Outdoor Entertaining: 5 Ideas for Cozy Fall Get-Togethers
What’s not to love about the fall? The crisp air, cozy sweaters, Sunday football and let’s not forget pumpkin spice lattes! With the weather cooling down, being outside becomes more enjoyable, which makes it the perfect season for hosting.
If you’re looking for some festive fall decorating and entertaining inspiration we’ve got you covered.
Here are 5 outdoor party ideas for fall:
1. String lights
The sun is setting earlier, which means outdoor lighting is a must. Nothing sets the mood quite like draping string lights - a charming touch for any backyard.
Of course, we’re all about sustainable ambiance, which is why we recommend solar-powered LED string lights.
2. Fire pit
Picture it: Friends and family sitting around the fire, wrapped in blankets with warm cocktails in hand. Ah, how relaxing.
Fire pits come in many types ranging from wood-burning to gas and electric, but keep in mind, there are many energy-saving, eco-friendly options.
3. Incorporate autumn colors in your yard décor
Time to add some fall flair. Whether it’s a harvest centerpiece for your table, woven placements, or throw pillows, adding some cozy accents will give your space that warm autumn feel.
Let’s not forget about seasonal flowers and plants. Surround your space with garden mums, pansies and perennials to bring in the beautiful hues of red, orange, yellow.
4. DIY wood slice serving boards
Keeping with the rustic, nature vibe, you can impress your guests by serving your hot toddies and apple pie on wood slice serving boards. All you need is a slice of wood, stiff brush, sandpaper and eco-friendly wood polish.
Once you find your slice of wood, use the stiff-bristled brush to clean the bark. Make sure to remove all dirt and debris. Then, sand both sides to smooth the surface. Lastly, apply the polish until the wood becomes saturated. This will give your tray a beautiful clean finish.
5. Create a festive menu
Our favorite part of fall (besides football season) is the delicious food. Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes, pumpkin bread, butternut squash and sweet potato soup. Yum.
For ideas on the main course, here is a great list of easy-to-make recipes.
Also, if you’re hosting a cocktail party, you’ll want to take a look at some of these seasonal favorites.
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You can learn how to create a greener space for your next outdoor event here.