Great Ideas for Your White Elephant Patio Party

Posted by PartyWeDo on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Gift exchange on the patio this Fall

Fall is one of the nicest times of the year. Finally through the harsh summer, the temperatures are beginning to drop, making spending time outdoors much more attractive. The weather is excellent and also reminds us that cold is just around the corner, meaning we should take advantage of the beautiful weather while it is around. Fall is the perfect time of year to host a simple outdoor patio white elephant party that will allow you to take advantage of the gorgeous weather while spending quality time with friends and family.


A patio party is a great, low-key way for friends and family to get together to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather. You can use the season itself to provide inspiration for creating a unique and enjoyable fall patio party that everyone will be talking about for months to come.

Harvest-Themed Decorations

Leaves, turkeys, squash, chestnuts and more are what many of us think about when we think of fall. Using these common fall themes in the decoration of your patio can really enhance the atmosphere of your party. Consider lining your patio with pumpkins and other gourds, which can then be used later for fun children’s activities. Cornucopias of fall abundance can be used as decoration, but also as a means of showing off your food or as a means of providing for later activities.

Fall-Themed Activities

Fall-themed activities can be fun for both young and old. Pumpkin carving is a fun activity that says fall like not much else. Those pumpkins used for decorating can then be used as part of the fun. Once the pumpkins are carved, add candles and line your porch with your creations. Consider raking big piles of leaves and playing in the leaves. These are all fun, quintessential fall activities that all can enjoy and appreciate. With planning, many of your decorations can actually end up being a part of the fall-themed patio party itself. Think outside the box and consider activities that are collaborative, but simple.

Fall-Inspired Foods

Fall brings us many foods: squash, apples, grains and meat. There are many foods that are so tied with fall that many of us do not even think about the fact that we have little use for these foods any other time of year. Turkey or other foul are great, fall-inspired foods. As are hearty, flavorful dishes such as stews from fall root vegetables and meat. Pies, such as pumpkin or apple are also very fall-like foods. Consider serving cider as your beverage to really round out the seasonality of your meal.

With just a little planning and thought, you can create a great environment for the perfect white elephant patio party. Using the season as your inspiration, you can throw an excellent fall patio party that will be a blast for kids and adults alike. Take advantage of the season and use that as your means for making your patio party unique. From harvest-themed decorations to seasonal food and activities, a great, fun patio party is a cinch to put together.






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