30+ Fabulous Outdoor Decorating Ideas to Host a Fall Party


Fall is in the air and it is time to start planning your holiday parties to celebrate this wonderful season. There are so many things to look forward to in Autumn, including decorating your home—both indoors and out—with warm and inviting fall decor. What better way to show off all of your hard work of decorating than throwing your friends and family a party at your house! We have put together an inspiring collection of outdoor ideas that will help you to host a fall party. So have a look below and be prepared to get into fall party planning mode!


1. Harvest Table. A garland of florals decorates the center of this table. Taper candles adds ambiance. Wine and champagne glasses celebrates the season. Fall plates are layered, while decorative pears are perfect place settings. (via Waiting on Martha)


2. Silverware Holder. A mason jar has been partially filled with candy corn as a silverware holder at a Fall party. (via Baby Mama Juice)


3. Dessert Table. If you are hosting an outdoor party, create a seperate space to feature your desserts. (via Deer Pearl Flowers)


4. Camp Fire. Add some ambiance to your fall party with hay bales set around a fire pit. Don’t forget some marshmallows for roasting, or S’mores. (via Pinterest)


5. DIY Caramel Apple Bar. A delicious treat for before or after dinner! Display apples with sticks alongside some caramel and chocolate sauces. Displays toppings in glass bowls, such as M&M’s, granola, sprinkles and cookie crumbles. Add some decor on the table, such as candles for ambiance sprinkled with real leaves and leaf cutouts. (via Walter Wilson Studios for Bridal Guide)


6. Pie Bar. What is more delicious than a table full of fall-inspired pies! Add a little flair to your table with some gold fringe tassel garland. (via Shiny Happy Sprinkles)


7. Painted Pumpkin: Display your drink list on a chalkboard paint pumpkin. This is a great way to add some playful visual interest to a table. (via Bridal Show Planner)


8. Tree Lanterns. If you are hosting your party outdoors, tie thick ropes from the trees and affix them to lanterns at varying heights. For ambiance, add pillar candles or battery-operated candles, which are best for leaving unattended. Add some fall florals for extra visual impact. (via The Knot)


9. S’mores Party. If you have a fire pit, why not create a cozy spot to enjoy some S’mores when the sun goes down! (via Happy Wedd)


10. Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail. Serve delicious fall-inspired cocktails at your party with a cinnamon-sugar rim and a sprig of rosemary. You could also add a cinnamon stick that can also be used for stirring. Serve on a galvanized metal tray. Get the recipe at the provided link. (via Style Me Pretty)


11. Blanket Station. If you are hosting a party in the evening, your guests might get cool. Why not re-purpose a wood palette and galvanized bucket to provide cozy blankets to keep your guests warm. (via Deer Pearl Flowers)


12. Fall Table Centerpiece. Decorate your table with candles, fruits and dried flowers. Layer your plates and top with a napkin tied ribbon and a dried leaf. (via Better Homes & Gardens)


13. Fall Decorated Table. This table is adorned with wood chargers, little stump candleholders, green glassware, heirloom pumpkins, small gold pumpkins and patterned pillows. (via Robby Gene)


14. Hot Chocolate Bar. A buffet table displays glass containers filled with goodies to make your own hot cocoa for a cool fall evening. Wooden scoops and spoons adds a rustic touch. A hot kettle full of water and some mugs adds the finishing touch. (via Hawthorne and Main)


15. Pumpkin Flower Centerpiece. Hollow out a pumpkin and add a potted container of mums. Simple yet beautiful and fresh. (via Catch My Party)


16. DIY Sawhorse Table. This simple table can be stored when not in use. All you need is two sawhorses and a large piece of wood to set on top. Decorate with a table runner. Styrofoam pumpkins are cut in half and filled with potted plants and sheet moss. Additionally, twinkle light and solar mason jars helps to set the mood. (via The Home Depot Blog)


