Holiday Hosting 101: Three Cheery Friendsgiving Fêtes

Gather your friends and pop the champagne, the friendliest of feasts is fast-approaching!

Friendsgiving is a time to celebrate our best friends—those who ensure our lives are joy-filled and make even the mundane magical. To honor our best buds and their sense of fun, we celebrate with serendipity! For our holiday tablescapes, we are all about using unexpected colors and pattern pairings.

No matter if you set a casual or formal holiday table, keep your tabletop functional and exciting. Remember that you are here to have a good time, not impress your mother-in-law. Reversible pieces and color palettes that work throughout the year make entertaining easy and effortless, while infusing your Friendsgiving celebration with a formidable dose of style.

We at Von Gern Home are here to inspire and encourage you to create gorgeous tabletop designs to delight your guests. After all, this is the season of giving, so dig in for our favorite Friendsgiving tabletop tips!

Think Pink

With Friendsgiving such a new celebration—the word didn’t appear in print until 2007—we take every liberty with our decorations. Dialing up the drama at a funky Friendsgiving gathering is easy with metallic accents and a hearty helping of pink.

Shimmery Trio Reversible Placemats create a dynamic tablescape as we rotate them down the table. Colorful glassware finds a home atop our Capri Lacquer Coasters and our Nice Lacquer Coasters mixed together for a splash of sophisticated serendipity! Ombre Napkin Rings in pink complement the fun color scheme. 

Throwing more than one bash? Transform your table by flipping over your placemats (they are reversible!) and bathe your table in a silvery glow. Light candles to elevate the shimmery pink and silver light—guaranteed to flatter and enchant your guests!

Floral Fancy

For florals with a perennial punch (no wilting blooms here!), we selected an allover pansy patterned tablecloth for that super sweet vibe. Sophisticated pops of silvery-gray and orange are woven throughout the scheme with flowers and tablewares to match. Our Split Reversible Placemats  create a chic holiday setting in shades of silver and pearl. White Sparkle Napkin Rings tie up fringed napkins in a festive swath of beaded texture.

Leave your woodland china in the cupboard and stick to elegantly easy china atop your bed of flowers. Style a vase of dahlias and  chrysanthemums and your table will really come to life.

Raspberry Riot

They say that fortune favors the bold, and this chromatic tablescape is sure to make a statement. We opted for a raspberry red tablecloth adorned with surrealist vegetation and layered our favorite Reversible Placemats in vibrant color combinations (we mixed yellow and gray for added fall flair). And with five color combinations available, we have options for all your entertaining needs.

To balance this technicolor tabletop, we selected simple, white china and bamboo-handled cutlery—staples that work throughout the year.
Dishes of sweet potato souffle, bowls of green veggies, and deliscious desserts will pop against this daring and delightful tablescape.

With every detail attended to, we think a toast is in order. Here’s to you, the friends who make us happy!