Entertaining Tips for Fall Festivities at Home

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The beginning of this new season causes joy and excitement, since fall is a wonderful time marked by many festivities. Whether you’re hosting a memorable Halloween party, an amazing Thanksgiving dinner, or just a regular fall dinner party, you can find everything you need to make it fun and successful here. These are some entertaining ideas on organizing fall festivities for the whole family to enjoy.

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1. A fall-themed party

Finding a theme always adds fun to the event planning. A fall party reflects something bright, colorful, cozy and warm, with candles, nuts and, of course, pumpkins. Fill your home with colorful decorative objects that set the mood for fall. Add some glitter to pumpkins and collect leaves in rich colors like orange and auburn to use it as a decoration for candle holders. Make invitations with symbols of fall such as colorful leaves and acorns, or apples. Arrange activities which include fall harvest bingo and bobbing for apples. You can even include crafting projects, like creating fall leaf garlands, or making fall jewelry.

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2. Table and seating ideas

A nicely-decorated table sets up the festive mood at fall parties. You don’t have to go over-the-top to create a stunning scene. Instead of opting for a dramatic effect, make a cool and simple centerpiece, add candles and natural decorations to the table – or just put some leaves on it. You can also opt for an apple-themed hombre effect to make something visually appealing. Fall lanterns are a great lighting solution and they have a rustic feel. Upholstered chairs around a dinner table create a feeling of coziness and encourage hours-long conversations.

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3. Food and drinks

When we think of fall, we immediately think of nutritious food with rich flavors. Serve fall classics such as apple cider, roasted pumpkin seeds, and cider donuts. Another great fall dinner idea are grilled steaks with rosemary butter accompanied with a red wine. A chicken dinner with your favorite autumn vegetables is a simple and perfect dish for fall gatherings. Add a finishing touch to your fall party by having delicious Salted Caramel Apple Snickers cake or a caramel-apple crumb pie.

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4. Backyard party

Fall is a delightful time of the year to host backyard party. The crisp weather, the earthy tones and falling leaves create a romantic feeling and provide a natural décor for your party. It may also be your last chance to have an outdoor get-together with family and friends before the chilly winter months. Use pumpkins as yard décor and put them on the porch or the steps. Make some amazing fall wreaths from any material and colors you want, from burlap to dried apples. Hurricane lanterns are a great option for outdoor parties. They provide a romantic glow and are practical in windy settings. However, fall weather is unpredictable and can easily change from warm into rainy. Make sure to have an indoor backup plan in case of sudden bad weather.

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5. Halloween party

Make the most of this Halloween party by having some pretty scary props and setting the right mood. Decorate your entrance door season-appropriately by framing it with dried corn husks and a garland made of oak leaves. Make a haunted house by adding ghosts, ghouls, spider webs, and Jack O’ Lanterns. Add glowing orange lights to create a sinister atmosphere. Serve some fun and spooky food to evoke thrills and chills. Transform a hollowed-out peach pumpkin into an organic punch bowl for your party.

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6. Thanksgiving dinner

This year throw a truly special Thanksgiving party to amaze your guests. Get into festive mood by designing some funny invitations in shape of a pilgrim hat or a turkey, for example. Decorate table with red cranberries to pop some bright colors. You can also add candles to make a pleasant holiday atmosphere. As far as the menu is concerned, turkey and cranberry sauce are essential, while other great ideas include cornbread muffins, biscuits, hot dips with chips or breads, apple cider, and hot chocolate. Grains of food, fruits, and cookies make a wonderful Thanksgiving present.
Use these entertaining tips to enjoy the upcoming fall festivities with your loved ones.

Tracey Clayton
 

Tracey Clayton is a full time mom of three girls. She’s passionate about home décor and healthy living. When she discovered Christmas lights online, she became obsessed with interior and exterior home decoration. Together with her kids, she would spend hours decorating the house during holidays. Her motto is: “Live the life you love, love the life you live.”

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