8 Decorating Tips to Spice Up Your Fall Harvest Celebration

By: Virginia Bell

Celebrate the autumn harvest with a festival! The cool, crisp air of fall has arrived, and that alone provides ample reason to celebrate. This is the time of year to gather with family and friends and give thanks for nature’s extraordinary bounty. Fall foliage offers a beautiful backdrop, creating the perfect setting for the time-honored tradition of the fall harvest festival.

Here are some simple, thoughtful, and delightfully affordable suggestions to serve as inspiration for your next autumn gathering.

1. Set an inviting tone for your celebration with a pile of pumpkins in a rainbow of fall colors. Pick the largest, most attractive pumpkin to greet guests and paint a “welcome” message on its side using craft paint and a small artist’s brush.

2. Take decorating cues from the fall landscape. Use leaves, branches and fall vegetation and blooms to stage a foliage-filled setting. A warm, cozy environment invites guests to stay awhile.

3. Use unique, rustic items such as mason jars, baskets and terra-cotta flowerpots wrapped in burlap and ribbon in hues of orange, red and yellow to hold cutlery and snacks like pretzels, popcorn and peanuts.

4. Clean up your wheelbarrow, fill it with ice, and stock it with your favorite beverages. Place clusters of Indian corn and red apples at the top corners to add a fun, decorative element.

5. Set out clusters of large hay bales to serve as extra seating. Layer blankets (or cut squares of fleece from the local fabric store) to add an element of comfort. Baskets of mums clustered together provide another thoughtful touch.

6. Allow a carved-out pumpkin to double as an efficient punch bowl. Clean it out thoroughly; fill it with warm apple cider and layer in orange slices and cinnamon sticks for a tasty, decorative touch.

7. Save those pumpkin seeds! Rinse the seeds, pat them dry, toss them with olive oil and sea salt and roast them in the oven for a delicious treat.

8. Whether your fall festival is an indoor gathering or an alfresco feast, nothing welcomes the cool weather like beautiful linens. Cover up folding tables with coordinating table covers like the ones from Tablevogue.

These affordable table covers have a clean look and are available in natural tones, providing the perfect complement to the autumnal setting. The snug, to-the-floor fit is great for concealing boxes and supplies, and the fact that it is stain-resistant and washes well is an added bonus.

Give thanks for the cornucopia of blessings that autumn’s brisk, refreshing weather brings with a festive celebration – bursting with vibrant color and flavorful charm.

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