Need a clever place card? Pull back the husks on ears of mini corn and use a bronze or gold paint pen to write the name of each guest along the husks. Arrange one ear of corn in the center of each plate.
Turn a hollowed-out apple into a mini vase...fill it with water, then add fresh leaves and bittersweet berries.
An apple, mini pumpkin or pear makes a cleaver napkin weight when dinner goes outside for an autumn picnic.
Here's a yummy cooking tip:
Toast buns slightly before adding shredded or sliced meat, or sausages or sandwiches...it only takes a minute and makes such a tasty difference.