Fall Decor, Crafts and Party Tips
Get ready for fall with decor tips and tricks and fun ways you can decorate your home.
For variety, you’ll want to plan appetizers from each of the following categories: meat or poultry, fish or seafood, cheese, and vegetables or fruit. If your party will extend several hours, consider serving some hearty appetizers, such as meatballs or kebabs.
Set up a table outside so guests can eat in the crisp autumn air. Top a table with a burlap tablecloth. (Try making your own by purchasing a length of burlap to fit your table and fraying the edges.) Dress up the table top with a cozy runner, miniature gourds and pumpkins, and candles inside large glass hurricanes.
Celebrate fall with a harvest party. Use the bounty of the season in decorating your home and yard. Plan a few autumn-themed activities, invite some guests (young and old will enjoy this party) and get ready to toast the beauty of fall.
Refresh parched guests with cider served in fall style. Hollow out a pumpkin, scraping the sides well and removing all the seeds and pulp before filling it with apple cider. Add apple slices and cinnamon sticks for garnish and serve in canning-jar glasses.
Celebrate the beauty of autumn by opening your home and inviting friends and family to a fall-theme backyard get-together. Use gourds, pumpkins, apples and sweet potatoes for inspiration. These ideas for food, decorating and activities will infuse your gathering with the fall spirit and spotlight not just your hospitality—but your home’s beautiful backyard and property, too.
There is a marked shift in the luxury design world toward creating serene rooms using organic materials. While this trend started before the pandemic, it has picked up steam as people are more aware than ever of the value of being in spaces they love and owning quality, bespoke items that will stand the test of time. Disposable décor is out.
For a fall-inspired twist on a traditional mimosa, you might want to try the pear nectar and thyme version. The Food & Wine editors adore this fall cocktail recipe from Caitlin Moran at Glitter Guide and named it one of the best cocktails you haven’t tried. As you can guess, this cocktail was made for fall brunches.
Whenever we think of autumn, we think of apple cider straight from the orchard. It is that quintessential experience that, in part, influences the love Better Homes & Gardens has for this cocktail. The Magazine reveals that “grapes, apples, lemon, and orange form the perfect melody of tart fruit flavors in this fall drink.” Artisan barrel-aged gin and Vermont hard cider are also added to this big-batch cocktail, which offers a warmly spirited sip that will elevate any gathering.
Are you searching for the best cocktails to sip and savor this fall? As the shadows lengthen and the temperatures ease, seasonal delights are waiting to be discovered and shared. Read on for some of our favorite must-try fall cocktails, from new twists on classic libations to innovative concoctions.
Martha Stewart Living’s Vegan Blueberry Crisp is an easy dessert recipe that will tempt the taste buds of all of your guests. This recipe relies on six cups of blueberries – allowing you to pick and choose the best varieties on the bush in early fall. Once you have your blueberries, the Magazine reveals: “The berries are tossed with sugar, cornstarch, and fresh lemon juice, then topped with a rolled oat-and-almond crumble.”
Are you searching for gourmet dessert recipes that are both easy to make and thoroughly decadent? The autumnal harvest yields some of the year’s most indulgent and memorable flavors. Just one bite of a vegan blueberry crisp or Champagne chocolate mousse, and your guests will be clamoring for more. Get ready to thrill your family and friends as we share easy dessert recipes that are just perfect for a fall filled with gourmet entertaining.
Spring is well underway, and summer is just around the corner: How does your patio shape up? If it looks a bit rough around the edges, sparse or outdated, you may want to make it more welcoming. It does not have to cost you a small fortune, as there are many exciting, inexpensive backyard patio ideas that will refresh your outdoor patio and turn it into a fabulous gathering space.