How To Host A Friendsgiving & DIY Kraft Paper Table Runner

November 22, 2021

Hello and welcome to the final countdown to Thanksgiving. Can you believe we are just three days away... For those of you who are looking for last minute Thanksgiving ideas look no further! My Florida daughter and her husband hosted a Friendsgiving for her nursing friends and shared it with me. Today I am sharing all of the decorating tips and menu suggestions for hosting your own Potluck Friendsgiving.  Plus this most adorable  Friendsgiving DIY Table Runner using Kraft paper and black sharpies. 

Turning Kraft Paper Into the Most Adorable Friendsgiving Table Runner

Let's begin with the DIY project first!

My Favorite Thanksgiving DIY Project Using Kraft Paper

You too can work your Holiday magic this season with Rebecca's quick, easy and adorable DIY Friendsgiving Table runner supply list and instructions. 
    This has to be one of my favorite Thanksgiving DIY's using Kraft paper (also known as butcher paper) as a Table Runner.

    Friendsgiving 2021

    Hand Lettering Or Vinyl Adhesive Stickers

    If you are gifted with a steady hand and the skill of hand lettering please go ahead and do this without any other supplies than a sharpie! My daughter did. I would not have the skill set to do this. Seems I have not advanced past third grade in drawing or lettering! So investing in Vinyl Adhesive Stickers is a great choice and a must for me.

    Writing Out What You Are Thankful For

    Write What You Are Thankful For

    Dedicate one of the Kraft paper DIY Table Runners for guests to write out what they are thankful for. I just love this friend activity!

    The hostess starts this activity by writing her Thanksgiving affirmations on the Kraft Paper before guests arrive, once guests arrive they too can write notes on what they are Thankful for. 

    Children Write What They Are Thankful For On DIY Kraft Paper Table Runner

    Grandchildren and their friends-join in the Friendsgiving festivities!

    Supplies For DIY Kraft Paper Tablecloths

    Friendsgiving Centerpiece, Candlestick, Greenery & Sweet and Simple Bouquets In Mason Jars

    Instructions On How To Make A DIY Kraft Paper Tablecloth

    • Before cutting Kraft paper measure the length of your tables, counters or bar area to determine the desired length of your Kraft paper table runner.
    • Measure Kraft paper and cut to length measured.
    • Place on tables, bars etc..
    • Hand letter affirmations or apply vinyl stickers onto Kraft Paper Tablecloth.

    Proud Chef and host provides Turkey for Friendsgiving Potluck Menu

    Friendsgiving Food Ideas

    A Friendsgiving menu follows very few rules if any. So if you decide to stay traditional and cook a Turkey and stuffing that is wonderful. But should you choose to serve lasagna or appetizers that is awesome too!

    One of the nicest things about a Friendsgiving besides the camaraderie is how low-pressure it is.
    No worries about family travel plans, organizing the kitchen or cooking all day.
    To help out with the celebration I have put together six favorite Friendsgiving Potluck Ideas.

    Homemade Sweet Potato Casserole Side Dish For Friendsgiving

    Six Favorite Main Course Friendsgiving Potluck Ideas

    • Apple Sausage Stuffing
    • Roast Turkey
    • Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallows
    • Creamy Mashed Potatoes
    • Rolls
    • Variety of Appetizers

    Variety of Appetizers for Friendsgiving

    Appetizer Station Ideas

    Kick off your Friendsgiving with a mouthwatering spread of crunchy, salty and bit size snacks.
    • Vegetable Tray with dip
    • Charcuterie Board
    • Crackers


    Dessert Table Ideas

    After the feast keep the festive spirit going by mixing shareable treats and of course don't forget the pumpkin pie!
    • Festive Holiday Cookies
    • Pumpkin Pie
    • Pecan Pie

    Sweet Endings To A Friendsgiving Meal


    Friendsgiving 2021!

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    1. What a fun and creative Freindsgiving table. Your daughter has wonderful ideas. I've always liked the black Sharpies, and that's a nice way to write Thanksgiving messages on the table using bold black font. It's what I use when I wrap my presents for Christmas every year, putting a big black letter under the present so they will know whose present it is. The holiday cookies in saran wrap look so Yummy. And I'm starting to like pecan pie as much as pumpkin pie these days. And there's nothing like the sweet potatoes covered in marshmallows. What a sweet picture of all the friends at the end of the post.

      Happy Thanksgiving to you, dear Jemma. May you have a pleasant day.


    2. What a fun Friendsgiving. My daughter hosted a friendsgiving with 38 people and I thought Oh My but she pulled it off and it was fabulous. Everyone brought something and we had some really wonderful dishes to pass. Have a wonderful rest of the weekend. xoxo Kris

    3. JEMMA! Good morning beloved one! I am just now receiving your blog post in my email on Sunday! I trust that your Thanksgiving and Friendship gathering went well! I love that idea of the runner where people can write what they are thankful for. Our celebration was quiet with only two more couples sharing the table and we too participated in wonderful expressions of thanksgiving. Word games followed by much laughter and a feeling of joy. Bless you my dear friend as you continue to share your gifts with us!

    4. Cute ideas! Looks so fun!


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