Thursday, November 21, 2013

Friendsgiving

Last Friday we had our first annual Friendsgiving! It was a lot of fun and we had plenty of food (and still do, eating leftovers for days).
I got off of work Friday and rushed back to the apartment to start setting everything up and to warm up the dishes I had made the night before. I decided to make my nanny's red cinnamon apples and dumplings.
 
Here are some pictures from the night!
 
 
 
 The fold up table I borrowed from my parents was just big enough to fit in our living room.
 
This wasn't even all the food, there was more on the stove. Like I said leftovers for days y'all.
 
Closer look at some of the details
 
Remember this chalkboard tray I made? Comes in handy for every event!!
 

 
 
 
 I put this adorable banner together right before everyone got there and loved it.
you can find that here.
 
 
 
Mason jars are hands down my favorite. I bought those straws at Target last time I was home and loved them as well! I think they add the right amount of color to everything!
 
I wanted to make little name cards for everyone but when I was in Target I found these and knew they would definitely work! 
 
After dinner I wanted to get a group picture so we made a few...
 
and then someone decided to make an "awkward family" picture so here they are...enjoy
 The guys weren't really for the awkward family photo so they did their own thing, as you can see.
I never thought I would see those boys do the duck face.
 
The girls!
 
I am happy to say our first Friendsgiving was a success and I am already excited to have it again next year!!
Are you having a Friendsgiving? If you aren't yet plan one, they are so fun!! 
 

12 comments:

  1. This is so sweet! You did a great job! It's also better to have too much food than not enough!

    Love your outfit btw!

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  2. lovely and great pics:)

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  3. Love all the details!! The awkward family photo is hilarious!

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  4. I want to start a Friendsgiving tradition!!!

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  5. Wow... that sounds like so much fun...Love the pictures.
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  6. how fun! Love the tiny details! Definitely wanting to have a Friendsgiving next year!! :)
    xo TJ

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  7. Sounds like a lot of fun. Love the funny family pic, ha! The food looks YUMMY!

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  8. Shelby love the banner and the straws and well everything!! And yes, my friends and I do a friends giving brunch on Sunday! Very excited :)

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  9. Everything looks so cute!! Love the idea of a Friendsgiving. Definitely need to plan that for next year :)

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  10. alright thats the cutest thing ever. love the mason jars!

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  11. Megan @ DIYswank.comNovember 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

    Shelby! This is such a cute and creative idea! I love the banner you made with our letters.

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  12. So much fun!! Everything turned out adorable-- and we are definitely still eating leftovers too haha!

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