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36 Outdoor Get-Together Themes and Ideas for Fall Entertaining

Take the fall fun outdoors with one of our autumn-centric party themes, activities and ideas.

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Fun Fall Party Ideas

You've decided on your pumpkin-themed food and gathered seasonal cocktail ideas for your fall party — now it's time to pick a theme. Embrace the cool and crisp temperatures of autumn by hosting an outdoor gathering with fun fall activities. From classic themes like outdoor game night, movie night and a backyard bonfire to seasonal themes like pumpkin carving, Oktoberfest and a candy apple bar, our fall party ideas are sure to be a blast.

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Outdoor Movie Night

If you’re like us, when the weather is good, you look for every excuse to bring inside activities outdoors — including movie night. Elevate the outdoor theater experience even more by rolling out a fall-themed bar cart and popcorn bar. Don’t forget to grab plenty of cozy blankets for the chilly fall nights.

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Everything Apple Party

Apples are a cornerstone of fall flavors and decor, and they also make for a perfect party theme. Serve apple drinks, set your table with apple decor and serve up apple desserts to make the table feel like the essence of fall.

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Throw a Murder Mystery Dinner Party

There are so many fun, engaging themes and storylines to choose from when planning a murder mystery dinner party. You could kick up your heels with a Wild West scene or get groovy with a retro 1970s disco party. However, you can never go wrong with a roaring 1920s affair. Plot your mystery with our ready-made kit complete with character sheets, customizable invites, killer recipes and storylines to guide novice hosts.

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