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Thanksgiving Prep School: A Friendsgiving Table That Will Wow Your Guests

published Nov 5, 2021
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Credit: Photo: Christopher Broe; Stylist: Ashley Toth

This year’s holiday season is a much-needed time to reconnect with loved ones, and hosting a Friendsgiving gathering is one way to show how grateful you are for the people in your life. Whether you spend all day in the kitchen preparing a delicious meal or do it up potluck style is up to you — after all, hospitality is so much more than the food you put on the table. As any host knows, the atmosphere of your gathering plays just as big a part in sparking holiday magic.

That’s exactly why Kitchn’s Executive Editor Patty Lee teamed up with AnthroLiving during Kitchn’s Thanksgiving Food Fest to create a magical Friendsgiving tablescape. AnthroLiving’s lineup of heirloom-worthy decor and iconic accessories makes it easy (and fun) to build a backdrop for an occasion that’s sure to wow your guests — and, more importantly, to express your gratitude.

Upgrade Your Basics

Functionality doesn’t have to be forgettable. What better time to elevate your tableware than a special gathering with people you love? Set the stage for pops of whimsy with elegant essentials like the Lithuanian Table Runner and Crossweave Napkins, which easily do double-duty for more casual dinners. The Rochelle Dinner Plate is versatile enough to tie into any color scheme, and the unique stone texture adds a touch of charm guests will love. Hand-blown Flor Glasses enliven the tablescape with flecks of color, and Lowell Flatware in dreamy stonewashed gold will make your friends feel like royalty.

Create Memorable Moments in Unexpected Places

Making a statement — and delighting your guests — means thinking outside the box. For starters, swap out traditional holiday centerpieces with playful-yet-functional decor like a set of colorful Spindle Taper Candles, and clasp the Sunset Resin Link Wrap Bracelet around your napkins for a surprising, opulent touch. Mini Matte Latte Bowls filled with finger food double as decor, while the regal Bronzed Gravy Boat combines form and function. Finally, incorporate more texture and color with a few sprigs from the Dried Eucalyptus Bouquet in small vases or jars spread across the table.

Credit: Photo: Christopher Broe; Stylist: Ashley Toth