An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

Friendsgiving has become a big thing over the past few years, and rightfully so! Friends are something I’m thankful for every single day and after seeing the buzz around Friendsgiving grow, I decided that this year I finally wanted to host a little get together of my own.

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I happen to be one of those weird people who doesn’t like turkey (I know, lame) AND also doesn’t enjoy cooking so I knew a traditional Thanksgiving meal wasn’t right for me – enter the Friendsgiving brunch! I’m a firm believer that nothing beats a killer brunch so I decided to host some friends for Sunday brunch to celebrate the amazing friendships I’ve formed in my two years in San Francisco.

An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

When it comes to hosting, outsourcing is my new favorite party trick. As soon as I started my Friendsgiving planning, I knew I needed to bring in some help to pull the party off amongst the chaos of my calendar and immediately started with Angie’s List where you can easily sign up free with memberships starting at $25 a year and find trusted professionals in your area to help with just about anything. From cleaners to handymen, with more than ten million certified reviews of local service pros, Angie’s List has been trusted by more than 3 million people to help them find the right person for the task at hand.

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To take the stress out of hosting Friendsgiving, I immediately booked a house cleaner I found on Angie’s List to make clean up a breeze – there’s nothing worse than dealing with mounds of dishes and a messy space after guests leave! I’ve had some seriously bad experiences with cleaners I’ve booked online in the past so it was amazing to read through reviews and book with someone with a proven track record for being reliable and thorough.

An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

As I started brainstorming the details of the brunch, I knew this was the perfect excuse to make my donut wall dreams come true with a little extra help from a handyman. Angie’s List again made the entire process so easy and I was able to hire someone to do the entire project – from the Home Depot run to painting the pegboard to cutting the dowels – saving me time and stress. The donut wall was SUCH a hit and a really fun way to serve one of my all time favorite foods! Hosting parties can really stress me out but once the space was set up and guests arrived (and let’s be real, mimosas were consumed!), I was the happiest lady around – the food was amazing thanks to goodies from local favorites Vive La Tarte and Dynamo Donuts, the decor was exactly as I had envisioned it and it was basically the best thing ever to have so many of my San Francisco friends in one place. My first Friendsgiving was basically a gigantic pinch me moment and I already can’t wait to throw another bash next year.

An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch. An Easy Friendsgiving Brunch.

Are you celebrating Friendsgiving this year? Anyone else all about the non-traditional Thanksgiving? For more information on Angie’s List, to check out more tips and tricks on hosting a killer Friendsgiving, and to become a member, visit www.AngiesList.com

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  • Shannon Paige

    Oh my god…that donut wall….amazing. Girl, you killed it at friendsgiving. Would love to throw one of these and your ideas were so creative!! *thegoodthingscomin.wordpress.com

  • Kimberly Lewis (Lou Lou Girls)

    I love your ideas! Donut wall amazing!

  • This would be so much fun! I love that donut wall because I LOVE my donuts.

  • Sarah Jean

    Do I even have to tell you how much I love that donut wall? I feel like no one has to state it but everyone thinks it :)

  • These pictures are gorgeous. The set-up is gorgeous. I love that doughnut wall!

  • Oh. My. God. Did you seriously make a donut wall?!?!?! We need to be friends!!

  • MeetaK

    I definitely would not move from that donut wall. You are a good friend

  • Jolina

    That donut wall is everything. Like I seriously go back to it again and again haha! And yes, we always have friendgiving every year :) Friends are family!

  • Donut wall is amazing. I love your ideas. Good one. I will sure give a try to them. Thanks for sharing.

  • I love love love the decor and the photography! I really need a donut wall, you have an amazing interior!

  • Laura Hutchins

    I like your styling. Looks fun.

  • Hyla @hylaandpeterechols.com

    I love the donut wall and the big flowers its so cute and creative!

  • I don’t like turkey either! Thought I was the only one haha.

  • This looks so amazing! And that donut wall…yes, please! You did such a great job on this Thanksgiving Brunch :)

    XO

    Lee Anne

    http://www.lifebylee.com

  • Esther

    I love friendsgiving and attend one every year that my friend plans. LOVE the brunch idea!

  • Madie Hodges

    Love the idea of doing a friendsgiving brunch! So smart to use Angie’s List! I’ve Angie’s List before, always Taskrabbiter – but I will check Angie’s List out. Thanks for the tip.

  • Elizabeth Johnson

    That donut wall is UH-MAZING!! What a great idea! Next time I do a brunch or maybe just the next time Saturday rolls around I am doing that! Also, love the entire decor concept. Everything looks so beautiful!

    Elizabeth Ann // http://www.lovedoinglife.com

  • Marie Mack

    I love this! I did a Friendsgiving last year and it was so much fun and such a great way to get together and catch up!

  • Mary mozingo

    um… getting the friends together asap for this!

  • Victoria

    I thought the doughnut wallis real1 Hahaha Great post I loveto be here soon!

  • Breyona Sharpnack

    very cool and unique idea

  • Ty Janee

    I love this idea!

  • What a cute idea! I love how you all sat on the floor on pillows. My friends and I have been talking about doing friendsgiving but I hadn’t considered brunch.

    LiveLifeWell,
    Allison

  • Such a great idea! I love everything you set-up. It looks like a cozy atmosphere and looks so much fun.

  • You had me at donut wall! A little help in the heavy lifting while planning a party goes a long way, and that’s awesome Angie’s List is a great resource!

  • rhewi montemayor

    I really love the place! looks so quiet and relaxing at the same time! :)

  • What a lovely get together! I like the donut wall, it’s so awesome. The place is really nice, the decor is so cool!

  • Marceline Dementori

    That’s really nice, brunches like this are always so fun and memorable. The setup is amazing! that donut wall is enough to be honest!

  • This is the perfect friendsgiving! I love that it’s not a heavy dinner — brunches are always better and more relaxed!

  • Becca Wilson

    This looks like it would be so much fun. If you had a group that couldn’t make it home for the holidays this would be perfect.

  • This is THE BEST idea! I’m obsessing over your photos. Omg. I need to do this ASAP.

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

  • CourtneyLynne Storms

    Omg how fun is this?!?! Based on your fabulous photos, it looks like you and all your friends had a total blast!!!

  • What a fantastic idea! I’ve never heard of a friendsgiving before, but it’s perfect for this time of year. Thank you for the inspiration! Happy holidays.