4 Oct

20 Fall Event Ideas

We’ve all noticed the slight chill to the air as fall makes its way into rotation once again. As for our events, they eagerly call for us to add a hint of fall, a hint of the season. We’ve put together 20 fall event ideas from food to décor to help you add a touch of autumn to your events throughout October and November. Many of them are fun elements that are easy to incorporate and a perfect compliment to social, corporate or wedding events.

1. Serve warm apple cider
2. Caramel apple dipping station

3. Warm, seasonal colored linen such as copper, gold, and red.
4. Select a venue with beautiful outdoor views of the changing colors of the trees such as Montage or Indianapolis Museum of Art’s Randolph H. Deer Special Events Pavilion Pavilion.


Photo from Indianapolis Museum of Art website.

5. Add flavorful season soups to your menu such as butternut apple bisque or a hearty chipotle beef chili.
6. Hot chocolate is a popular fall drink to warm up with.
7. Offer game time favorites for a fun fall tailgating theme such as jalapeno bacon mac and cheese or buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese dip.
8. Pay homage to fall farmer’s markets offering rustic cheeses and breads with fruits, nuts and spreads.

9. Offer a fall themed signature drink such as Hard Cider Sangria
10. Use squash and gourds for buffet décor
11. Pumpkins can be used for centerpieces or décor or even a way to serve your meal!

12. Spruce up your centerpieces with sunflowers

13. Offer local seasonal beers
14. Create a coffee station with fall flavors such as hazelnut and cinnamon
15. Bring the outdoors in by adding woodcuts to your tablescape.


Photo via Pinterest

16. Don’t forget to use candles and lanterns to create a warm autumn glow
17. Incorporate leaves into your table setting as a unique way to create a place card, or scatter around the table
18. Pomegranates and apples bring a beautiful deep red with the season’s change. They can be incorporated into your menu or your décor.
19. Cinnamon sugar and plain cake donuts with apple cider are the perfect fall late night snack!
20. Sending your guests home with a favor? Let them take some fall fun home with an individual s’more they can make themselves!

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