Fall Picnic Ideas to Usher in Apple Season

This post is in partnership with Christmas Tree Shops. All opinions are mine.

Can you believe it’s September?! School is back in session, fall sports have begun, and the mornings and nights are a little cooler day by day. To start to celebrate our favorite time of year, we had a little picnic with some great fall decor and entertaining pieces from Christmas Tree Shops.

Here are my favorite ideas and items in stores now to have your very own fall picnic in your backyard…

A Festively Fall Spread

Apple orchards here in Connecticut are starting to make cider and cider donuts and soon we’ll be picking apples to bake pies, crisps, and all sorts of apple delights. Inspired by this, we had a little fall picnic with some early fall treats. Here’s how I quickly made a festive fall picnic spread for the family.

The tablecloth is a great start for your fall picnic. This blue and orange plaid tablecloth is the perfect size for a standard picnic table. It’s a great find under $20. To hold that delicious apple cider, this mason jar drink dispenser is perfect and we can use this all year long when we host friends. The fall to-go coffee cups are great for outdoor entertaining. I stocked up on them for my early coffee soccer mornings too. Such a great price.

A favorite treat for my family is fresh picked honey crisp apples, sharp cheddar, and a drizzle of caramel. To make an orchard inspired board, I placed the apple and cheddar slices with some kettle corn on this great round charcuterie board I found at Christmas Tree Shops. Also, the had the cutest red and white bowls that are the perfect size for dips and spreads. One for the caramel and one for the almonds.

Orchard Ready!

Do you go to orchard to pick apples every fall? Our family has been making this a tradition since the boys were babes. Christmas Tree Shops had the perfect handled bushel baskets for apple picking. Under $10 each. I picked up a couple for our orchard trip in a couple of weeks.

Fall Touches for Now & Later

The little round pumpkin votives are so cute to place around the table. I’ll use these for Halloween and for our Thanksgiving table too this year. The harvest dried fall wreath I picked up for our home. It’s the first touch of fall I’ve added to our front door. I’ll share our front door soon once I add in a few more festive fall touches.

Are you in the fall spirit yet? I have to say these early fall finds are getting me in the ready for the season!

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Happy September!

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