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Fall Dinner Party Ideas – How to Throw a Beautiful Fall Dinner Party

The warm weather is coming to an end and with that comes the end of backyard barbecue cookouts and pool parties. When one thing ends though new things begin and now, comes the beginning of something else beautiful. The season for Hot Apple Cider, big cozy sweaters and Pumpkin Spice everything is upon us, and it’s time to celebrate.

Gone are the days of the backyard cookout but you can still host a wonderful fall themed dinner party, and that is just as good, if not better!

Fall Dinner Party Ideas

Theme
Develop a theme you want to use for the dinner party. Will you be going pumpkin spice everything? More traditional fall colours? The sky is the limit. Once you have selected a theme, you can plan everything else around that from décor to food choices.

Location
If you decide to host outside, make sure you have a backup plan for inside in case the weather is just too cold or damp. The weather can be unpredictable so having a backup plan is always a good idea.

Keep it Simple
Don’t go too overboard with décor. Using small touches of colour and fall inspired items can brighten your table without overcrowding it. Stay away from high centrepieces as they can take away from the conversation. Instead, focus on using low to the table decorations like tea lights.

Themed Drinks
Fall is such a fun time to experiment with flavours. Offer a themed drink to be served at your party, be it apple cider a pumpkin spice latte or a creative cocktail.

Plan the Menu
Plan the menu based on what is fresh and seasonal this time of year. Think things like Pumpkin, Squash and Apple and plan your menu around those items.

Celebrate the coming of fall with your own themed dinner party and take in all the smells of delicious fall foods cooking while spending time with friends.

Jessica Terry is the editorial genius behind 4 The Love of Mommy, blogging about the chaos of life with a large family. Located in the Greater Toronto Area, she is a super mom to 5 beautiful children ranging in age from 1 to 13. Jessica has a wealth of parenting experience under her belt and a passion for sharing about her life experiences after a divorce, including co-parenting and blended family bumps.  You can follow her on InstagramTwitter and Facebook.

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