Fall weather means a mix of pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin patches, and of course Halloween to top it all off. There are endless fall birthday party ideas if your friends or family happen to be born in this beautiful time. The best part about fall is that it’s the perfect season to throw a theme party or just get together with the loved ones in general. Thus, having a birthday in the fall is the most ideal time to have an unforgettable bash. Here are some awesome fall birthday party ideas you can try this year!
Fall Birthday Party Ideas: Activities & Places
1. Throw A Pumpkin Patch Party
Head to the pumpkin patch with all of your friends for a day filled with autumn vibes. Everyone always wants to go to the pumpkin patch at least once in the fall, so bring everyone together for your day and everyone will have a great time.
2. Go All Out With A Barn Party
If you want to have a formal affair for your fall birthday, then a barn is the perfect location for the event and time of the year! You could deck the place out with fall foliage and lots and lots of food, drinks, and fun country music to line dance too if your heart so desires!
3. Host An Autumnal Cheese Tasting
If you are someone who enjoys some wine and cheese with friends, this is the perfect lowkey annual get-together for y’all. There are hundreds of cheeses that you can put together in charcuterie, and each year everyone can decide which is their favorite; so every year the selection gets better and better.
4. Have A Football Party
5. Try An Oktoberfest Theme
Even though going to Germany may not be in the budget this year, that doesn’t mean that you can’t bring Germany to you for your birthday! You could host it at your house and buy supplies or go to a German restaurant and have endless beers on tap all party long. If you’re having the party at home, then just stock up on lager, chips, and baked pretzels for a tasty and boozy fest.
6. Visit A Corn Maze
Going to a corn maze is one of the most fun fall birthday party ideas for any age. Kids love corn mazes because they can run wild and play games in the maze, but adults love the idea just as much because it’s a different type of date idea.
7. Fall Hot Chocolate Bar
As it starts to cool down outside, hot chocolate of any sort is always a crowd favorite. If you have a fall birthday, why not invest in a fondue fountain, where you could have a chocolate bar for years to come on your special day. There are so many things that you can pair with chocolate, the possibilities are endless.
8. Caramel Apple Party
This is one of the best fall birthday party ideas that can work for kids or adults; you can have friends over to make and top their very own caramel apples. It is not a very hard treat to make, just make sure that you have a plethora of toppings for everyone to choose from. The one thing to keep in mind for this kind of party is that people don’t always want to eat their tasty treat right away, so you could always set up a caramel nacho bar for people to enjoy all of their favorite caramel apple toppings in the meantime.
9. Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Party
This is only a once-a-year party theme, but it is definitely worth doing one time a year because it is all kinds of fun! Everyone can bring their own sized pumpkin to carve and decorate together. It is essential to have lots and lots of newspapers for this kind of party because it can definitely get pretty messy! You should always add everything pumpkin to this party; that includes mini pumpkin pizzas, pumpkin crunch cake, and spinach artichoke dip in a pumpkin.
10. Fall Minute To Win It Night
Invite everyone over for a party filled with fall party games! Minute to Win It games is great as they don’t take many materials to put together and often you can use supplies that are already in your house. While playing the games, offer some “fall” snacks like mini pumpkin cinnamon rolls and chocolate acorns. It’s a necessity to incorporate prizes as well; you could come up with prizes like apple baskets with fall-themed items like fall candies, fall socks, and mini decorative pumpkins!
11. Chili Cook-Off
Everybody loves to make their own and try other chili recipes, so let’s make a party out of it! Have all your friends bring their best chili and have judges pick the winner and give them a prize. Then after the contest, enjoy all the different flavors of chili, mixed with chips, cornbread, and hot dogs in buns.
Fall Birthday Party Ideas: General Décor
Your autumn party should be inspired by both the warm tones and cool air of the season. Here are a few great general autumn party décor ideas to brighten up your venue!
12. Festive Lights
Lighting is an excellent way to warm up any theme décor. Make sure your party can continue past sundown with decorative lights strung through the trees. Fairy lights and/or lanterns add a homey touch.
13. Fall Leaves Candles
Choose your favorite fall leaf and paint it with a few layers of colored wax. Then, press the waxed side onto a large candle to leave a beautiful, Fall-inspired impression. You can use these candles as part of your centerpiece or simply as lovely décor throughout your parties.
14. Keep Them Warm
Do you have the logistical elements of autumn covered? Make sure you have plenty of blankets to keep your guests warm– as the days get shorter, they get colder! Choose autumn blankets with a rustic feel to them, like blankets patterned with a tartan design.
15. Cornucopia Décor
Create your own cornucopia centerpiece by covering a wicker cornucopia frame with burlap. Then, cover the burlap with thick ropes of raffia. Fill it with the abundance of the harvest season, like colorful apples and squashes on a bed of wheat.
16. Cornhusk Candles
In order to dress up theme tea-light candle holders for your autumn party, simply wrap them in dried cornhusks and secure them with a length of raffia. Place your tea-lights as decorations all around your party area.
17. Sparkling Leaves
Paint brightly colored leaves with a coat of glue and dip them in glitter for a touch of sparkle. Get crafty at parties with this fall-theme DIY. Choose warm colors for your glitter that fit with the season, like gold. You can also outline autumn leaves in glitter for a more subtle sparkle.
18. Harvest Seating
COVID-19 makes parties outside the most logical place to host. Place large hay bales in strategic locations for your guests to use as extra seating in your yard or patio. This is not only practical, but it also adds a delightful harvest touch to your party.
Fall Birthday Party Ideas: Table Décor
The food table is the focal point for most parties. Dress it up with these fun, autumn-theme party table décor ideas.
