Fall Entertaining Must-Haves

This post is in partnership with Cost Plus World Market, a brand I love. All opinions here are my own.fall entertaining must haves, tablescape ideas, entertainThe start of fall officially kicks off the season of entertaining, wouldn’t you say? As with everything, I like to keep the basics neutral so I can switch out the smaller, seasonal items. I’ve done the work for you today, and put together a list of fall entertaining must-haves. Swap out 2-3 of the seasonal items and the rest will be your base for entertaining all year.

First, I would start with these beautiful white dishes*. I love the textured trim on these. When going neutral it’s always suggested to add in some texture.

Nantucket white dishes for entertaining, dinner party ideas


Metallics are a neutral that add a bit of color without limiting the rest of your color scheme. I love this gold flatware set.

gold flatware world market, entertain ideas for the home

A 2-tiered serving stand is a good investment. These are very versatile, keeping everything grouped into one place while also saving  space on the table. I love this one especially for its farmhouse style, I would fill this with seasonal items such as mini pumpkins for a cute centerpiece.

2 tiered metal stand for entertaining

After you have your basic elements in place, it’s time to add in some fun seasonal items. For fall, I am loving these simple yet beautiful embroidered maple leaf napkins.

embroidered fall maple leaf napkins entertaining essentials and ideas


For fun and interest, instead of traditional plate charges I would use these Japanese maple stems. They would add a nice pop of fall color under the white plates.

fall entertaining ideas, how to use maple stems in your tabletop decor, tablescapes

Another fun idea is to use a berry candle ring around your glassware rather than around a candle. You can use them around a stemless wine glass or under a pretty amber colored goblet. What I love about this one is that the colors could work for fall or for Christmas.

berry candle ring gold and cranberry, fall entertaining must-haves, fall tablescapes

The metallic gold tapered candles, shown in my collage below, are really beautiful and can be used in so many places when not on your table. I picked up a few of these candles last year at my local store (in Shrewsbury, NJ) and used them on my Christmas mantel. They would also be perfect for Thanksgiving entertaining.

Find the links to each of these items below and keep reading for a fun giveaway!

Fall Entertaining must haves, these neutral basics are the perfect foundation for switching out seasonal elements for your tabletop

white dishes/gold flatware

wood and metal 2-tiered serving stand/maple leaf napkins/white tablecloth

Japanese maple stems/napkin rings/gold candle tapers

goblet/candleholders/berry ring

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  1. Hey Roxanne – we would love to come to this party! Love the two-tiered tray and those white plates! The color palette is beautiful too.

    1. Thanks ladies, I’d love to have you over!

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