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  • Nancy Hoehler

FALL EVENT THEMES & HOLIDAY TIPS

Fall is here and it's definitely something to celebrate. Make your guests fall in love with your event with these theme ideas, holiday tips, and a yummy cocktail recipe.


The air is getting crisp and the leaves are starting to show off their fall colors - we think this season offers the perfect backdrop for hosting unforgettable events. Whether you're planning a cozy gathering with friends, a corporate event, or a festive celebration, choosing the right theme can set the tone for your event. We're giving you three perfectly captivating fall event themes that will help you make the most of the season.

These themes will not only delight your guests but also leave them wanting more! Gather your ideas, plan your event, and host a great fall event. If you need help bringing your vision to life, as always, contact Shimmer NYC.



Host your own dreamy, moody, fall inspired dinner based around the theme of gathering and enjoying meals with friends. We have all heard of “friendsgiving” - so why not make it an entire party theme? Sip some fall cocktails, curate gorgeous place settings, and better yet, make it a potluck dinner so you don't have to do ALL the cooking.



Maybe you don't have the time to host an entire dinner party. What's easier? A happy hour, of course! Happy hours are perfect for corporate events, and personal gatherings alike. Sip on some fall themed cocktails like a spiced Moscow mule or a cranberry margarita, with some light appetizers on the side. Maybe even teach your guests how to make a cocktail and make it a basic “mixology” party! Use this easy cocktail recipe below for inspiration.


1 tsp. packed brown sugar

1 tsp. water

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 oz. bourbon

Orange peel, for garnish

Cinnamon stick, for garnish

Add sugar, water, & bitters to glass. Muddle until sugar is dissolved. Add bourbon & ice, stir to combine. Garnish with orange peel and cinnamon stick. Enjoy!


 






Never turn down help

Thanksgiving is often a potluck affair, and that’s the beauty of it. Let friends and family bring things, and be shameless about delegating the parts of the meal that stress you out.










Plan ahead

Don't stress in the last-minute rush. When you’re planning your menu, look for dishes that can be made ahead. Even if you can’t make a full dish ahead, look for ways to peel off pieces, like toasting nuts or breadcrumbs.











Have drinks ready to go

Have wine chilling in the fridge or a pitcher of sangria ready to be poured. If everyone has a drink in their hand, they won’t care if dinner is served an hour later than you planned.





 

And if all else fails, contact Shimmer NYC. We're here to help!

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