It’s the end of the summer and the season of Pumpkin spice latte is upon is! It’s also a great time to think about an outdoor gathering before the weather becomes too full of yuck to hang outside!
Getting together doesn’t have to be really difficult either. I have some easy Fall party ideas for you to make your gatherings fun and enjoyable!
Little touches can make your guest feel special.
I am a big believer in “self-service” parties. That way the guest and host can enjoy themselves. Parties are all about eating, drinking and enjoying each others company!
Consider self-service foods like a cheese tray the people can nibble on. It’s easy to prepare and looks pretty.
Things that are easy to pick up are good too, and options can include gluten-free and dairy free for people with food allergies.
I think finger desserts are always important too.In fact, those are my favorite part.
Single serve items like mini-bundt cakes are always fun and easy to eat. Bring them on! Who doesn’t like a little cake?
Once you have the food covered, you can move onto and easy self-serve bar and drink area.
Everything on hand makes it easy to grab a drink (Responsibly!).
And for other guest who don’t drink ,sodas and juices on ice are a great option. Some enamel tubs can look fancier than plastic ice chests.
Even adding a bit of organic mint to water in pretty pitcher gives it a fresh taste for any one that doesn’t want extra sugar.
Or for a warm up,fill a crock pot with apple cider or hot chocolate, and place mugs around it on a chilly night.
Don’t worry if you don’t have enough seating; using real furniture can make a party feel special.
and for nights that might get a little chilly, bringing out some blankets and afghans can encourage guests to stay around a little bit longer.
I hope these ideas inspire you to have a fun outdoor gathering of your own! It doesn’t have to be a huge thing either or really expensive, just some easy to eat foods, and some refreshments and great friends!