzxNQtOZagg8mnb5rll8g2I/
Photo Credit >> http://onestylishparty.com/ways-to-style-a-balloon-garland/
Candles and Candlesticks to make your home smell like fall!
Fave Candle >> Oxford Candles (Stella Ivy Boutique)
Bathroom Essentials >> Wooden Door in Olive Branch http://bit.ly/2qhBLRv
Cute Hostess Gift >> Tea Towels at Paisley Pineapple in Olive Branch http://bit.ly/2SwUYLV
Plan the Menu
Turkey is obviously top priority when it comes to Friendsgiving menu planning! For all of you domestically challenged divas (& even sassy seasoned chefs), DO NOT attempt to cook your first turkey on the day of your celebration! There’s a strong chance this will end in disaster! :) [see the turkey carving scene in Christmas Vacation]
Not much on cooking? There is hope! Ham is an awesome alternative to its tasty turkey counterpart, & so much easier to cook! Overwhelmed? Hunny, go to Honey Baked Ham! No one ever has to know that you didn't cook it.
Sweet & Savory Ham
Recipe Credit >> http://ladywiththeredrocker.com/2012/12/10/the-best-copy-cat-honey-baked-ham/
- Fried Mashed Potato Balls
- Creamed Corn
- Charcuterie Boards
- Green Bean Casserole
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Pecan Pie
- Chess Squares
- Pumpkin Pie
Picture Credit: Hi Miss Puff
Want to send your besties home with a little treat? We LOVE these cookies from The Painted Cookie in Olive Branch, MS. You can find this amazing company on Facebook and Insta!
Regardless of how you plan your day, as long as your table is full of friends who are fabulously dressed :) [& your friends are full of delicious food], consider your Friendsgiving a success!
[Important to remember: calories do not count of Friendsgiving!! So go ahead and gobble until you wobble!]