Friendsgiving Celebrations

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Friendsgiving Celebrations

Whew! Waking up this morning post Friendsgiving and we did it! We hosted our very first party and it was a blast.

We define Friendsgiving as a special Thanksgiving to get all our friends together, share what we are thankful for and always indulge a little too much. This has been a tradition in our circle of friends for the past few years but this year Evan and I wanted to give hosting a try. We opened our doors to 18 of our closest friends and I’m so glad we did.

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We pulled every piece of dining furniture we could find to create enough seating for everyone around a table – this was so important to me! I used flowers from Trader Joe’s, seasonal apples and fall foliage from around the yard to create very simple centerpieces. They were the perfect touch at all of the tables.

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Our contribution was this beauty, an 18 pound turkey that roasted for about 4 hours. This was my first time roasting and carving a bird of any sort. It is no joke! I think my biceps are still burning.

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We finished the evening in the backyard with a s’mores bar of both traditional chocolate and other various chocolate candies.

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It was certainly a night filled with a lot of laughs, a few too many bottles of wine and is the perfect precursor to this week’s Thanksgiving occasions. I am certainly thankful for this group of dear friends!

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Friendsgiving Celebrations

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