Classic and Fun Ideas for an Autumn Party
When weather starts to cool down, leaves start to fall and colours start to change, that’s the moment you know autumn is here, and what could be better than celebrating its arrival in true autumnal fashion? This season brings lots of inspiration, so here we have made a recollection of our favourite classic ideas for an autumn party!
- Bid Farewell to Summer
Before welcoming the new season, what about saying goodbye to the old one? A late summer/early autumn party is a fantastic idea during those early days of autumn where the weather is just the right amount of cool and breezy. You can incorporate into the design of the event the best elements from both seasons, doing something as creative as summer flowers in autumnal colours! If you are able, take advantage of the weather and make it an outdoor cookout, or, even if your party will take place indoors, bring some summer favourite delicacies such as lemonade, potato salad, and grilled food. This is undoubtedly fun way to blast off the autumn season in an original manner.
- A Wreathmaking Day
Bring the craft tools and materials and get ready to host a charming wreathmaking party! Whether your gathering is aimed towards kids or grown-ups, DIY crafts are always a great way to bring people together, for they let people show their creativity and uniqueness in a delightful, simple way. Making autumn wreaths is a fun and easy activity; you could simply provide the base and ask guests to bring their favourite seasonal decorations, like berries, greenery, warm-coloured leaves, and basically anything they might find pretty! Complement the reunion with tasty autumnal snacks and you are up for an enchanting soirée!
- Brunch, but make it Autumn
Brunch is beloved any time of the year, so making a seasonal version of it is undoubtedly a winning idea! Hosting an Autumn Brunch Party leaves open a wide space for creativity, for you can take your favourite elements from a traditional brunch and give them a fun, autumnal twist. Make a menu that includes the favourite flavours of the season, like pumpkin spiced cake, apple cider mimosas, baked fruit casseroles, and more! In terms of decoration, adding beautiful wreaths, pumpkins and warm coloured details would be fantastic, for it creates a wonderful atmosphere while also working as a highly instagrammable setting!
- Wine Tasting Party
How about taking advantage from that gorgeous setting from brunch and letting the party last a little longer? Take the bottles out and turn brunch into a Wine Tasting Party! It doesn’t matter if you are not a wine connoisseur, it’s all about the fun! You can get all your favourites wines, and even ask your guests for recommendations in advance so there is something fun and new for everybody involved. Pair the degustation with lovely snack and cheese boards and the gathering is set to be epic!
- Bake-Off at Home
Everybody loves a little competition almost as much as they freshly baked goods, so why not get the two of them together and have your own version of a Bake-Off at home? Celebrate the season gathering your friends for a fun competition that also happens to have the best flavours there are. If you have the space, the baking could happen in place, but if you don’t have it, there’s no need to worry: just ask your guests to bring their signature dessert over straight from the oven! Decorate in autumnal style, get a panel of (maybe) unbiased judges to rate the goods, and let the delicious fun begin!
- Fancy Autumn Gala
If what you have in mind is a formal affair, you can go all out with a fancy barn party! Barns are magnificent backdrops for a formal event taking place during the season, for they can capture the essence of autumn while being elegant and classically sophisticated. Seasonal foliage and greenery and an autumnal colour scheme can add coats of charm to your barn venue, setting a perfect scene for a delightful soirée for you and your invitees.
- Bring Oktoberfest and Bavaria home
Instead of going all the way to Germany, you can bring all the fun of the Oktoberfest to your place! Organize your own festival at home with all the best elements from the traditional Bavarian party. From the classic white and blue colour scheme, to the delicious snacks like pretzels, sausages, potatoes and more, and of course, the unavoidable and highly expected booze! Get a fun selection of different kinds of beer and set your own flights, surprising guests with uncommon options, and, if people are on board, you can all get dressed up in traditional costumes for an extra layer of fun!
- Spooky Halloween Fun
Each year, celebrating Halloween becomes more and more popular in the UK, and with good reason! This festivity brings along lots of fun, so it’s a given that hosting a Halloween Party is a fantastic idea. Classic orange and black need to be present in the setting of the venue, along with ghosts, witches, vampires and more! If the party is aimed towards kids, keeping the vibe spooky but not scary is a must, but if it is aimed towards adults, you can get creative and add some scary touches to the décor, and the menu can also be more refined and thoroughly designed; keep the classic candies and chocolates, but spice it all up with fun cocktails and interesting dishes! Create a playlist with Halloween-ish tune and get everybody on board with costumes and there you have it all set for a great party!
- Campfire Party
Breezy weather gives cosy vibes, and what could be better to warm things up than gathering up around a backyard bonfire? Once the evening comes, get together around the fire with friends to share stories and delicious food. Whether you are going for a savoury food cookout or looking for an excuse to indulge in roast sweet delicacies like marshmallows and chocolate, a campfire party is a fantastic idea for an autumn event. Decorate with lovely seasonal greenery and props, and complete the menu with classic drinks, like pumpkin spiced everything, apple cider, or hot chocolate for the little ones. Guaranteed, everybody will have a great time!
