These Are the Cutest & Coziest Friendsgiving Decor Ideas

Don’t let Friendsgiving stress you out – here are the necessities for the ultimate party.

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Discover the most adorable and inviting Friendsgiving decor ideas.

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Friendsgiving has become quite popular over the past few years. In fact, last year I was studying abroad so it was up to me and my other American friends to teach our friends from other countries what the fourth Thursday is all about. (Cue a group trip to the only grocery store with international food so we could find Oreos to deep-fry.)

While many people spend Thanksgiving break going home to visit their families, it’s become common to have a second (or third) dinner with your friends. And why not? Celebrating by being thankful isn’t a bad thing! 

If you’re hosting a Friendsgiving, the ambiance can be just as important as having delicious food. Here are some Friendsgiving decorations and DIY projects that will add festive flair to your apartment:

1. Glitter Banner

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Yes, I have an obsession with glitter, banners, and puns. That’s what makes this sign so great – hang it over the dining area or display it when your guests walk in for guaranteed laughs.

Also, I tend to prefer buying banners just to take the stress out, but you can totally DIY yours to save money and customize your message! All you need is twine, card stock of your choice (it doesn’t have to be glittery), scissors, and something to punch holes with. 

2. Mini Pumpkin Florals

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DIY Tutorial: Fish & Bull

These are possibly the cutest things ever, and prove that pumpkin decorations aren’t just for Halloween. 

There is a little bit more work to these DIY centerpieces than the banner, but if you can carve a simple pumpkin then you’re ready to take on this project. The only things you’ll need to buy that you probably don’t have are pumpkins, floral foam, and the flowers themselves. 

3. Wish Bone Place Settings

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DIY Tutorial: Oh Happy Day

Place settings seem so fancy and grown-up, which is exactly why Friendsgiving is the perfect time to try these out. Using clay and paint, you can give each guest their own wishbone, which they can break with the person sitting next to them or keep as a souvenir. 

The instructions recommend making a few extras in case one breaks, which I highly recommend as I would be that person who steps on their own art project…

4. Pumpkin Ice Bucket

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DIY Tutorial: Everyday Dishes

The mini pumpkin had its turn – here’s how to turn a large pumpkin into a practical decoration! If you’re not already tired of dissecting, carve out the inside of a pumpkin and make this thematic beverage holder

I’d recommend doing this the day before so that you don’t end up with a big mess right before your party. This is a great way to drinks from champagne to sparkling cider on the table itself.

Also Read: What to Wear (And Bring!) to Friendsgiving

5. Use warm, fall-inspired colors

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Fall is a great time to use warm colors like orange, red, and yellow to create a cozy and inviting atmosphere.

6. Incorporate natural elements

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Use pumpkins, gourds, and pinecones to add a touch of rustic charm to your décor.

7. String up fairy lights

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Fairy lights are a popular choice for dorm room decor, and they can add a touch of whimsy and romance to your Friendsgiving celebration.

8. Set up a photo booth.

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Create a fun photo booth. Guests can take pictures to remember the occasion, which is a great way to capture the memories of your Friendsgiving celebration.

Here are some additional tips for decorating for Friendsgiving in a dorm or apartment:

  • Keep it simple. It’s important to keep your décor simple when working with limited space. A few key decorations will go a long way in creating a festive atmosphere.
  • Use versatile decorations. You can also use Many decorations for Friendsgiving for other holidays, such as Halloween or Thanksgiving. This is a great way to save money and get more use out of your decorations.
  • Get creative with storage. If you have limited storage space, get creative with storing your decorations. You can use baskets, bins, or hanging organizers to tidy everything.

I hope these ideas help you to create a Friendsgiving celebration that is both festive and memorable.

What do you think?

What are your favorite Thanksgiving decorations? Do you have any ideas for throwing a Friendsgiving party? Share your party prep tips in the comments!

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