How to Host a Fall Lunch Party


Hosting a luncheon is a great way to invite your friends and family over to enjoy food in a casual setting while experimenting with new lunch party themes. Fall provides the perfect opportunity to deliver a unique experience to your guests as the season offers a range of comforting food created with pumpkin, butternut squash, and apples.

Luncheons are the ideal cure for culinary monotony, but it requires some preparation for maximum success. Whether hosting a small group of friends or entertaining your extended family, learning about the elements that create a memorable luncheon will help you prepare for the ultimate fall get-together.

Finalize a Theme

Choosing a theme will narrow menu options and help you decorate the space accordingly. Try to stick to a cohesive theme by selecting a palette and choosing your decoration elements based on it. A fall color palette usually involves warm greens, golden yellows, and orangey reds.

One of the most incredible things about a seasonal luncheon party is that you can choose a fall theme and create a menu based on fall favorite items. This typically includes items created with pumpkins, root vegetables, and apples.

In the ancient Indian practice of the Ayurveda system of medicine, eating habits were customized in response to changes in climatic conditions. Although the seasons and foods are specific to the Indian subcontinent, the philosophy is often applied in other seasons due to the health and environmental benefits of eating in season. The special term for eating seasonally is Ritucharya

Explore Catering Options

The most important element of your luncheon is the food. Hiring a professional catering service can help you create a diverse menu and ensure that the quality of the food is consistent. Create lasting memories with McEwan Catering services and explore their unique menu items. Their extensive experience allows them to help you create a menu that your guests will love.

Discuss your expectations with the caterer and carefully curate a menu that matches your luncheon’s theme. Working with a caterer will allow you to access several items and save you the hassle of spending hours in the kitchen preparing the food. When the professionals handle the food, you can allocate your time elsewhere when preparing for your luncheon.

Choose Serving Style

Your luncheon is more likely to be successful if you carefully select each element. Think about the serving style that you think would best suit the vision you have for your luncheon. A plated dinner or family-style might be the best option if you’re hosting a small gathering with close family or friends. If you want to accommodate a larger group of guests, opting for a buffet might be more efficient.

Identify the Ideal Location

Although many luncheons in a home take place inside a dining room, it might be helpful to think outside the box to make the event more memorable for your guests. If you have a backyard that can accommodate the number of guests on your list, take the party outside and enjoy the fresh fall breeze. The colorful leaves on the ground will contribute to your fall theme, making it easier for you to set up the space.

Serve a Signature Cocktail

Any host can follow a recipe and mix up a classic drink, but a signature cocktail will contribute to the uniqueness of your luncheon and make it more memorable. Choosing a single drink recipe also saves you the time and hassle of creating a range of drinks and cuts costs.

When you take the proper steps to plan your luncheon, the event is more likely to be successful. Start planning your ultimate fall hangout with the tips above!

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Malika Bowling

Malika is the author of several books including Culinary Atlanta: Guide to the Best Restaurants, Markets, Breweries and More! and the founder of Roamilicious. She is also a Digital Marketing and Social Media Consultant. Follow us @Roamilicious on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest for the content not shared on the blog. And don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter (subscribe box below) and never miss a contest, giveaway or the latest must visit restaurant!