Backyard Friendsgiving Inspo

Backyard Friendsgiving Inspo

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Thanksgiving is one of my favorite Holidays because It’s such a beautiful reason to get together with family. I know, I know… we should be giving thanks all year long duh!  It’s still nice to have a special day wehre you come together and be thankful for every little thing we are blessed with. Enough of my cheezy self though…. Let me talk about how much I love hosting people at our house !
John and I live in a beautiful 1920s craftsman home which is old but charming. We have a really big yard, which (full disclosure) is mostly a mess because it’s way too big for us and our dogs just own it pretty much.  We also have this cute little area in the back  (our hang out spot) where we always invite our friends over to BBQ and hang out. Considering it still feels like Summer here, I decided to host a last minute outdoor Friendsgiving dinner this past weekend. You might have caught me talking about it on snapchat where I couldn’t find a good table cloth! I ended up finally using one of our favorite blankets that we normally have on our bed just because it looked way cooler. Afterall, thats what washers are for.
This was the perfect excuse to bust out my new lights Urban Outfitters sent me. I hung them everywhere to get really mood holiday vibes and put a couple squash and pumpkins I had in my kitchen as part of the centerpiece. I didn’t have much time as this was a very last minute plan (ehem.. as in, I invited my friends the day of.. hehe). I asked them to each bring over one piece of food (potlock style) and it all worked out quite smoothly. I’m surprised everyone showed up being that I let them know the day of! Anyway, hope this gave a little dose of inspiration for those of you looking to have a friendsgiving dinner. Ps these lights are super affordable over at Urban Outfitters here. xx F

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  1. Fe Samaia on November 15, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    wow I absolutely love this decoration! this inspired me to host my own friends giving for sure! Thank you so much for sharing love. The Urban Outfitters lights are awesome.

  2. Sharon Wu on November 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Omg these pictures make me want to host a Friendsgiving dinner! So cute! Love those lights xo, sharon

    • Francesca Felix on November 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

      do it…dooo it…dooo itttt haha so much fun

  3. Christine Kong on November 15, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    What an amazing set up and I love how cozy and warm it feels. I am obsessing over those side tilted glasses and of course the lights! Such a lovely dinner amongst friends! It is inspiring me to maybe host one of these myself…maybe next year. =) xoxo, Christine

    • Francesca Felix on November 21, 2016 at 11:27 am

      arent they the coolest? They just make my table look 100% cooler. You should host one! Mine was so last minute I texted everyone day of lol oops

  4. Thomas Falkenstedt on November 15, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    Friendsgiving! What a lovely idea! There are so much to be thankful for, so why not have a Friendsgiving to celebrate that and judging by your pictures you had a great time as well and I love your crazy ideas such the one about the bed linen, haha. 🙂

  5. Linda on November 16, 2016 at 1:22 am

    Girrrrl, I was drooling over your setup when I saw your Snapchat on this! But you photographed it even more beautifully (of course). UGH. I wish I was this cute! Best Friendsgiving setup EVER ?
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  6. Samantha Mariko on November 16, 2016 at 2:21 am

    I love this, it’s like glamping! It would be so fun to get together like this with friends for thanksgiving 🙂

  7. Miki on November 16, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I am loving your Thanksgiving decor! So pretty. Usually we host dinner at my sister’s place but this year we’ll be travelling so it’ll be less traditional,but tons of fun. Have a great celebration and dinner!

  8. Yasmin on November 16, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I want to come over for Thanksgiving haha! I love that tablecloth and those tilted glasses. Such a beautifully set table.
    xx Yasmin

  9. Jordan Chapman on November 16, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I love the little bits that you’ve got in this post and it really gives off a great homey vibe!
    Jordan xx

  10. Alisha Ricki on November 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Those geometric glasses are so nice!
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  11. Helen Chik on November 17, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Loving all of these holidays picks here hon!
    Helen x

  12. Linh Dao on November 17, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I’m loving the holiday stuff! Those pics are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  13. Deddeh Howard on November 18, 2016 at 9:58 am

    Wow.. these are so beautiful and will make the best presents. Thanks for sharing beautiful.

  14. Jo on November 18, 2016 at 10:27 am

    These pictures are stunning and I absolutely love your décor. As matter of fact, I was invited to a Friendsgiving event this Sunday but due to our travel schedule, we won’t be able to make it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Tania on November 19, 2016 at 12:38 am

    I love this little outdoor nook area, it’s so perfect for some al fresco dining!
    xx freshfizzle

  16. Mary on November 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    You just set the bar high for the Friendsgiving I’ll be hosting next week. LOVE your decor style.
    XO – Mary |

    • Francesca Felix on November 21, 2016 at 11:24 am

      have fun at your dinner!! thanks for stopping by

  17. Atsuna Matsui on November 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Getting me sooo excited for Thanksgiving! Ahh I love the holidays. So much yummy delish food and super cute decor.

  18. Marcy on November 21, 2016 at 10:13 am

    Absolutely love this post babe! Such great deco for this date.

  19. Yuena on November 24, 2016 at 1:07 am

    This place looks so romantic!!! <3
    With love,

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