With the beginning of fall comes the start of cooler weather. However, don’t let the arrival of fall and its cooler temperatures stop you from entertaining outdoors. We have provided our Top 10 Fall Entertaining Tips below:
1. Light it Up
Outdoor lighting is extremely important in fall. As the days get shorter, daylight can quickly turn into moonlight. To prepare for this sudden cover of darkness we suggest adding some outdoor string lights, outdoor light fixtures, and a fire pit to your outdoor space.
2. Stay Warm
Fire pits are not only good at providing light but they are also crucial when you need some extra heat. When the sun has gone down, sitting around a fire pit with a couple of blankets and some comfy pillows can be just what you need.
3. Centerpiece and Table Settings
Especially in fall, it is easy to create a beautiful table setting that can help accentuate your beautiful outdoor dining table. We suggest using something from nature such as corn stalks, faux leaves, or apples to create that fall ambiance.
4. Festive Drinks
Fall gives you the opportunity to create drinks that were too heavy for summer. By using fruit such as pear and apple you can create the perfect fall-inspired beverage.
5. Fabulous Fare
When hosting an outdoor Fall party, the food is just as important as the outdoor setting. We suggest serving food that is warm and will accentuate fall flavors such as squash soup or one-pan chicken dinner with roasted veggies.
6. Seasonal Sweets
All we have to say is pumpkin, pumpkin, pumpkin! Whether you want to make a pie, a cake, some cookies, or some muffins, we recommend using pumpkin as the key ingredient. Not a fan of pumpkin? Why not incorporate apple or caramel into a dessert.
7. Keep it Comfy
The best way to make sure your guests are comfortable would be to make sure your dining chairs have pillows and that there is lots of extra seating whether it be a sectional, deep seat, love seat, sofa, ottoman, or pouf.
8. Create an Autumn Playlist
Create a playlist that helps highlight everything you love about fall. Some nice background music can be just what you need while enjoying an outdoor fall gathering.
9. Back Up Plan
Since the weather in fall can be unpredictable, you should also have an indoor space ready as a backup. You may have to make some adjustments, so instead of sharing a meal outside you may only be able to have appetizers or dessert.
10. Additional Decor
To make your outdoors more festive; try adding some fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds on your side table, coffee table, and dining table. Want to really impress your guests? Add some fall colored pillows to your outdoor patio furniture pieces to match the changing autumn leaves.
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