19. Makeshift Drink Cooler
Take advantage of the old items lying around your house to imbue your party with a rustic charm. For instance, an old toolbox would make the perfect drink cooler/holder! Make it more festive by surrounding it with seasonal berries and pumpkins.
20. A Basketful of Cider
Use a basket to house a cider bowl. Surround the bowl with colorful gourds and squashes, and use miniature baskets to house the serving ware.
21. Gourd-geous Tableware
Use hollowed-out, dried gourds to hold everything from candles to condiments! Place a candle holder or a sugar bowl inside hollowed-out gourds to dress up your table– you can even fill them with seasonal fruits and nuts for a festive centerpiece or with chips for a decorative serving bowl. The possibilities are endless!
22. Tin Cups
Tin cups are very fitting for any autumn party. They call to mind the outdoors and the beauty of the fall season and are perfect for holding autumn staples like apple cider.
23. Wine Cooler Decor
Turn a simple bucket into an autumn-worthy wine cooler by wrapping it with a vine and decorating it with Fall leaves.
24. Mirror Image Centerpiece
Place mirrors underneath your centerpiece to enhance its beauty. This works particularly well if your centerpiece includes candles, as the mirrors will magnify the light of the candle flames. You can use several small mirrors to achieve this effect or one large framed mirror to incorporate another decorative element and to give your centerpiece boundaries.
25. Harvest Basket
Bring the charm of the harvest season indoors by filling a rustic basket with harvest-season fruits. Choose a colorful collection of apples and pears to fill your basket with.
Fall Birthday Party Ideas: Flower Arrangements
Make your table sparkle extra for your autumn-theme party! Here are a few bouquets and centerpiece tips.
26. Fall Colors
Fall colors are essential when you are brainstorming for fall birthday party ideas. Next time you are out shopping for groceries for your party, look around at the colorful collection of fruits, vegetables, and flowers that is on display. This makes for great inspiration for your autumn centerpiece. Choose the colors that best depict the colors of fall and arrange them in a bowl, basket or simply scatter them down the middle of your table.
27. Blanched Pine Cones
When it comes to throwing fall flower parties, be creative! Collect the pinecones that are cluttering your yard and turn them into a beautiful floral centerpiece. Use a mixture of water and bleach to blanch them to a lighter hue. This gives the pinecones an attractive color that would look lovely in a colorful basket. This is also an excellent way to prep the pinecones before decorating them with Autumn-inspired paints or glitter.
28. Sparkling Corn Centerpiece
Purchase several dried corn cobs and add some pizzazz by painting them with glue that dries clear and then sprinkling them with Autumn-colored glitter, like gold, copper, or bronze. Arrange them in an attractive bowl. This adds the perfect touch for seasonal parties.
29. Inspired by Color
More fun autumn theme floral tips: choose your favorite fall color, such as orange, and purchase a selection of fruits and veggies in that color for your bouquets. You can also choose all three traditional fall colors for your party and create three different color-theme centerpieces.
30. Harvest Pickings
Fill a basket with a selection of colorful apples and delicious nuts to celebrate the harvest season. This works best with a rustic-looking basket, one that you might have used if you had just been apple and nut picking.
31. Autumn Beauty
Use an arrangement of autumn flowers as your party floral centerpiece. Choose flowers that depict the colors of fall, such as bright oranges, dazzling yellows, and deep reds. These form beautiful bouquets. These beauties can take your fall birthday party ideas complete.
Fall Birthday Party Ideas: Pumpkin Decorations
Turn your party into an autumn-theme harvest party with plenty of unique pumpkin decoration tips. Here are a few creative ideas to turn pumpkins into amazing party decorations.
32. Pumpkin Centerpieces
Pumpkin might be the first thing you think of when you are looking for fall birthday party ideas. Turn a simple pumpkin into a beautiful centerpiece by adding vines made out of wire and leaves made out of decorative paper. Simply attach as many leaves as you wish to your wire “vines” and wrap the vines around the stems of your pumpkins. Arrange several pumpkins on a single vine and line them down the center of your table. It will look like you are growing a pumpkin patch right on your table!
33. Pumpkin Bowl
Use a hollowed-out pumpkin to serve your party foods. Simply cut a pumpkin in half, hollow it out and cover the inside with a festive autumn napkin or handkerchief. Then fill it with your favorite party goodies!
34. Pumpkin Vases
Use a pumpkin as a vase for a flower centerpiece. Simply cut off the top, hollow it out and fill it with water and your flowers of choice. A white pumpkin is a perfect vase for a colorful assortment of flowers, while an orange pumpkin calls for a more seasonal color assortment. You can also decorate your pumpkins with paints or ribbons to make them a little more unique.
35. Pumpkin- Shaped Candles
Purchase or make pumpkin-shaped candles to decorate your home with. Use them as part of your centerpiece or as a seasonal accent to your décor. You can also use actual miniature pumpkins! Simply cut out a circle from the top of the pumpkin that fits the size of a votive candle, hollow out the pumpkin, flip over the section that you have cut out of the pumpkin and place it back inside the pumpkin. This will help hold up the candle. Then, place your candle in the pumpkin. Pumpkin candles are the perfect autumn party decorations.
36. A Great Pumpkin Welcome
Paint “Welcome” onto the side of a large pumpkin. Then, place it beside your front door or along your entryway and pile several other pumpkins with it to greet your guests.
Having a fall birthday means you can work with so many fall theme ideas. As you can see from this article, there are so many fun fall birthday party ideas you can work with. Use these pumpkins and corn mazes to make your birthday awesome this year! Make sure to check out EasyEventPlanning for more fun ideas for your future birthday parties!
Contributors: Jessica Bundy, Aditi Parikh,Vanessa Marsocci, Tsaiyen Hu
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