17. Fall Theme Party. A table full of treats is decorated with small pumpkins, gourds, flowers and leaves. A glass drink dispenser can be filled with flavored water or holiday-inspired punch. (via Feathered Nest)


18. S’mores Table. This is the perfect fall treat and can be enjoyed after dinner while sitting in front of a roaring outdoor fire. (via Style Me Pretty)


19. DIY Apple Place Cards. Use applies as simple and inexpensive place card holders to add fall style to your table. They are perfect for autumn parties, bridal showers, engagement party, dinner party or Thanksgiving. Guest can also take them home as a party favor. You will need: apples, card stock, twine or ribbon and a single-hole punch. Get full tutorial: (via Stylish Spoon)


20. Fall Backyard Campfire Party. Throw a fall party for you and your friends to enjoy. Included in the party: popcorn, sparkling cocktails, and plaid blankets. The table is adorned with a plaid runner, pumpkins and garland. (via Aubree Edwards Photography for Jillian Grace Events)


21. Champagne Pomegranate Cocktails. Set some stylish holiday drinks on an old wooden wine barrel for your guests to sip on. (via Aubree Edwards Photography for Jillian Grace Events)


22. Rustic Tablescape Display. Place as many miniature pumpkins and gourds as you can into a glass lantern. Add a few outside the lantern to enhance the aesthetic of your outdoor table centerpiece. (via Celebrate Magazine)


23. Rustic S’mores Station. This amazing dessert is a definite crowd-pleaser and is super trendy for fall parties. (via Rustic Wedding Chic)


24. Fall Dinner Party. Create a simple table centerpiece by hollowing out apples and filling them with tea lights. Layer some of the apples with wood chargers. (via Little Green Notebook)


25. Layered Decor. A three-tiered galvanized metal cupcake stand is filled with miniature pumpkins and gourds, accenting the silverware. (via Celebrate Magazine)


26. Chalkboard Pumpkin Menu. Paint a large pumpkin with chalkboard paint to feature your dinner menu for your guests. You can also use this same idea with mini pumpkins, using them as labels for dishes that are being served buffet style. (via Better Recipes)


27. Photo Booth Backdrop. What a fun way to celebrate your party and create lasting memories by adding a photo booth! Re-create this look in your backyard by using a large white sheet as the backdrop. Affix garlands to the metal bars holding the sheet, add some hay bales and scatter some pumpkins around your set. (via Urban Life)


28. DIY Welcome Pumpkin. Welcome guests to your fall party with this beautiful pumpkin vase. Hallow out a pumpkin and use a permanent black marker for the “Welcome” signage. Add some fresh fall flowers for visual appeal. Add to your front porch or your party table. (via Better Homes and Gardens)


29. DIY Paper Pumpkins. These little craft pumpkins can be made into varying sizes for the center of your table. They can also be strung together to use as garland. They can also be used as party favors, fill them with your favorite tea bags, mulled wine spices or small chocolates such as Hershey’s kisses! Get the tutorial at the provided link: (via Lia Griffith)


30. Al Fresco Autumn Dinner Party. Instead of a table runner, create a centerpiece of olive branches intermingled with mini white pumpkins, pomegranates, persimmons, and fresh garden roses. Gold flatware helps to add a touch of glam to this tablescape. This would also look fantastic for Thanksgiving! (via Yummy Mummy Kitchen)


31. Glam Table Setting. For a more formal affair, opt for something less conventional than paper streamers. Instead, a gold leaf garland is hung over the dining table. This same leaf installation can be used as a decorative trim around the edge of your table or serve as a backdrop. (via brklyn view photography for Michelle Edgemont)


32. Woodland Table Decor. Use wood slices as chargers to add a rustic touch to your table. For a unique touch, hollow out small pumpkins to use as soup bowls. (via Wedding Chicks)

Which of these outdoor decorating ideas will you include at your fall party? Follow us on Pinterest for more fabulous ideas!

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