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Fakesgiving 2015: Recap {Part 4}

Things I learned this Fakesgiving:

  1. I can fit 80 people (and 10 children under the age of 4!) in my backyard,
  2. Three turkeys are juuuuust barely enough to feed a small army,
  3. Egg nog + Kahlua is a very tasty and satisfying treat to wind down at the end of a successful party, and
  4. Fakesgiving has become bigger than I ever even imagined.

I’m still processing everything from last Saturday’s 6th Annual Fakesgiving festivities, but if I were to sum it up in one word, it would be: AWESOME.  Here’s a photo recap of how it all went down.

**But first, I need to give a special LL805 shout out to my incredible mom Mary Kay and mother-in-law Vicki for being straight-up work horses so that I could enjoy my own party [p.s., they’re the ones to thank for sending you all home with a clean casserole dish and making sure your food made it to your plate hot and ready]!**

The pre-prep: turkey time!IMG_3425We rented tables and chairs [a must!], and decorated them with my MIL’s vintage tablecloths and by “shopping” around my house for fall decor.IMG_3413 IMG_3416We placed signs in our front yard so people would know to come through to the backyard straight away.Fakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - DIY - events - welcome signAs per tradition, everyone writes what they are thankful for on our Thankful Tree.Fakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - Thankful tree - DIY - events - craftsGathering around to say some words of thanks and to offer up a prayer for the many blessings in our lives.IMG_3445IMG_3449Let’s eat!IMG_3463 IMG_3465We did it!IMG_3462IMG_3469We also collected donations of clothes and personal items that will benefit children placed in emergency foster care in Ventura County — everyone was so generous with their contributions!

The s’mores bar was a hit at the end of the night!IMG_3433 IMG_3479 IMG_4517…and of course, people loved being over at the drinks table 😉Fakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - DIY - events - drink bar - 805 beerFakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - DIY - events - drink bar Fakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - DIY - events - drink bar - 805 beerWe also set up a photo area for quick snapshots as well as photos from each Faksgiving!Fakesgiving 2015 - LocalLove805 - DIY - events - photosHere’s me, my little sister, my mom, and my Grammy!
IMG_3454Hope you enjoyed looking through our pictures!  Remember — you don’t have to host this many people to have your own Fakesgiving celebration — don’t forget to check out Parts 1, 2, and 3 of our Fakesgiving/Friendsgiving series!

Check out more of the photos by searching our hashtag #SchussFakesgiving2015 [and the previous year’s #SchussFakesgiving2014].

#bethankful #LL805

xx, Nicole {LL805}

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1 Comment

  1. Ashten
    3 years ago

    Not enough words to describe how much I love this. Can’t wait to attend next year!! xoxo


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