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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Outdoor Fall Harvest Party Ideas

Fall is a great time of year to celebrate with friends and family. Are you planning a fall harvest party? Follow these easy ideas to get started.


Decorations set the tone for any event. There are a variety of seasonal decorations perfect for celebrating autumn and setting the scene for your party. Pumpkins and gourds come in a variety of sizes and are perfect for decorating your front porch, yard, and deck. Miniature pumpkins can be placed on tables along with dried corn for a touch of autumn flair. Metal decor is a great alternative to fresh pumpkins and gourds since they will last for years. Seasonal flowers such as mums in shades of yellow, orange, and red are another way to add a splash of color. If you have enough yard space, larger decorations including scarecrows and bales of hay can provide an extra dose of fun.

Food and Drinks

A great selection of food and drinks will keep your guests happy. Fun party food ideas for a fall harvest include kettle corn, candy apples, apple cider donuts, and a variety of pumpkin treats. Hot spiced cider is perfect for chilly autumn days, and grown-up guests might enjoy seasonal favorites such as pumpkin ale.


There are lots of activities to enjoy at an outdoor fall party. Invite guests to bring a pumpkin with them and set up a carving station. You can even turn it into a pumpkin carving competition and have guests vote on the winner. If there will be lots of young children around, an activity such as pumpkin painting will keep them entertained as well. Bobbing for apples is a fun fall tradition, but you could also invite guests to make their own candy or caramel apple instead. Set up a station with sauce and small bowls full of chopped nuts, sprinkles, or chocolate chips for everyone to create their own masterpiece.

These outdoor fall harvest party ideas are perfect for planning a fall event. Decorations, seasonal food and drinks, and fall activities all set the scene for a great party.


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