How to Create a Gathering with Intention

friendsgiving gathering with intention thanksgiving dinner party invitationsLet’s make it a tradition to gather together; not just in the name of food, not just to check off that we’ve seen each other in the last 3 months, but to share how much we love, how much we care, and how much we are thankful for our friends in our lives. There is an amazing feeling in the air when you gather with the people you love and those that love you. Love, acceptance, connection, and a feeling of belonging radiate through the smiles and laughter and tears.


Let us be intentionally making it a point to gather, and not just to sit and watch movies or talk about the latest gossip. Instead, let us choose to connect and share our thoughts, our passions, and even our struggles.


How to Create a Gathering with Intention


  1. Make a plan.

    Schedule a day that works for your people. Create a fun theme that adds a little magic to the shindig, like everyone bringing their favorite dessert, wearing a hat, or bringing a basket filled with goodies that represent themselves. For my Friendsgiving, everyone brought a side dish and I got to dress them up! It was fun as everyone tried on different clothes in my cottage. It was an instant ice breaker.friendsgiving gathering with intention thanksgiving dinner party invitations

  2. Send invitations.

    Getting mail these days that isn’t a bill or an ad can be really exciting, especially when it’s an invitation to a soiree! I used Basic Invite to make my invites. It made the entire gathering much more official.friendsgiving gathering with intention thanksgiving dinner party invitationsFor every event in your life, Basic Invite has got you covered. From Thanksgiving dinner party invitations that I used, a wide selection of unique Christmas cards, and cheap holiday photo cards that actually are good looking!? I was seriously shocked by their never-ending gorgeous designs and easy-to-use interface that makes ordering from them a breeze!

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    Almost Unlimited Colors – You can change up your colors and preview how it will look in real time! There’s over 180 different color options, meaning you can have it your way, matching your colors and your style.

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    Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Because getting a colorful envelope in the mail is always exciting! Spice it up and you’ll let your invitees know that something good is inside. ALSO, all of the envelopes are peel and stick. When I was mailing out my Friendsgiving invites, I died when I realized I didn’t have to lick all of my envelopes. How nice is that?!

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  3. Grab a few pieces of decor.

    You really don’t need to go all out, just getting a few things like a garland, some flowers, and an enticing appetizer will do the trick. I kept it simple with my decor here, and just let us do all of the talking.friendsgiving gathering with intention thanksgiving dinner party invitations

  4. Gather. Come together.

    It might be crazy coming from me, but it doesn’t matter what you wear. It’s not about the food. This is the dedicated time to connect, collaborate, and just enjoy the moment with the ones you love. These are life’s greatest moments. Cherish them and life’s true priorities will be put into perspective.friendsgiving gathering with intention thanksgiving dinner party invitations

Above all, I hope that we can all have a focus on being present and gathering with our loved ones this season, and all of the time!

Take care of all of your Holiday Needs

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Thank you to Basic Invite for partnering with me on this post. All opinions are my own.

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