My daughter Emily just turned 26 and I decided to have a nice Fall Sunday dinner for the family and there ended up being 17 when it was all said and done.
I started with the centerpice of clipping of fall leaves from the around the yard and placed them in a large cream colored urn and surrounded it with lots of pumpkins in the soft peach color and white. I am seriously in love with the peach colored pumpkins!!
The leaves on some of our bushes are just spectacular this year!
For the tablecloth I used a white textured throw from Ikea..I love the nubbiness (is that a word?) of it! I got out my gold chargers and used my white dinner plates and fall leaf salad plates, gold silverware, peach print napkins and a fun orange red bauble napkin ring.
I decided last minute to spray paint the frame of the chalkboard gold...you may remember I used this chalkboard and the twin one at her wedding a year ago and the frames were white.
Do not laugh at my feeble attempt to write out the menu on the chalkboard. LOL My other daughter is a pro at this and does a beautiful job.... this is not so great but it was ok.
I served Pumpkin bruschetta, Two roasted chickens with potatoes, yams, carrots and onions, and a spinach salad. Madeline made creamed peas and two different kinds of amazing overnight bread!
Then for dessert I made a Salted caramel chocolate cake!
All recipes will be on the blog tomorrow.
Ohh these pumpkins I just can't get enough of them
I used mixed goblets of amber gold and purple
More pics of the bauble napkin rings on the napkins
Here is the gang! There are 3 little pups not in the photo...they had their own little table
Hope this gives you a few ideas on how to decorate a fall table for a large crowd.