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My book A Lovely Life is about savoring simple joys in every season! The holiday season can be particularly busy for many people (and can we just pause right now to acknowledge we’re only 15 weekends away from Christmas (and even closer to Thanksgiving)?
One idea I love is to host a simple fall gathering early in the season! It’s so fun to host something special for friends or family before the hustle and bustle and packed schedules of the holidays begin. You can keep it simple and not worry about doing anything complicated or extravagant. People will just LOVE to be invited to your home and you can enjoy offering hospitality without stress.
I shared lots of entertaining ideas in my book Simple Gatherings!
Here are a few simple ways you could gather with friends, family, and neighbors this fall:
- Autumn cookie decorating party
- Craft night (make wreaths, paint, scrapbook, make place cards for Thanksgiving together, etc)
- A cider and donuts party
- Fall porch party with candles, string lights, plaid throw blankets and hot drinks (try our mulled cranberry apple cider recipe!)
- Movie night with fall snacks
- Pumpkin carving
- Cider taste test
- Fall brunch- invite friends to stop by for coffee and muffins or serve a simple brunch on a weekend
- Cozy night in with a hot chocolate bar
- Soup party, you could even have a few favorite soups to try!
- Casual chili and cornbread supper party
Tabletop Decor and Fall Accessories:
Candle Lamp with Metal Base
Mushroom Ceramic Plates (different design options)
Braided Wood Serving Utensils
Mushroom Salt & Pepper Shakers
Pumpkin Woven Charger
The Forest Feast Gatherings (this is a gorgeous cookbook full of simple vegetarian meal ideas for hosting friends + family)
Rattan Fruit Baskets (stackable and could be used for storage/organization too!)
Black and White Cotton Fringe Trim Napkins (just went out of stock for now, here are similar)
Blue Petite Pumpkin Cocotte
Copper Moscow Mule Mug
Find more tabletop and entertaining decor here in my Amazon shop.
An Autumn Dining Room Mood Board
13 Simple Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like Fall
Thanksgiving in the Kitchen Mood Board
Find more fall decor for your home in the Cozy Fall Shop!