Mood board: Autumn entertaining

Mood Board-Headshot Lesley Boudreaux and Ashley HoldenLesley Boudreaux and Ashley Holden of N-joy! Weddings and Events share their inspiration.




1. Get fresh

For easy table décor, turn to nature. Mini potted herbs are beautiful down the center of the table, especially when combined with seafoam green squash and white pumpkins.

2. Letter perfect

Make each guest feel special with a personalized name card/favor. Add stain to a piece of wood and paint or die-cut white vinyl with the guest’s monogram.

3. Warm welcome

Ditch traditional fall colors and use nature as inspiration by opting for blues and greens. Keep guests cozy and add texture with plaid throws and pillows set on chairs.

4. Let it glow

Take advantage of the cool weather and host your dinner outside. String festoon lights across the area and light some candles on the table. These touches add warmth and create an intimate feel.

5. Sweets made simple

Picking up a pre-baked dessert when planning a big dinner can be a welcome relief. The Pecan Pie Cheesecake from Les Amis Bake Shoppe brings together the comforting flavors of brown sugar, pecans, vanilla bean and caramel.

6. Dish it out

Serve the food family style from pretty wood bowls and cutting boards, textured baskets for bread, and crisp white platters.