When we heard that our favorite LA girl bosses were joining forces to throw a Thanksgiving dinner party, we knew the finished product would be major #goals. Designer Jenni Kayne invited us to check out the farmer’s market-inspired fête she hosted with the Bash Please gals, Suzanne of Chalkboard Mag, and Carly of Pressed Juicery. Our good friend Daphne Oz whipped up a few vegetarian recipes — the perfect “testing grounds” before this week’s real holiday feast. From the leather place cards to the gift basket party favors, every detail of this dinner party was styled to perfection. We sure are thankful to have such inspiring and creative friends.

*photos by nicki sebastian


Carly de Castro opened up her beautiful Santa Monica home to set the scene for a comfy and cozy Thanksgiving.

Jenni Kayne and the Bash Please girls created a stunning set of place settings by using cutting boards as chargers.

Leather place cards created by Sankat were tied to each set of flatware giving off an earthy vibe.

Kate Sapienza of FlowerWild brought Paige and Kelly’s idea of a lush centerpiece to life by creating a garland overflowing with fresh veggies.

Clementine Studios printed off mini recipe cards for guests to take home at the end of the party.

Hot pink watermelon radishes popped in a sea of greenery.

The completed tablescape featured stoneware plates from Farmhouse Pottery, glassware from Bitters Co, and vintage flatware from ARK Rentals.

The abundant garland centerpiece was full of colorful, in season veggies.

Carly’s California home was the perfect space for a modern Friendsgiving.

Simone LeBlanc created custom gift baskets full of sweet treats for each guest to take home at the end of the party.

Jenni added jars of her pumpkin spice mix to the gift baskets for a holiday treat.

We’re dying to try Daphne’s quinoa salad with feta, roasted okra with dates, and rustic kale salad.

Get the recipe for Daphne’s baked sweet potatoes with honeyed tahini here!

Kelly serves up a plate of veggie Thanksgiving goodness.

We love that the girls get together every year to catch up with each other before the craziness of the holidays begin.

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    Cynthia | November 23, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    Cute! These place cards are just the best <3

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