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.)
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!
A Burst of Beautiful | The Learner Observer | Home Made Lovely | The DIY Mommy
Finding Silver Pennies | Town and Country Living | Satori Design for Living | My Sweet Savannah
City Farmhouse | Rooms FOR Rent | She Holds Dearly | Anderson + Grant
Inspired by Charm | Summer Adams | Paint Me Pink | The Wicker House
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!
Thanks so much, Michael!
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.
Thank you, Jamie!
This is gorgeous Jennifer! I love that you set up a buffet rather than a tablescape. The colors all feel very fall!
Thanks so much, Emily!
This is such a great idea, Jennifer! My favorite part is that gorgeous wood bowl full of fruit, it’s the perfect centerpiece! xo
Thanks, Alicia! The footed bowl is one of my favorite pieces. Love these table tours – thanks so much for putting it all together!
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.
Thanks, Pat! I love that throw, too. I saw a similar one in Pottery Barn’s catalog but found mine on Wayfair for less money. 🙂
Beautiful table! LOVE the footed bowl. Is it wood?
Hi Cyndi! Yes, the footed bowl is wooden. It’s from Kirkland’s.
Fall is a time for all colors to shine and it is exactly what your table represents.
Thank you, Marlene! I’m ready for cooler days!
Oh my gosh! I LOVE this space SO much, Jennifer!!!
Aw, thanks Shannon!!
jennifer, your table is just gorgeous. love the plum color mixed in
Thanks, Laura! I’m ready for fall!
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.
Thanks, Danielle! Our family keeps growing so I try to keep making things easier for everyone. I don’t know that I’ve succeeded yet. LOL.
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 🙂
Can you tell me where you got your dining room buffet? It is beautiful.
Every hue on your table is a reflection of fall, and that’s precisely what your table reflects.
Hey Jennifer! I also wanted to same dinning table please recommend.