Are you looking ahead and starting to plan your fall event? If so, then several things are on the to-do list.
None more important, perhaps, than picking the right theme for your party. Whether it’s a family get-together, corporate party, or sales event, you want something truly spectacular. Why not get into the fall spirit along the way?
The theme you choose will set the tone for all of the other decisions you make on things like entertainment, invitations, location, etc.
See below for several themes that you should consider for your fall event. Use them to determine which one is the best fit for your event.
Pretzels and Beer, who doesn’t love that wonderful combination? This theme is perfect for events such as family reunions or corporate parties that are looking to blow off a little steam.
You can get quite handy with the different decorations, making it seem as if your guests traveled all the way to Munich, Germany by stepping in the door.
Some might also consider adding depth to the party by hiring a german folk band to play some music. Others might just compile a playlist of the best Oktoberfest songs to play for the duration of the event.
Try getting your hands on several different beers for your guests to try and be sure to stock up on pretzels of all kinds. Last, but certainly not least, don’t forget to tell your guests to wear costumes!
2. All-Out Quidditch Tournament
Some of you reading this are getting excited just reading this event idea. Others of you might have no clue as to what quidditch is.
For those of you that don’t know, quidditch is a game that exists in the magical world of Harry Potter. It involves witches and wizards using their broomsticks to fly around and play what some would consider a variation of soccer.
While there are many differences to quidditch and soccer, the biggest one is the “golden snitch” which, when caught, results in an immediate victory for that team.
If you’re trying to plan a corporate event, then a sports game you’ll have to explain to many people might not be what you had in mind. If so, you can also try a Harry Potter-themed party. Adults and kids will both get a kick out of it!
The theme ties in perfectly to the fall season, since the Harry Potter series is often associated with Halloween. Be sure to make everyone dress up as a wizard!
3. Friends-Giving or Coworkers-Giving
Ask anyone what the fall season means to them, and most of them will say that it’s a season for giving thanks. However, you don’t have to wait for Thanksgiving to show everyone how much you appreciate them!
It’s been a difficult year for many. Everyone’s been put through the wringer in many different ways. The party you plan can be a great reminder to everyone that, while this year may not have gone as expected, there’s still a lot to be thankful for.
Depending on how big your guest list is, it might take a few rectangular tables to seat everyone comfortably.
You might even consider setting your event up as a potluck-style, in which everyone brings a dish. However, if your number of attendees is too large, you’ll want to provide the food via a caterer.
4. Fall Brunch Extravaganza
Perhaps you want to host the party around midday. You don’t want to take up a majority of your guests’ night and ask them to find babysitters. You want them to take a few hours out of their day and relax.
If so, then there’s nothing better than pulling off a fall brunch-a-thon. All of your guests will love the individuality of great food, champaign, light deserts, and the ever-present mimosa.
You can try making different casseroles or infusing pumpkin spices into things like pancakes, muffins, and even cocktail drinks. Who said you can’t have a pumpkin pie during brunch? It’s your event! Do whatever you know your guests will love!
This can be a perfect theme for things like a female empowerment brunch, family reunions, corporate parties, etc.
You might also consider hiring a band to play for the entirety of your party, or hiring some on-stage talent such as a comedian, magician, in order to keep your guests smiling.
5. Halloween Event
Even if you’re looking to plan an event for your corporate team, you want them to be able to invite their kids and have hours of family fun.
There’s nothing that a kid will enjoy more than a corporate event that’s entirely geared towards Halloween. You can set up a pumpkin carving/painting station for kids to bring in their preferred pumpkin size and paint whatever they’d like.
You might also consider setting up a fun maze inside your indoor event space for the kids to walk through with their parents.
Of course, what Halloween party would be complete without a trick or treat feature to it? Kids can go around to the different stations dressed up in their Halloween costumes in order to get candy.
Even if you’re not looking to include kids, the Halloween theme will be a blast. You can create a haunted house (of sorts), have Halloween-themed cocktail drinks, and ask everyone to dress up for the party.
Plan Your Fall Event Using These Helpful Tips
Now that you’ve seen how to plan a successful fall event with many amazing themes, be sure to pick the right one for your party.
Be sure to read this article on the 5 C’s of event management and being an event coordinator. There you’ll find more information on how to plan a successful event.
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