Grown Up Fall Bucket List & Autumn Party Ideas | 11 Ways To Elevate The Enchantment Of Fall + Fall Sangria RecipeSeptember 25, 2023
Fall is a wonderful season to enjoy the crisp air, colorful foliage, and a touch of luxury with sparkling wine. Here are eleven grown-up fall bucket list ideas to make the most of the season and #livejoyously.
Harvest Picnic: Organize a picnic in a scenic park or countryside. Pack a basket filled with artisanal cheeses, cured meats, fresh fruits, and a variety of crackers. Pair these delightful bites with a chilled bottle of sparkling wine for a sophisticated and memorable outdoor experience. More tips on how to make the perfect cheeseboard here.
Apple Orchard Adventure: Visit a local apple orchard and engage in apple picking and other fun fall activities like cider sampling and hayrides! Afterward, set up a cozy picnic area with blankets and enjoy a leisurely afternoon sipping sparkling wine while indulging in apple-themed treats like apple tarts, apple crisp, and caramel apples. Maybe even mix up an apple cider mimosa!
Fall Brunch Gathering: Host a brunch party with fall-inspired dishes such as pumpkin pancakes, cinnamon swirl French toast, and savory quiches. Elevate the meal by offering a mimosa bar with a selection of fruit juices and sparkling wine for guests to create their own unique blends. We make it easy with our mimosa kit & free curated brunch guide.
Bonfire and Bubbles: Arrange a bonfire in your backyard or at a designated area and invite friends and family over. Provide warm blankets, comfortable seating, and offer toasting marshmallows for s’mores. As the sun sets and the fire crackles, share stories and laughter over glasses of sparkling wine. Our favorite fall food and wine pairings can be found here.
Wine and Paint Night: Organize a wine and paint night with a fall twist. Provide guests with canvases, paint, and brushes, and guide them through creating autumn-themed artworks. As creativity flows, serve sparkling wine along with light finger foods for an enjoyable and artistic evening. Put on a great playlist to really get the party going!
Fall-themed Wine Tasting: Host a sparkling wine tasting event with a focus on autumn flavors. Pair different sparkling wines with fall-inspired bites like roasted butternut squash crostini, mushroom bruschetta, pecan-crusted goat cheese balls, or our favorite mini champagne poundcakes.
Candlelit Dinner Party: Create an intimate and elegant fall dinner party with a seasonal menu featuring dishes like vegan root vegetable pancakes, hearty stews, and decadent desserts. Set the ambiance with candles and dim lighting, and offer sparkling wine as a refined pairing for the autumnal meal. Serving a cheese plate? Here’s a guide for simple sparkling wine and cheese party pairing.
Outdoor Movie Night: Set up an outdoor movie screening area with blankets, cushions, and a projector. Invite friends and family to enjoy a classic fall film while sipping on sparkling wine and nibbling on popcorn, caramel apples, and cheese platters, all of which are perfect pairings for bubbly!
Fireside Sips: If you have a fireplace, create a cozy fireside lounge with comfortable seating and warm blankets. Invite friends for an evening of relaxation, conversation, and sips of sparkling wine or a fall inspired sparkling cocktail to unwind from the day’s activities.
Fall Foliage Tour: Plan a scenic hike through areas known for their vibrant fall foliage. Pack a picnic or choose a charming café for a mid-trip break, and raise a glass of sparkling wine to toast the beauty of the season. Mini wine bottles are perfect as portable picnic beverages.
Fabulous Tailgate Party: Three ways to elevate your tailgate! Katie Jacobs of Styling My Everyday put together a beautiful and inspiring tailgate featuring not only great sparkling wine but also beautiful trays filled with colorful fall charcuterie, mini champagne bottles, pound cakes, sparkling apple cider sangria, gruyere and prosciutto pinwheels, and warm chicken pot pie! See more here.
BONUS: Katie Jacobs X Le Grand Courtâge Sparkling Caramel Apple Sangria Recipe. The perfect fall sangria cocktail!
1 750ml bottle caramel vodka
1 quart fresh apple cider
2 750ml bottles Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut
5-6 cinnamon sticks
2-3 Sliced apples
Instructions: Combine vodka, apple cider, & cinnamon sticks in a drink dispenser and let sit for 30 minutes. Add ice and apples. Pour into glasses & top with chilled Le Grand Courtâge Blanc de Blancs Brut. Makes 12 servings.
**Remember to check local regulations and guidelines regarding alcohol consumption in public spaces if you’re planning outdoor activities. Enjoy your sparkling wine and the enchanting atmosphere of the fall season!
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