Talk about comfort food and the perfect season for it! Imagine treating your family to an in-house, serve-yourself soup bar this autumn. They’ll love you for it. And you’ll love the fact that your own personal soup bar can not only serve up the fam’s favorites. It can look invitingly fall-like with just a few well-chosen decor accents and serving ware pieces. It’s like having a mini autumn family gathering right in your home–and all day long, if you wish!
Read on for some doable ideas we found to set up your very own DIY soup bar for fall. Plus delicious fall soup recipes at the end, featuring the flavors and produce of harvest season! (*this post contains affiliate links)
Simple Ways to Set Up an Autumn Soup Bar
Totally doable! In just 5 easy steps, here’s how you can assemble all the basic soup bar essentials. Add some charming decorative touches. Then, cook up your choice of soups–with sides and toppings to match!
Set-up step 1: Clear a spot on your kitchen counter or island, or on your dining room buffet. Then, create the look of a harvest soup station via Stone Gable Blog (1) with earthy fall colors, rustic textures, and symbols of the season like mini pumpkins, gourds, autumn leaves and flowers.
Set-up step 2: Bring out your most fall-like soup tureen via Amazon (2), like this lovely orange stock pot from the Rachael Ray line. Or invest in one like it, as it’s sure to be a go-to home entertaining piece any time of the year!
Set-up step 3: Provide a set of soup bowls via Amazon (3), that your family will be refilling with seconds for sure. Check out these Comfort Food 2-handled stoneware bowls glazed in earth colors.
For the younger ones, prepare a kid-friendly self-serve option via Celebrate Every Day with Me (4) with waxed paper soup cups and paper plates. Add fun touches like a “soup’s on” plate liner that you can personalize with their names!
Set-up step 4: Make things even more inviting with food signs, like these stylish chalkboard standees via Amazon (5) to label all the soup bar goodies to garnishes. Another home-entertainment staple you can use over and over for many occasions.
Set-up step 5: For the final touches, why not get the family in on the prep? Craft a DIY Pilgrim bread basket via Blond Girl Blog (6) or two, using mini “harvest fruit-picking baskets” lined with beige and brown napkins. Then, fill those with buns, rolls, and bread slices.
And for easy choosing and serving, have the kids fill up a partitioned condiment tray and bowls with an enticing selection of toppings and garnishes via The Realistic Mama (7). They’ll be thrilled with the at-home party feel!
Fall Soup Recipe Ideas
Now for the star of your soup bar! Here are posts brimming with scrumptious soup recipes that celebrate autumn produce, flavors, and spices. Plus, perfect pairings with sandwiches and sides.
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