5 Outdoor Fall Event Ideas and Themes to Try This Year by Jasmine Anderson


Now that the summer is gone, and the leaves started turning brown, orange and gold, it’s time to celebrate the spooky, yet the magnificent season of the year. The fall is ideal for organising events and small gatherings with your closest friends.
Even though Coronavirus pandemic is still raging through the world, nothing is stopping you from hosting an outdoor autumn-centring party. You can still have fun while following the government’s precaution measures. Stay safe and inspired by following these 5 fall themes and ideas for an awesome event.

1. Outdoor film night

Fall is a spooky season. Host an outdoor horror movie night with your friends to celebrate this eventful time. Create a list of your favourite horror films and TV shows and send the shivers down everyone’s’ spines. Enjoy scary and interesting movies from dusk to dawn.
All you need are a couple of lazy bags or chairs, a movie projector and a white screen. Pick a cloud-free night for this event. As autumn nights can get a little bit chilly, don’t forget to include a fuzzy, warm blanket for everyone you invite. Make some popcorn and hot cocoa and have fun.

2. Oktoberfest


If you don’t live in Germany, and a trip there isn’t an option at the moment, consider hosting the Oktoberfest in your backyard. Set a long table in your yard and supply enough beer for everyone invited. Decorate your surrounding to create a festive feeling.
Spice up the atmosphere with traditional salty snacks such as pretzels and sausages. Serve your beverages in Bavarian beer steins and hold various competitions, at distance, of course. You can also add a couple of cheese and ham platters, BBQ and wine to make it more inclusive.

3. Fall feast

There is no good celebration or event without food. So, what’s stopping you from organising a fall-themed feast? Call a couple of your best mates and organise a feast you will remember. Don’t forget to keep a safe distance, though!

Autumn is a colourful season, so bring the colour in. Colourful dishes, fruity drinks, beer, wine and a good atmosphere are more than enough to make you a perfect party host. Set a table outdoors and enjoy a warm autumn afternoon while munching your favourite food and talking to your best mates.

4. Costume party


Who doesn’t love a good costume party? With Halloween just around the corner, a costume party can be a fantastic introduction to this event. Whether you’re young or older, dressing up as your favourite characters or scary creatures can be extremely entertaining. Send out the invites to your friends on time, and prepare great music and tasty snacks for this special evening of the season.

With the right crew and atmosphere, you’ll remember this event for a long time. Cherish those amazing memories with a photo booth for hire. Everyone likes to fool around in the photo booth and create unique moments they will remember for the rest of their lives.

5. Pumpkin spice and everything nice

Autumn is the season of pumpkins and warm drinks. There’s nothing better than enjoying this season with your loved ones. Gather your friends or family in the backyard and organise a pumpkin carving contest. The best pumpkin wins an award of the year. Decorate your yards with silly, funny and scary-looking pumpkins for an amazing start of Halloween season.

What can you do with pumpkin leftovers? Make a pie! Enjoy the excellent taste of a pumpkin pie and offer a piece to your guests. It’s a delicious snack to enjoy while carving your masterpieces.


Keeping a safe physical distance doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be social. Use these ideas and themes to create the perfect fall event or party you and your friends will love. Get creative with decorations and dishes to complete the festive atmosphere. Cheers to the autumn, the spooky season of interesting events.

Jasmine Anderson is a Sydney based lifestyle blogger and a full-time toddler mom, with a Fine Arts Bachelor’s degree. Expressing herself through different mediums is what keeps her spirit bright. She loves to spend quality time with her family, go thrifting, and spend just a little bit too much time on the internet.