As a lover of the hot summer sunny weather, I have to say that I’m a bit sad that summer is coming to a close and fall is creeping in. In North Carolina it is supposed to be a high of 65 on Saturday, which is shockingly cold for this area at this time of year! As we bid adieu to the summer sun, it seems only appropriate to celebrate the great summer we all had with a fall themed party that welcomes in the cool autumn season…and invite all of our friends to attend.
One of my favorite things about the fall season is the color palette that lends itself to the easiest theme of decorations, and some of the most inexpensive decorations around. I am planning a fall party in just a few weeks and it should only take a few details to make the party an autumn smash! The weather should be cool enough to invite guests to hang outside and still be comfortable…just make sure you have plenty of tunes playing in the background to keep everyone happy. Line the edge of your yard or party area with tiki torches to keep the bugs down low, and let your guests know the boundaries of your event. They also create a beautiful ambiance once the sun sets for the evening. Another idea is to take luminary bags, like shown in the photo above, and fill them with tea lights, and line them on your back porch or property edge. Fill the bottom of the bags with sand to prevent tipping, though.
Decorate your home entrance with a fall swag made of colorful fall leaves. You can even use fall leaves from the outdoors and candles or stones to create a beautiful centerpiece at your buffet table. Serve up some classic fall cocktails and drinks from apple cider to apple cinnamon martinis. You may even want to offer guests a fall beer as opposed to the traditional lager or light beer. Serve a variety of snacks and finger foods from caramel apples to chex mix, pumpkin seeds, acorn squash and crackers and cheese. For those with a more mature taste, you may also want to offer a red or white wine option.
Set the scene for your autumn party with a fall party invitation that embodies this wonderful season. Our fall party invitation collection for 2011 is full of invitations that will help you create the perfect fall party ambiance. Choose from invitations with fall wreaths, pumpkins and apples, fall foliage, leaves, colorful fall patterns, fall place settings and fall trees. We also have brand new layered vellum and ribbon cards which are great for formal fall party invitations or corporate party invitations.
Time to start planning now as fall is vastly coming in. Below is just a glimpse at some of the great invitations you’ll see in our fall party invitation collection…