- Enchanted Woodland
An Enchanted Woodland themed party is a magnific option when it comes to an Autumn event, for it can capture the most whimsical side of this season in a magical fashion, with a dark and rustic feeling that encapsulates a trip into the fantasy world of a fantasy forest full of fairies, pixies, many surprises and delights. A truly immersive theme, this option would be a magnificent choice for those who want to leave their guests in awe!
- Neon Jungle
If you want to bring something truly unexpected to the Autumn party scene, a Neon Jungle theme might be perfect for you, as it will bring a bright and very welcome pop of colour and brightness to the table! Neon lights, vibrant decorations and embracing foliage, all enhanced by colourful accents and details. This theme will transform your venue into an incomparable place, allowing your invitees to have the time of their lives!
12. Classic Autumn Gala
Or, if you want something traditional with a seasonal twist, you simply can’t go wrong with a classic Autumn Gala party! Bring all the glamour and the glitz from a black-tie party to the season with an autumnal colour scheme, accompanied by seasonal flowers and foliage that can enhance the scene in a way that is both themed and delightfully traditional. Design a menu that showcases the
flavours of the season in a fancy way, and you are set for an unforgettable gala that your invitees will undoubtedly love to attend!
A Focus On A Favourite BIRMINGHAM VENUE – EDGBASTON CRICKET CLUB
As an Event Management Company, we’ve lucky enough to work at some great sporting venues and have developed great relationships with the venue and their team. We’d like to review another venue we are missing during lockdown and that’s the awesome Edgbaston Stadium.
Edgbaston Cricket Club offers a range of inspiring meeting spaces, engaging delegates from the moment they arrive to one of UK’s leading sporting venues. Their dedicated team are always on-hand to help plan your meeting and ensure it runs as smoothly as possible. The venue offers great options for holding large and small events across the site. Let’s discover some of our favourite events that we have worked on here.
A Venue for Large and Small Events in the Heart of Birmingham
Located in Birmingham, Edgbaston is an award-winning conference, events, and meeting venue. Their dedicated, passionate, and experienced events team will work with you to deliver a truly unforgettable occasion that you and your guests will remember for years to come. With many smaller suites to hold smaller meetings as well as 2 large conference spaces, we think Edgbaston Cricket Club is an ideal space for so many types of events!
Over the last few years, they have seen the Exhibition Hall been transformed into themed Christmas Parties, catwalk shows, wedding fairs, local and national awards dinners and a range of unique events including Fashion Shows and White-Collar Boxing.
With 1050sqm to work with, this blank canvas space is very adaptable to any event requirements to suit customers’ needs. This facility is the largest at Edgbaston and is ideal for large events with capacities up to 800 guests.
The Banqueting Suite is a highly versatile space, perfect for hosting larger conferences, award dinners, graduation balls and weddings. It is one of the largest suites available at Edgbaston and boasts its own private balcony offering spectacular views across the iconic stadium and Birmingham skyline.
Our Banqueting Suite which is sure to provide the perfect venue to host your next event, offering exceptional adaptability to customise this space to make your event unique to you.
Room with a stunning view
Named after West Indies legend Brian Lara’s record-breaking unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire in 1994, the new 501* brings a new sophisticated, stylish, and modern appeal to the facilities at Edgbaston.
The innovative design of the room encapsulates Lara’s achievement with a tiled wall providing a ball-by-ball account of the innings and a plaque to greet you upon entering, dedicated to the events at Edgbaston on 6 June, 1994.
We share some of our most favourite events at the venue over the years which gives you great ideas of how versatile the venue is for a range of events and just why we’ve chosen to rave about it!
Wild West Theme for Properties for Kids
One of our most memorable and experiential events created at Edgbaston Cricket Club was a hoedown for Birmingham Children’s Charity ‘Property for Kids’ . This Wild West Them
ed Showdown was on an epic scale with the exhibition hall full transformed with wild west themed props, cactus plants, wild west backdrops and other cowboy props. The evening was full of action with a cowboy cabaret , can-can dancers and other wild west actors, Rodeo Bull, Shoot Out Games as well as Wild West Photobooths! What a night thrilling night with over £40k raised!
Christmas Decor – Dancing through the Decades
Eventologists transformed the Exhibition Hall during the month of December for the annual joiner parties which are by far one of the most popular parties to attend in Birmingham. From the moment that guests walk in, they were transported through musical decades with funky 70’s disco props, 80’s props and 90’s décor. This theme was colourful and set the scene for the Smash Hits them
e. Walls in colourful draping, music posters, slinky ceilings, and cool selfie spots for a pic with your besties. This retro theme is fun and hugely immersive as everyone manages to get into the groove when they hear their favourite tracks!
