Friendsgiving Ideas: Make it a Tacosgiving Event

Friendsgiving Ideas: Make it a Tacosgiving Event

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By: Claire Ruhlin

The Drift

Looking to host the ultimate outdoor Friendsgiving this year? We spoke with our Content Manager, Claire Ruhlin, who hosts an annual outdoor Friendsgiving with tacos and margaritas instead of turkey and wine. “It’s become a November tradition for me to host a ‘Tacosgiving’ (think: Friendsgiving with tacos and margaritas),” she says. Here’s how to host the ultimate outdoor Friendsgiving.

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FRIENDSGIVING DECOR IDEAS: TACOSGIVING EDITION

The key to holiday hosting? Set the scene. Take inspiration from these Friendsgiving decor ideas that make entertaining outdoors easy, comfortable, and beautiful.

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SET THE TABLE

Outdoor dining provides a more casual feel than indoor dining, so don’t forget to have fun. Set the foundation with a spacious outdoor dining table and provide enough dining chairs for every guest to have a seat. From there, layer in the necessary tablecloth, runner, and/or placemats, adding outdoor-friendly dinnerware and glassware.

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CREATE SERVING STATIONS

Make it easy for guests to grab a drink or appetizer before the meal starts by setting up serving stations ahead of time—whether that’s an outdoor bar cart, a buffet table, or a serving tray. Depending on the weather, consider adding an outdoor ice bucket to the mix in order to ensure drinks stay cool. 

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LAYER DECOR

To cultivate comfort, layer your outdoor space with all the comforts of home—such as throw pillows, indoor-outdoor rugs, poufs, blankets, and lighting. “I love cultivating a sense of laid-back luxury with earthy textures and colors, layering in weather-resistant (and spill-resistant) textiles for additional texture and pattern,” Ruhlin says.