12 Entertaining Essentials You Need for Fall

For those of us who love to entertain, fall is "go time." Between Thanksgiving, holiday cocktail parties and everything in between, you'll need all the proper entertaining essentials to make your parties perfect.

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September 26, 2018

Dipped Dinnerware

If you take your fall entertaining very seriously, you might want to invest in a sophisticated set of dinnerware. Natural and organic vibes abound, with a bit of glam in the form of a subtle gold dip on each piece. This set would look gorgeous with a gold set of flatware, too.

Buy It: Food52, $122 (Set of 3)

Turkey Place Card Holders

How insanely adorable are these turkey place card holders? These sweet accessories would be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving dinner table or day-after brunch with the family. They have an antique finish and would pair nicely with any color story you might be rockin'.

Buy It: Pottery Barn, $19.50 (Set of 4)

Mustard Yellow Napkin Set

These lightweight cotton napkins are available in six stylish colors, but we think the mustard-yellow hue couldn't get more fall-ish if it tried. If you prefer a mostly neutral table, colorful napkins are a great way to add just a smidge of visual interest.

Buy It: World Market, $9.99 (Set of 6)

Anjou Water Glasses

These simple glasses would look lovely at any fall feast. Named after the picturesque region of France, these Anjou glasses have a decidedly "garden celebration at a chateau" feel to them, too.

Buy It: West Elm, $5

Vintage-Inspired Candlesticks

Inspired by the vintage candlesticks you might find at your favorite thrift shop or estate sale, these beauties feel like they were hand-picked just for you. The set includes three candlesticks of varying sizes and different finishes to create interest and texture on your fall table.

Buy It: Food52, $90 (Set of 3)

Pumpkin Patch Muffin Pan

This cast-iron aluminum pan can help make all of your fall pastry dreams come true. Make pumpkin-shaped muffins, biscuits or cakes for any seasonal gatherings you might be throwing.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $29.95

Copper Placemat

We'll be using these stunning copper placemats long after fall ends. The herringbone pattern manages to feel both vintage and modern. Use them as charger placemats or as trivets along your holiday table.

Buy It: CB2, $11.95

Wooden Table Runner

This chic wood table runner would be the perfect piece to add to a larger holiday dinner table or Thanksgiving spread. You can't throw this baby into the washing machine like a typical fabric runner, but you can easily wipe it off with a damp cloth.

Buy It: Crate & Barrel, $49.95

Hammered Gold Flatware

You don't have to have a seasonal set of flatware on hand, but these gorgeous hammered gold pieces would look lovely on any table, giving you that extra bit of sparkle. They're made of stainless steel, too, so you can quickly throw them into the dishwasher.

Buy It: Pier 1, $4.95

Acorn Napkin Ring

Here's another easy way to add seasonal fun to your dinner table: acorn napkin rings. These napkin rings look like they come from a European flea market with textured details and a weathered copper look.

Buy It: West Elm, $28 (Set of 4)

Nito Basket

Handwoven with pieces of nito fern by artisans in the Philippines, this lovely basket is a pretty way to serve bread or yummy brunch pastries. You could also use it on a buffet table to house napkins, flatware and other essentials.

Buy It: Williams Sonoma, $29.95

Le Creuset Pitcher

This stoneware pitcher from Le Creuset is perfect for water, juice or a yummy autumnal cocktail for guests to serve DIY-style.

Buy It: Macy's, $44.95