Christmas Décor – Glam and Glitz
We have designed another glamourous joiner Christmas party at Edgbaston Stadium Exhibition Hall. This time the theme was Glitz and Glam – a popular dress up theme for Christmas Events. It’s colours reminded us of the silver screen with blacks, silver and white as the base colour. A great alternative idea to an Oscars Themed Event or a Hollywood Theme Corporate Event. Our ideas for this staff party included Hollywood poster props, glitzy Hollywood entrance as well as an array of Hollywood Theme decor as well as a magical glittery ceiling with crystal chandeliers and mirror balls. Super chic and sexy, this alternative Oscar Themed Party is always popular at
Christmas or for Awards Dinners as it’s such a celebratory theme. We have so ma
ny Oscar Themed/Hollywood Themed Décor ideas to inspire you, so you can be guaranteed that no one event will be the same!
Let the Midas touch come your way with a Gold Themed Party!
Turn your event up a notch with a sparkling Gold Themed Event, which is sure to charm and wow all your guests.
Here at Eventologists’ we want to make sure that every person has their chance to shine, and what can be a better opportunity to do so than a grandiose themed party inspired by the richest colour there is? Our expert stylists might not be Midas, but they certainly have a magical touch than can make a reality your dreams of a marvellous, golden extravaganza.
Timeless and full of charm, a Gold themed event is an immensely popular option for those who seek a glamourous alternative for events such as Awards Gala Dinners, Corporate Events, Christmas Parties, Weddings that step out of the conventional colour scheme, and really for any kind of top-notch event for those who value classic luxury.
We will help you transform any venue type and size into a dazzling palace which is sure to keep the eye of all your attendees. Gold is the colour of the evening, and thanks to our in-house staff and our wide array of Gold themed props and decorations for hire, we will be able to add all the theming needed to match the mood of such a splendid event, having to your disposition, among others, elements such as:
- Gold draping, tablecloths, chairs and chair covers to make everybody feel like they are dining in a throne made of solid gold.
- Golden table centrepieces, which include vases full of flowers, modern and elegant horns, feathers, golden trees with shiny lights.
- Golden chandeliers and candelabra to reflect the shine of the lights that lit the room.
- Giant vases full of gold foliage to make every corner of the venue as splendid as the rest.
To enhance the décor of the venue and make the evening a memorable one, add some live entertainment, such as alluring dancers dressed in gold costumes with feather hats, stilt entertainers or even contortionist artists with performances that will leave your guests feeling like they just rendezvoused at the most glamourous, full of riches and eccentricities palace!
We have worked with Eventologists for the a couple of years now and can't fault them from start to finish the whole process is very seamless and the stuff they do is incredible! We have themed evenings and they always come up with some fab ideas that help to emphasise the theme and bring it to life. Our events have conference sessions in the venue during the day and we transform them for our awards in the evening and Eventologists always completely transform the space for the evening so that it feels like you're in a completely different space which makes it all feel so much more special and a real celebration and by the time morning arrives its all completely cleared as if by magic!
May 19, 2022
Great props, prompt delivery, awesome team. Would use again.
May 19, 2022
A wonderful team who made our event space look incredible. Jacob took our ideas and brought them to life. We've had amazing feedback about the event design, so we couldn't be happier. Everyone really loved the living wall and trees!
April 19, 2022
Rita has been an absolute pleasure to work with; she listened to our ideas and vision and then totally ran with it and created something better than we could have ever imagined! On the event day, Rita and her team swooped in and decorated our venue in record time. Rita and the team were professional and efficient. We look forward to working with Eventologists again next year!
March 19, 2022
Eventologists are a pleasure to work with. The whole experience from start to finish isn't nothing short of perfection. The team are super professional and Jen makes working with them a breeze. Nothing is too much and she is always so responsive. Can't wait to work with them again :)
March 19, 2022
Eventologists have been a dream to work with. No fuss, straightforward communications and pricing. Delivery and collection on the day was simple and efficient. Professional and friendly at every turn - thanks for your part in making our event a great success!
February 19, 2022
We’ve used the services of Eventologists on numerous occasions and their expertise is priceless. Great service as always from Rita and her team who are always full of ideas and ways to make your event stand out. We’ve hired sets for Moulin Rouge, Great Gatsby, Hollywood and Glitz and Glam plus they created a wonderful set for a festival including tress with festoon and flags. Highly recommended and great to work with.
July 19, 2021
Wonderful team, from the event manager to the decorators! The choices of set ups and themes are really original as well as well made. Each event is done with lots of passion , always keeping the client best interest at heart. Great value for money, and they always go the extra mile!
July 19, 2020