Ah, the Autumn Season has arrived! Although it can be sad to see the summer go, it’s hard to deny that special cozy feeling that fall brings with it. There’s just something about it that makes us want to light a bonfire and make a pumpkin flavored treat. As the summertime heat dies down, the fall is also the perfect time to host your friends and family with all the fun fall festivities. Here are a few great ways to experience the joy of autumn festivities right in the comfort of your own home!

 

Pumpkin Carving Party: 

Gather everyone for a pumpkin carving or decorating party. Provide pumpkins, carving tools, and various art supplies for decorating. It's a fun and creative activity that everyone of all ages can enjoy. Most of us are going to decorate with pumpkins anyways, why not make a party out of it?

 

Costume Party:

Organize a costume party where guests dress up in their favorite Halloween costumes. You can have costume contests, themed decorations, and even a spooky playlist to set the mood. Who says costume parties are just for kids?

 

Fall Harvest Potluck: 

Have a fall-themed potluck where each guest brings a dish that showcases the flavors of the season (arguably the best flavors!). Encourage everyone to bring dishes featuring ingredients like apples, pumpkin, butternut squash, or cinnamon. Take it a step further by making it a contest!

 

Bonfire + S'mores Night: 

Set up a cozy bonfire in your backyard and invite your loved ones for a relaxed evening under the stars. Provide blankets, chairs, and firewood. Don't forget to prep all the supplies for classic s'mores—graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate! This is also a great time to showcase your favorite apple cider or hot chocolate recipe.

 

Outdoor Movie Night: 

Create a cozy outdoor movie setup with blankets, pillows, and a projector. You might be surprised how inexpensive projectors can be these days! Choose a fall-themed or family-friendly movie and invite your guests to enjoy the film under the autumn sky. Serve popcorn, hot apple cider, and other movie snacks. Fall is, in fact, all about being cozy!

 

Apple Picking + Baking: 

Organize a day trip to an apple orchard where guests can pick their own apples. Afterward, return home and host a baking session, where everyone can make apple pies, apple crisps, or caramel apples together. You can turn apples into anything! If you don’t have an apple orchard near you, just pick some up at the local market.

 

Football Tailgate Party: 

If you're a football fan, host a tailgate party at home to celebrate game day. Set up a big screen for the game, decorate with your favorite team's colors, and prepare a delicious spread of game day snacks like nachos, sliders, and wings. Fall and football go hand in hand.

 

For each of these festivities, be sure to incorporate fall-inspired decorations, such as colorful leaves, pumpkins, and autumnal centerpieces, to create a festive atmosphere. Adapt these ideas to fit your personal preferences and the space available in your home. Let us know which of these you try this season!