Out-of-the-Box Fall Party Ideas

Stylish themes and cheese-inspired food ideas for an unforgettable soirée.


Plan a fall party that goes beyond traditional BBQs and dinner parties. Choose one of these tasteful-meets-fun fall party ideas, accent it with your unique personal style, and you'll be on your way to throwing the most memorable shindig of the autumn season. 

1. Harvest di Alfresco

Get stylishly rustic and enjoy the bounty of the fall season with an elegant daytime fall gathering. Create a DIY outdoor table using a reclaimed wood door and a few hay bales, then accentuate with a pumpkin orange runner and cranberry red accents.  Start by creating a menu that is easy to package into individual servings. Roasted turkey brioche sandwiches with homemade cranberry mayo and sharply aromatic Provolone Extra, pasta salad with freshly grated American Grana®, and mason jars with fall-inspired punch or craft cocktails  make a gorgeous spread.

2. Bonfire Movie Night

Drape a white sheet on the back patio, lay out plenty of cozy picnic blankets, and set up a projector. Light your outdoor fire pit and you're set for a barefoot movie night under the stars! Craft a menu for nibbling, complete with popcorn, a perfectly crafted cheese board, a selection of fresh fruits and veggies, and timeless red licorice vines. Serve up mulled red wine or a selection of dark micro beers as an autumnal complement to your movie menu. Add the soft glow of café string lights for Academy Award-winning ambiance your classiest besties won’t soon forget.

3. Chili Bar

Incorporate a little comfort food into your fall party menu with this out-of-the-box idea. Whip up a batch of traditional, chicken and white bean, or hearty vegan chili. Chop up accompaniments, like sliced avocado, olives, tomatoes, and onion in an array of fall colors. Top off a steaming bowl of chili with small cubes of zesty Peperoncino®, a dollop of Crescenza-Stracchino®, or earthy crumbles of Gorgonzola, then finish with a pinch of chopped cilantro. Accent your chili bar with fall décor like mini pumpkins and gourds then place earth-toned stoneware chili bowls and plenty of napkins for a simple serve-yourself setup. Host a chili cooking contest and offer prizes like a beautiful cheese board or a container of flowering fall mums for the winner.  

We hope we have inspired you with our stylish fall party ideas. When you have our artisan-style cheese on the menu, you’re likely to make a lasting impression in any season. For recipes or suggestions for cheese and wine pairings, visit us at SavorLaBottega.com. We'd love to help you make your parties and events beautifully delicious.