What is Friendsgiving?
On Saturday we held a Friendsgiving dinner with a group of our close friends. We have previously blogged about out love of Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving is basically just Thanksgiving but with your friends rather family! In America it is usually the weekend before Thanksgiving where you gather with your friends and enjoy good company, good drink and good food. We were in America for Thanksgiving a few years ago and enjoyed the gathering of family and friends and wanted to get in on the act.
Its a great way to spend time with the people in your life that are important to you. We enjoy lots of parties, outings, pub trips and days trips with our friends, but there is nothing better than joining each other for an evening of food, drink and company.
Setting the Table
It has been 10 months since we moved into our new house and are starting to pull together our style. We have recently upcycled our dining room table, painting the legs and sanding back and rewaxing the tabletop. The refreshed table made for a good rustic theme to our setting.
To decorate the table we wanted a different feel from the Harvest Dinner we hosted last year so this time we opted for a pale blue and amber colour scheme. We used some blue squashes ‘Crown Prince’ as a centrepiece and a selection of amber toned voltives and some copper wired lights. We placed this on the bed of eucalyptus to continue the pale blue theme. This year we used some faux eucalyptus we had as finding some fresh seeded branches was proving a bit tricky.
Food, wine and good company
Traditional Thanksgiving is always a roast turkey. It is essentially the same as Christmas dinner for the Brits. Calum does all the cooking whistle Rich make sure everyone has a glass of beer or wine! To start we had pea and ham soup followed but roast turkey with all the trimmings. To finished off with a traditional pumpkin pie for dessert.
We had a wonderful evening, eat far too much and drank plenty!! We loved hosting our friends and we will no doubt host another friendsgiving in years to come.