There is a crispness in the air that comes with the autumn season that puts a sense of urgency in people to enjoy the last days of mild weather before the thermostat drops when winter comes along. Summer is over and a long standing tradition for farming communities and homesteaders alike is to throw a harvest party to celebrate the end of a growing season as well as their hard work. These parties are a great way to bring the community together for social interaction we might not get otherwise since rural areas tend to have neighbors spaced further apart than in the city.
Whether it’s your first time throwing a harvest party or if you’re an expert with several under your belt, we’ve got a few tips to help make this year’s harvest party truly unforgettable.
Save the Date
Usually you only hear this phrase when it comes to wedding planning, but it’s just as important for any other party you’re putting together. The first step in any sort of party planning is setting the date and there are many different factors to consider when picking the day for your harvest party. Since the whole point of a harvest party is to be outdoors, you don’t want to wait until it’s too cold for people to enjoy themselves. Additionally, you want to give everyone you’re sending invites to plenty of time to clear their calendars so they can also save the date.
Incorporate the Elements
Now, we’re not talking about air, water, wind, and fire. Rather, we mean you should bring in the elements of autumn in all its splendor. With burnished golds, burnt orange, and flashes of dark burgundy, the colors of fall are a perfect palette for your harvest party theme. Pumpkins and dried corn stalks may not speak of elegance at first thought, but with a little creativity they can bring a sense of rustic elegance to your party. You can create a pumpkin vase filled with seasonal flowers for a centerpiece sure to become an ice breaker for your guests while dried corn stalks can be tied with wide velvet ribbon to be used as entryway décor.
When planning the menu for your harvest party, you want to remain as true to the season as possible. Think of the drinks that come to mind when considering the autumn season and add your own personal twist on them to have your harvest party drink menu stand out. People love updates to old favorites, so give your adult guests some signature fall themed drinks like an Apple Cider Mimosa, Kentucky Mulled Cider, and apple or pumpkin flavored beers to choose from. Since harvest parties are usually for the whole family, be sure to include hot chocolate and apple cider for the kiddos as well.
We haven’t forgotten about the food either, as there are many delicious recipes out there that incorporate the familiar foods often associated with the autumn season. With vegetables like squash, apples, pears, pumpkin, and sweet potatoes, the options are endless for what you can offer your guests.
If you’re not lucky enough to live in a beautiful rural area in the southern states that would give you the perfect stage for your very own harvest party, there are plenty of listings for cheap land for sale in Georgia to give you that opportunity. After all, the first step in hosting an unforgettable harvest party is having the right location and we’re here to help you get started on all counts.