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15 Best Fall Party Ideas

As the leaves begin to change color and that unmistakable crispness fills the air, it can only mean one thing – it’s time to embrace all things autumn! What better way to celebrate the season than by throwing a fabulous fall party? Whether you’re a seasoned host or a first-time party planner, I’ve got you covered with 15 best fall party ideas that will leave your guests raving about your creativity and hospitality.

From cozy gatherings with friends and family to football tailgating bashes, there’s something for everyone in this autumnal extravaganza. I’m sharing themes that capture the essence of fall.

These resources feature dazzling decoration ideas that will transform your space into an autumn wonderland. Mouthwatering menus that will leave your guests craving seconds. Themes for outdoor celebrations and indoor dinner parties. There are some delightful beverages to warm your guests’ hearts and spirits.

So, grab a warm blanket, snuggle up with a pumpkin spice latte (or your favorite fall beverage of choice), and get ready to be inspired. Let’s peek into these unforgettable fall party ideas that will make your next gathering the talk of the town.

Welcome to Bluesky Browsing #103.

Focusing on finding new projects, resources, tips, new ideas, and inspiration for you is my main task. I’m constantly discovering fabulous finds to inspire us. My goal is to help you find ideas for your home decor, your crafting, your home organization, and anything about home.

In case you are new to Bluesky at Home, what fabulous finds do I share at Bluesky Browsing?

  • ideas to help you in your home decor efforts
  • fun holiday decoration ideas
  • ideas for better organization and efficiency
  • a yummy recipe or cocktail
  • fun DIY projects
  • the latest trends in home decor
  • a quirky new find or two

As usual, I go to Pinterest for ideas for these weekly posts. I was not disappointed in what I found. I have a Pinterest Board called Party Ideas that will be another resource for you, not just for fall party ideas, but for all year.

Bring Family and Friends Together with these Party Themes

Here’s a list of different types of fall parties along with some essential fall party supplies to help you plan a fantastic autumn gathering:

1. Pumpkin Carving Party:

2. Harvest Dinner Party:

3. Apple Picking Party:

  • Apple orchard access
  • Apple-picking bags or baskets
  • Apple-themed desserts (apple pie, cider donuts, caramel apples)
  • Blankets for a picnic

4. Bonfire and S’mores Party:

  • Fire pit or bonfire area
  • Marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate bars
  • Blankets and outdoor seating
  • Cider or hot chocolate station

5. Fall Wine Tasting Party:

6. Friendsgiving Feast:

  • Fall-themed decorations
  • Rich soups or delicious salads
  • Potluck-style dishes from guests
  • Gratitude cards or a thankful tree

7. DIY Craft and Cider Party:

  • Craft supplies (paint, brushes, canvas)
  • Apple cider or cider cocktails
  • Fall-themed craft project ideas
  • Craft tables and protective covers

8. Outdoor Movie Night:

  • Projector and screen
  • Cozy blankets and pillows
  • Popcorn machine or popcorn bags
  • Classic fall films (Hallmark movies, Hocus Pocus, Harry Potter)

9. Fall Floral Arranging Party:

  • Assorted fall flowers (sunflowers, mums, etc.)
  • Vases or mason jars
  • Floral scissors and tape
  • Ribbon and decorative accents

10. Oktoberfest Celebration:

  • German beer and beer steins
  • Bratwurst and pretzels
  • Bavarian decorations (blue and white color scheme)
  • Polka music playlist

11. U-Pick Berry Party:

  • Access to a berry farm
  • Berry containers or baskets
  • Berry-themed desserts (pies, tarts)
  • Sun hats and sunscreen

12. Pretend Hay Ride Party: If the real thing isn’t available

  • Haybales for seating
  • Bandanas for wearing
  • Lots of outdoor candles
  • Fun and easy nibbles

13. Football Tailgate Party:

  • Team-themed decorations and banners
  • Outdoor TVs to watch the game
  • Portable grill and folding chairs
  • Grilled burgers and hotdogs
  • Footballs for a friendly game

Remember to personalize your party supplies and decorations according to the chosen theme to create an immersive and memorable experience for your guests. Enjoy your fall festivities!

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Get ready for some of the best party ideas you’ll find for the coming fall season.

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fall harvest party outdoors with flowers and pumpkins

Have a Harvest Party

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fall party around the firepit at night.

Backyard Fall Party around the Firepit

My sweet fellow Texan Cindy of County Road 407 has the perfect place for an outdoor fall party. She shows you how to use a firepit as the center for your next gathering.

apples with tea candles and charcuterie board for a fall party

Fall Party Ideas to Inspire You

April of DIY Bunker shares 11 different ideas for fall parties. Take a bit of this and that to create your own party theme.

Fall Brunch for Girlfriends with Gratitude

This fall party idea was one of my favorites: Kimberly of Kimberly Sundt gives a step-by-step way to host your girlfriends. One way to show your friends how you value their friendship is with these lovely pumpkin place cards.

Italian Fall Dinner Party

Combine the delicious food of Italy with the fun vibe of fall and you have a winning party combination. Chris of Celebrations at Home shares 5 different fall party themes.

Fall Dinner Party

Tuula of Relaxed Hostess shares ideas for a lovely fall dinner party with decorations for a fall gathering.

outdoor fall garden party with lights in the trees and compy sofa.

Cozy Autumn Garden Party

Anna and Linda of Blessed Beyond Crazy to host a cozy autumn garden party. They share that you do not need to have an actual garden to host a cozy autumn garden party. All you need to do is set the stage to create the right atmosphere.

ladies around a fall table for a fall brunch.

How to Host a Fall Ladies Lunch

Get all the directions for hosting a fall lunch for your lady friends from Jenny of Jenny Cookies. You’ll enjoy the menu and the decorating suggestions.

fall crostini bar for a fall party.

Crostini Table for Fall Entertaining

Let Lisa of Delicious Table show you how to host a fun crostini table for a fall gathering. What a creative idea for a party!

fall harvest party with a popcorn bar.

Fall Popcorn Bar

Host a fall harvest party with a popcorn bar. Sarina of Joy in the Common Place shares this cute fall party idea.

crock pot full of chili with granishes for fall party

10 Tips for a Fall Chili Bar

The Kitchn shares great tips for everyone’s favorite cool-weather dish – chili – as the center of a party. This idea would be great for a football-watching party.

orange, black and yellow balloons for backyard fall festival party

Fall Festival Party

Create an outdoor scene for the most fun fall festival party. Balloons, haybales, and rustic signs provide the backdrop for this party idea from Kara of Kara’s Party Ideas.

fall party with bar cart and pails of apples, straw wreath, and tiered tray

Fabulous and Fun Harvest Party

Eden of Sugar and Charm shares the cutest decorations, tips, and food ideas for this awesome harvest party.

Items for Hosting a Fall Party

Whichever fall party theme you choose, I hope these ideas will help you, and you and your guests will have lots of fun. Please PIN this post, visit each selection, and PIN each one.

I’d love to know what subjects you are most curious about. Let me know in the comments and I’ll search browse for them. Be sure to PIN to keep these ideas handy.

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I’ll be browsing away between writing posts, listening to podcasts, reading, doing various blogging tasks, playing tennis, and walking Nola.

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  1. We did some berry picking a month or so ago with the grandkids, and all had huge fun. Picking and eating.
    Thank you for sharing your links with us at #277 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.

  2. We did some berry picking a month or two ago with all the grandkids and it was huge fun and they enjoyed the picking and eating as well.
    Thank you for sharing your links with us at #277 SSPS Linky. See you again next week.