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A Modern and Colorful Friendsgiving Celebration

Photos by Jeff Mindell
DIY Project, Styling and Text by Studio DIY


Friendsgiving is the perfect opportunity to keep all the best parts of Thanksgiving (the delicious food and amazing company), but have a little more fun with the decor! Instead of traditional fall colors and motifs, try a modern color-blocked palette, incorporate geometric shapes, and steal the show with an amazing balloon centerpiece. It’ll be the talk of the town for sure. Here’s how to make it happen:


Print out these conversation starters on cardstock and cut out. Place on top of individual pies at each person’s place settings and go around the table so everyone can weigh in on each question or topic!

Printable Conversation Starters


Happy Friendsgiving!



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Note: Adult supervision is required when using balloons. Please read all warnings and precautions on the Balloon Time carton.

Written by: Kelly Mindell

Kelly (Lanza) Mindell is the editor and founder of Studio DIY, where she's helping folks celebrate each and every moment, the DIY way. Kelly is an east-coast transplant living in Los Angeles. She's been a DIY-er since birth, an entrepreneur since age fifteen and a freelance blogger and crafter for the past five years. Her colorful, ready-to-party DIYs and ideas have been featured in Martha Stewart Living and Parenting Magazine, and on Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, HGTV and more. When she's not busy crafting for the holidays and the every day, you'll still find a hair bow in her hair and confetti on the ground.

Written by: Studio DIY

Studio DIY is a popular do-it-yourself website celebrating the holidays and the every day with original DIY ideas. Tens of thousands of readers come to Studio DIY each day to find fun, colorful projects for birthdays, holidays and every celebration in between. Studio DIY is thoughtfully crafted, curated and glittered in Los Angeles by owner, editor and all-around celebrator, Kelly (Lanza) Mindell.

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