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#friendsgiving

This holiday time of year, full of collecting memories and bringing people near, really resonates with us here at Gathre. Since last year we've wanted to host a kids friendsgiving on a mat. These sweet little ones politely passed their food, listed precious things they were grateful for, and made MerMag's pilgrim craft. "A grateful heart is rich in contentment" and we all have something to be grateful for. xo 

Some tips for hosting your own friendsgiving!

We opted to keep our menu really simple. Instead of a turkey, we used a rotisserie chicken. It had the same effect for the kids and made our lives much easier :) We also tried to include simple things like fruit, rolls, and pre-made pies in our spread. The kids loved the mini pies we found at target. And they were only 99 cents, so a win-win. We added in a few simple decorations that spoke of fall and that was pretty much it!

Overall, planning and hosting your own friendsgiving can be as simple or complex as you'd like, but we found that the little things go a long way and these sweet kids were easy to please. The most important thing for us was that they got to experience a bit of gratitude this season. And they did so in such a charming way.

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We captured this little video (excuse our sub-par video skills) because they were just sweet as can be and we wanted to remember it all. Enjoy! 

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