Fall is finally upon us, and it’s the best season to gather with family and friends. As the leaves change color and the air begins to crisp, everyone is in the mood to get cozy and celebrate the season that marks the start of the holidays to come. So, it’s time to throw a fall-themed party!

Whether you’re planning a spooky Halloween bash or planning ahead for Thanksgiving, every good party needs the basics: good food and drinks, beautiful decorations, entertainment, and a few special touches. Some of kNEEBU’s event specialists have a master list of tips and ideas to throw the best fall-themed party this year, and for many years to follow.

Start taking notes!

Food and Drinks

The most important part of every great party is really good food and drinks. There are so many fun fall-themed idea—guests will enjoy every bite and sip!

All things donuts

You can make a donut wall, donut skewers, a basket of donut holes….everyone loves donuts in any form.

Fall brews

There are lots of hard ciders and fall-themed beers that will be a hit with the adults.

Hot cider and cocoa

Hot cider is a must, but hot cocoa is also a warm and cozy fall drink.

Festive sugar cookies

Leaves, pumpkins, acorns—find a baker who can make themed sugar cookies.

DIY caramel apple bar

This is always a guest favorite. Set up a station with all the caramel apple essentials and let guests make their own caramel apple, with any topping they desire!


Your decorations set the aesthetic for your entire party— want your guests to really feel the warmth of fall. A few basics can make the best fall-themed decorations.

Pumpkins and gourds

You can get them in any size and use them in a ton of different ways!

Fall flowers and leaves

You can use real, fresh flowers and leaves from your yard. If you want to get some that you can re-use for future parties, go to a local craft store and get some artificial flowers and leaves—they can look just as real!

Hay bales

Use them as seats by the fire, or stack them to display other decorations, like pumpkins.


Pumpkin hunt

Buy some mini pumpkins and hide them around your house and yard. This activity is always a favorite for kids!

Donuts on a string

Did we mention how much people love donuts?

Bobbing for apples

This one’s a classic and never gets old! Just get some apples from the store and a few big buckets.

Pumpkin carving and painting

The most important fall activity! If carving is too messy, painting is just as fun.

Photo Booth

Buy some fun, cheap props and set up a photo booth. You can rent one, or even just hire a photographer to take candid shots of guests with the props. kNEEBU can connect you with the best photographers in your area.

This all sounds so great—every aspect of the most perfect fall-themed party. But, the to-do list can be, well, spooky!

The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone—there are professionals who know every secret to make your party a hit.

From decorators and party planners to photographers and personal in-home chefs, kNEEBU connects you with some of the best service providers in the greater Chicago area.

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