Aesthetic Friendsgiving Ideas

Hey Lovelies, the holiday season has officially begun and I'm super excited about all the festivities to come. Thanksgiving is in a couple of weeks and I can't wait to spend that time with family and pig out on all the food, hunty. Aside from spending the holidays with family, Friendsgiving is a great way to kick it with your squad during the holiday season!  

Now, you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. These are four theme and decor ideas for inspiration to style your next Friendsgiving dinner party. Not only will you enjoy amazing food while, having a great time with your friends, but now you will have a cute setting to take some aesthetic photos in. 

Bohemian Backyard Friendsgiving

This boho theme can also be styled indoors but is brought to fuller effect in your backyard. You can style a bohemian themed backyard and dinner table using key decor to bring your backyard to life. String lights hung throughout the backyard and throw blankets on top of the chairs are a great way to start decorating your backyard with the theme. Decorate the dinner table by using cute decorative pumpkins, candles, and floral centerpieces and placing them however you'd like in the center of the table. 

You can also set up a hangout spot in your backyard, and this could be the spot to take cute pictures in. To set up the hangout spot, start by hanging up a tapestry. Then place a large rug (or a few small ones) on the ground and then place a bunch of different throw pillows and blankets on top of the rug. You can go even further with this theme by hanging up a few dream catchers or a string of polaroids throughout your backyard, or at the hangout area.

Key Decor

String lights
String of Polaroids
Decorative Pumpkins
Throw Blankets and Pillows
Decorative Floral Center Pieces

Hollywood Chic Friendsgiving Dinner Party

This is much more of a classic chic theme, and you could possibly bring in Old Hollywood glamour vibes within this theme as well. The key thing about this theme is a majority of the decor is in black, white and/or gold. White string lights hung around the room and black and/or white throw blankets hung over chairs is a great way to start decorating with this theme. To decorate the table, place decorative black, white and/or gold pumpkins and a white floral centerpiece(s) however you'd like within the center.

 Old Hollywood glamour vibes could be brought into this theme simply by playing jazz music in the background while you feast and spend time with your girls. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a black and white aesthetic.

Key Decor

White string lights 
White floral centerpieces
Black and/or white throw blankets
Decorative black, white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative black and white table settings

Murder Mystery Friendsgiving Dinner

This is a fun theme to style and put together for mystery lovers. Plus, you can get great pictures of everyone dressed up to the theme. Key decor for this theme would be table candles, white and red floral centerpieces and decorative pumpkins placed at the center of the table to your liking. Also, incorporating a couple of inexpensive decorative red and black table settings would be a nice touch for decorating the dinner table. Lastly, create name cards for each guest where one side of the card displays the persons' name and the role you'd like them to play. However, the other side of the card will say if each person is either innocent or guilty and this side of the card will be the one facing down on the dinner table (The side with their name and role should be flat on the table facing up.). 

A cute way to thank guests for playing along with the whole idea is by giving them these gift bags (shown below) designed as packaged crime evidence with whatever goodies you'd like. The gift bags are a great do-it-yourself project you could try on your own using inexpensive brown gift bags and placing a copy of each guest styled name card on the front of the gift bag. 

 The key idea is setting the Murder Mystery dinner party in an era of your choosing. Then, you would have your friends come dressed up to fit the era, have dinner and later solve the "mystery." A "mystery" you would have put together to be solved and have everyone improvise from there to solve. 

For example, let's say you had set your Murder Mystery themed party in the 1920s. You would decorate to fit that era with the murder mystery theme in mind, and all your guests would come dressed to fit the theme. You would also be the one to create the "Murder Mystery" to be solved, place fake "evidence" and clues around your house (obviously in places where you're okay with your guests entering) and assign your guests characters to improvise. For example, after dinner, you then announce the mysterious death and disappearance of some flapper and continue on with a backstory.  Your guests would then improvise based on what you had told them and their given roles. Then, they would try solving the mystery you put together based on the fake evidence and clues you would have placed around the house. 

Key Decor

Table candles
White and/or red floral centerpieces
Decorative black and white pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative red and black table settings
DIY name cards with each person's name and role in the murder mystery

Girly and Vintage Friendsgiving

This girly and vintage Friendsgiving theme is the perfect indoor Friendsgiving dinner theme for you and your girls if you're feeling the girly vintage idea. This is such a cute look for a girly vintage aesthetic and is a theme that's pretty simple to put together for your Friendsgiving. Once again, string lights are a great thing to hang around the room. An additional cute touch would be to add a string of polaroids around the room as well. 

Decorate the table by placing decorative white and gold pumpkins, white and pink floral centerpieces and frosted white pinecones within the center of the table to your liking. You can also paint regular pinecones white and wait for them to dry off before placing them as little accent decor in the center of the table. As an added touch, try taking a couple of white and/or pink throw blankets and place them on the chairs. This is a Friendsgiving dinner theme that can be styled indoors and is the perfect theme to use if you love a girly vintage aesthetic.

Key Decor

Frosted White Pinecones
String lights and/or table candles
White and/or pink throw blankets
White and pink floral centerpieces
Decorative white and gold pumpkins
Inexpensive decorative white and pink table settings

Hope these ideas gave you some inspiration for your Friendsgiving party, so you can kick it with your squad in style, for a fun and aesthetic Friendsgiving. 

Thanks so much for reading loves! Until next time for more in lifestyle. 

1 comment

  1. Great ideas. Loved the polaroid are so original and the pumpkins in so many designs also great. The mystery cards are a great idea. I am going to try them in my next friends dinner. Loved the photos too 😀🎃🎁📸