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Friendsgiving Decor and Dining Table Centerpiece Ideas

Celebrate Friendsgiving with a beautiful table set with fall decorations and amazing dining table centerpiece ideas. Wait until you see these beautiful fall tablescapes that are perfect for Friendsgiving, Thanksgiving, or any fall gathering.


Can you believe we getting ready to celebrate the holidays already?

It feels like October just flew by!

To kick off the holidays this year, my supper club and I are hosting a Friendsgiving brunch and sharing our best decorating, entertaining, and food menu ideas for an amazing party.

Have you been following along in the fun? If you are new here, you can check out some of our best themes at the end of this post.

And if you are coming from my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse, welcome to my 1850 farmhouse. It’s so nice to see you and I’m glad you dropped by!

With the holiday season approaching, I’m sharing a beautiful Friendsgiving brunch set with fresh-cut flowers from my garden with pumpkins, fall table decorations, and cozy candles.

Wait until you see how beautiful this table and centerpiece turned out for our Friendsgiving brunch!

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So What Is Friendsgiving?

A Friendsgiving is the blend of getting together with friends and Thanksgiving.

It is often celebrated before Thanksgiving with the taste of the holiday among friends.

When Do We Celebrate Friendsgiving?

While Friendsgiving has become more popular in recent years, it is the day you celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends or in lieu of celebrating with family.

There is no official day for Friendsgiving but most people opt to celebrate Friendsgiving before Thanksgiving.

And most often, in the days leading up to Thanksgiving.

close up of thanksgiving table under crystal chandlier with fresh flowers from the garden, pumpkins, candles and dinnerware by lenox

Friendsgiving Decor and Dining Table Centerpiece Ideas

This year is a first for celebrating Friendsgiving with my blogging besties and I’m super excited to host them here.

For our brunch party, I set a beautiful table with fresh flowers and pumpkin centerpiece together with a neutral color palette so the blooms pop on the table.

And I love the result.

Here’s how to pull this look together.

close up of farmhouse dining room decorated for friendsgiving with fresh flowers pumpkins and dining table centerpiece with crystal chandelier and black china cabinet and hutch

Determine Your Color Scheme

Before decorating with dining table decor ideas, choose an autumn color palette for your particular theme.

Are you decorating with a neutral color scheme? Warm autumn color palette?

Consider the fall season and create a stunning table with a vibe that speaks to you.

crystal chandelier above french country farmhouse table set for friendsgiving with fresh flowers and pumpkin dining table centerpie and candles

Creating Cozy Layers

Whenever you set a table for special occasions, add layers of table decor to give the table depth, dimension and texture.

Those layers are a great way to create a cozy and welcoming vibe for guests.

I prefer to start with the center of the table by using a tablecloth and a table runner to create a soft look that is ready for the perfect centerpiece.

fresh flowers and heirloom pumpkin centerpiece idea for the dining table with zinnias, dahlias, sedum autumn joy, ivy, celosia and boxwood

Add a Gorgeous Centerpiece

Whether you purchase or make your own dining room centerpiece, it is the focal point of your table and drives the rest of the design.

There are lots of great options for flower arrangements too.

You can make an easy centerpiece with pumpkins and mums.

Or you can set a bunch of mason jars or stemless wine glasses to make smaller flower arrangements and tuck them in among smaller pumpkins and gourds.

And you can even tuck in a small potted plant here and there too.

If you want a set-and-forget approach to centerpiece design, you could even use faux flowers.

friendsgiving table set with dining table centerpiece made with fresh flowers and pumpkins, taper candles, and green plants with lenox, vintage wine glasses in farmhouse dining room with black china cabinet and hutch

The options for dining table centerpiece ideas are endless.

But either way, a beautiful centerpiece is a must.

And I like to create a full look down the middle of your table. To me, it just looks more abundant and cozy with a full table.

For my Friendsgiving table, I made a floral centerpiece using a fresh pumpkin as the base.

And while I’ve made a simple centerpiece before using pumpkins with garden mums, this large floral arrangement is even easier because the pumpkin is no-carve.

Plus the different shapes and sizes of every single flower create a unique centerpiece that sets the stage for the rest of the table.

dining table set for friensgiving brunch with candles, pumpkins, greenery and beautiful centerpiece with fresh flowers and pumpkins

Setting the Dinner Table

After you make or buy your dining room table centerpiece, it’s time to set the dining table.

Each place setting is made with cozy layers of table décor.

An easy place to start a table setting is with a pretty placemat or charger.

Since I’ve got a full table here with a tablecloth, table runner, and real flowers, I opted to use these simple gold charger plates and then layered each with my Lenox dinner and salad plates. I love my Lenox and try to use it as often as I can but feel free to use everyday use plates if you want.

close up of friendsgiving brunch or thanksgiving table setting with gold charger, lenox dinner and salad plate, mustard linen napkin and pumpkin with centerpiece of flowers and pumpkins with candles

To make each place setting feel a bit softer, I used this gorgeous mustard-colored linen napkin between the dinner and salad plates.

As a final touch, I love to add natural materials like this pretty little pumpkin to finish off the table’s theme.

I love using these cutlery pouches to hold the gold utensils.

And for the glassware, I mixed some vintage wine goblets with my grandmother’s lead crystal stemware.

farmhouse table set for friendsgiving brunch or thanksgiving dinner with pumpkins, flowers, dining table centerpiece, crystal chandelier, vintage wine glasses, black china cabinet and hutch and candles

Add Mood Lighting

Regardless of whether you are hosting a brunch or dinner party, add some candles to help set a cozy mood.

I added these beautiful vintage candle holders with taper candles as well as some votive candles sprinkled around the table.

Don’t worry about mixing different sizes together because once it’s all set and lit on the table, the candles will be lit at different heights creating a warm, cozy look.

Another good choice for lighting in lieu of real candles is to pick up some battery-operated options. They look just as beautiful and you don’t have to worry about them burning down or spilling wax.

But I also tucked in these adorable tea light lanterns that add the perfect glow to the dining table.

friensdgiving or thanksgiving table set with fresh flower and pumpkin centerpiece, lenox, candles and cyrstal chandelier

Thanks for dropping by! Next up in our Friendsgiving brunch is my good friend Cindy from County Road 407.

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More Friendsgiving Decor and Dining Table Centerpiece Ideas

Wait until you see how the rest of my supper club decorated their tables for our Friendsgiving Brunch.

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Looking for More Supper Club Ideas?

Our supper club has been so much fun and we’ve covered so much over the last year.

Whether you are in a supper club or just want some dinner party theme inspiration, check out the themes we’ve hosted before.

And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club. They are so fun to do and provide a great reason to gather regularly with family and friends.

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Enjoy a beautiful day! xo

Stacy Ling

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14 Comments

  1. Goodness, Stacy this is stunning. I love all of the layers. And the gold accents are so classy and elegant. Can’t wait for the brunch menu. Pinned!

  2. I am always blown away by your centerpieces and table arrangements and this one is no surprise. I love the elegance of this one. I’ll have to remember the tip on mood lighting! I always forget that. So excited to have joined y’all this month. Thanks bunches. Everything is gorgeous!