How to Plan an Outdoor Party in Autumn

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Fall is in the air, which means one of two things: Either you want to spend all of your time outdoors, soaking up the beautiful colors and the sunshine before winter sets in — or you’re already snuggled up in a fleece blanket by the fire with a cup of tea.

If you’re of the former mindset, you might consider throwing one last backyard party before the snow falls. Planning an outdoor party in autumn can be tricky, however, precisely because the temperatures can fluctuate so much between night and day. Follow these tips to ensure a fun and fall-filled success, no matter what.

  • Get a tent rental. Cold rain is always a possibility, but renting a tent will do more than guard you from the wet. It can help keep leaves out of the party area, guard against hazy sunshine, and offer a coven of warmth with some nice lights and candles inside.
  • Serve warm drinks. That cozy feeling doesn’t have to be confined to the indoors. When you offer tea or coffee at any event, 80% of guests will accept. Think warm apple cider or even mulled wine for other guests.
  • Choose subtle colors. Don’t try to overpower the beauty of nature itself. Many people automatically reach for the orange and red when planning a fall-themed party, but try neutral whites, creams, or beige for your table linen rentals and let the fall leaves do the accessorizing.
  • Have a fire. Get one last use out of your outdoor fire pit and roast up some marshmallows beneath the stars. Just make sure that if you’re renting a tent that you keep the fire far away! Provide extra blankets or sweaters to cozy up with your guests.

There’s so much to love and appreciate in autumn. But too often, it all goes by so fast. Savor the moment with a fall-themed party that really makes the most of the outdoors. Whether it’s for a birthday party or a simple celebration of the season, you and your guests will feel a new appreciation for the beauty of this season with a mountain of memories to take home at the end of the night.

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