Iconic decor is a staple for all of life’s greatest celebrations, especially when gathering with friends. Between breathtaking centerpieces and gorgeous table settings, fall is the time to glam up your home decorations and wow your guests. This holiday season, Friendsgiving is another opportunity to make entertaining more fun and personal. One decor trend I’m obsessing over lately is a fall-themed tablescape that incorporates all the colors and textures Autumn brings. This decor project may seem daunting at first, but don’t let the impressive design discourage you from creating your own.
There are plenty of ways for you to put your own spin on creating a picturesque tablescape without spending too much time or money. To save even more time and ensure your Friendsgiving is a success, check out my post on how throw a killer Friendsgiving where I talk you through a step by step guide to planning, cooking and executing a fantastic Friendsgiving or turkey day.
Whether you are a veteran party planner or fresh newbie, festive tablescapes are one of those additions your guests won’t be able to keep their eyes off of. Plus, you can customize table settings, invitations and hosting moments unique to your guests. With an effortless look and statement-making design, this is the festive decor staple to impress even your most crafty girlfriend.
To help you get started, FTD created a guide to creating show-stopping tablescape decor, how-tos for casual and formal table setting and hosting etiquette to elevate your event. They’ve even provided different themed inspo you can steal for your own party. You will be the hostess with the mostess in no time!
Let’s get started!
The first step to creating a festive tablescape is all in the florals. Spice up your table with freshly cut flowers that represent the gorgeous colors Autumn brings. Finish your festive table with fall staples like gourds and pumpkins, or weave together garland made from fresh sunflowers. For inspiration, check out my other post on how I styled pumpkins in the entryway of my home!
No matter what flowers you use, add some autumn leaves and greenery to create texture and add personality to your arrangement. Use the visuals below for more decor inspiration, then use the rest of this post to help you create the ultimate tablescape.
Once you have incorporated different fall themes into your tablescape, your ready to wow your guests with the perfect personalized place setting. Write your guest’s name on folded place cards or use gift tags and string to tie their name around napkins or goodie bags. This personalized touch will put a smile on their face from the moment they sit down. Whether you prefer a simple place setting or want to level-up your table with a glam fine-dining experience, these table setting ideas will help you put the finishing touches on a beautiful table.
To enhance and complement your table setting, use a few hosting tips to make sure you are bringing the fall-theme into every part of your Friendsgiving. From sending invitations that match your theme to decorating your bathroom with complimentary autumn decor you will surely receive a toast! For more invite ideas to level-up your soiree check out my post on anti-basic holiday invitations sure to make an impression!
Now that you’re fully prepared to host the Friendsgiving event of the year, it’s time to get started decorating! Pick a theme and use your home to customize every aspect of your guest’s experience.
Why stop there? Showcase some of your favorite festive recipes or invite others to bring a bite to share. Potluck style Friendsgivings will leave the cooking to your friends and the decorating to you! Encourage a friend to play bartender and make up a few cocktail recipes that are sure to get the party started! The sky’s the limit! Need some yummy fall-themed goodie ideas? Check out some of my favorite fall recipes like my corn soufflé and mashed potatoes.
Have a recipe you can’t host a Friendsgiving without? Share it with me in the comments or send me a note!