by Edited by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 10, 2012

miniature pumpkinsFor a fall or winter event, use pinecones, mini pumpkins, or apples as place-card or menu holders. Using a knife, simply make a slice through the top and insert the card. For vase fillers, use chestnuts, pecans and almonds for fall events, candy corn for Halloween parties, and Epsom salts (as "snow") for holiday/winter events. Thanks to Hollis Tuma, communications and special-events manager of Charleston, S.C.-based Lowcountry Food Bank, for the ideas.