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Tips for Creating the Perfect Fall Backyard Barbecue

Summer may be the ideal season for backyard barbecues, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to store away the grill just yet. Fall offers just as much opportunity to gather your friends around the campfire to eat delicious grilled foods and get lost in conversation as summer does. The cozy season makes it even easier to set an intimate scene, whether you’re inviting your closest friends or having a private date with your special someone. There’s no reason to retire the outdoor get-togethers just because the temperatures are dropping. Just throw on your favorite sweater and follow these tips for creating the perfect fall backyard barbecue:

Create a Few Cozy Backyard Gathering Spaces

Help your guests feel calm and comfortable the second they arrive by setting the stage throughout your backyard. Use fall-inspired decor arrange seating and refreshments so that you don’t cramp everyone together. Setting up different “stations” around the backyard spreads people out and makes sure your food and drinks are too cluttered.

Light the Fire

What’s a backyard barbecue during the fall without a bonfire? Make sure your guests dress accordingly so they can sit back, relax and roast a few marshmallows around the fire. The bonfire can set the perfect tone for the get-together, but if you want to get a bit more intimate, don’t stop there. Light up the rest of the party with candles! Place them strategically around the walkway, dining area and other gathering spaces to help your guests find their way around the backyard when the sun sets.

Decorate with Foliage-Inspired Flowers

Beyond the intimate candles, consider letting the fall foliage inspire you to decorate with seasonal floral arrangements. A bouquet that resembles the changing leaves will set the scene for the party.

  • Teleflora’s Country Pumpkin is the ideal option, as it comes in a reusable pumpkin container. It includes orange gerberas, bronze cushion mums, red daisies, huckleberry and salal accented with yellow oak leaves and artificial fall berries.
  • Teleflora’s Fall Fantasia is another exquisite option. It’s bursting at the seams with a warm autumn color palette. The arrangement includes orange, dark orange and red roses blend with orange asiatic lilies, green salal and pitta negra with seasonal elements include dried oak leaves and millet encased in our chic Couture vase.
  • Burst of Autumn makes an ideal arrangement for decorating the entertainment space. It’s a mix of fresh flowers including  Asiatic lilies, Viking spray chrysanthemums, roses and a miniature gerbera in shades of orange and yellow. Plus, it’s arranged with preserved oak leaves in a clear glass vase adorned with an orange satin ribbon.

Orange lilies, red carnations, leaves, and greenery in clear vase with orange ribbon on table with candle and apples

Throwing an outdoor fall barbecue can be just as fun as a summer one. Share your favorite tips for having the ultimate fall get-together below!

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