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Ideas for Fun Fall Gatherings

Celebrate Fall with Family & Friends – Use SignUp to Organize Efficiently!

The Fall season was made for campfires, Sunday drives in the country, all things pumpkin, and time with loved ones getting cozy.  What fun Fall gatherings will you help plan this year? We’re here to help spark some ideas!

ideas for fun fall gatherings


Hosting at Home or in Your Neighborhood

Deck your yard and house with Fall decor, then use SignUp to invite guests to attend and pitch in on the festivities. Here are some fun get-togethers to consider:


  • Host a Fall movie night. Set up a screen or sheet in the backyard with a projector and play your favorite Fall movie.

  • Organize a costume pet parade for the whole neighborhood.

  • Throw a Fall-themed or Halloween-themed picnic or dance party in your yard or at the local park.

  • Invite a few friends or family members over for a group campout in your backyard or in the woods behind your house.

  • Plan a scavenger hunt in your neighborhood with Fall-themed finds on the scavenge list. 

  • Gather loved ones for a tailgate in celebration of football season – tell everyone to bring lawn chairs, and blast the game on the radio or project it on an outdoor screen.

  • Entertain guests with an apple cider “tea” party – serve pumpkin scones, fall leaf cutout cookies, and kettle corn.

  • Host a wine or beer tasting – ask guests to bring a paper-bag wrapped mystery bottle or brew to share and rank.


No matter what type of gathering you host, you’ll need some fun activities for you and your guests.


  • Tell ghost stories by the campfire or fire pit.

  • Carve or decorate pumpkins.

  • Make homemade candy apples.

  • Make your own Halloween costumes.

  • Indulge in all things pumpkin spice. (How many different things can you try? Latte, beer, cocktails – with a quick Google search you’ll find new recipes to add to the mix.)

  • Decorate homemade cupcakes with Fall or Halloween-themed cupcake wraps.


PRO TIP: For Halloween this year, mix it up – rather than going door-to-door trick-or-treating, consider one of these alternatives (or additions!) to your traditional Halloween activities.


Gathering Away From Home

Meet your friends for some festive Fall fun! Check out your local options and be sure to call ahead or get online to see if reservations are required. Think:

  • Pumpkin patch

  • Apple orchard

  • Corn maze

  • Hayride

  • Farmer’s Market

  • Ziplining (perfect weather, beautiful Fall tree tops)

  • Arrange a local pub crawl for an adults-only night out.


PRO TIP: Get more bang for your buck by finding a farm in your area that offers multiple activities – then make a day of it!




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