Do you love dining al fresco? I have some gorgeous inspiration and tips for your fall and Thanksgiving tablescapes!
Outdoor dining is always better with a little thought and preparation, and I’d love to show you some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years for outdoor entertaining. If you’re not a big fan of outdoor dining, you can use some of these ideas indoors as well. More and more events are being held outdoors this year due to local restrictions on entertaining, and this year in particular is a great year to have an abundance of fun with outdoor decor! Please click the blue/gray links to be taken to the original source with more pictures and tips. Be sure to visit the other bloggers and say hello! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by the blog today!
Tip 1: Create a showstopper centerpiece by foraging from your yard or neighborhood. Add in inexpensive flowers (even faux ones) if you need help filling out your centerpiece.
1. Affordable Fall Decor by Home Stories A to Z
Absolutely gorgeous fall table inspiration in this entire post. Most of these items came from Walmart! Go check it out!
Fall Centerpiece Idea by Home Stories A to Z
Tip 2: If the weather is dry and permissible, use indoor dining chairs to instantly make the area more special and comfy.
Outdoor Entertaining Tips by Home Stories A to Z
Tip 3: Hang string lights or add small candles to help add ambience to the area.
How to Hang String Lights by Home Stories A to Z
No trees? How to Hang String Lights Without a Tree will help you!
Rich Warm Tones Fall Tablescape by Ella Claire
I love these sweet votives on Kristen’s fall tablescape. Very cozy and inviting!
Tip 4: Get creative with where you place your table, and also with your seating!
Fall Plaid Tablescape by Home Stories A to Z
Using a few hay bales as a bench makes for adorable seating and cute photo props for your guests!
Friendsgiving Tablescape by Nina Hendrick
If you are hosting more than your usual number of family members, you may find that you need to use longer tables that require more space. Nina pushed two picnic tables together for her Friendsgiving and her design was brilliant and gorgeous. More than one picnic table is a very smart idea if you find yourself hosting often!
Neutral and Charming Fall Table by French Country Cottage
Courtney used a tree stump for seating, and it definitely adds to the charm of her fall table. So cute!
Tip 5: Copper glasses are always gorgeous in fall decor, and they’re sturdy enough for all ages to enjoy and use.
Outdoor Fall Tablescape by Maison de Pax
Copper is a great choice for outdoor parties! You can also find a tutorial for the adorable candle holders on Rachel’s fall table.
Fall Place Setting With Copper Cutlery by Home Stories A to Z
Gorgeous copper cutlery adds a special touch to any outdoor party. You can find these inexpensive pieces linked in the post.
Tip 6: Add a special touch just for your guests.
Fall Bouquet Party Favors by The Sweet & Simple Kitchen
Kristie from The Sweet & Simple Kitchen made a bouquet of flowers for each chair as a party favor for her guests, which was such a darling gift to offer her friends!
Fall Tablescape Place Cards by Home Stories A to Z
Add a cute place card for your guests. If you love this idea, I have an entire post dedicated to cute place settings: 20 Thanksgiving Place Setting Ideas
Tip 7: Make your tablescape as cozy as possible by adding linens and pillows.
Orange and Gray Fall Tablescape by Rooms for Rent Blog
Bre layered pretty linens on her fall tablescape, which instantly created a cozy and relaxing atmosphere.
Outdoor Fall Tablescape by Cherished Bliss
We tend to linger longer over meals when entertaining, and pillows are definitely appreciated by your guests. Ashley added pillows, velvety pumpkins, and linens to make her tablescape extra cozy.
Hope you enjoyed these fall outdoor dining tips!
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