The air is crisp, the leaves are crunchy and the sweaters are cozier than ever. The fall season is among us. To celebrate the beauty of harvest season, gather friends for a fireside party complete with soups, sips and sweet apple treats.

 

Cheery Invites

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First things first: invites. We know first impressions mean a lot, so you want to be sure your invites get guests fired up for the soiree. Check out these fall-themed invites from Etsy or get your creative juices flowing and make your own like these cute coffin creations.

 

Patio Furniture

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Take advantage of your summer patio furniture and light up a cozy fire or spark up a bonfire for a festive fall party site. Make sure to bring fun games and fall-theme foods to complete your celebration.

 

Playlist

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A party isn’t complete without some great tunes. Turn on a portable music player for some sweet-sounding fun and mix in current artists that will appeal to a range of guests. Make sure to create a playlist ahead of time to save you prep on party day.

 

Party Décor

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Now to our favorite part, the decor. Whether it’s a pumpkin lantern, festive centerpiece or a mummy door, having themed pieces will take your party from ordinary to a galore of fall fun.

 

Food & Drink

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There’s one thing every fall party needs: apple cider. Spice up your go-to recipe with fruit slices, cardamom pods and cloves. For nibbles, try smoky cheese balls that are apple-shaped for a fun look.

 

Activities

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Using mini painted pumpkins, tuck the vibrant minis away in trees, under tables and all throughout the party site so that the little ones can go on a pumpkin hunt. You can also set up a pumpkin tic-tac-toe where ropes and pumpkins are laid on the ground for the ultimate game.