By: Classic Events by Kris (www.classiceventsbykris.com)
The kids are heading back to school, the leaves are changing and the weather is cooling down, fall is finally here! The fall season in our house means football games, pumpkin carving, spiked apple cider & enjoying fires in the chiminea. Instead of mourning the end of summer, why not get together your family, friends & neighbors to celebrate the beginning of fall?
One of my favorite activities for fall is visiting Linvilla Orchards (http://www.linvilla.com) for apple picking then coming home for apple cider and making homemade apple crisp. This orchard, along with several others in our area, offer “Pick-Your-Own” seasons for pumpkins, apples and other fruits/veggies. A perfect idea for a fall party would be to invite a group for a visit to the orchard for apple & pumpkin picking and a hayride around the grounds. Then have everyone back to your house for apple cider (spiked for the adults), pumpkin carving & fall treats. End the night with a campfire in the backyard and roast marshmallows for s’mores!
(photos taken at Linvilla Orchirds)
In the fall, the weekends are dedicated to football games so a tailgate party another great theme for the season. There are lots of options for attending high school, college or NFL games in our area or get together a group to play a fun game of touch football in the backyard or at the park. Cheer on your favorite team by using all team colors for your party items and décor then serve some football favorites including nachos, wings & burgers.
(Photo from “Big Game Football Party” on Hostess with the Mostess)
Are some of your friends or family not into sports? Be sure to get everyone involved by adding some activities to your party like a beer tasting station or host a cook-off for chili or wings. This will keep all your guests entertained, even if they don’t enjoy watching football. Give small fall themed gifts as prizes for the winners!
(Photos from a Beer Tasting Party my friend Melissa & I hosted last year)
(Photos from a Super Bowl Party where we did a “Wing-Off” competition)
One last idea for a fall party would be to get your neighbors together for a Neighborhood Block Party. Since people are traveling during the summer, it’s nice to get your neighbors together for an event. To take some of the work off yourself since the fall is usually just as busy as summer, have everyone bring a side dish then set-up your grill on the street to serve up hot dogs, burgers, chicken or other grilled items. You can even make it a BYO event and have families bring their own drinks so all you have to provide is the plates, utensils, napkins, main dish & condiments. Enjoy catching up with neighbors about their summer vacations!
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For more football party ideas, please visit my Pinterest page at: http://pinterest.com/kmembrino/football-parties-tailgates/