Happy Tuesday, friends!
Today I’m so excited to share the photos from our Friendsgiving celebration we had this weekend. I had this sort of dream that consisted of people I love and great food and lots of twinkly lights. I shared this dream with my husband who responded with “that sounds fun,” and he immediately started planning how we could make it happen. This is one of my favorite things about him–when he dreams up something, he starts actually planning it out. I’m not typically as good at this, because I’m all dream less do.
For those of you who are confused as to what Friendsgiving is, let me explain it to you. You know how at Thanksgiving we traditionally get together with our families to eat lots of food and catch up with each other and watch football or sleep or whatever it is that your family does? Maybe you spend your Thanksgiving serving at a soup kitchen or talking about things you’re thankful for. Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate what you’re thankful for in whatever way you wish. Instead of being with your family, though, you celebrate with your friends!
We have so much to be thankful for every year, but this year our friend group has more to be thankful for than usual. This year we’ve added so many wonderful people to our group, and we keep adding more. The Lord has done amazing things in all of our lives through the encouragement, testimony, and presence these people bring. These blessings are what we wanted to celebrate through Friendsgiving–and celebrate we did!
Here are the invitations I made for the event! The menus were rolled up around the twigs like scrolls for guests to unravel when their invite was received. This was a really simple project that payed off in a big way. I personally love getting snail mail, so naturally I love sending fun snail mail whenever I get the chance!
The rest of the photos in this post were taken by my gracious friends, Austin and Brian. I was busy cooking and finalizing decorations, so they were kind enough to take some awesome photos for me! Here are a few of us all setting up–everyone was so willing to help and made getting ready so easy. Thanks guys!
And some party photos!
The candle-lit effect is actually just twinkle lights woven between a row of wine bottles. It’s so easy and looks so good! It’s also less messy than candles…so that’s good. Also, Colin, Blake, and Brian made all of the tables were are eating on out of found doors and pallets and fence panels–awesome! They also built the pole that the lights are strung from.
In the photo below, Brian is toasting Colin and me–so nice!
I think the photo below captures the feel of the night for me. Lots of laughing and storytelling, twinkly lights, people I love, good food, and staying up way too late.
As Brian said at the end of the night with a sigh, “only 364 days until the next Friendsgiving.” I can’t wait to see what God does in our group before then!
What about you? Would you ever throw a Friendsgiving party? I’d highly recommend it.
Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your Tuesday is the best ever!