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Celebrating Friendsgiving with HonestlyYUM

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Thanksgiving is officially one week from today and it seems that everyone we know is immersed in last minute travel details or the frantic scramble to accommodate visiting family.  However, what about those who aren’t going to spending time with their family over the holiday?  For most, the Thanksgiving weekend is filled with the family they made; the friends and loved ones who will gather over the long weekend to support, celebrate and embrace the new traditions they have created together.  This annual gathering of friends to celebrate Thanksgiving even now has a name, Friendsgiving – which we love!  We loved it so much that we teamed up with HonestlyYUM to help plan out the perfect Friendsgiving.

Honestly Yum FriendsgivingHonestlyYum2FriendsgivingClick over to HonestlyYUM and see how their Food Editor, Karen, pulls off a simple but elegant dinner without getting host burn-out before Thanksgiving day!

And remember that we want to hear how you are celebrating the holidays!  Be sure to upload your favorite holiday moments to Instagram, tag @potterybarn and include the hashtag #behometogether for your chance to win a $2500 shopping spree!  Click here for complete rules and eligibility.

Photo Credit: Ivan Solis

Try This at Home: Throw an Oscars Watching Party

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Are you hosting friends tomorrow night for the Oscars? If so, we highly recommend adding this free printable Oscars ballot to your festivities. Courtesy of Kelly over at Studio DIY, it’s the perfect way to break the ice as you gather new and old friends together to root for your favorite films and categories.

Kelly’s 2013 ballot includes all of the major award categories as well as a special list of “Oscar Favorites” you can fill out yourself. For all of her detailed instructions, head over to Studio DIY to find out how to make your own for Sunday night’s big event.

And don’t forget the refreshments! Our recommendations? These four popcorn recipes from DesignStudio, as well as a few favorite cocktails. Happy Oscars night!

Photos courtesy Studio DIY