Can you guys believe it’s officially fall?!
Even though we experienced 80 degree temperatures this past weekend in New York, I’ve already started breaking out my fall decor.
What I love most about fall is spending my weekends at home. There’s nothing better than inviting a few girlfriends over and dishing over good wine and a delicious cheese plate. Who’s with me?!
Today I’m so excited to share with you four key tips on entertaining friends at home this fall.
One – Must-Have Good Wine
The key to entertaining at home this fall is to always (and I repeat) to always have a good wine on hand.
Given that September is a transitional month, it’s the perfect time of year to drink white wine. I personally love Chloe Wine Collection’s Pinot Grigio. It’s light, crisp and refreshing!
Plus, I love Chloe’s pretty wine labels! I always think displaying bottles of Chloe Wine enhances each and every tablescape I create. Did you know you can purchase the Chloe Wine Collection directly on Amazon right here? Yes, please!
Two – Pick Up Mini Pumpkins
When decorating for fall, take a peek at your local flower store or grocery to see if they have mini pumpkins. Whether you prefer the real ones or faux mini pumpkins, you can typically find them in a variety of colors.
What I love most about incorporating mini pumpkins is they can up your seasonal decor an instant. Place them throughout a tablescape like I did here or group them together in a bowl to create a festive centerpiece. Mini pumpkins are a very easy (and affordable!) way to provide a fall flare to your home. Psst.. I want these faux white ones from pottery barn next!
Three – Create a Quick & Easy Cheese Platter
If you want to be the hostess-with-the-mostess, create a quick and easy cheese platter for your guests. Cheese platters don’t have to be complicated to be delicious! My favorite key components when creating a cheese platter include a block of brie cheese (my favorite), pre-cut pieces of sliced cheese, crackers, berries and nuts. My favorite Chloe Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with a fresh mozzarella!
Four – Fresh Flowers
Almost as important as tip number one but fresh flowers are a must when entertaining guests at home! White hydrangeas are my go-to — as they look beautiful in just about any vase. I love displaying them in classic tall vases, round bubble vases or blue and white ginger jars for a more sophisticated center piece effect.
What are some of your favorite entertaining tips when hosting friends over in the fall?
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