Decorate for Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party in Six Simple Steps

Six Simple Steps for Decorating Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party

According to the weatherman, fall officially began on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Which means it’s officially time to enjoy all things autumn – pumpkin spice latte, here I come! This season also brings nicer weather throughout most of the country, so let the fall outdoor parties begin! If you are hosting a event any time in the next few months, here are some ideas on how to decorate to ensure your outdoor fall party is perfect.

Six Simple Steps for Decorating Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party
All you really need for a good outdoor fall party is nice weather and great people. Everything else is just details.

1) White Twinkle Lights

String a few strands of white twinkle lights between your trees or around the patio to add some pretty ambiance. Chances are you have some strands in the attic for other holidays, so break them out now around your backyard.

2) Pumpkins, Pumpkins, and More Pumpkins

Six Simple Steps for Decorating Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party
Yes, pumpkins do come in colors besides bright orange.

It’s not fall without pumpkins, so an easy way to decorate for a fall party is to place the popular orange gourd thoughtfully around the house. To add some “Oomph” to those pumpkins, spray paint a few of them silver and gold, and then place them around your home or use them as a centerpiece for your tables.

Pro Tip: Use painters tape on the pumpkins to create some neat two-tone designs.

3) Fall Leaves

Six Simple Steps for Decorating Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party
“C’mon, son – I just raked up all those leaves, and Mom needs them for a party later this month!”

Since leaves are starting to fall, gather them up and place them around the table to accent a centerpiece. To match the painted pumpkins, spray paint some leaves with the gold or silver spray paint as well.

Pro Tip: The leaves can also be used as place cards if you are having a sit-down dinner. Spray paint the leaves and then write names of each of your guests on the sprayed leaves.

4) Fall Floral Arrangements

Floral arrangements are perfect accents to any party, so incorporate fall flowers into the arrangements are key. Concentrate on flowers with yellow, orange, and red hues. We recommend using sunflowers, chrysanthemums, and roses.

5) Fall-Colored Candles

Six Simple Steps for Decorating Your Perfect Outdoor Fall Party
Your centerpiece doesn’t have to look like this, but it’s definitely a good start for your fall party decor.

Candles are another great way to add a soft and warm ambiance to your party. Mix and match varying sizes of fall colored candles (yellow, orange, and reds) and place around the house.

Pro Tip: When using candles, make sure they are non-scented candles, so your home and guests aren’t overwhelmed with the different competing scents.

6) Paper Lanterns

Hang paper lanterns in a variety of fall tones and shades throughout your backyard. This is an easy way to add some flair without having to invest too much in decorations. The lanterns can be purchased at many common arts and crafts stores, or if you have the time (and patience), you can make them yourself.

Pro Tip: If you have any landscape lighting, hang the lanterns around the lighting, which really make them stand out.

We hope this list of decorating ideas helps you prepare for your perfect outdoor fall party. What suggestions do you have for holding such a shindig? Share with us in the comments!

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