It’s a Fall Harvest Themed Birthday Party for Adults!

You know it’s time for a fall harvest party when you’re thinking of apples! That’s the inspiration we’ve been thinking of for an autumn birthday celebration. Consider easy-to-find elements for planning this party and you’ve got yourself a chic and cozy affair with well-planned details from the décor all the way to your party menu. UPDATED: 9/27/2018 with invitations to activities. (*this post contains affiliate links)

Details for a Fall Harvest Party with Apples as Inspiration

Plan a fall tablescape with apples in crates as your centerpiece and favors  (1) for guests. You can make use of burlap and rattan from your table runner to placemats. Add a rustic flair by assembling mason jars filled with wheat stalks on your coffee table or kitchen counter as additional decorations! Create an easy fall candlescape by using floating candles in colored water. Make a lovely door wreath (6) to welcome guests to your home! Place various sizes of plump pumpkins and shapely gourds in wooden crates as a rustic vignette for your entryway or coffee table.

Entertain in style this fall right in your living room! Start your party with a wine and cheese display, a chocolate or cheese fondue hour, or prepare fall cocktails such as a caramel appletini (3) that are great when paired with scrumptious fall appetizers. You can also offer red wine in chic stemless glasses or make autumn sangria. Since this is a casual dinner party, think of a buffet table complete with a scrumptious fall harvest salad (4), bruschetta with peach and prosciutto (5), a fall soup spread with favorites like a pot of squash soup with croutons and parsley as garnish, and a basket of shapely breads like rye, pumpernickel, and oat. For a main entree, you may opt for apple smoked ham, baked salmon with caramelized apples and onion, or roasted chicken with rosemary. As for meatless options, you can serve a hearty Southwestern bean casserole.

Finally, the refreshments!  You can set up an apple cider bar complete with toppings for guests like cinnamon sticks, sliced oranges, and anise stars! End the night on a sweet note by celebrating the special occasion with an autumn-inspired dessert display. Serve up such treats as caramel apple cake, blueberry pie, pecan blondies, and an array of fall sweets displayed on a tiered stand (2) like candied apples, fall flavored donuts, and s’mores.

Fall Harvest Themed Birthday Party for Adults

Please be sure to visit these sites for detailed information:

  1. Table / Place Setting – via Fashionable Hostess
  2. Caramel Apples and Donuts – see this on Grey Luster Girl
  3. Caramel Appletini – via It’s Kriativ
  4. Harvest Salad Recipe – find the recipe on My Recipes
  5. Peach and Prosciutto Bruschetta – see the recipe on The Kitchn
  6. Harvest Wreath with Chalkboard Bunting– via the Happy Housie

Autumn-themed Invitation Ideas

Make sure your guests mark the date for your Fall Harvest Party! Send out heartwarming invitations like these that celebrate the season—and are customizable, too. (*this section contains affiliate links)

Autumn-themed Invitation Ideas for Adult's Birthdays

1 – Burlap and Lace Fall Apple Invite – from Zazzle

2 – Autumn Apple Picking Invitation – from Zazzle

3 – Orange & Brown Fall Leaf Adult Birthday Party Invitation – from Zazzle

4 – Cheerful Leaves Place Setting Invitation – from My Expression

5 – Fall Fun Fall Invitation – from Shutterfly / Tiny Prints

Inspiration for Styling Your Fall-time Tablescapes

Allow us to show off a bit here! We’re sharing our own styled tablescapes for autumn entertaining—demonstrating how varied the looks can be: from a casual fondue gathering, to a cozy harvest party, to a chic wine and cheese tasting.

1 – Casual Fall Fondue Party in Your Living Room

Fondue fall party for grown ups

2 – Creative and Crafty Decorating Ideas for a Fall Harvest Party

Harvest party with rustic decorations

3 – Wine and Cheese Spread or Chic, Casual Wine and Cheese Tasting

Wine and cheese spread by Bellenza

Next, all in one post, we showcase varied looks for your autumn party tablescapes. Three examples are shown below, but click on the link to see all the variations.

How to Style Your Fall Tablescapes From Rustic to Modern

Autumn harvest inspired table setting.

Fall Party Games and Activities for Adults

The cozy atmosphere of an autumn gathering is ideal for getting everyone in on some party fun! So, do plan group activities like crafting with leaves, quilting, sewing, baking, mixing spices or making fall potpourri, or concocting apple cider or mulled wine.

Activities for Adults at a Harvest Birthday Party this Autumn

1 – Create embellished tea towels – Grab some ideas from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

2 – Making homemade fall potpourri – A fragrant tutorial thanks to Georgia Pellegrini.

3 – Create your own homemade wreaths by Bellenza

4- Craft apple and orange slice garlands – See the simple DIY on the Happier Homemaker

5 – Mixing up mulled wine – Follow this at-home recipe from Tidy Mom.

6 – Make your own coasters with recycled wine bottle corks by Bellenza

Sweet Eats for Dessert or for a Fall Candy Table

Got to have some sweets to balance all the savory and spicy flavors of a fall party menu. So, here are some goodies from our posts on autumn-inspired treats!

1 – Lollipops! Flavorful Favors for Fall

2 – How to Make Your Own S’mores Bar

3 – How to Assemble an Apple Cider and Doughnuts Station

4 – DIY Thanksgiving Favors with a Sweet Spot

5 – Pretzels bar ideas: favors and table stations

Fall Party Favor Ideas that Celebrate the Season

The possibilities for party favors just seem so much more scrumptious come autumn! It must be all those fall-time fruits, spices, and herbs. Not to mention, handmade crafts that make charming gifts, too.

Here’s a quick roundup of our own Fall Favors posts that feature DIY and buy ideas, recipes, tutorials, and packaging how-to’s!

1 – Apple Favors for Fall


2 – Pumpkin Spice Goodies

3 – Maple Syrup in Bottles: Ideas to Buy or DIY for Fall


4 – Caramel Favor Ideas! So Irresistible!


5 – Apple Cider Favors: From Homemade to Ready-made Ideas


6 – Nutty Ideas for “Going Nuts” for Your Wedding Favors


Here are even more fall party favor ideas

As if all that fabulous fall favor overload above isn’t enough, we just had to share a few new autumn gift ideas we came across. (*this section contains affiliate links)

Harvest party favor and gift ideas for guests.

1 – Organza bags that can be filled with autumn treats – bag available at the Bellenza SHOP

2 – Gourmet Dark Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans (14 oz.) – available from Amazon

3 – Mini Pumpkin Bread Loaves – homemade recipe from Fantabulosity, with labels from My Sister’s Suitcase

4 – Homemade Mulling Spice Mix – check out the how-to at 30 Pounds of Apples

5 – Apple pie sauce – with recipe and canning labels from Evermine

6 – Popcorn Seasoning Kit – recipes for 6 different seasoning mixes, plus bottle labels you can find here and here from Evermine

7 – Fall Potpourri in Jars – tutorial courtesy of

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