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Host the Perfect Friendsgiving!
November 14, 2019

 

“Friends are the family you choose.” — Jess C. Scott

 

November kicks off the season of gratitude, the perfect time to show those around you how much you appreciate them. What better way to do that than “Friendsgiving”? If you are grateful for friends who are family, and family who are friends, this might be just the holiday celebration for you. Retailers in Southlake Town Square are ready with everything you need for a thoroughly fun Friendsgiving, whether you are hosting or attending.

The Feast

OK, so slave away in the kitchen if you want to – or, let someone else do the work while you do the enjoying! Trader Joe’s in Southlake Town Square has a host of delicious, ready-made entrees (Turkey and Stuffing En Croute, anyone?) and fresh sides. Swing by Nothing Bundt Cakes for some pilgrim-themed Bundtinis, or perhaps have some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies from Crumbl Cookies delivered straight to your door, hot and fresh out of the oven.

The Table

Since you’re gathering friends around your table, make sure you have set the perfect mood: beautiful wine glasses, runners, candles, turkeys, pumpkins, beautiful dishes and flatware – all the things – for those special moments spent together.  Stores like Anthropologie, Pottery Barn and Z Gallerie are go-to décor game changers, so simply pop in there to create your own top tableaux.

The Fashion

Here’s what we love: A dress code that is both fun and easy. Throw a flannel shirt party, and have everyone wear their fav flannel! Find some great flannel looks for men and women at J. Crew, Madewell, and UNTUCKit in Southlake Town Square. Or, for a cozy celebration, where everyone can wear their favorite stretchy “Thanksgiving Pants”, arrive in comfy style from Banana Republic or LOFT. And make sure to snap pics of everyone in their Friendsgiving best!

The Fun

Because Friendsgiving is all about the fun, make sure to have games on hand (or bring them with you) for an evening of entertainment.  Try some new favorites, like the Game of Thrones Trivia Game (winter is coming, after all) or the Rock Solo Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone and Speaker, both from Barnes and Noble. Or, rather than just drink the wine, put the oenophiles in your crew to the task with the Talking Tables Wine Tasting Game, found at Francescas, for a fun evening with friends.

The Favors

Keep the party going even after its finale by sending guests home with the perfect party favor. Stock up on Sistema Klip-It Lunch Cube Max To Go Bento Boxes from the Container Store to let guests fill with all their favorite leftovers and then keep it – no need to return!  To help your guests feel the love for months to come, consider gifting them with napkins with beautiful blessings, or a whole year’s worth of inspirational quotes from Sugarboo & Co. Or, for that perfect last bite of a wonderful meal spent together, send friends off with some pumpkin seed brittle or autumn iced cookies from Williams Sonoma. It’s a sweet ending to a celebration for friends, the family you choose.

 

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