Fall Buffet Table Decorations for Entertaining

Fall through the Christmas season is the time when our family gets together more frequently for shared meals. Summers are filled with kids’ sporting events and camp activities and once that dies down it’s time to wine, dine, and relax. Rather than set a formal table for our next gathering, I chose to organize fall buffet table decorations for a more casual gathering. (This post contains affiliate links.)

Fall Table Decorating for Buffet Style Meal


Today I’m joining a group of bloggers to bring you 16 fall tables settings. A special thanks to Alicia at A Burst of Beautiful for organizing this event!

Fall Buffet Table Decorations with Fresh Fruit and Wine


My inspiration for today’s fall buffet table decorations starts with a floral table throw. It creates a casual table cloth of sorts to protect the table from plates, silverware, and glasses.

Fall Buffet Table with White Dishes and Autumn Accents


A big wooden bowl of fruit in deep purples, plums, and reds create a focal point for the buffet setting. I always try to serve a fair amount of fruit and vegetables when feeding a group of people. Too many potatoes and rolls make everyone sleepy.

Fall Fruit in Wooden Pedestal Bowl


Red and white wine is a must at all family gatherings. Apothic wines are some of my favorites and I always keep a couple of bottles on hand.

Apothic Red Wine for Fall Dining and Entertaining


The deep red wine looks pretty in Waterford crystal stemware (my mother was a huge fan of Waterford crystal).

Waterford Crystal Wine Glasses for Fall Entertaining


Candles are always a great choice for creating ambiance when entertaining.

Wooden Candlesticks for Fall Dining and Entertaining


Everyone can grab a plate and fill it up in the kitchen. Since it’s still warm out, we can sit outside and enjoy the new pond.

Fall Buffet Table with White Dishes and Autumn Accents


Keeping things casual removes a bit of stress and lets everyone kick back and enjoy a lively family gathering.

Fall Buffet Table Decorations for Family Gathering


For more fall table setting inspiration, be sure to visit my blogging friends below!

Fall Tablescape Tour

A Burst of Beautiful | The Learner Observer | Home Made Lovely | The DIY Mommy


Fall Tablescape Tour

Finding Silver Pennies | Town and Country Living | Satori Design for Living | My Sweet Savannah


Fall Tablescape Tour

City Farmhouse | Rooms FOR Rent | She Holds Dearly | Anderson + Grant


Fall Tablescape Tour

Inspired by Charm | Summer Adams | Paint Me Pink | The Wicker House


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  1. This is all so beautiful. I love all the rich colors you chose. They were so nicely together and really speak to the season. Just stunning!

    xo Michael

  2. Love your idea of having a laid back buffet to keep things simple. And the table throw is beautiful and provides the perfect mix of colors for fall.

  3. This is gorgeous Jennifer! I love that you set up a buffet rather than a tablescape. The colors all feel very fall!

  4. This is such a great idea, Jennifer! My favorite part is that gorgeous wood bowl full of fruit, it’s the perfect centerpiece! xo

  5. I love the table throw – it’s my favorite thing on that table – and it ties everything together in a casual, amazing setting. You have such a good eye for making things both inspirational and beautiful.

  6. Beautiful table! LOVE the footed bowl. Is it wood?

  7. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Fall is a time for all colors to shine and it is exactly what your table represents.

  8. Oh my gosh! I LOVE this space SO much, Jennifer!!!

  9. jennifer, your table is just gorgeous. love the plum color mixed in

  10. I love that you shared a simple but elegant buffet. I feel like it can be a struggle to get a buffet table looking pretty and stylish but yours looks so beautiful. LOVE the candles and how you used the basket as a back drop. That one looks lovely in those glasses, too.

  11. Your traditional fall colours are so pretty! I’m sure your family appreciates all of the beautiful touches you’ve added to your space when they come for a visit ๐Ÿ™‚

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