As summer comes to an end, fall is just around the corner and we are here to welcome it! The nights are starting to get crisper and cooler, making it ideal sweater weather, the leaves have started to turn to vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, and golds—all the fall activities we know and love are back!
The busy season of summer is behind us and fall is the perfect time to reconnect and gather with friends. We loved the opportunity to incorporate all the fall themes into girls time. If you’ve been craving some time with your girlfriends, here are some fun ideas for parties this fall.
10 fun things to do with your girlfriends this fall
Picnic in beautiful surroundings
Have a picnic with your girlfriends in a park, on a meadow, or on a mountaintop to create an intimate atmosphere. Bring your favorite deli items and snacks, a blanket and specialty drinks. Make it an adventure and hike to the top of a mountain, or keep it simple and head to a local park. Either way, it will provide a beautiful natural setting for you to spend quality time with friends!
Go to the movies
If you haven’t heard of Taylor Swift’s movies, Taylor Swift: Time Tour Released on October 13th. It’s expected to attract record numbers of fans, so get your tickets early and spend a night with your best girlfriends. Break out your T-Swift gear and be mesmerized from head to toe, enjoy dinner and drinks before or after the show and enjoy the show. It’s playing at our local theater in Woodstock, and there are lots of ladies outings planned to see it in large groups.
Women’s Team SUP Outing
Jesse and I recently went stand up paddle boarding at a local lake with a group of friends. It was a very fun and empowering outing. It’s great to be able to bond while doing activities on the water that require a bit of a challenge. We stopped for donuts on our trip around the lake and shared our thoughts on everything from 40th birthdays to Botox. We all left feeling refreshed.
Autumn themed dinner party
The idea of hosting a party can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to all the cooking and cleaning involved. But potlucks are a great way to delegate and spread responsibilities. Host a fall-themed potluck and ask your guests to bring fall-themed dishes to share. Create a sign-up so you don’t get a ton of “chips and dip” duplication and encourage fun seasonal items like apple crisp, pumpkin or pumpkin soup, bacon-wrapped Brussels sprouts, candied pecans, and more.
Host a fall watch party
Who doesn’t love movie night?Make some fun snacks and watch your favorite fall movies, like trick and Beetlejuice Or fall episodes of your favorite old shows, e.g. gilmore girls.If you need some ideas, check out our 22 of the best movies to watch this fall.
Paint or carve a pumpkin
Get artsy and host a pumpkin painting or carving party. Set up a table outside with festive fall decorations and enjoy this fun art activity with friends. If taking care of kids is difficult, this might be a great option to bring the kids and let them have fun. Play fall-themed music and serve up some delicious snacks and drinks to share. Sometimes, incorporating an activity into a party can help people feel relaxed and relaxed in the environment.
Whether you live in the mountains, near the beach, in the city, or in the suburbs, hiking with your besties can be rejuvenating. We did this with our friend group after bedtime. We put on our headlamps, walked in the woods along a (familiar) path, and then had a cozy hangout.
If hosting a full dinner for friends feels like too much, keep it simple and invite friends over for a drink by the fire after dinner.Make a special fall-themed cocktail like this Cozy Fall Bourbon Cocktail Recipe from Au Comptoir or this Old Fashioned Mocktail Recipe. Sit outside by the fire and enjoy conversation under the stars. There doesn’t need to be any big event to celebrate, just enjoy each other’s company and the beautiful fall weather.
Host a friends party
Later in the season, celebrate your wonderful friendships by hosting a Friendship Festival before Thanksgiving. Ask each guest to sign up to bring an entree, side, appetizer or dessert and be sure to have all Thanksgiving staples ready. This is a fun way to show your friends your love and appreciation for them. You can create a fun place with Thanksgiving napkins and decorations. You can also write a special thank you note in the context of each friend. This is a thoughtful way to express gratitude.
Game night is a fun way to get together with friends. Keep it simple and play your favorite games.I’ve always loved classic card games, e.g. spoonDice games such as left, right, center Or anagrams or categories. Choose a game that will make everyone laugh and have fun!
What’s your favorite way to spend time with your girlfriends? Let us know in the comments below!
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