Fall Party Food: Cute Serving Ideas

Planning your party menu is only half the fun -- we like everything we serve to look pretty, too! With our creative serving ideas for fall party food, your buffet table will stop guests in their tracks.

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    Upgrade Your Toothpicks

    When it comes to party planning, easier is better. That's why we love these decked-out toothpicks -- so cute, yet so darn easy. Buy them or make them with crisscrossing washi tape to match your party's theme.

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    Make Pie Pops

    Give guests what they really want: A whole pie to themselves. Leaf-shape cookie cutters give these individual pie pops plenty of fall flair. Display them with fresh apples on simple parchment paper.

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    Use Disposable Cookware

    Even saucy sandwiches can get dressed up for your next tailgate. Pack them in simple aluminum pans for unfussy appeal. Wax-paper wraps for each burger look cool and minimize mess.

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    Wrap Ice Cream Sandwiches

    Melted ice cream dripping down your arm can put a damper on your party spirit. Cheer up! A simple wax- or parchment-paper wrap looks adorable and saves you and your party guests from sticky hands.

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    Shape Up Pot Pie

    Chicken pot pie is a staple on our fall menu, and it's easy to make the classic comfort food look party-worthy. Instead of traditional vents in the top of the pie, use a cookie cutter to carve a sweet shape.

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    Garnish Pumpkin Pie

    If pumpkin pie stars at your fall gatherings, make it even more special with an easy but gorgeous garnish. Place a leaf-shape cookie cutter gently on the pie, and fill the inside of the cutter with cinnamon. Pull a butter knife or chopstick through the crumbs to make veins.

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    Top Off Your Cider

    Slicing apples crosswise reveals a festive star shape that looks and tastes gorgeous atop autumnal spiced cider. Strands of orange peel are another pretty touch that adds a hint of citrus zing.

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    Make a Spooky Shadow

    Great for Halloween, our raven stencil lets you leave a ghostly trace on dessert plates. Cut out the stencil and dust over it with cocoa powder. Creating the design on white plates offers the most dramatic look.

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    Use Paper Cones

    Simple, inexpensive paper cones add serious panache to party snacks. Choose a pretty, medium-weight paper and wrap it tightly into a cone shape, securing with clear tape as you go. Put the cones in cups so they stand up on your snack table.

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    Opt for Edible Skewers

    Instead of skewering appetizers with toothpicks, pump up the cute factor (and the flavor) with pretzel sticks. It’s easy, adorable, and delicious -- why didn’t we think of this sooner?

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    Dress Up Cupcakes

    Give a standard cupcake a party-ready makeover in three steps. First choose cupcake liners that match your party's theme (bonus if they coordinate with the frosting). Then tie each cupcake with a ribbon, and finally top off the frosting with a cute candy.

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    Decorate Your Cake Stand

    Go one step further with your party decor and dress up your cake stand with a pretty ribbon or cord. It's such an easy idea that adds a touch of charm to your tablescape.

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