Fall will be rolling in soon and it is time to make plans for a fall get-together now life is returning to normal. Fall parties are great because the air is crisp and cool and everyone is in a great mood. Its the perfect time to go with a fun theme and make the most of the season. These 8 tips will help you throw the best fall parties.
Pick a date soon
One of the first things you need to do in your fall party planning process is to pick a date. Don’t wait too long to choose a date, or the weather will start getting too cold for outdoor festivities. Give your guests at least two weeks notice, if not longer, that you’re planning a party for a certain day.
Pick a Theme
Having a theme makes it so much more fun and easier to organize a party. For one, you can simply follow the theme when choosing the menu, dress code, decorations, games, invitations, and party favors. A theme also gives people the opportunity to dress in fancy costumes, wear wacky makeup, and take fabulous photos. In short, setting a theme can make your party more fun and exciting.
There is no denying that party themes are really fun and amazing. It allows you to be creative and it adds an extra touch of life and festivity to the occasion. Your guests can get creative too and will have more fun especially when they get to dress up.
With that said, when choosing a theme, you have to be prepared. Put in more time to create the perfect theme for your party. So prepare all the necessary items and materials you will need for your chosen theme. It can be balloons, table centerpieces, teal table runner, costumes, banners, etc.
Note that a bad theme can either make or break the occasion. However, once you’ve put in the perfect theme, your party will have the best atmosphere that you and your guests will enjoy.
On the same note, make sure you send out your invitations as soon as you have a date planned. With back-to-school events, sports, the upcoming holiday seasons, etc., fall can be a very busy time of year for many people. Be sure to let your guests know the date, time, and location of the party ahead of time so they can note it on their calendars.
Have a backup plan
Fall is a beautiful time of year, but the weather can be unpredictable depending on where you live. If you plan to host an outdoor party this fall, which many people do because it’s the last chance to do something outdoors until the spring, make sure you have an indoor backup plan in case the weather goes south on you unexpectedly.
Load up on the snacks
Make the most of your fall parties with snacks and treats. A fall charcuterie board is a great way to keep everyone happy with snacks and no matter what everyone is interested in. Set up a variety of fun sweet and savory boards for a fun twist.
Supply the sports
Whether you’re going to be outside or inside, it’s important to remember that many of your guests probably like sports. Tennis participation rose to 17.9 million players recently, but unless you have a fancy country estate, you don’t likely have your own tennis court. Fortunately, you can make sure to have something like table tennis or even badminton games set up outside or have the TV on in the background with a tennis match on to keep your guests entertained. And, of course, nothing says fall quite like backyard football.
Use ceramic cookware
More likely than not, you’re going to put cooking a lot of food for this fall festivity. The apple and pumpkin pies, the baked potatoes, the casseroles, etc., all need to be baked for quite some time. And if you want to set the mood for your fall party, a warm, steaming pot full of your favorite fall dish is sure to be a crowdpleaser. You should be using high-quality ceramic cookware for this job. Ceramic is incredibly heat-resistant and can withstand temperatures of 3,800 degrees Fahrenheit. If you’re using ITC ceramic coated cookware, that can withstand temperatures up to 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit. When you’re done, you can place your ceramic cookware on a fall-appropriate tablecloth for the perfect autumn spread.
Have plenty of water
Whether you’re inside or outdoors, your guests are going to need to stay hydrated. You’ll probably be playing games, dancing, roughhousing in the backyard, etc., and your guests will get thirsty. Americans use nearly 2.5 million plastic bottles every single hour, so you’ll want to make sure you have enough stocked up for the party.
Bring on the seasonal brews
Speaking of beverages, you should look at your local market for some of the rare fall drinks that come around this time of year. Get an assortment of seasonal brews to offer your guests, including pumpkin lagers and hard ciders. These flavors are only around this time of year, so jump on them while you have the chance.
Follow these tips so your fall bash can go off without a hitch. If you’re still feeling overwhelmed, remember that the U.S. party and event planning industry employs nearly 134,000 people, and you can enlist the help of a professional for your party planning needs.
Don’t forget to toss the leftover beer from bottles sitting around at the end of your party into y our composter. This will help your garden grow next year as beer makes a great fertilizer that can be mixed right into your compost.