Celebrating "Friendsgiving"

Camille Styles

When it comes to Thanksgiving, my fiancé and I are like many people; we travel to a family member's house and spend the day with relations. We love it. Yet over the years, as our families have become more far-flung, and the relationships more complicated, we find ourselves longing for a holiday meal shared with friends… So this year, when a couple of our friends invited us to a "Friendsgiving" meal on the Saturday after the big day, we jumped at the opportunity. Not only would there be more leftovers (always a bonus), but we would also have the chance to experience one of our favorite meals with some of our favorite people. It was lovely; warm, relaxed, and delicious, minus any of the strain that can come with family ties.

This feast, featured on Camille Styles, takes the "Friendsgiving" idea even further. It's a celebration of season, friendship and fabulous food that's filled with inspiring ideas; from the decorations, to the menu, to the playlist. And the handcrafted table and chairs?? Without a doubt, my favorite part.

So tell me, have you ever celebrated "Friendsgiving"? If so, how did it go? How was that event different than a holiday meal spent with family?

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