Fall Entertaining Ideas You Won’t Want to Miss

Fall is a fun, festive time of year in North Texas. This is the time of year to gather with friends and family, so make your home festive and welcoming. Try out some these fall entertaining ideas to make the most of the season ahead.

With autumn in full swing, it helps to have a few fall entertaining ideas up your sleeve. This is the time of year to gather with friends and family, so make your home festive and welcoming. Whether you want to throw an elaborate fall harvest party in your DFW home, or you’re looking to do something a little more low-key, we have you covered with some fun ideas fit for the season ahead.

Play Up the Pumpkins

‘Tis the season for pumpkins galore, so embrace them as you plan your fall entertaining ideas. One clever way to work these orange orbs into a fall party is to hollow them out and use them as serving bowls. They’re the perfect containers for poppable snacks such as trail mix or chips. To really add some seasonal style, set the pumpkin atop a bed of twigs and fall berries. Check out Hall’s Pumpkin Farm in the heart of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex to load up on pumpkins of all sizes.

Bring On the Hay

Here’s an easy way to add some Texas flair to your fall party: Use bales of hay as outdoor seating. Guests will love the homey feel they bring, and your fall-themed fiesta will score extra points for having some real downhome charm. Arrange your hay-bale seating in a circle or around a focal point in your backyard, such as a fire pit or a tree strung with lights.

Embrace Fall Foliage

When leaves turn rust red or vibrant orange, incorporate them into your decor. String them across your fireplace mantel using rustic twine, or wrap them around silverware at your table’s place settings. Another idea is to write guests’ names on large leaves using a silver marker. Set them atop plates as perfect-for-fall place settings.

Don’t Forget the Fun and Games

Make some memories at your harvest party by organizing some fall-specific activities. You could have a station where guests bob for apples and then an area for them to decorate their own caramel apples. They might be good enough to rival those from local favorite, Jim and Lor’s Candy Store. Another clever idea is to set up a “bowling between the bales” activity. If you’re already hauling some bales of hay into your backyard, get double the use by using them for seating and games.

Fall is a fun, festive time of year, and in North Texas, it’s a great time to invite friends over to your home. Try out some of these fall entertaining ideas to make the most of the season ahead.

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Audrey Sellers is an award-winning, Dallas-based writer and editor with a background in marketing and promotions. She’s a former magazine editor turned blogger who’s a pro at crafting all kinds of engaging content: blog posts, case studies, feature stories, social media content, and more. When her fingers aren’t flying on her laptop, she’s busy not relaxing with her husband and two young kids.

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