Autumn is one of the most refreshing and stunning times of the year. Its blustery, changing scenery is governed by magnificent shades of red, orange, yellow, peach, and purple. Now is the perfect time to shed your last-season’s decorations and introduce a crisp autumn pallet to your home.
If you’re anything like me and have a bit of a sweet tooth, Halloween is the best excuse for a classical autumn-themed home event, as well as an opportunity to indulge in heartwarming desserts to welcome the new season.
When thinking about a themed event, I always start with flowers as my centerpiece for the table. By drawing attention to the bouquet, you can get the desired ‘awe’ factor when guests are welcomed in, if the flower colours are chosen right to complement the table.
Some flowers are particularly popular this time of year for their rustic, earthy nature, such as red and orange chrysanthemums. Adding this flower to a bouquet accentuates warmth, class, and power. Other autumn favorites include the dianthus, which can help to complement the composition with a stunning fragrance, and also comes in a range of colours to suit your theme and look.
Once you have you perfect bouquet for the table, draw your inspiration from it for the rest of the theme, and let it guide you with your choice of meal courses, drinks, and desserts. You won’t go wrong with earthy flavours like pistachio, dark chocolate, orange, caramel, and hazelnut. The flavour and colour brought out by these ingredients can help to harmonize your Halloween and autumn theme.