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Friendsgiving Table Decor & Brunch Ideas

It’s so fun to host a Friendsgiving Brunch and invite all your friends. To make your brunch extra special, here are some Friendsgiving table decor ideas your friends will love.

These table decor ideas will also work for a Thanksgiving brunch or dinner.

What is a Friendsgiving Brunch?

The idea of Friendsgiving has grown rapidly since 2020 covid. When friends felt safe gathering again, creating an extra reason to celebrate was a welcomed idea.

In addition to traditional Thanksgiving gatherings, Friendsgiving is a gathering of friends to celebrate all the things we are thankful for.

Therefore, a Friendsgiving brunch is a gathering of friends for a mid-morning meal. The menu will consist of light breakfast fare as well as traditional lunch items.

Dried Floral Arrangement in thrift store woven basket vase on Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting

Supper Club – Friendsgiving Ladies Brunch

As a result, this month, we decided on a Friendsgiving Lady’s Brunch as our Supper Club theme.

If you are joining us for the first time, we are a group of friends who love to entertain and when entertaining in person wasn’t recommended last year, we started a virtual supper club in January 2021.

Each month we choose a theme for our dinner tables, which we post on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Next, we each share the recipes and menu to complete the meal on the 4th Saturday.

Each month we have one guest blogger joining us and I’m so excited to have Cindy from County Road 407 joining us for October.

If you are hopping over from Simply 2 Moms, welcome. I know that you loved AnnMarie’s beautiful Friendsgiving Table.

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How To Host A Friendsgiving Brunch?

  • Determine your location
  • Make your guest list
  • Send invitations
  • Determine your menu and beverages
  • Plan your table setting and centerpiece
  • Grocery shop for menu & order any items that will be prepared by others
  • Prepare food that can be prepared ahead of time
  • Set table and prepare a beverage station
  • Make last minute food preparations
  • Relax and enjoy your guests

Setting Up For Friendsgiving Brunch

First, you need to determine the location of your Friendsgiving Brunch.

I decided the greenhouse would be the ideal location for gathering with friends.

Fall is a great time to be in the greenhouse because the weather outside is cool, but the inside is warm.

Dried Floral Arrangement in thrift store woven basket vase on Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting

The Friendsgiving Brunch Centerpiece

The greenhouse table is 8 feet long and allows for a large centerpiece.

First, I used a vintage French cheese board to gather all the centerpiece pieces.

Centerpiece with dried sedum autumn joy blooms, corn stalks, greenery and pumpkins for Friendsgiving Brunch

The centerpiece inspiration was the two woven cornucopias I recently found on our trip to Asheville, NC

The larger one is filled with mini white pumpkins and greenery. While the smaller one holds sedum autumn joy blooms.

Brass Candles, Cornucopias and vintage turkey vase on antique French Cheese Board for Centerpiece

On another recent Wilmington, NC visit, I luckily found this cute vintage Majolica Turkey. She is filled with asparagus fern from the garden.

Vintage Majolica Turkey for Friendsgiving Table Centerpiece filled with fresh herbs.

In addition, several vintage brass candlestick holding white candles are surrounded by dried berries and fern.

Vintage Majolica Turkey for Friendsgiving Table Centerpiece and two cornucopias filled with pumpkins

The base of the cheese board is surrounded by a combination of corn stalks, wheat garland, sedum autumn joy blooms, asparagus fern, and faux gourdes.

Centerpiece on Friendsgiving Table in Greenhouse.  Antique French Cheese Board with cornucopia and pumpkins

Friendsgiving Table Decor

For this bunch I gathered my harvest inspired thrift store finds to make the table setting look warm and inviting.

The Place Setting

A favorite find at the thrift store is Golden Wheat Dishes. I’ve never found a whole set at one time, so my pieces are all gathered over time.

Wheat Plate Place Setting for Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting with vintage wheat glasses.

I recently found these wheat bowls with the blue rim. I didn’t hesitate to add them to my growing collection.

These thrifted finds and white plate chargers, and woven placemats complete each place setting.

Wheat Plate Place Setting for Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting with vintage wheat glasses.

Another thrifting adventure resulted in these wheat glasses. They are perfect to complete the harvest-inspired brunch table setting.

The wine glasses are another favorite inexpensive thrift store find.

Aqua & Wheat Plate Place Setting for Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting with vintage wheat glasses.

The Cutlery and Cutlery Pockets

In addition, I added gold cutlery to work with the golden wheat dishes with a beautiful gold rim.

Cutlery Pockets with Vintage Wheat Dishes for Friendsgiving Brunch Supper Club.

The cutlery pockets from Cutlery Couture add a rustic touch to the place setting.

Cutlery Pockets with black and white bow tie with gold silverware on Thanksgiving Table in She She / Greenhouse.

Additional Table Decor for Friendsgiving Brunch

The Friendsgiving Table Decor wouldn’t be complete without a few more rustic touches.

The woven basket vase holds a combination of dried fern and faux fall stems and is situated at the end of the table.

Dried Floral Arrangement in thrift store woven basket vase on Friendsgiving Brunch Table Setting

A cheesecloth table runner softens the rustic table setting and is long enough for the extra-long table.

Friendsgiving Brunch Table with Cheesecloth table runner in Greenhouse She Shed

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See More Friendsgiving Table Ideas!

Next up is Stacy at Bricks N Blooms with her Friendsgiving Decor and Table Centerpiece Idea

Stacy’s Friendsgiving & Table Centerpiece Idea / Cindy’s Outdoor Charming Friendsgiving Table Idea

Michele – Host an Elegant Friendsgiving Brunch / Jen – 5 Tips to Host Friendsgiving Brunch

AnnMarie – Friendsgiving Brunch for the Girls / Rachel – Friendsgiving Table Decor & Brunch Ideas

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the full Greenhouse Tour. Check out these Friendsgiving Brunch Menu ideas and recipes.

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From the Front Porch –

Friday 4th of November 2022

[…] series Rachel puts together with so many of my favorite creatives. This month is devoted to hosting Friendsgiving Brunch and it’s […]


Friday 4th of November 2022

Thanks so much for sharing.


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Losing it in the best possible way over this amazing tablescape, Rachel, wow it is just stunning. We're hosting Thanksgiving for the first time so this post is super helpful. I'll definitely share it on Friday! Loving and pinning sweet friend, CoCo


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

CoCo, I'm so glad you found this helpful. So excited that you are hosting Thanksgiving.

AnnMarie | Simply2Moms

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Rachel, I just love everything about your pretty rustic Friendsgiving tablescape. Especially the gorgeous centerpiece. Pinned!


Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

AnnMarie, I appreciate your comments and sweet encouragement.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Saturday 29th of October 2022

I always love it when you share your seasonal tables in the greenhouse. So beautiful.


Sunday 30th of October 2022

Kim, I really appreciate thisl.


Friday 28th of October 2022

I cannot get over your dishes and wheat glasses and holy guacamole, your centerpiece looks like it should be in a Neiman Marcus Thanksgiving display window! You have a gift girlfriend. Maybe I should come rub your head and maybe some of your talent will transfer to me?! Thank you so much for letting me join this month. So much fun.


Sunday 30th of October 2022

Cindy, You are so sweet and I appreciate your encouragement so much.