When September rolls around, don’t roll up the sidewalk to your deck just yet. The time is ripe when the temperature cools off to bask in the beauty of your outdoor space.
Since you will likely be spending a lot of time on your deck, you may as well invite others to enjoy it with you. Fall is the perfect time for a deck party. Keep it small or jazz it up. It doesn’t matter, as long as it’s the right party for you!
Choose a Fall Party Theme
When you are preparing for a fall deck party, there are several fun themes to choose from.
Try a wine tasting party featuring a few new wines along with cheese, crackers, and fruit. Consider purchasing wines from a local winery for some unique flavors to help support them.
Football season is also getting into full swing. On game day, put together some barbecued tailgate snacks, some local beers, and the colors of your favorite team.
Fall Decorating Ideas
Toward the end of September, you might want to consider some fall themes. Have an Oktoberfest or pumpkin harvest party. Decorate in tones of orange, red, and yellow to make the season really pop. Light up the deck with lanterns or pillar candles surrounded by a display of gourds, pumpkins, and bright fall foliage. Paint some pumpkins for extra fun.
Fall Party Games
Set up yard games such as cornhole for your guests to play. There are many outdoor party games on the market to choose from. A deck of cards and board games are perfect for the less energetic.
Fall Party Food
Place the party food in a convenient location. Make sure your guests can flow freely through the buffet line. Designate a main area for entrees and place the silverware, plates, and cups close by. Put snacks on small tables near gathering spots on the patio or in the yard.
Fall Deck Lighting
Put lights out on the deck or patio to make the atmosphere festive. Hang string lights above the bar or entryway; drape them throughout food displays and centerpieces, or place jar candles on tables. Light up a fire pit if you have one. This can also keep guests cozy after the sun goes down.
Save Room for Dessert!
There are many fun fall desserts to serve your party guests. If you have a fire pit, bring out marshmallows for roasting. For extra sweetness, add graham crackers and chocolate bars to make s’mores. Put out a pie bar featuring fall-inspired pies or keep it simple with brownies and cookies. Don’t forget the hot chocolate. It’s a perfect nightcap to a cool evening.
Prepare Your Deck for Winter
After party season is over, it’s time to consider a power wash to prepare your deck for winter. Peak Power Wash is a family-owned-and-operated business that prides itself on quality workmanship and customer satisfaction. If it’s time for your deck or home exterior to get a good cleaning, contact us today.