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Fall Outdoor Entertaining Decor Ideas

Preparing a fall flower bouquet for entertaining

If you have an upcoming outdoor event in the fall, it's important to be prepared with all the right decorations and party essentials. Successful outdoor parties stick to a plan that honors a budget yet allows for potential changes. By preparing for diverse scenarios and investing in attractive decorations like fall floral centerpieces, you can create beautiful scenery for your upcoming event. Here are some fall outdoor entertaining decor ideas you can use to enhance your party's mood.

Fall Outdoor Entertaining Decor Ideas

  1. Stick to a Theme
  2. Set a Budget
  3. How to Stretch Your Budget
  4. Always Have a Backup Plan

Stick to a Theme

What kind of event do you want to hold? Before you think about decorations, it's vital to set your party's theme. Whether you decide to make it a fall pumpkin spice wonderland or a spooky Halloween party, you can only choose decorations after you know your design goals. For instance, a birthday party for a small child needs to be cheerful and full of bright colors. This event also requires decorations that are safe and not too expensive. If it's a posh sweet 16 party or wedding, then you know that you need to take your decorations game up to the highest level and look for luxe accents.

To decide on a theme, sit down with a pad and pen and brainstorm what aesthetic you want for your party. If you need some direction, it helps to get some insights from any people of honor, such as a bride, the birthday boy, etc. Start a discussion and bounce some ideas off each other. Does the birthday girl love pink garden roses? Then take a note of that and include this bloom in your centerpiece plans. In this stage, you should also plan other logistics such as how many decorations you need, how many tables, chairs, napkins, catering orders, and more. All of these should be considered in light of a fixed budget.

Set a Budget

It's easy to spend more than you plan when you don't have a limit. This is why establishing a budget before you start buying items can help you temper your spending and create actionable goals. To stay within limits, research affordable options like bulk rental tables and linens. When you bundle multiple products from the same venue or catering company, you can typically save more money.

If you want to get flowers for an event, they will greatly enhance the beauty and appeal of the environment. To maximize your range of design, you should pick affordable centerpieces and bouquets that you can distribute around the party to create a noticeable theme. Here are a few examples of budget-friendly stems that you can use to create decorative centerpieces.

  • Single-Stem Flower Arrangements: When you get a set of miniature single-stem bouquets like The Lola, you can fill your party with stunning pink and white lilies. These stems are showy enough with their numerous petals and signature shape to create a grand impression alone or with other fall accents. Need some autumn enhancements? A thin slice of natural wood can look beautiful under this bouquet's glass vase.
  • Seasonal Plants: They're cute, come in attractive pottery, and make great take-home gifts. Plants are an excellent accent to any outdoor party's tabletops. A centerpiece like The Ollie, an alocasia plant with sleek, dark leaves, is perfect for autumn. It can easily stand alone or look beautiful when paired with a vase of seasonal asters.
  • Mixed Bouquets: If you choose a regular-sized bouquet instead of a double, you can incorporate many fall colors into your centerpieces without breaking the bank. The Aumun Garden contains both bright apricot and deep red tones alongside seasonal berries that create a plush and beautiful silhouette. The accompanying lush greenery makes it ready to stand alone as a fitting centerpiece.
  • Dried Flowers: We love the way dried bouquets capture the mood of fall. And since they can last for years, they make wonderful take-home gifts and have an excellent replay value. Since you can reprise them for upcoming holiday parties and adjust them to other seasonal looks, these are decorative investments that last.

How to Stretch Your Budget

When you buy a bouquet, there are a few tricks you can do to make them cover more ground. By combining high-value stems with some affordable add-ons, you can beautify your fall party without running over budget.

  • Maximize Single Stems: To make a single-stem arrangement go a long way, buy a single-stem arrangement without the vase. Then, order many small glass vases in bulk. The Dollar Tree has a decent variety of affordable vases that can hold floral centerpieces. Then, take a few stems from your bouquet and place them in the vase. Fill in blank spaces with affordable accents like silk flowers and foliage from a craft store. This blend of fresh and decorative silk greenery stretches your budget while not losing the fullness of a genuine bouquet. For the most value, get double the stems!
  • Jazz up Succulents: These plants are small and mighty, but sometimes they need more "oomph" to be seen. To make it a superb fall decorative piece, place your succulents among a variety of seasonal gourds. Simply head to your local farmer's market in the fall to find an abundance of small pumpkins and gourds of different colors. You can also place fall leaves around your succulent centerpiece for a more festive look.

Have a Backup Plan

An outdoor party generally comes with some risk because even the best-laid plans can be thwarted by the weather. However, when you make a few preparations, the party can still go on. It helps to invest in a few rental tents just in case it rains. This ensures that the party doesn't shut down if there is inclement weather. Make sure that these shelters have side flaps to block out any incoming side rain. You may also want to plan your event at a venue that has an optional rain location. This allows you to have a plan B where you can still decorate your party with all your lovely centerpieces and fall accents.

Discover Beautiful Fall Decorations

When you invest in beautiful flowers as centerpieces, you can introduce more fall colors and aesthetics to your event. Find all the beautiful flowers you need to make your vision come to life here. Whether you need to order many single-stem flowers at once or need a variety of bouquets, we can help you get what you need to make your party dazzle.

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