Not every party in the fall has to be ghosts and witches. A Fall Festival can be just as much fun and just as decorative as a Halloween Party. It’s also more kid-friendly and when done right, can be a really beautiful celebration.
Wow Guests from the Start
Make a bold first impression on your Fall Festival guests. Consider a personalized fall harvest arch at the entrance of your venue. The 104-inch tall arch can stand outside if the weather is nice, or on the inside to welcome guests into the party. Anything that’s personalized will have a bigger impact on guests.
Surround your arch with some traditional fall decorations like bales of hay and autumn leaves. Set the tone of your Fall Festival before people even walk in the door.
“Leaf” Your Guests with Great Memories
Fall’s number one symbol is probably the leaf. After all, that’s how people really know fall has arrived… when the leaves begin to change colors from green to reds, oranges, yellows and browns. It’s imperative that you include fall’s beautiful leaves in your decorations!
A simple homemade way to create leaves is by using colored construction paper. Cut out leaves of different shapes and colors. Use scissors and cut them out freehand or find a good leaf stencil. Scatter your leaves around the tables, floor, and even hang some from the ceiling using fishing line.
For a more professional look, purchase something like Fall Leaves Jumbo Wire Garland. It’s 12 feet long with red, orange and yellow foil leaves attached to a bendable wire strand. Wrap it around columns, chairs, arches, or create a centerpiece of some sort. The Fall Leaves Gleam N’ Burst Centerpiece is another great purchase that will bring some serious sparkle and fall fun to any table.
One of the cheapest and best ways to decorate for a Fall Festival is with pumpkins. Real pumpkins are great because they are each unique and there are so many different kinds and colors. Pumpkins can be painted, carved, paired with other “fall” foods like gourds and squash, or they can simply sit in their natural state and serve as a beautiful centerpiece. There are dozens of ways to use pumpkins to decorate.
Another big symbol of fall is the acorn. Acorns are as cheap as you can get if you live in an area with a lot of oak trees. Send the kids out to hunt for acorns and you could end up with hundreds of them for free! Acorns can be decorative if they are spread around a table or made into some sort of craft project.
Decorating for a Fall Festival can be very affordable because of the many natural resources available. A combination of nature’s beauty with some purchased fall decorations can make for a stunning Fall Festival.