Do you like your friends? This could be a loaded question, but we’re going to take a wild guess that you do, in fact, like your friends, and also like spending time with them. If not all year, Thanksgiving is the perfect time of year to focus on gratitude, and being grateful for our friends is big on our list! More and more we’re seeing Friendsgiving celebrations happening every year, and we’re all about it. This outdoor dinner party idea from Beijos Events celebrates Friendsgiving in the best way … with COLORSHOT Premium Paint products! Get inspired with these easy DIYs for dining outdoors with your friends in a pretty fall palette.
- Party favor boxes
- Cardboard, foam core board or plywood for place settings
- Dried sun palm leaves
- Floral centerpieces
- Large throw pillows
Before you start planning your Friendsgiving celebration, you’ll want to choose your color palette for decorating. You can go with traditional warm fall colors, or a palette that’s completely different. Get creative with it!
This Friendsgiving dinner party idea isn’t a must, but it’s certainly a nice touch. Invitations to your party are extra personal, and we’re sure your friends will appreciate getting something else in the mail besides bills. You can actually spray paint your invitations to match your theme too! We’re loving these sun palm leaves spray painted with Lucky Penny copper metallic spray paint. To create the matching palm leaf silhouettes on your invitations, simply place a smaller sun palm leaf on top of the invitations and lightly spray paint over the top. You can use this spray paint technique with any item; it doesn’t have to be palm leaves!
Beijos got artistic with their place settings for this Friendsgiving dinner. Instead of traditional placemats, they created fun cutouts and spray painted them along with names of each guest to go with their place setting. You could use plywood, or even cardboard or foam core board. They’ll look so fabulous once they’re spray painted! Then glue each name onto the cutout for a creative dinner party idea for seating assignments.
Spray paint each name card in a different color for a Friendsgiving party table that pops with color!
You can also create and spray paint a larger matching welcome sign for your outdoor Friendsgiving dinner party; your friends will feel extra welcome when they arrive!
Another dinner party idea that’s always a nice touch is giving your guests a party favor as a special memento of the occasion. Since this is a Friendsgiving dinner, you can use COLORSHOT Paint Markers to write words like “thanks,” “gather,” and other Thanksgiving-themed words on your favor boxes.
Another dinner party idea you don’t want to forget about is the table centerpiece!
Beijos opted for beautiful fall florals, but you could also use pumpkins, cornucopias, dried corn and other fall items. Don’t forget you can spray paint plants, pumpkins and more to match your Friendsgiving color scheme!
If you’re going for a cozy, lounging kind of vibe like Beijos, another dinner party idea is to use big sitting pillows around a low table. This offers a comfortable, less formal setting – you’ll be with your friends after all!
We hope these dinner party ideas for an outdoor Friendsgiving have you as inspired as we are to give thanks for all of the fantastic people in our lives. What other outdoor dinner party ideas do you have? How will you be decorating for the holidays with COLORSHOT? Make sure to tag us on social @mycolorshot and let us know! Happy Friendsgiving!