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Caitlin's Simple Friendsgiving Dinner
Although Thanksgiving is typically a tradition-heavy holiday, there's no hard and fast rule that says you can't break away from the norm every once in awhile! For her own simple DIY Friendsgiving dinner event, Caitlin chose to create a custom palette full of luscious jewel tones and blush undertones, all wrapped together with copper accents. The final effect of these unexpected colors and metallic touches—combined with homemade bouquets crafted with the help of Flower Muse—is a modern dinner party that feels especially fresh for fall. Details below!
For this year's Thanksgiving DIY table, Caitlin decided to steer clear of the traditional route and have fun with an unexpected color palette full of berry hues and a healthy dose of black. Copper is all the rage this season, so she just had to incorporate a few metallic accents throughout with spray-painted pumpkins, leaves and fun flatware. The blush plates and ticking striped napkins really make the black pop.
Caitlin selected and ordered flowers online from Flower Muse, focusing on those that were both seasonal and matched her color palette, and then created the arrangements herself. The flowers arrived ready to be prepped along with tips for extending their life. She created flower wreaths to adorn the wall above the table using floral wire and tape to hold the greenery and flowers. A hand-lettered sign, penned by Lauren Saylor, added a nod to the holiday. You can create your own using black watercolor paint and kraft paper—just attach it to your wreath with double-sided tape or removable putty. For a takeaway, Caitlin bundled up individual bouquets in black wrapping paper and attached small tags of thanks.
Using copper spray paint, Caitlin painted miniature pumpkins and a bag of silk leaves that she picked up from the dollar store. Place cards were made of simple ivory cardstock accented with black lettering and a copper gold leaf.
Caitlin decided to keep things simple for cocktails, so she created a seasonal Moscow Mule station using her favorite Target tray and copper mugs. Her Apple Cider Moscow Mule has always been a crowd-pleaser, and the drink—which guests were able to serve themselves—was a hit at the event.