Many people are excited about the change of the season. If you’re one of them, you’re probably thinking about throwing a fall-themed party soon. That sounds fun, but it can also be a huge project if you’re new to the game. Here are some tips to help you throw the best fall party ever.
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.
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.
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.