Fall Event Planning Ideas

Fall Event Planning Ideas

Yes, the leaves have started to turn and all this amazing color is inspiring us!

Swank Events has some amazing client events this fall and we’re sharing some pictures, colors and ideas that are getting our creative juices flowing!

Turning Foliage Colors

Dark reds, oranges, browns and yellow combinations are standard at any fall celebration. Yes, it can sound like an over-the-top Thanksgiving dinner, but with the right accents and other neutrals, this classic color combo can work for any event in the September through November time frame.

Simple Table Settings

Last year, we wrote a blog post about 8 Beautiful Settings for Fall and the post content is TIMELESS! Good for intimate gatherings or large parties, the key is integrating some of Mother Nature’s beauty into your table with pine cones, pumpkins or leaves.

A simple raffia tie around a colorful napkin can be a way for natural elements to be a part of the table as well.

Farm Girl Blogger Napkin

Fall Table Napkin from Farm Girl Blogger








Twist on a Fall Salad

What fall event would be complete without everyone’s favorite fall harvest – apples! Here’s something different to try from Cooking Classy: Broccoli Apple Salad!

Broccoli apple salad Fall event

Broccoli apple salad from Cooking Classy









Hot Drink Must-Have

What about a hot chocolate bar? Have an assortment of toppings, small treats and utilize the coffee maker!

Hot Chocolate Bar

Hot Chocolate bar by Stephanie Lynn










Clever Centerpiece for Fall

A living centerpiece with pumpkins and succulents can make for a nice change (and last for a few days) from flowers!

Pumpking Succulent Arrangment

Pumpking Succulent Arrangment from Simply Happenstance









We hope all of these ideas will inspire you while planning your next fall event!

8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

8 Beautiful Table Settings for Fall

If you ask us, fall tables can be some of the prettiest. The palette of earthy, saturated colors emotes so much feeling, and there are endless options for how to mix and match fall decor to find something just right. Here are a few of our favorite tables for fall inspiration this season!

Photo credit: Digs Digs

This table is reminiscent of the harvest. The leaf theme continues throughout, and there is a lovely mixture of colors and textures, greenery and fall hues.

Photo credit: Digs Digs

This setting is minimalist. The settings are bare bones, but in a pleasant, pretty way, allowing for any food set to take center stage.

Photo credit: My Colortopia

The pinecones here, and varying shades of browns, make this setting feel earthy, but with a refined elegance.

Photo credit: Shelterness

This table just makes us want to cuddle up in a blanket and get cozy. Using the checkered throw as a table dressing is creative, and sets such a pleasant mood.

Photo credit: Apartment 34

These colors here are saturatedand so emblematic of fall. Warm, rich tones make for such a lovely, cheerful table!

Photo credit: Living with Landyn

While soft and muted, this predominantly white setting is classy, and classic. The farmhouse table is a lovely backdrop, and leaves a lot of room for extra decorations and last minute inspiration.

Photo credit: Homey Oh My

Cheery and bright, this setting is a totally different take on fall, pulling in big, bold colors from the late summer months and carrying them into the cooler weather.

Photo credit: Jenni Kayne

Rosemary, oh my! This setting is positively herbaceous. While using garlands of rosemary might be a bit untraditional, it creates a stunning effect, and we bet it smells pretty amazing, too!

What’s your favorite way to dress up a fall table?