If you've ever wanted to throw an elegant fall dinner party, here's the easiest way to do it.
Fall weather can be unpredictable depending on where you live, but hosting an outdoor party in fall is unexpected — and your last chance before the chilly winter months. However, always have an indoor back-up plan in case of sudden bad weather.
Developing a theme is a fun part of event planning. Use it as your guide for all decisions from invitations to party favors. A theme can be as simple as selecting a color palette that is used in all the details.
You don't have to go over-the-top to create a stunning scene. Rather than opt for a big, dramatic centerpiece, interior designer Jenny Komenda used an apple-themed ombre effect to create something much more visually stimulating.
Hurricane lanterns are another great option for outdoor dinners. They add light for function, glow for ambiance and their shape and size make them practical in windy settings.
Pair a fun, seasonal beverage with your meal or appetizer, like this Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash.
It might look difficult to make, but this vertical pear salad is actually the opposite (plus it will seriously impress your guests).
Planning a dinner party is hard, so make your entrée easy by cooking it one-pan style. This One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner features all your favorite autumn veggies, with half the work.
No meal is complete without a comforting dessert. Put the finishing touches on your fall party with this show-stopping Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake.
If you plan on giving out a party favor, choose something cheap but useful or consumable. Our go-to gift for autumn? Caramel apples.