I was excited to put together something for adults to enjoy. I felt a little out of my comfort zone as I'm more accustomed to setting up kiddie tables and celebrations. However, I had a great time putting this together.
My initial inspiration came from a beautifully designed banner from our friend Angie over at The Grey Dot Co. Isn't it gorgeous?! I knew it would look perfect with our black and white decor, plus some added pops of greenery.
If you have a big family like I do, eating indoors may leave you feeling a bit cramped; especially with 7+ cousins (under the age of 12) running around and having fun together. Outdoor dining would be a great option. Fall weather in California blesses us with beautiful temperatures that allow us to enjoy our festivities outdoors!
I added some fun decor to our outdoor dining area that would also work as a place for the children to play. My boys' teepee gets a lot of use indoors and out - I also loved how it coordinated perfectly with my color palette!
I set out some gorgeous white pumpkins from Michael's, inside of a wheelbarrow that belonged to my great-grandfather! My Grandma had it sitting in her backyard for years, and she was gracious enough to allow me to paint it. I chose Rustoleum semi gloss black spray paint and it covered the old rusty wheelbarrow beautifully!
I wanted to incorporate buffalo check into my table design this year. I found some fabric that would work perfectly as a table cover! From there I added chalkboard placemats, and kept my eyes open for the perfect set of dishes. I added some black cloth napkins and finished off the look with a wooden napkin ring that I painted grey.
My table decor consisted of black pumpkins, white pumpkins, green plants, a wooden leaf garland, a ceramic turkey, and Indian corn. I painted the Indian corn black, and added black and white checkered ribbon to bundle the corn together, and set it out on a bed of greenery.
Here's a pin to add to your table decor inspiration board!