7 Super Lovely Additions to an Autumn Party: Entertain Beautifully

Autumn Entertaining

Fall is the best time of year to throw a party (and it’s never too early to start planning for Thanksgiving!) An autumn party is, of course, going to be all about the food, but adding a pretty item here or there will help make your food presentation pop. 

For those who might still might not have committed to the season, here’s some inspiration. Below, we have curated a collection of some of the season’s must have items for planning your next autumn soiree.

1. Olive Wood Bowl Set

Olive Bowls

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Whether planning a sit-down dinner or a casual cocktail party, you must have plenty of bowls for condiments, nuts, olives and the like. These olive wood serving bowls are both durable and attractive and are the kind of serveware that would last a lifetime.

2. Willow Dome

Willow Dome

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Functional and pretty, this handwoven willow-bordered glass tray and hand-blown glass dome is just what you need to keep your cheese plate fresh and inviting to guests.

3. Birch Bark Straws

Birch Straws

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For a more fun and frivolous affair these paper birch bark pattern straws are a must.  They are printed with food-safe ink with markings reminiscent of a birch tree and are biodegradable and compostable. Paper straws are a great eco-friendly option to plastic straws.

4. Mason Jar Mugs

Mason Jars

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And what to use along with those birch pattern straws but mason jar mugs? They are the absolutely perfect glassware for autumn-inspired casual entertaining—with handles they can be used for both warm and cold beverages. Warm apple cider, anyone?

5. Scallop Copper Tray


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At your next get-together consider using a tray to set up a beverage station for your adult and non-adult beverages. This stunning scalloped copper tray would be a would perfect for the job.

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6. Ikat Zigzag Printed Napkin Set

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Napkins are a must-have at every occasion, but these Ikat printed chevron napkins, which are reminiscent of a bark pattern, would look amazing on your autumn table. They are 100% cotton and are available in two different colorways—Paloden and Slate.

7. Pine Cone Candles


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To set that harvest-season mood, a little candle lighting might be just the thing that’s needed. Unscented candles are a must on the dinner table so as not to interfere with guest’s enjoyment of the food. These hand-poured, unscented candles can help set the mood without being a distraction.

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Top Image: One Kings Lane



Jen Wallace

Jen Wallace shares her indie life by writing about making, creating, cooking, learning, playing, decorating, and pretty much anything else that strikes her fancy from indie biz tips to the modern history of the American hemline.