Fall Tablescapes for a Birthday Dinner Party: Stylish Settings!

Not all autumn tablescapes have to be about maple leaves, pumpkins, and turkeys. You can change things up a bit with your table linens, centerpiece, dinnerware, even a surprise color scheme. And still come up with a gorgeous setting with that welcoming warmth of fall.

So if you’re preparing for a special birthday dinner party this season, here are 7 fall tablescape looks to inspire you! And as always, we make sure to point out what caught our eye in each one. Bonus: Check out our suggested table decor basics at the end. So then you can create your own dinner party look around them! (*this post contains affiliate links)

Dinner Party Tablescape Inspiration for Fall

Ok, we admit there are leaves and pumpkins in these table settings. You may even spy a turkey! But you’ll see how stylishly these are incorporated into these 7 different looks. Enjoy!

Rustic and Modern fall and Thanksgiving tablesetting examples

1 – Black and white and botanical

Not a spot of orange in this basic black and white Fall Wildflower Tablescape from Setting for Four. Yet it still takes its charms from the autumn outdoors.

Spot what’s special: A centerpiece of pheasant feathers and silver dollar sprays, with loose oak leaves, wild asters, berry sprigs, crisp green apples—and a black glitter pumpkin!

2 – Chic vases and candle holders

Crate and Barrel recommends what they refer to as transitional fall decor to take you through all the fall occasions and on into the winter holidays. 

Spot what’s special: Clear glass cylinders in varied sizes to hold pine cone candles, shapely metal vases for fall leaves, an autumn garland topping a leaf-print runner

3 – Pumpkin patch effect 

Pottery Barn’s Thanksgiving tabletop reminds us of a pumpkin patch! You can recreate this outdoor look for your own dinner party setting.

Spot what’s special: Lush arrangement with a fall leaf garland winding among berry sprigs, candlesticks, and small and medium-sized pumpkins

4 – Natural tones and textures

This light and airy tablescape by Taryn Newton has an almost coastal feel to it, quite refreshing for fall. Plus, we love that she focused on making it affordable!

Spot what’s special: Lovely layering of woven table runners, placemats, and dinnerware, wooden candlesticks, greenery napkin rings, and a tall centerpiece of faux autumn flowers 

5 – Farmhouse feel

For a more relaxed dinner gathering, this farmhouse-style tablescape by Kristi of Chatfield Court offers the perfect welcoming vibe. 

Spot what’s special: A plaid table runner, a glass vase of bunny tails, woven placemats, and mini pears as place setting accents

6 – Harvest season theme 

Understated abundance. That’s the mood set by the stylish decor elements from Balsam Hill in this fall tablescape.

Spot what’s special: A centerpiece of artificial autumn foliage and produce overflowing from a wooden crate, votive candle holders with glitter-dust finish

7 – Modern and minimalist

Craft and Sparkle offers another unexpected treatment for fall with this elegant earth-tone Thanksgiving tablescape.

Spot what’s special: Table linens and dinnerware in white, black, and gray; a centerpiece of brown hydrangeas on wood slice trays; burlap utensil holders  

Basic Elements to Buy for Your Own Tablescape

Make your own fall table styling spin with just 5 key accent pieces we found on Amazon. You’ll love how versatile they can be for year-round entertaining, too!. 

What to buy for a fall tablescape at a birthday

1 – Fall Thanksgiving Candle Holder Set of 3 – Mosaic designs of a maple leaf, sunflower, and pumpkin

2 – ZeeMart Macrame Style Boho Table Runner – 72 inches long, ivory color

3 – Gibson Casa Estebana 16-piece Dinnerware Set – Service for 4

4 – Artificial Eucalyptus Stems – 6 pcs. 

5 – Rattan Napkin Rings – Set of 12