What better way to commemorate falling in love than by throwing a fall engagement party? Whether your partner popped the question in the early days of September or you’ve been engaged for a while now, autumn is a sensational season for pre-wedding celebrations!
We’ve rounded up some ideas to spark your imagination for fall engagement festivities or pre-wedding shindigs:
Fall Favors and Flavors
You can never go wrong with a rustic theme full of natural colors and fall flower arrangements that nod to the season’s vibrant, changing leaves. Consider serving robust beverages such as hard cider or peach-flavored beer or even setting up a hot chocolate bar for crisp autumn nights. Send guests home with mini bottles of maple syrup, or—for an adults-only vibe—mini bottles of whiskey or rum.
Apple-y Ever Afters
It’s officially apple pickin’ season! Celebrate your own impending “apple-y ever after” harvest-style by having guests bob for apples, decorate caramel apple treats, sip on apple cider and enjoy all-you-can-eat apple pie for dessert. Not big on pie? Try apple cider donuts instead and keep custom donut boxes on hand to send guests home with a little extra something sweet!
A Thanksgiving Feast
Speaking of extra food, give thanks for the season’s bounty as well as your upcoming marriage by planning your engagement party around the Thanksgiving holiday. With any luck, friends and family members are already planning to travel home for a few days off, anyway, so it’s a good time to catch your guests before they get too busy or go into hibernation for winter. Think cornucopia-themed meals, leaf chandeliers and gratitude toasts to enhance the spirit of the season AND that good lovin’ feeling.
A Romantic Bonfire
For a charming take on campfire chats, host a bonfire gathering with a small group of the people closest to you for an intimate, night-time gathering filled with romantic stories told by the fireside, star-gazing and music. Decorate the outdoor area with rustic picnic tables, pumpkins and mums, and keep a chest of blankets on hand for snuggling with friends and family members as the hours grow late and the temperatures wane.
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