As we transition from the highs of summer to the cool temperatures of Fall, the Northern Hemisphere experiences fall, draped in golden foliage and murkier tones. The coming of a new season calls for celebration and merrymaking, and there’s no better way to pull it off than with an Autumn Equinox party in the comfort of your own Autumnal backyard.
Creative Craft Table
As nature explodes in hues of yellow, orange, and red, consider bringing your home into this new world of color. Fall crafts serve as great home décor and are a great way to welcome fall in full swing. Have a craft table set up at your equinox party with autumn foliage, acorns, pumpkins, and pine cones. These serve as great supplies for DIY fall projects.
DIY crafts are an absolute favorite among children, and these are sure to entertain creative young minds. Relish the fall memories of yesteryears with friends and family. Here are some craft ideas to help you get hold of supplies beforehand-
- Wreaths for your front doors crafted from pine cones, pumpkins, and colorful fall foliage
- Construction paper garlands made from red, gold, and orange paper
- Leaf garlands to give your mantle a fall upgrade
No Autumn celebration is complete without a delectable feast to enjoy with your loved ones. Venture out for a trip to the pumpkin patch or let them get their hands dirty in preparing homemade jams and pies. Incorporate the fruits and vegetables of the season to whip up mouth-watering preparations. Squash, Zucchini, apples, pumpkins, and corns being traditional fall harvest foods that can make for the ultimate autumn equinox feast. Try these succulent fall dinner recipes for your autumn equinox festivities:
- Pumpkin Ravioli
- Acorn Squash
- Apple pies
- Apple cider glazed chicken
- Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
An Evening by the Bonfire
With temperatures cooling more and more each day, there’s never been a better time to spend a relaxing evening by a bonfire. Begin the evening with roasting hot dogs over the fire, followed by gooey s’mores for dessert. The bonfire is a wonderful place to sit and swap stories, so encourage your friends and family to share their favorite ghost stories or favorite Fall memories.
Sip on the Quintessential Fall drinks
Fall equinox marks the advent of the harvest moon, which is also referred to as the wine moon. Play up the wine theme by serving delicious mulled wine. You could add a hint of pumpkin spice to apple cider to keep the spirit of the fall equinox going. And always remember to have alcohol-free beverages for the kids, from apple cider to pumpkin steamers.
Embrace a Fall-themed Color Palette
Bring the spirit of fall life with party décor in vibrant hues. The warm and earthy autumn color palette consists of shades such as crimsons, yellows, oranges, gold, copper, and brown. Centerpieces, table décor, flower arrangements, table toppers, custom covers such as pillow covers, and DIY wreaths drenched in fall colors will set the perfect scene for your Autumn Equinox celebration.
As everything in nature moves away from the waning light towards the dark and cold winter months, it presents us with an opportunity to reflect. Fall is a great time to come together to share experiences as we move towards the latter half of the year. Have each of your guests prepare a gratitude list that you can all share with one another. The Autumn harvest is the perfect time to reflect on what you are all grateful for, and around the fireside is the perfect place for it.
Movie Night Magic
A cool Fall evening is ideal for an outdoor movie night. Break out the flannel blankets and pull off the chair covers to prepare for a movie night under the starlit sky. Set up your backyard with a projector for a larger-than-life movie experience, and use tarps as a DIY screen. Savor the crisp and refreshing winds as you snuggle in the warmth of your blanket, relishing your favorite flicks as you snack on delicous caramel popcorn and sip on apple cider.
Pumpkin Carving Competition
Everyone loves getting to create their own jack-o’-lantern. Why not challenge friends and family to a pumpkin carving competition? Crown the winner with a DIY fall-themed crown made from autumn foliage. And don’t let the pumpkin guts go to waste. Use it to prepare delicious purees or homemade face masks. The seeds can be toasted for some extra crunch.
Think up Fall-themed Outdoor Games
Autumn’s pleasant weather lends itself well to outdoor activities. Games are the ultimate party entertainment no matter the age of your guests, and are a breeze to set up. Have some small prizes ready for the winner of each game, and get ready to see some friendly competition arise!
- Fall Scavenger hunt
- Pine Cone Bowling
- Mini Pumpkin Ring Toss
Caramel Apple Bar for the Sweet-toothed
Setting up a dessert station is a fun way to let your guests indulge in their sweet tooths. Have fresh and crisp apples in abundance at the dessert station, along with some gooey caramel and a variety of toppings- chocolate chips, crushed cookies, and roasted nuts. To keep your caramel from hardening, keep it warm in mini crackpots.