Thanksgiving. Christmas. Hanukkah. The big holidays tend to get the attention this time of year.
But before the craziness of holiday parties arrive, let yourself enjoy some quality time with friends. Indulge in a party that doesn’t involve hours of prep and feeling like you’re slaving away in the kitchen.
Plan something informal. Plan something where the food is simple and laughter is a priority. Plan a harvest party.
3 Keys to Throwing a Harvest Party
- Fall-Inspired Cocktail – Nothing says celebration quite like a great cocktail – especially one that includes champagne. Becky, from The Cookie Rookie, offers a simple twist on the classic mimosa. Her Apple Cider Mimosas combine the sweet tartness of apple cider with a bit of bubbly fun.
- Fun Patio Games – Don’t stay cooped up inside. Take the party outdoors with a fun patio game or two. Cornhole is fun. So too are mega Jenga and giant Connect Four.
- Snacks – Remember this is a simple party. You’re looking for snacks that don’t require a lot of work or fuss. When it comes to easy snacks that your guests will love, look no further than toast. While humble in its origin, toast can be elegant and inventive. Start with a variety of breads such as a sourdough, rye, and sprouted wheat. Set out a selection of spreadable cheeses. Goat cheese, ricotta, and a herb spread work nicely. Then, go crazy with the toppings. Sliced apples and figs are wonderful. Roasted sweet potato and caramelize onions have a fantastic fall feel. Crab and smoked salmon are easy and celebratory additions.
- Warmth – Bring the heat to make your guests more comfortable. A fire pit or patio heater will warm up the space and act as a natural gathering beacon.
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