Fall Entertaining Ideas in Florida

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year.  It’s also a great season for entertaining friends in your gorgeous Florida backyard. Although it might not seem much like autumn due to the warm temperatures in Florida, there are lots of things that you can do to host a fun fall backyard bash with friends and family.

Set the Mood Both Indoors and Out
Decorating your home from the inside out is a great way to set the mood for fall entertaining and can make your house feel like a home. There are lots of fall patio decorations that you can use; for example, try placing mums that are planted in pretty pots as well as pumpkins and gourds on your porch. Adding a nice fall wreath and a seasonal door mat can also add that special touch.

You won’t want to stop with your outdoor decorating with your patio decorations, however. Backyard decorating can be lots of fun, and it’s really easy. You can simply implement a lot of the same ideas that you use in the front yard, and you can try stringing paper lanterns or party lights in orange, brown and other seasonal tones for an added feel.

Decorating indoors is easy. Wreaths, arrangements of real or faux seasonal flowers and cute knick-knacks with an autumn theme can be used to make the inside of your home feel just like fall. Lighting candles in seasonal scents, such as pumpkin, can also help add to the mood.

Once you have your indoor, patio and backyard decorating done, you will surely feel inspired to come up with lots of both indoor and outdoor entertaining ideas.

Serve Seasonal Foods
Serving the right foods can make all the difference when it comes to fall entertaining. Warm, filling soups and stews are always great options for autumn, and you can serve baked goods and other foods with hints of apple and pumpkin for a great fall feel. Serving these foods with trays, plates and napkins in fun fall shades can also add to the seasonal feeling.

Host an Outdoor Bash
Coming up with outdoor entertaining ideas is a great way to enjoy the beautiful fall weather with the people who you love the most. With an outdoor kitchen, you can prepare delicious, seasonal meals for all of your guests while enjoying the great outdoors and leaving the mess outside instead of in your house.

Setting up your patio the right way can also make for a comfortable and inviting area for entertaining. Make sure that you have plenty of seating around for all of your guests, and consider a screened-in enclosure to help keep pesky insects at bay. A fire pit can be nice for adding atmosphere and charm and keeping your guests warm when the temperatures dip a bit in the evening, and a radio with nice speakers can help you set the right mood for entertaining. Once you have all of these things, all that is left is starting up great conversations with great people.