Growing up my Thanksgivings were always more of the Friendsgiving variety, as my mom would invite those from our church and around town that didn’t have family of their own to celebrate with. One year we had 40+ people! So you can say that I am of the “more the merrier” philosophy. Especially when it comes to Thanksgiving. Today I will share how to throw an easy and casual colorful Friendsgiving celebration. No need to be formal here, the new Brit+Co for Cheeky paper plates, napkins, and cups are the perfect no hassle supplies to get your meal started off on the right foot.
What I like most about a Friendsgiving celebration is there is no need to be formal. Throw the notion of a perfectly set table and 5 different pieces of flatware out the window. A few colorful paper plates, napkins, and gold plastic cutlery will work just fine!
I ended up using the napkins and colors in the new Brit + Co for Cheeky line as my inspiration for the entire Friendsgiving table. In addition to the navy, turquoise, pink, and lime green found in the collection, I also added in touches of copper and peach. These are definitely not your traditional fall colors, but I love the way they look together.
The first thing I did when setting up my table was to create a piece of art on the wall behind my table. Using the paper napkins, I created paper pinwheels and stapled them to the wall.
To make your own paper pinwheels, begin by opening up two napkins into a 12″ square and laying them on top of each other. Then accordion fold the napkins at about a 1/2″ fold. Separate the napkins and glue them together along one edge to create a long accordion folded piece. Gather the folds back together and staple in the middle to hold the center of the pinwheel together. Then fold out the sides and glue them together to get your circle shape.
Once you start, you will see how these come together in no time at all, and with 36 napkins in a pack, you can make 18 pinwheels for only $3.59, that is quite a lot of bang for your buck.
After I had all my pinwheels made (plus a few solid color ones to break up the pattern a bit), I used a stapler to attach them to the wall. I also added in a few spray painted foam leaves in my color palate and a Thankful banner from the Target dollar section.