When fall strikes I immediately want to start a fire in the fire pit. Fall entertaining should be about cozy gatherings with friends and family. It’s also football season and being married to a University of Florida graduate, Gator football is always a reason to have a party.

So whether or not your party is a football party or just weekend get together, taking the party outdoors is a great idea. Let’s take a look and some easy, fun, fall entertaining tips for your next gathering.

5 Tips for Outdoors Fall Entertaining

Fire Pit

5 Tips for Fall Entertaining Outdoors

An outdoor fire pit is a great idea for fall entertaining. Not only is it cozy but if you have ever sat around a fire pit and watched the flames it is actually relaxing. The great thing about fire pit designs is you don’t need a big space to have one. Bioethanol is a great choice because it burns clean which works well in tight spaces.

If you have a spacious backyard then the options are numerous. The nice thing is it doesn’t take a lot of money to map out an area with a fire pit and some comfy chairs.

Beverage Bar

Beverage Bar for Fall Entertaining

A beverage bar is always a good idea for entertaining friends and family. You can get as elaborate as you’d like but really all you need is a refrigerator with ice, a counter with stools and a warm smile.


Comfortable Seating

Seating is everything when you are designing your outdoor space for cozy fall entertaining. You want your guests to be able to relax and enjoy their time at your home. Along with comfortable chairs, you might consider having tables or cup holders that will allow them to set their drink down. Lighting your space is important too to add the ambiance and allows your guest to navigate the space safely. Globe string lights are my favorite outdoor lighting to add visual warmth to the party.

Outdoor Entertainment

Now about that football party, take it outside because fall entertaining should happen outdoors. All you need to rock the fall football party is a big screen and a projector!


When the fall season comes around I love to accessorize my interiors and outdoor spaces with colors you would find naturally outside during the season. When fall entertaining I like to have fluffy pillows and blankets placed about offering an invite to my guest to get comfortable.

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About the Author: Patricia Davis Brown

Patricia, like her blog, is not a one-dimensional designer, which is evident in her accolades of 17 national design awards. Over a 38-year career in the industry, she has carved a niche in several areas of design. Licensed in interior design and certified in kitchen and bath design, she offers a full menu of design services ranging from whole house interior design, kitchen and bath design, lighting design, full remodels, commercial design and universal (ADA) design. Patricia is a sought-after speaker in the industry and has been published in many publications as seen on her interior design firm’s website, https://www.patriciadavisbrowndesigns.com/. She writes for such publications as QuinStreetinc, Relaxed Remodeler, and eHow.com talent offering design tips.