Long Table Tablescapes

I love having a party and sitting everyone at one long table.  I think it creates a really fun and interesting dining experience.

In early October I hosted a small shower for a friend at my house.  To create a family-style brunch I put three folding tables next to each other and covered them with burlap.  Every guest, including the small children, had a place at the table marked with a box of cookies displaying their name.  The food was set around the table and passed.  Everyone sat there chatting long after the meal was over and enjoying the intimate company.

Here are photos of my simple long table tablescape and some other's I love.

My Table for a Fall Brunch
The shower colors were brown, orange, blue and green.  Dark brown burlap with cream dishes and napkins set the table.  The napkin rings were tissue paper poms in blue and green, and the pumpkins and bright flowers added the orange.

Onesies, hats, mittens and blankets in the shower colors hung on a clothesline.
 More Long Tables

The place tags also served as the favors for the shower.
Small take-out containers contained mini chocolate chip cookies and were tied with a ribbon.
Each guest had their own container with their name on it.

A simple yet sweet item on the menu is seasonal fruit served with a honey-yogurt dip. It's also healthy and a crowd pleaser.

Slice season fruit and place it in individual serving dishes, like a small cocktail glass.
Mix 2 cups vanilla greek yogurt, 1/4 cup honey and a teaspoon cinnamon.  Put a dollop of dip over the fruit and serve.