Fall is coming, I promise you it is! We have had some cooler temperature days mixed with crazy humid ones. I call this the end of summer, transition into fall time. I have started to get my home decorated with all of it’s fall loveliness, but I do not want to go overboard yet, it is still early. Today I am sharing Fall table ideas: for kids and adults with Cost Plus World Market, I decorated with hints of fall, nature elements and a few pumpkins. Not doing too much too soon yet, there is time for that soon.
**This post is sponsored by Cost Plus World Market, all opinions are my own**
One of the best things about being a home decor blogger (other than decorating my home as my job) is that I get to collaborate with some amazing brands! I am still in the pinch-me-awesome-brands-want-to-work-with-me phase of blogging. Cost plus World Market wanted me to work on a fun fall campaign, I jumped at the chance. I love their collections, and stalk many items there until I convince myself to finally get it. It is all about the tabletop decor today!
Since I like to decorate my home, but keep it all functional I decided to share a fall decorated table with two options. With just a few changes I turned the “adult” table decor into a “kid friendly” option. Showing how there can be an ease of transition from one group of people to another. Also, showing how versatile the same items can be. If you are like most people, with fall means holiday parties and family get together. There is always a kid table and an adult table.
I came up with a few ideas to make both groups feel comfortable in their surroundings. As usual, I squeezed in a few tiny DIY ideas to make this table really shine!
With it still being early fall I kept the decor simple. Using some former items from my home as well as a bunch of new items from Cost Plus World Market. I created a calming and subtle fall theme with a ton of rustic and nature elements. The color trends this season are all warm, with golds and reds being the main focus.
To make simple place settings I used napkins from the super natural collection, which blends the colors I used on the table perfectly. I cut some leaves off of a faux leaf stem, used some chalkboard signs and tied it into a neat bow. Sometimes the simple DIY ideas are the best! Having place settings helps with any party, to keep people moving and also makes the party feel fancy. Fancy is always good!
The wood chargers, come on! Mixed with the beautiful gray plates and twig silverware…. they work so well together. I like how the wood color of the charger plate warms up this whole table setting. This is really what screams fall to me, natural wood tones.
Apples are a great addition to any fall decor. It feels fall without being too traditional. I also used some white pumpkins to brighten up the centerpiece. They were orange and I spray painted them white. Easy DIY for fall pumpkins.
I fell in love with this fox tea pot. There is a complete display in my local store with fox items, and I wanted all of the things! We are big warm tea drinkers here in fall and I felt a fall meal is not complete without some warm tea.
Using the leaves in the place setting helps to blend in the leaves from the centerpiece.
This gold lined vase I grabbed up right away in the store. I had zero plans for it initially, other than knowing I had to have it. Sometimes it is instant love in an aisle of World Market and I am ok with that.
This “adult” friendly table feels fresh, casual, fall-ish and fancy. I am not usually a gold or brass kind of decorator but these accents on the table are helping me fall hard for the finish.
As I said, for this Fall table ideas: for kids and adults with Cost Plus World Market this was a dual functioning tablescape. I had planned to completely change the centerpiece and show off a whole new look to the table. But, then I decided to keep it simple as most people reading this need simple. I need simple in my life. So I am sharing the ways I made this same table setting work for kids. I had a few extra tiny assistants with my kids who were very vocal on their ideas. In fact there was a few ideas that they were un-moving on. So, here is how I changed it up for kids.
The kids fall themed table is created with woodland creatures, different glasses, and very different place settings. Also glitter. My kids insisted that fall is pure magic with its colors of gold, orange and red. So their needed to be magic on the table. Ummm, anyone know how to make actual magic happen for fall table decor ideas? Anyone? Bueller? Whimsical gold glitter was the compromise and only magic I had up my sleeves. It does all blend together beautifully!
To make this a true kid friendly table, we need to give them something to do. I purchased some brown wrapping paper from World Market. I had a poster board at home already, I am using this as my template for the place mat.
Making sure it all fits fine with the plates. Then tracing the poster board.
I traced four spots out on the paper.
Then cut them out. I will show you how this was used in the full reveal of the table.
Colored pencils! Colored pencils made out of tree bark? This is a decorators dream come true! The kids sitting at this table can color to their hearts content, and these become part of the decor.
I used the same twine and name tags to create a little plate decor.
I also used chalkboard painted containers. My kids insisted full names needed to be used for place settings, and since this is a kids table…. we need to make it happen.
This is where the whimsical comes into play. Tiny and oh-so-adorable woodland creatures! This is a different place setting from the “adult” one and yet it still goes along with the nature theme.
Here is the final results! A kid friendly, nature, rustic and whimsical fall themed tablescape!
The glitter ties in the other accents of gold on this table.
These tiny wooden leaves were a last minute addition. A few scattered on the table for the kids theme just felt right.
The colored pencils match almost perfectly with this place setting. The silverware and the napkin have that same rustic feel with similar colors. This is what I meant when I said they were a decorators dream small accessory.
These mason jar glasses with a handle were much more kid proof than the adult glasses I had out.
The other non-negotiable for my kids in regards to this kid friendly fall table was hot chocolate. My kids insisted this is what would make the table theme feel “kid” specific. Since all of the supplies were at World Market I could not deny them this joy.
Of course I had to share how this table would look once the tiny ones got to it.
Their artwork is the best new addition to this table.
I realized I need to have this set-up anytime we have a party with kids. It will keep them entertained while the adults can talk. Each of the kids having their own spot to color, and set of pencils to do so was a big hit for my crew.
I am so happy I did not go overboard with changing up the tables for each age group. Neither are over the top, and both are perfect for fall! With these fall table ideas: for kids and adults with Cost Plus World Market it makes it possible for all people in my life to enjoy the season! It also gives me lots of ideas for entertaining in general and having things set up for all guests, from the tall to the small.
Not that I do not love talking table settings and decor, and I enjoy that a lot, there is even more for you (other than my tips and banter) a sweepstakes! The Spruce up your space giveaway is has a few chances for you to win!
One grand prize winner will receive a $5,000 World Market Shopping spree and a design consultation with Celebrity designer Nicole Curtis! The first prize winners will receive $1,000 World Market gift cards! The sweepstakes end on 9/30/2016.
Last but not least, a fun video that Stephanie Sisco shares a DIY centerpiece idea