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10 Ways: Throw A Great Coastal "Friendsgiving"

Coastal Thanksgiving Styled Entries and Foyers

1. Set the tone the second guests walk in. Create a welcoming entry or foyer that invites your guest and sets the mood. You can do this by decorating a hall table or coastal console in your entry with holiday decor and seashell accents.

2. Mood music. Keep the music going to keep the party flowing. A nice mix of music at a level your guests can still talk over will create a party mood. Music makes everything better.

Coastal Lighting

3. Light the night. Lighting can totally set the mood. A beautiful coastal chandelier hung over the dining table sets the coastal tone and sheds light on your party so guests can enjoy conversation. These are great examples of coastal lighting, cargo ship lights give a nautical dining feel while the coastal beaded chandelier envokes a seashore design to your space.

Coastal Thanksgiving Centerpieces

4. Get creative with your centerpieces. A creative coastal holiday centerpiece decorates the dining table and makes the gathering around the coastal table special. It shows your style, creativity and desire to have a wonderful gathering. 

Creative coastal seating cards and place setting

5. Assigned seating. Setting the placement of guests to create conversation and new friendships is a great way to make your party memorable. Go an extra step by making special coastal seating cards for your guests to let them know you care. These coastal place settings are a good example of seaside design for a coastal party.

Coastal Thanksgiving Tablescapes

6. Tablescape presentation. The presentation is essential in your coastal party design. From the way you present the food to the napkins you choose for cocktails, it all matters and aids in creating your coastal holiday theme.

Coastal slipcover arm dining chairs

7. Comfortable coastal seating. You want your guests to be comfortable, have fun and stay at your party so give them a comfy seat. These great coastal slipcovered arm chairs are a lovely example of the right seating for your "friendsgiving" party.

Thanksgiving Photo Props

8. Thanksgiving Photo Props. Make your guests some fun pilgram hats or feather headbands for some fun photo opportunities. Let your guests personalities shine with this fun little experiement.

Thanksgiving Goodies To Go Home

9. Let your guests take home goodies in style

Coastal Thank You Notes In a Bottle

10. Thankful Cards. Place sweet little cards for your guest to write what they are thankful for. Then have everyone read theirs outloud for all to enjoy.  These thankful notes in a bottle are a special coastal design idea your guests will love.

10 coastal design tips to take your coastal party or "friendsgiving" to the next level of design. A coastal Thanksgiving party desing tips for seaside entertaining.

Photo Credits:

1. Thanks Coastal Foyer  & Coastal Thanksgiving Entry

3. Cargo Ship LightsCoastal Beaded Chandelier

4. Seashell with Flowers Centerpiece & Fall Fruit Centerpiece

5. Name Card Seating Design

6. Nautical Thanksgiving Tablescape  & Thanksgiving Tablescape

7. Slipcovered Dining Chairs

9. Thanksgiving Goodie BoxesThanksgiving Pie To Go Home

10.  Creative Coastal Thank You Notes In A Bottle

Comments

WoW! Sooooooooooo beautiful!
-   1 month ago -
So sorry to hear of his passing ... he certainly looked like someone who was full of life. Prayers offered for those that were touched by his passing.
-   1 month ago -
This looks good will be making this could use shrimp or salmon
-   2 months ago -
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