DIY grazing tables are all the rage this fall and Halloween season. Feast with me today around our early fall grazing table on the porch in partnership with my friends over at MacKenzie-Childs, with all the bounties of autumn.
What is so special about MacKenzie-Childs? MacKenzie-Childs is known for its luxe handcrafted ceramic and enamel tableware, along with its furniture, home, and garden decor. The brand is famous for its distinctive designs that combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.” Each handcrafted piece has a unique signature of its own, and no two pieces are identical.
What is a grazing table? A grazing table is a buffet-style or sideboard table filled with all your favorite provisions, like desserts, cheeses, fruits, cocktails, mocktails, soups, or just yummy finger foods. Grazing tables are an easy way to entertain at almost any kind of gathering. I have adored them for years.
See more of my dessert grazing tables with MacKenzie-Childs in the Summer Desserts with MacKenzie-Childs Check Designs post.
I had a fall and Halloween grazing table on my mind when I stopped at my favorite country store in Vermont, The Vermont Country Store, on a weekend visit back to our home in Maine in late August. Learn more about The Best Country Stores in Vermont: A Fall Visit to The Vermont Country Store post.
I’m fortunate enough to drive by their Rockingham, Vermont location during my jaunts from Maine to Vermont.
Fall Halloween Grazing Table Preparations
What do you put on a grazing table?
I gathered all the old-fashioned candies, cheeses, cookies, crackers, meats, and apple cider that I purchased from The Vermont Country Store to design a quintessential early fall and Halloween grazing table on our front porch in Vermont.
My neighbor topped it all off with a fresh bouquet of fall flowers from her gardens. Aren’t they just stunning?
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What is the most popular MacKenzie-Childs pattern? Their most iconic and recognizable pattern is the Courtly Check, a highly collectible favorite of all.
Grazing Table Pitcher
Courtly Check Cheese Course and Knife Set
Paired festively with the MacKenzie-Childs’ Supper Club Cheese Knife Set.
MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Cauldron
And can we talk about this witch’s cauldron? It’s absolutely fantastic when displayed on either a fall or Halloween grazing table or both! It features a color-dragged Courtly Check pot with a gold-painted interior sitting on a pair of fun, fanciful orange witch’s feet.
I filled our cauldron up with apples and scattered a few around the grazing table for color and apple-picking charm. It would be fabulous filled with a homemade soup, too, don’t you think?
See more in the Summer Desserts with MacKenzie-Childs Check Designs post.
Why are grazing tables so popular? These table settings, also called feasting tables, allow guests to mingle with each other while drinking and picking at their favorite cheeses, meats, desserts, and more. Grazing tables are also easy on the hosts. The preparations are minimal, and grazing tables give the host more time to coalesce with their guests instead of spending all their time serving.
Tabletop Fire Pit
A little tabletop stone fire pit that I found last September at a festival is warming and inviting on this fall Halloween grazing table. You may learn more about this little gem in the 7 Ways to Add Autumn Spirit to Your Front Porch this Fall post.
And if you like this classic Mountain Weavers tablecloth on today’s grazing table, you’re not alone. All their styles are reversible and available in coordinating colors, made in Vermont, USA, and sold through The Vermont Country Store.
Fall & Halloween DIY Grazing Table with MacKenzie-Childs
I had so much fun creating this colorful fall and Halloween grazing table for you in collaboration with MacKenzie-Childs.
I hope you found loads of inspiration here today to begin styling your very own grazing table for your next outdoor gathering.
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.
For more than 35 years, MacKenzie-Childs’ talented designers and artisans have created beautiful, original products that add joy and whimsy to homes throughout the world. They believe in expressing artistic freedom through imagination, embracing the belief that every design should invoke joy and that every corner of the home—inside and outside—deserves to feel original, fun, and considered.
I hope you’ll consider adding some pieces to your own home and enjoy them as much as I do.
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