As the days and evenings grow cooler, memories of socializing on your front porch might seem out of season, but fall is a perfect time for porch gatherings.
Get your decor on
Freshen your porch by sweeping and mopping the floor, cleaning the windows, and beating the throw pillows.
If you have a summer wreath on your front door, consider swapping it for an autumn wreath. Mums and pumpkins are always welcome for a pop of color. Welcome mats and house flags can replace summer designs and messages with ones celebrating fall.
Entertain with fall flavor
Now that the dog days (and mosquitos) of summer are gone, it’s a great time to enjoy sitting outside. You can read a book, knit, or just sip a refreshing adult beverage (RAB) while waving at the neighbors as they walk by with their dogs. Autumn offers some exceptional flavors, such as apples and pears, to combine with whiskey. Check out these 22 Fall Cocktails to Toast the Season from Southern Living. Pair these cocktails with some delicious appetizers with favorite fall flavors such as brie, roasted pumpkin seeds, and sweet potato bites from Delish.
Instant porch party, just add guests
Of course, you’ll want to share your appetizer and cocktail bounty with others, so why not invite your neighbors over and get to know them better? Reminisce about school days and childhood Halloween costumes and challenge one another to share the most spine-tingling ghost story. The most important thing, though, is to enjoy the moment and time with others before winter arrives and sends everyone packing inside for the colder weather.