Happy Fall-oween! Autumn’s just around the corner, so it's the perfect time to begin planning your harvest festivities. With all of its tasty treats, fun activities, and back-to-back holidays, Fall is full of reasons to celebrate.
We threw a gourd-geous harvest party featuring three styling options that work for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. So, read on for all the details and our best Fall-themed party ideas to celebrate the coziest (and pumpkin spice-iest) time of year!
To keep things simple, we designed a versatile harvest party setting that complimented the three partywear-inspired themes we had in mind. If you want to recreate something similar, we suggest having the same autumnal color scheme for your backdrop, decorations, and floral arrangements. We stuck with shades of orange for the most part, but threw in some neutrals like gray and brown to add some dimension.
For decor that’s both Halloween and Thanksgiving approved, we chose faux pumpkins and harvest wheat bundles. These orange honeycomb pumpkins are wonderful because they come in a big set with various sizes. We recommend scattering some along the length of your party table, then layering the rest with your larger harvest decor.
If you consider balloons to be a one-and-done decoration, think again! We try to reuse balloons whenever possible, so Sara from Pop Park City helped us harvest the orange balloon garland from our Vintage Halloween shoot, and give it a new life. She fluffed it up a bit, tied in some new colors, et voila: the perfect Falloween balloon backdrop!
Our first harvest Halloween party idea is a real hoot! This theme is perfect for a pumpkin carving party or a kid’s Halloween costume party. To start, we suggest laying out a nice neutral-toned cloth table cover. This grid-patterned tablecloth is one of our favorites because it pairs beautifully with any Fall tablescape.
Then, line your party table with lots of Autumn accents. We used pumpkins and fall florals, but candles, apples, or fall leaves are also wonderful ideas.
Shawn from Flower Bar Co made this stunning arrangement using seasonal flowers in shades of orange, white, and deep purple. Crisp Fall florals are essential for a harvest-themed celebration, so we suggest displaying a couple arrangements on your table.
Dried bouquets are another fabulous option for Fall fêtes, in fact, you can even dry out your arrangements after Halloween and keep them for your Thanksgiving table!
Our pick of the patch for party supplies are these pumpkin napkins and Halloween-themed plates. We paired them with this fun witch’s broom cutlery set and vintage Halloween cups. And there you have it—the perfect set-up for a harvest festival feast!
Baked goods seem to taste even more delicious when there’s a nip in the air, so we suggest serving something sweet at your Autumn party. We chose a buttery biscoff cake with pumpkin patch toppers and matching cupcakes made with this adorable kit.
If you want to kick things up a notch, incorporate your treats into the Falloween fun. Light up the fire pit and get some s’mores cooking, or prepare some caramel apples and have a little decorating party! Because, as we always say, the more excuses to eat all the Fall treats, the better!
A Halloween party without costumes is like pumpkin pie without whipped cream—you don’t necessarily need it, but it makes it way better. We love the idea of staying on-theme and dressing up as cute harvest critters and woodland animals. After all, whooo wouldn’t want to wear this adorable owl costume?
All it takes is a little hocus pocus to turn a pumpkin patch party into something witchier. We love the look of combining classic fall decor with spookier elements, so we added some boho witch-themed party supplies to create this next tablescape.
We kept the basics the same, but switched up the tableware and added a few Halloween decorations. Can you believe those flowers are the same ones we used previously? The spooky ghost bucket we put them in practically transformed them to look like an enchanted witch’s boo-quet.
For tableware, we recommend keeping the cutlery and simply swapping in this pumpkin plate and coordinating cauldron plate, then add in this copper gingham cup. Put it all together and alakazam—you’ll have yourself a hex-tra special witch-themed party set-up!
Now that Halloween is covered, let’s transition into the Thanksgiving party territory. If you followed our lead and stuck with harvest-themed decor for your Halloween parties, repurposing them for your Thanksgiving feast is easy as pumpkin pie!
This lovely tablecloth came in handy once again, but this time we hung a Fall flower garland across the front. While we used it as a Thanksgiving decoration here, this garland would also look stunning draped at any harvest Halloween party. Even better, incorporate it into your Autumn home decor so it’s present for every Fall gathering!
For a heavenly harvest table setting, we suggest using lots of patterns and pumpkins. We love this brown floral place mat and how it gives off a rustic farmhouse feel when paired with these pumpkin gingham napkins.
There are tons of terrific options when it comes to the perfect Thanksgiving plate set, so we can’t just recommend one. We chose to alternate the bamboo pumpkin plates and gingham pumpkin plates—an excellent idea if you also can’t limit yourself.
The pumpkin face cups from our Halloween table looked just as darling here, so we set them alongside the cute copper cups. Then, we completed the tablescape with some orange and gold cutlery, pumpkin surprise balls, and festive turkey hats (of course!)
No need for new dessert ideas, because the cake and cupcakes look (and taste) just as delicious sans toppers. However, if you do wish to embellish, it doesn’t hurt to add another cake topper or candle set, especially if your celebration is a Fall birthday party!
We hope all this Fall talk has gotten you excited for the harvest season! For more inspiration, check out our other Halloween party ideas and Thanksgiving party ideas. From our fête(s) to yours, Happy Fall-oween!
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