It’s fall, and everyone knows what that means: pumpkin spice season is here. For the past few years, this fall-themed flavour has been steadily increasing in popularity, and there always seems to be a new related product coming out: donuts, muffins, scented candles, caffeinated beverages, chocolates, and even stranger items like flavoured tooth paste. There are even fall dessert BBQ recipes!
Well, the latest fall trends now include planning your very own pumpkin spice-themed party – which doesn’t sound too bad, actually. Imagine a cozy get-together with fall decorations and yummy treats like pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice lattes, cupcakes, pecan pudding cake, and more.
A Warm Feeling Inside
Hosts looking for delicious options for a private party are even turning to private caterers who can provide them with professionally made food that will delight their guests. Quality caterers work with locally-sourced ingredients in order to create a menu that actually uses real pumpkin and cinnamon in their food instead of artificially-created flavours.
This power couple of flavours has been warming up the bellies of people for years, and there is no limit to how many awesome dishes and desserts you can create with pumpkin spice. Imagine what a professional caterer could do given the opportunity.
They may come to you with pumpkin spice infused foods like:
- Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Nanaimo Bars
- Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding
- Pumpkin Spice Coffee Cake
It all sounds so good that it’s worth getting any hate for jumping on the bandwagon.
Other fall-themed parties may be focused around Halloween, but this kind of party is more laid back and meant to celebrate everything you love about autumn. Besides the tasty treats at these parties, there’ll also be decorations that invoke feelings of fall.
All kinds of seasonal gourds from big to small decorate tables; there might be cinnamon sticks in mason jars, as well as fall wreaths fashioned with foliage in shades of orange and brown adorning the walls.
Want to plan your own themed party? Let your guests know how much you love fall by sending out invitations with cute little pumpkin designs on them. You can easily find pumpkin images, print-outs, or banners online, like the ones from this site. Aren’t they cute? This writer even put print-outs on their ceramic mugs and used toothpicks to put mini pumpkins on top of their cupcakes.
Only Comes Once a Year
Despite the over saturation of pumpkin spice in the consumer market, it’s no wonder that people are drawn to this combination: not only does it taste and smell amazing, but it seems to perfectly capture the warm and cozy tones of autumn. It’s a season that a number of people enjoy and would love to capture in the form of a party.
Looking for more ways to get creative this fall? Anything can become ‘fall themed’ if you try. For example, try those fall dessert BBQ recipes will really add a little non-pumpkin spice to your fall themed parties.
Inspired to host your own event? Now’s the perfect time – because once October is over, you won’t really get another opportunity until next year. Hosting one any other month may just be going a little overboard, no matter how much you love the season.