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How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Looking for ways to set a cozy table for fall? Learn how to set a cozy fall harvest table in 7 easy steps.

Do you love to entertain as much as I do?

Whether it’s friends or family, I love to dress up my table to make it feel more cozy and inviting.

Fall is a great time to entertain too.

It’s just before the holidays.

Everyone is back from summer vacation.

The weather is a bit cooler.

And what could be better than a delicious meal with loved ones among the glow of candles and mood lighting.

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Fall Harvest Supper Club Party

It’s my favorite week of the month!

A time when my virtual supper club gets together and shares some entertaining and menu ideas.

This month, my friends and I are hosting a cozy fall harvest dinner party and I shared the menu HERE.

Have you been following along?

We’ve had so much fun since we started getting together.

If you are not familiar with what a supper club is, CLICK HERE.

They are so fun to do and if you want to learn how to organize one, you’ll want to check it out.

So far, the group and I have celebrated:

If you are coming from Rachel’s at the Ponds Farmhouse, welcome to our cozy fall harvest dinner party!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Dinner Table

I am so excited to host a fall harvest dinner party.

It’s been a while since we’ve been able to enjoy fall gatherings and I’m just really looking forward to this month’s theme.

Because the weather here is perfect for a few more outdoor dinner parties, we are throwing this dinner party on the deck.

While I’m entertaining outdoors, these tips can be used for both indoor and outdoor fall harvest dinner parties.

Choose an Autumn Color Palette

When choosing an autumn color palette for my table, I’m often inspired by what’s happening in my gardens.

Even if you don’t have expansive gardens like me, look to nature and pull colors that speak to you.

It’s amazing how the colors outside can inspire what we do inside.

For this tablescape, I’m going with autumn pinks.

My deck still has some pink supertunia flowers and begonias.

And the dahlias, zinnias, hydrangeas and sedum autumn joy flowers are just speaking to me right now!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Bring the Outdoors In For the Prettiest Fall Harvest Table

Setting a table that reflects the season includes bringing those outdoor elements to the table.

Look around your landscape and see what you can add to your tablescape.

From fall flowers to ornamental grass fronds to falling leaves, there is much to bring indoors from nature.

And the best part?

It doesn’t cost a dime!

So start foraging!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Make a Centerpiece for the Dining Table

And speaking of bringing the outdoors in, what better way than to incorporate those elements in a gorgeous centerpiece.

You guys know how much I love my centerpieces, right?

Lately I’ve been into decorating this vintage toolbox with beautiful faux flowers and changing them through the seasons in my home.

And I still love it, but with my cutting garden producing so many blooms this year, I’m enjoying making centerpieces with those.

So my cut flower garden is the inspiration for my centerpiece.

Whether you choose to work with real or faux flowers, use what you love and works for you in your tablescape.

Here are a few fall centerpiece ideas to get you inspired!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

And as an aside, if you want to learn how to make this centerpiece for yourself, watch the video below!

I shared how to make it from cutting flowers in the garden to showing you how to arrange them in a vessel.

Whether you cut from your own garden or buy fresh flowers from the market, you can totally make this!

Break Out Those Special Occasion Dishes

You know that fine china you were gifted at your wedding or was passed down from a relative?

It’s time to break them out of storage and use them!

What’s the point of having pretty things that we keep in storage and never use?

I try to use my Lenox as often as possible when we entertain.

The dinnerware is beautiful and it literally goes with ANYTHING!

You can dress it up or down.

The only limits we have the are ones we place on ourselves keeping us from using them because we think they are too special.

But everyday, every occasion is special.

So use the dishes!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Add Some Pretty Table Linens

I know it’s sometimes easier to use paper napkins, but break out the linens.

There are so many beautiful and inexpensive options out there.

They are eco-friendly.

And using fabric table linens ups your tablescaping game.

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Add Pumpkins, Gourds and More

Whether you add pumpkins, gourds and berries to your centerpiece or each individual table setting, be sure to include them in your fall harvest table.

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Make a Fall-Inspired Menu

I know we are focusing on the fall harvest table, but a great menu is just as important!

Choose dishes that include flavors of the season like pumpkin, butternut squash and harvest spices.

How to Set a Cozy Fall Harvest Table

Don’t Forget the Candles!

And last but not least, add lots of mood lighting.

Nothing says cozy more than some dimly lit candles both on the table and around the room.

I LOVE THESE gorgeous candlesticks and they were a steal!!!!

How to Set a Cozy Fall Table

And that’s it!!!

Have fun at your tailgate party!

Next up, is Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms who will be sharing more fall harvest table tips and decor ideas.

how to set a cozy fall harvest table

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Follow the Rest of the Fall Harvest Supper Club Tour

My friends have some amazing tips, tricks and fall harvest dinner party ideas that you’ve got to see!

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20 Comments

    1. Thank you so much Michele! I really appreciate that! And I’m looking forward to making your dish! it sounds so good!!!

  1. Your table is absolutely stunning, Stacy! I love the combination of the pretty pinks and reds! Can’t wait to see your drink recipe on Saturday.

    Pinned!

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