Celebrate fall with a party. These simple garden harvest ideas bring out the warmth of the season.
Turn a pumpkin into a festive bowl perfect for chips. Use half of a large hallowed-out pumpkin set on top a bed of twigs and fall berries to make the perfect serving bowl for your fall party.
Give a plant stand an autumn-theme job by turning it into a pedestal for mini pumpkins.
A pile of pumpkins in a rainbow of fall hues is a sweetly seasonal way to greet guests. Pick the shapeliest pumpkin to be the center of attention and paint "welcome" on its side using crafts paint and a small artist's brush.
A horse trough topped with an old door stands in as a buffet table. Green hydrangeas billow from a giant glass cookie jar surrounded by green and white gourds.
Pumpkins, squash, kale, gourds, and a basket of mums surround a bowl brimming with apple cider. Set the bowl in a large basket for a rustic presentation, and place cups and napkins in smaller baskets.
Wrap a bittersweet vine around a tin bucket and add some fallen leaves to transform it into a stylish wine cooler.
A hollowed-out pumpkin becomes a seasonal vase to showcase fall blooms. It's used here as a centerpiece for the dinner table.
An old blue box, perhaps once used to store tools, serves as a makeshift cooler. Surround the drink cooler with colorful pumpkins and fall berries to complete the look for your harvest party.
Bring in a portable fire pit to set the stage for a magical and warm nighttime gathering. For a sweet treat, toast marshmallows after dinner.
Throw blankets made from simple cuts of fleece from a fabrics store keep guests toasty when they're not settled by the fire.
A swing hung from a sturdy branch allows kids another way to relish the last days of mild weather. Decorative lights strung on cut branches extend the fun into twilight.