As I approach the quarter mark of my life, there is an abundance of things for me to be thankful for: my Irish lad, crop tops, the Wen hair care system, my eccentric family, Trader Joe’s, my health, Beyonce music videos… the list goes on and on (and would probably take us to 2014 if I continue). But what I want most during this holiday post is to give a special shout out to that magical, life-altering and hysterical thing called friendship:
To put it simply, I have been blessed with top-notch friends. Dime, top of the line.. whatever the rest of that song says (don’t pretend like you don’t know it). Think of your most valued quality and *BAM* my friends have it. Spanning from all stages of my life (and just to clarify, there are two stages: before and after I learned how to straighten my hair), I have maintained the most amazingly fulfilling friendships and I cannot thank God enough for bringing their beaming faces into my life. Not only was I blessed with quality, but also quantity! Just ask my 15 bridesmaids…
Enough lovey dovey talk for now, let’s get to the fun stuff: A Friendsgiving feast fit for a queen!
Now I wish I could have hosted a gluttonous soiree for all of these friends of mine, but this year stayed more on the intimate side with a Friendsgiving get-together for my Pittsburgh Pi Phis! Kayla and Dana hosted at their digs, while the rest of us brought food and in my case, decor!
Clothespin Place Settings
What you will need…
- Paint Marker or Regular Marker
- 2 Petite Feathers per Guest
- Burlap Strips
“Happy Friendsgiving” Banner
What you will need…
- Fabric of choice for backdrop (I reused the same tablecloth fabric from my Carousel Party to make place mats and the banner… I cannot get enough of this fabric)
- 6 Sheets of Scrapbook Paper (2 of each color choice)
-Hot Glue Gun
- If free-handing letters scares the bejeebers out of you, find a font that you like on the computer and print out the letters to spell out “Happy Friendsgiving”
- Cut letters out of the scrap book paper, alternating between paper choices
-Cut rectangles that will fit each letter from the backdrop fabric
- Hot glue one letter to each rectangular piece of fabric
- Cut twine to desired banner length, remembering to always leave a little extra for tying or taping the ends
- Hot glue the top back of each rectangular letter to the twine, making sure each letter is in the correct order and not spelling out “gnivigsdneirF yppaH”
- Hang in desired location!
And no matter how pretty it looks before dinner, always remember the best kind of Friendsgivings are the ones that end up looking like this:
So take a hint from Jonah Hill (when he was still fat and funny) and tell all of your friends those three magic words during this holiday season!