If you’re hosting this holiday season, I have the easiest tablescape for you to recreate. It’s simple, and beautiful all at the same time. And takes minimal effort to put together.
My favorite part is that you can continue to use the pieces for weeks to come. With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, this is the perfect pastel pumpkin tablescape to entertain with and make a statement for guests.
Pastel Pumpkin Tablescape
One of my favorite things about fall are all the pumpkins. But specifically the pastel ones. There are so many different varieties, but you often hear them called Cinderella pumpkins. All of the ones featured in this tablescape have different names, who knew!
But you can easily find these at your local grocery store these days as they’ve grown in popularity. Or if you’re heading to a pumpkin patch, you can probably find a slew of options. Mix and match all your favorite shades of blues, greens and orange for a stunning table.
What You Need
- Variety of pumpkins in all different shapes, sizes and colors – I recommend getting plenty of smaller ones. You’ll only need a few bigger statement ones for this table
- Eucalyptus bunches – I did about 3 bunches from Trader Joe’s
- Blankets – if enjoying outside, these are great to keep guests warm!
- Candles & candlesticks
- Placemats – I used these which are great for a neutral year-round placemat that you’ll use often
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How To Create The Pumpkin Tablescape
Step One – Set The Place Setting
I like to start with the actual place setting to ensure the functional part of your table is good to go. Start with your charger or placemat. This helps to ground everything and will make it feel a bit more formal, or special if you will.
Then build your place setting with a dinner plate, salad plate and flatware. To top each place setting, I did a small white pumpkin with a knotted napkin. Simple and elegant.
You can even write your guests names on the pumpkin in gold Sharpie, or write something festive like “harvest” and “gather” to give it something special.
TIP: If you want to keep your tablescape on the table during your meal, I recommend setting up a buffet nearby. It keeps things more casual and allows guests to get up and serve themselves instead of passing dishes across the table and trying to figure out space.
Step Two – Add The Pumpkins
Now that your place setting is built, you can start building out your tablescape. I started with my largest pumpkins first in the middle and then cascaded the pumpkins out going smaller and smaller.
This is why it’s important to get a variety of pumpkins. You’ll definitely need just a few large ones and many more of the smaller ones. I like to angle them, stack them and set them on their sides to create some interest. This also helps to make it look and feel more organic.
Step Three – Fill In With Eucalyptus
Add in your eucalyptus to create texture and layers. I love using Eucalyptus because it’s got such a nice organic look to it and is insanely affordable. The color also works perfectly with the pastel pumpkins.
If you go with more classic orange pumpkins, magnolia, pine or spruce would be a good choice of greenery to complement the colors.
To fill in the table, I just pull apart sections and layer it into the pumpkins to fill in space. It helps to add movement and texture to the tablescape. And definitely make sure to layer it out on either side as the ending points of your tablescape.
Step Four – Create Height
Lastly, I like to create a little height. But not so much that your guests can’t see over the tablescape to speak to one another. An easy way to do this is with thin tall candlesticks. They add a bit of elegance to any table and the height all tablescapes should have without being intrusive.
I went with these burgundy ones that I’ve used before and actually really loved that it added some grounding deeper color to the table. You could definitely go with white or gold, but I liked the contrast and it made the table feel more ready for fall.
In addition to the candles, I also popped a few of these white pumpkins with their long stems (which I just LOVED) to the middle pumpkin. It added height here too without being too much. I loved the layering and the stems just made me so happy.
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