Holiday season is upon us and I couldn't be any happier. To kick off the holidays, I hosted my first Friendsgiving + it was a huge success!
Here's how I did it:
I used streamers and tape to create the backdrop.
After taping the streamers to the wall, I strung old Christmas lights to add some holiday cheer to the photos.
I discovered the idea of using craft paper as a table cloth and it was the greatest discovery EVER! Not only did I wrap & decorate my tables with the two rolls of craft paper, but I was able to use it for games and other forms of decor.
As they walked around, I had guests fill out this chart...just for funsies.
I came up with this idea on a whim & ended up loving it. I left paper, colored pencils and sharpies out & had guests make their own hand turkeys. It was so fun!
To create center pieces, I bought scented pinecones from Walmart along with the candle & wooden crate. They were each under at least $4. I used a piece of cloth I got from an old bin of fabrics in the Fashion building at school and I was set!
This was the easy centerpiece from the main table. Using extra pinecones. another Walmart candle & tea light candles.
As each guest came in, I had them write on a piece of paper what they are thankful for. Nobody wrote their names on them because they would be read after dinner.
Because this was a Friendsgiving on a budget I used plastic utensils and paper plates! Not too many dishes afterward. :)
HOW I MADE MY BAKED MAC AND CHEESE
1. Cook 2 pounds of elbow pasta
2. After preheating the oven to 375 degrees I sprayed pam on the cooking tray & spread half of the pasta flat.
3. Using one stick of butter, I sliced them and spread them over the pasta. Then I sprinkled pepper.
4. MORE! MORE! MORE! I added a second layer of pasta and made it flat
5. Then, I sliced another stick of butter and spread it over the pasta. Again, adding pepper.
6. After, I sprinkled a cup of shredded cheddar cheese and a cup of colby and monterey jack cheese.
7. Next, I spread my cheese sauce (Made of a melted 16 oz block of velvetta cheese with 1 1/2 cups of milk)
8. Then, I spread more sharp cheddar over the top
9. COOKING TIME! It was in the oven for nearly 40 mins (or until brown).
DINNER WAS SERVED!
The night was amazing. Not pictured was plenty of dancing, laughs and a beautiful toast by my boyfriend Barry.
I hope you (my readers) have a blessed + positive holiday whether its spent with family, friends or your pet.
Thank you for sticking with me & showing your support. I love my readers!