Fall is the most relaxing season of the year. It is the precursor to the cold, winter months and a chance for most of us to spend time lounging around being lazy (if we want to!). Some of us just want to just curl up in bed, read a book, and enjoy a warm pot of stew. Others like to get together with family and friends before heading off into hibernation.
The months of fall, between September and December are also considered to be one of the best times to harvest crops in parts of the country. So, on your next trip to the grocery store, you will be getting the freshest fruits, vegetables, and greens to be used in the delicious foods you’ll be making this fall.
Fall is a great time to host a party. We’re moving from the summer BBQ parties to dinner parties, ushering in the comfort of upcoming holidays like Thanksgiving and Halloween.
If you’re hosting the fall party, then trying to organize the food, decor, and “vibe” of the party can be difficult if you’re not prepared. Here are some tips you can use to help you make the party something special.
- Specialty food items need to be on the menu
There are a few key foods that have to be included in any fall event. Produces like squash, pumpkin, butternut, and apples are expected and will create a nice theme for the party. A pig roast is always a winner, and warm drinks like spiced warm cider or hot buttered rum will be the perfect thing to sip on when guests enter.
- Include a little (or more) decor
Good decor has a way of turning a normal party into a GREAT party, especially if some sentiment is attached to it. You could try using the fall colors of orange, red, yellow, and brown to decorate around the house. Or if the party is happening close to the end of October, you can even start prepping for Halloween themes to go along with it.
- Games and activities are necessary
Of course, this is dependent on the guests arriving to the party, but unless you’re inviting only your new co-workers, any fun activities will be appreciated by your guests. It will keep the kids occupied and the guests engaged, and the party will fly by in the blink of an eye.
There are many fall or autumn-themed activities you can include such as apple picking, scavenger hunts, jumping in a big pile of autumn leaves, and making mulled wine or candied apples.
If you want to get cooking yourself, the following are some of the classics and best foods you need to include in your fall party:
- Pumpkin soup
- Mini sweet potato pies
- Cranberry sauce meatballs
- Waffles with brandied pears
- Franks in a blanket
- Whole pig roast
- Fall Turkey sandwiches
- Butterscotch oatmeal spice cookies
- Hot dogs with sauerkraut
- Crispy butternut wontons with a spicy tomato sauce
If you prefer to let someone else do the work for you, DJR Catering are the best caterers in the business for fall parties. Get in touch with the team today to find out more.