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45 Fall Harvest Party Ideas

September 30, 2022

Gather friends and family to celebrate the season with our favorite autumnal activities, decorating ideas and seasonal recipes.

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Host the Ultimate Autumn Fête

Dust off your fire pit, slip on some plaid and pull out your favorite charcuterie board because fall is here, friend. And what better way to welcome the season than with a festive harvest fête with your family and friends? Whether you’re planning a laidback get-together or an elegant autumn soirée, we’re dishing all our best harvest-themed decor, recipes and activities to make your event unforgettable. Keep clicking to check out our top 30 fall harvest party ideas to recreate at home.

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Prepare for Bushels of Fun

Treat family and friends to bushels of fun this fall with an apple orchard-inspired harvest party. Drape your patio table with a cozy plaid picnic blanket and top with a centerpiece of golden sunflowers, dried hydrangeas and trailing fall fruits. For a final apple-inspired touch: Make our DIY apple garlands using an upholstery needle to thread jute twine through five glossy red apples.

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Gather Around a Fire PIt

Invite your loved ones around the fire pit for cozy conversation at your fall harvest party. Sweeten the fireside hangout with plenty of cozy outdoor throw blankets, spiked cider and s’mores supplies for guests of all ages to enjoy.

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Photo: Erika LaPresto. From: HGTV Magazine.

Put On Your Best Plaid

Celebrate the harvest in style with a mad-for-plaid party. Invite your guests to sport their favorite plaid button-downs, checked tops and tartan skirts. Don't forget the pattern-clad decor; dress your picnic table in an autumnal plaid throw and finish off with a rustic apple, pear and artichoke centerpiece.

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