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10 Fall Food & Drink Ideas for Your Autumn Bash

10 Fall Food & Drink Ideas for Your Autumn Bash

Bring on all the deliciousness of fall food.

 

 

Hot Cider Bar

 

hot cider bar

 

 

At fall weddings, it would be a shame not to enjoy the cool, clear weather outside. Keep your guests toasty by offering a bar of apple cider or hot cocoa. This hot cider bar offered sweet toppings like caramels and whipped cream in matching mugs.

 

 

Pumpkin Spice Alternative

 

coffee and biscotti

 

 

If you love pumpkin spice lattes, but don’t want to have an espresso cart at your wedding, try this yummy alternative. Serve cups of coffee alongside these pumpkin spice biscotti, drizzled with a bit of chocolate.

 

 

Hot Toddy

 

classic hot toddy

 

 

Want to serve something with a kick? We’re big fans of classic hot toddies. They aren’t sweet or cloying like other fall cocktails, and instead have a cozy blend of citrus and herbal flavors.

 

 

Guinness & Pub Fare

 

meat hand pies

 

 

Savory hand pies have been popular in the UK for centuries, but they’re just becoming popular here. The perfect accompainment to a pint of Guinness, this hearty fall food is simple and satisfying.

 

 

Butternut Squash Soup

 

butternut squash soup

 

 

Everyone has their favorite fall dinner. Here, we can’t get enough of butternut squash soup seasoned with sage and a bit of sea salt. Serve with crusty bread and a fresh green salad.

 

Fun Sliders

 

chicken waffle sliders

 

 

In the middle of summer, guests often don’t want to eat rich foods, instead preferring lighter fare. But now that the seasons have changed, it’s time to bust out the more decadent appetizers, like these delish chicken and waffle sliders.

 

 

Chili Bar

 

chili food station

 

 

While food stations aren’t quite as trendy as they were a few years ago, they are still really practical solutions to being able to accommodate a wide range of dietary needs. Chili is such a lovely, traditional fall meal, and you can make it so that even your gluten-free and vegan guests can partake.

 

 

Mini Pies

 

stacked pie table

 

 

For an autumnal dessert table, order a range of mini pies in seasonal flavors like pecan, pumpkin, and apple. You can arrange them to fit your theme, such as this rustic wooden display.

 

 

Caramel Apples & Toppings

 

wedding caramel apples

 

 

It wouldn’t be fall without a caramel apple. Have them pre-decorated or let guests in on the fun with a buffet of sauces and toppings.

 

 

Seasonal Doughnuts

 

apple fritter doughnuts

 

 

Or try a selection of doughnuts in fall flavors, like these apple fritters with pecans and a brown butter sauce. Many local bakeries also make pumpkin or spice doughnuts.