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Autumn Dinner Party Favors That Grow

Whether you’re hosting a quaint gathering or a town festival, autumn dinner party favors are perfect fall giveaways.

Fall is a sensational time for hosting a gathering for friends and family. The changing leaves and crisp weather can inspire fantastic menus like butternut squash ravioli, roasted sweet potatoes, cranberry spinach walnut salad, and pumpkin pie.

All that time cleaning house and planning the menu, it’s important not to forget your table-scape. Creating a warm and welcoming dinner table for your fall parties is simple. Choose linens in autumnal colors; think rust, goldenrod, browns, and greens. For a rustic look, fill a bowl with apples, mini pumpkins, and gourds in all shapes and sizes.

Lighting is important and—when chosen properly—will really make your dinner shine. For an outdoor dinner, drape cafe string lights over tree branches or a pergola. Inside, candles add warmth to your table. While white candles are a classic table setting option, colored candles add festive fall flair. As delicious as some candle fragrances smell, stick to unscented. The added fragrance could interfere with your delicious dinner, and some guests might have sensitive allergies.

Autumn Dinner Party Favor Idea: Flower Bulbs

The table is set, the decorations hung, and the menu just right, so let’s plan those guest favors. Why not give an eco-friendly gift, like flower bulbs? Since fall is the best time to plant bulbs, a goodie bag of flower bulbs is an excellent choice for your autumn dinner party favors.

Autumn Dinner Party Favors in Clear Cello Bag
Dinner party favors work as place cards to let your guests know where to sit, and they’re a festive table setting

While bulbs as party favors are perfect for outdoor or garden-themed parties, they work for any fall gathering. Wrap a handful of flower bulbs (tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus, and allium are popular choices) in a clear cello bag, fabric swatch, or small burlap bag. Tie off with raffia, twine, or pretty fall-colored ribbon.

If you want to really personalize your autumn dinner party favors, just handwrite each guests’ name on a homemade gift tag. A simple colorful piece of scrapbook paper with a handwritten name or message looks charming and makes the gift personalized. You might consider writing bulb planting instructions on the back of the tag. Be sure to include the type of flower and its color, planting depth, bulb spacing, and what month to plant.

One last tip: remind guests to plant their bulbs before the snow starts. Bulbs may not grow if kept in a closed bag over winter and planted in the spring.

Spring Blooming Bulb Planting Chart

  • Zones 2-3 – Plant in September
  • Zones 4-5 – Plant in October
  • Zones 6-7 – Plant in November
  • Zone 8 – Plant in December

Giving bulbs as autumn dinner party favors is a kind gesture and will provide fond memories next spring when the flowers bloom. Happy fall!

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Halloween Photo Cards

Take a picture of your little pumpkin for spooktacular Halloween photo cards or party invitations that will put the TREAT into trick or treat!

Parents know that autumn is a great time for picture taking. The annual trip to the pumpkin patch (and subsequent carving party), a weekend of raking leaves, and of course dressing up in costume for Halloween all make for memorable photo opportunities. Halloween photo cards are the perfect way to share those precious photos with family and friends.
Halloween Photo Cards from Studio Style
Our Natural Flax, Black, and Snow White Photo Insert Cards are perfect for Halloween photo greeting cards.
While most photo card enthusiasts traditionally send their personalized greeting cards out at Christmas or to announce the birth of their child, Halloween is an unexpected—and fun—time of year to send out special fall-themed greeting cards to friends and family. Create Halloween invites for your party, or make one just to show off your child’s (or dog’s!) costume.

Here are some fun fall photo ideas for your personalized Halloween photo cards:

  • Halloween Party
  • Costume Contest
  • Apple Orchard
  • Pumpkin Patch
  • Pumpkin Carving
  • Halloween Wedding
  • Halloween Parade
  • Haunted House
  • Hay Ride
  • Raking Leaves
  • Halloween Birth Announcement
  • Oktoberfest Celebration
Tips For Creating A Halloween Photo Card:
  • Use a plain black photo holder card to make your Halloween picture really stand out. Just slide your 4″ x 6″ photo in—no glue or tape needed!
  • Gelly Pens (especially metallic) work great on darker colored cardstock. Use a pumpkin orange pen to stay with the Halloween theme.
  • Rubber stamps are an easy way to accent your card with spooky imagery. Choose a lighter color cardstock for most stamp inks, or use a highly pigmented metallic ink to stamp on darker papers.

Do you have a Halloween photo idea? If so, share it with us in the comments.

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