Bless the Harvest with a Sunflowers and Scarecrows Table

 

Corn is plentiful during the fall, so we’ve put together a corn inspired menu for our delightful Sunflowers and Scarecrows table. We invite you to a bowl of hot corn chowder, so please take a seat and stay a while! Those cheerful sunflowers and darling scarecrows will bring warmth to your heart as the weather begins to cool.

 

 

By mixing a variety of scarecrows and small bales of hay, you, too, can create a beautiful centerpiece.  We purchased our products from the various stores.

 

 

 

Sunflowers are a symbol of faith, loyalty, and adoration!

 

Tidbits on Sunflowers

The only flower with “flower” in its name.

Sunflowers are a symbol of faith, loyalty and adoration.

Native to North America.

These flowers can grow as tall as 16 feet but the tallest recorded was 27 ft. in Germany.

Sunflowers love the sun and needs lots of it to grow.

They follow the sun, the buds will turn with the sun throughout the day, once they mature and the stems stiffen the mature flower heads remain facing east.

They self-pollinate.

The flower heads, once empty of seeds, can be used as a disposable scrubbing pad.

It is the state flower of Kansas.

A single flower can have up to 2000 seeds.

Sunflower seeds have two varieties, black and striped. Black is used for oil and striped for snacks.

 

 

 

Scarecrows date back 3,000 years; they were used along the Nile by Egyptians.

 

Tidbits on Scarecrows

Farmers use them to scare birds away from their fields.

They are dressed in old clothes.

Usually made from sticks and stuffed with hay.

Scarecrows date back 3,000 years; they were used along the Nile by Egyptians.

 

 

 

Sit back and play some harvest inspired music.

 

Music

Scarecrows by Luke Bryan

Rain on a Scarecrow by John Mellencamp

Sunflower by Logan Mize

Corn by Chris Janson

Cornfield by Dirt Simple

Cornfields by Blake Wise

Cornfield Chase by Hans Zimmer

Dancing in the Moonlight by King Harvest

 

 

 

Red and purple leaves are due to sugars and sap trapped within the leaves, the plant will trap them to provide itself with energy they need to survive the winter months.

 

Tidbits on Fall

In America we call this season fall, in England it’s called autumn.

It’s also called Harvest season because of the harvest moon, which occurs when the full moon is closest to the autumn equinox.

Yellow and orange colors in leaves is due to the decreased amount of chlorophyll as the sun weakens and days grow shorter.

Red and purple leaves are due to sugars and sap trapped within the leaves, the plant will trap them to provide itself with energy they need to survive the winter months.

Pumpkins are the most craved food during fall.

 

 

 

Cute things come in small sizes.  Place mini bales of hay and mini scarecrows at each place setting.  We found ours for only $1 at the dollar store.

 

 

 

Enjoy a hot bowl of corn chowder and warm cornbread.

 

 

 

Serve yummy candy corn parfaits for dessert.

 

 

 

 

Why did the scarecrow win the Nobel Prize?

Because he was “out-standing” in his field!

 

 

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