The first official day of fall is September 23rd, and although the weather is yet to turn crisp, we’re beginning to anticipate the change in season. This year, we’re dreaming of celebrating fall with an outdoor harvest party. September is the perfect time to host one–the weather is still nice, everyone is excited for the season, and with the kids back in school you might have a little extra time to plan. We’ve rounded up a few ideas that caught our eye for a memorable backyard feast.
Blend the Colors of both Summer and Fall
If the weather in your part of the country has yet to turn cold, a full fall color scheme might feel too bold. Let your tablescape work as a transition between summer and fall with orange pumpkins softened with pretty pastels.
Keep it Easy with Finger Foods
Keep it easy and encourage mingling with finger foods. Love how this dinner party includes fall vegetables and late summer berries.
Style with Plaid
Fall is always defined by plaid, but this year it is predicted to be an even bigger trend. Throw a paid on the table and wear your own flannel shirt or tartan skirt to the party.
Gather Blankets for Evening Chill
An eclectic round-up of blankets in an oversized basket or draped on back of chairs gives guests a way to stay warm as the night cools. The eclectic assortment of textures and patterns also gives off a casual boho vibe.
Don’t forget Mood Lighting
Create a welcoming glow with strung lights or candles worked into your centerpiece. Lighting sets the mood and makes your party feel magical and intimate.
Make it a Tailgate
Make it a family affair with a casual, if elevated, tailgate party. Fire up the BBQ outdoors and then head in to watch the game.
Let your Firepit Create a Welcoming Warm Glow
Style with Organic Textures
Gather your baskets, marble or wood cake stands, and wooden cutting boards and bowls to instantly create a table full of beautiful color, grain, and texture.
Stick to Dessert
If you have a sweet tooth, forget about dinner and stick to dessert. A beautiful pie bar, or DIY smore or carmel apple table is fun for everyone and can make hosting easy. Especially if you buy the pies!
All these harvest tablescapes look dreamy, right? Can’t wait to welcome fall.
Create your own Fall Tablescape