8 Centerpiece Ideas for Fall Gatherings


Whether your door is constantly welcoming friends and family, or if you are planning one spectacular dinner party, you probably want the centerpiece on your table to represent this spectacular season. It will be the focal point, and the one element every guest will see. Depending on how often you entertain, you may want to rotate a few centerpieces all season long.

  • Glittered Corn - For a homey yet elegant centerpiece give dried corn a shimmer with gold glitter. Arrange them in a large glass bowl. You can include a couple gourds with gold glittered stems, too.

  • Tabletop Fireplaces - Nothing creates ambiance better than a warm dancing flame. Bio ethanol tabletop fireplaces are available in a variety of sizes. If your table is too small to comfortably welcome one, place it on a side table and use a different centerpiece idea, so you still enjoy the ambiance, without it being in the way. Bio ethanol creates no smell or smoke, so it is ideal to use in this type of environment.
  • Flowers - Most associate flowers with spring and summer centerpieces, but you really can't go wrong with a medley of crimson dahlias and orange and yellow chrysanthemums. Place the arrangement in a ceramic bowl or pot, and then put it inside a basket or tin mold for a rustic feel.
  • Pumpkins - Nothing represents this season better than pumpkins. Use a variety of sizes. You can even hollow out a white pumpkin to use as a vase for roses, ranunculus and daffodils in autumn colors.
  • Produce - A white ceramic bowl can be brought to life with a variety of fruits and vegetables in orange shades, such as baby pumpkins, bell peppers, squashes, kumquats, persimmons, oranges, and carrots.
  • Greens and Browns - Autumn centerpieces do not have to be red, orange, and yellow. A wood bowl piled high with green pears and brown shelled walnuts creates a very inviting and soothing display.
  • Pumpkin Candle Holders - Have you picked up a bunch of mini pumpkins at the store, and now you don't know what to do with them? Cut a hole in the top to anchor taper candles in them. Leave some pumpkins alone. Display them in clusters down the center of the table.
  • Corn husk Votive - Buy dried corn husks at the craft store. Cut them to be just a little taller than your votive holders and use double-sized tape to secure it all the way around. Finish with a deep purple, green, or earthy red ribbon.

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  • Brady Draper