Most people think the end of summer means that it is the end of outdoor parties, but that doesn’t need to be the case. Fall can be a wonderful time to have outdoor parties if you plan accordingly.
Here are some great ideas to get you started on hosting a backyard fall party.
Fun Fall Décor Ideas
- Bonfires can be cozy and functional in helping to keep the warmth in the backyard once the sun goes down. If the bonfire doesn’t work try these other ideas such as fire pits and chimineas. We also blogged about fire pits recently.
- Festive lights strung up around the backyard can add a nice glow to your party. There are different strands of lights that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You may even be able to find lights shaped like fall leaves or pinecones.
- Be creative with tablecloths and table settings that fit with your fall theme. Pinterest is a great place to find decorations and DIY projects to spruce up your home with the welcoming of fall.
- The colors of the flowers in the fall can offer a wonderful accent to your landscape and entryway to your home. Mums, goldenrods and bachelors buttons are a few of my favorites. Don’t stop with the outside carry on the décor ideas with pumpkin and winter squash centerpieces, hay bales to bring the touch of outdoors in.
Fall Festive Food and Drinks
- When I think of fall food and drinks I instantly jump to hot chocolate and hot apple cider. Both can me made in a slow cooker that is perfect for warming your guests. I’ll share with you the hot chocolate that I use each year with my family. Trust me it’s a hit!! You can also have some fun with mixed drinks, like pumpkin spiced martini, a hot toddy, or a cranberry cognac cosmopolitan, can add to your theme.
- Don’t put your grill away just yet. Fall is a “cool” time for grilling. Just ask any tailgating football fan, yep that’s me! Brats, sausage, and kielbasa are all great for parties. Briskets, ribs, and steaks can also be yummy choices.
- Veggies and fruits can also be great on the grill. Apples, pears, potatoes, squash and eggplants can be amazing sides made on the grill.
Yummy In My Tummy – Sweets
- So, you’ve got a backyard bonfire or fire pit as part of your décor. What better dessert than an old fashion s’more? You can even spice up the s’more with some new twists, like using Nutella instead of a piece of Hersey bar or flavored marshmallows.
- Since cinnamon is a fall staple, monkey bread is always a fun treat. It’s a great pull-apart recipe. There are recipes for things like pumpkin spice pull apart bread, monkey bread minis, or molasses sticky buns.
- Baked apples and pumpkin recipes are favorites at this time of year.
Have any favorite fall backyard ideas?