Text by Katie Ellis
As long summer days fade into the cooler evenings of autumn, celebrate the splendor of the season with a harvest-themed picnic.
Add a fancy flair to your rustic tabletop this season. Using blue-and-white ginger jars as centerpiece vases can introduce an unexpected element of interest to an autumn tablescape. Burgundy-, peach-, and plum-colored florals pair beautifully with a cornucopia of small gourds, fruits, and berries.
Create unique place settings to take the guesswork out of where to sit. A miniature basket with a name card and harvest crops adds texture and color to the table while also serving a function. Creative settings like these would be especially sweet at a Friendsgiving dinner or a Thanksgiving lunch.
Printed menus are not necessary for a meal, but they certainly give an extra element of excitement for what the evening promises to bring. Decorative menus and paper products like place cards also infuse complementary and contrasting color moments into your table’s palette.
A build-your-own s’mores tray can be a fun after-dinner treat or the main event! Arranging all the ingredients ahead of time in a beautiful display will make this autumn campfire staple feel extra special.
Bringing in textured pillows and warm blankets to the outdoor table setting offers cozy comforts that are both pretty and practical on chilly autumn evenings.