I often find inspiration for parties in the most unlikely of places. This year, I was inspired by our family’s pumpkin photo wardrobe full of soft blues and oranges. So, a Fall Friendsgiving tablescape was born.
The blue and white vintage plates used in our tablescape were actually my family’s ‘everyday’ dishes when I was growing up. So, they are most certainly full of many fond memories. For contrast, I chose to layer these blue and white plates in between a white beaded charger and a white textured salad plate.
We designed our menus using soft watercolor pumpkins in blue and orange color palette. Be sure to download your FREE printable menu cards at the end of this post!!
As a simple centerpiece concept, I painted a variety of smaller pumpkins in two shades of blue, orange and gold. To replicate this look, choose two complementary shades of blue paint and 3 metallic options. We chose a bright gold, darker gold and rose gold as our top paint layer. Cover 2/3 of the pumpkin centerpieces in the base blue paints. Once dried, use a natural sponge to dip into the metallic paints and coat the exterior using a blotting motion. Repeat this process for the final natural orange pumpkins for a cohesive look. Finally, arrange the pumpkins by size and color along the center of your tablescape.
For an evening event, add a variety of votive candles along your centerpiece for soft lighting. And last but not least, be sure to offer wine! I love offering open bottles of wine on the dinner table sitting in wine coasters to make it accessible to party guests.
I hope you found a bit of inspiration from our Friendsgiving tablescape for your next Fall event! Be sure to download your FREE printable menu below!
Styling & Printables: Crowning Details
Wine Coaster: Waterford
White Chargers: Wayfair