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.)
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!
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.
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.
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.
The deep red wine looks pretty in Waterford crystal stemware (my mother was a huge fan of Waterford crystal).
Candles are always a great choice for creating ambiance when 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.
Keeping things casual removes a bit of stress and lets everyone kick back and enjoy a lively family gathering.
For more fall table setting inspiration, be sure to visit my blogging friends below!