1. Textures + Layers
Fall is a time when were are adding a few more layers to our wardrobes, pulling out wool, flannels and chunky knits and are drawn to materials with more depth than easy breezy summer cottons. Why not incorporate this into your tablescape? Mix in burlap or heavy linens, use wood instead of ceramics where possible and give a traditionally fall print [like tartan] a go in your colors of choice.
2. Soft, Low Light
Emulate the glow of a fireplace and keep your guests feeling cozy with the use of many candles and little overhead lighting.
3. Use Seasonal Floral Elements
Fall is a time when pines, twig and berries and pheasant feathers are in season and absolutely appropriate. Use some of these items in more organically organized arrangements to inject the season’s natural offerings.
4. Fall Food
Fall has some of the most seriously delicious foods in season. Butternut squash and sage? Pumpkin and brown butter ravioli? Apple Cider Moscow Mules? Our mouths are watering just thinking about it. Leave your guests gushing over the gourmet bites you’re serving up by choosing menu items that are decidedly fall.
5. Have a bonfire!
There’s nothing that says fall more than a bonfire. Instead of having your venue whip up late night bites, set up a s’mores bar, put out a few baskets of blankets and mingle with your guests as they cozy up.