It’s nearly time for pumpkin spice lattes, caramel covered apples, sweet aroma candles and sweater weather. Fall is no doubt my favorite season, and although I’m a little biased, for good reason! Autumn represents a time of gathering with friends and family, warming up your hands next to a bonfire, and getting ready for the holiday season. That being the case, it’s also a time to get ready for a festive fall party! The weather is getting colder, and whether you’re planning an epic & spooky Halloween get together, an autumn bridal shower or a simple bonfire, you’re going to want to check out these tips for throwing a perfect bash.
If you’re looking for a perfect fall setting for your event, you’ve come to the right place! If a retired retro fire station matches your vibe, Red Door No. 5 will complete your planning puzzle. At a previous event, a newly married couple adorned each guests chair with a custom blanket and a set of hand warmers – perfect for this time of year while the weather is cooling down! Some more outdoorsy options with spacious gardens and beautiful landscapes are Barn at Jewel Farms and Harmony Gardens. History-buff? The Art & History Museum at Maitland is sure to peak your interest and is truly one-of-a-kind. Lastly, Kozuba & Sons Distillery will definitely steal the hearts of those who appreciate a good glass of whiskey!
I always say that a tablescape is what sets the scene for a party, and I’m sure many would agree! Choosing the perfect color scheme can be difficult, but during fall you’ve got a warm color palette preset. Stick to reds, browns, oranges, and yellows for a gorgeous Autumn theme. You’ll want to add in some pumpkins, florals, or both – sunflowers and pampas grass are especially perfect options to add your fall table!
One thing that will surely make an impression on your guests is going to be the food that you serve at your fall party. And the first ones that come out are the appetizers! You can add in flavors like maple, cranberry, or pumpkin for a sweet & salty app or create a spread of all of the above. Mix in some savory small bites like crab stuffed mushrooms, butternut squash soup shots, and skirt steak with concord grapes and your guests will be happily surprised!
Remember when I mentioned that Fall is my favorite season? Well, this part of the blog clearly describes why. If you’re anything like me, the mere thought of pumpkin, coffee, vanilla or caramel flavored anything makes your mouth water. Get creative with DIY apple pie cookies topped off with a lattice, play it simple with some pumpkin s’mores cookies, or spice things up with some donuts stuffed with apple pie for your fall party!
Fall & Winter are a season where drinking dessert in a glass is not only socially acceptable, but also encouraged! Gather some inspiration on creating a hot chocolate bar for your fall party to warm up your guests in the cool weather, or construct an easy warm punch or cider in bulk this season. Whether you’re searching for a family friendly option to serve at a Halloween kids party or gathering your girls for a boo-zy bash, it’s no doubt that you’ll want some form of apple cider to make an appearance!