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How to Plan an Outdoor Event in Fall | Tips and Tricks

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Autumn is here and with it come beautiful fall-inspired events! The cool and crisp air will entice many to move their events outdoors, but this presents a whole set of issues and precautions you should have. Not to worry! This guide contains everything you should consider when planning an outdoor event in fall.

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Beware of low temperatures!

You should be very aware of weather when planning any sort of outdoor event. However, this is especially true during autumn when temperatures become very unpredictable. You should always have a tent or other sort of protection from the elements, but be sure to hire siding or even heaters just in case. Another cool idea is handing out blankets to create a cozy atmosphere for all your guests.

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Have the right event furniture!

With the unpredictability of fall weather, it’s important to put some thought into your chairs. Metal chairs are your safest bet for the rain, especially aluminum ones since your venue or rental company won’t make you take them indoors when it starts raining. You should also look for rich colors like these mocha Chiavari chairs since they will look best with the fall-themed décor.

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Keep the terrain safe!

We all know that we should be careful when walking around outside, but the rain that normally comes with the fall season. The beautiful fallen leaves can become quite slippery, so remember to keep them off of footpaths and other transit areas. Also check grassy areas for mud before setting up, since it can hide beneath the grass and become a hazard. Try to find a nice paved area with a sturdy floor if you’re going to have guests walking –or dancing—around!

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Plan a fall-themed menu!

Autumn is the time for delicious and warm drinks that warm you up body and soul! Embrace that and add it to your outdoor events with hot chocolate or even mulled wine and spiced cider! You might also like the idea of some themed coffee drinks and add pumpkin spice to everything you can. Turkey, sweet potatoes, and other fall staples are delicious and hearty meals that will keep your guests happy and warm. Pumpkin and apple pies are great and delicious fall desserts that everyone will enjoy!

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Avoid sports weekends!

With the fall come important baseball and football games. You should keep these in mind if you don’t want your guests scrambling to find TV’s or glued to their phones during your big day! Keep in mind the dates of this year’s World Series as well as Thursday and Sunday night football games.

 

Take full advantage of the leaves!

Foliage predictors such as this one can help you find out when the beautiful fall foliage will be at its best in your area. Set up your event so that guests can enjoy the breathtaking fall leaves! Also, make sure you echo those amazing colors in your decorations to create a cohesive feel all throughout your event.

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Are you planning a fall outdoor event?

We’d love to see how your amazing events turned out! Share your pics with us on facebook, twitter, and Instagram and let us know which other tips you’d add to this list. You can also read about the hottest trends coming to event decor this fall!

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