If you’re lucky enough to move into your new Ottawa condo during the fall, there’s no better time to host a housewarming party than now. With those warm colours, that fresh cool breeze, and pumpkins galore, this season, you have the perfect ingredients to get creative. So rally up your family and friends, and use these entertaining ideas to make this a fall to remember.
The fall time is all about being festive and embracing everything that’s colourful, warm, and fresh. So focus on key areas, such as your entranceway, to place creative fun, yet tasteful potted arrangements that bring out the true beauty of the fall harvest season.
Start thinking of potted mums, purple decorative cabbage and kale, and of course – pumpkins. If you want to take your arrangements to the next level, think about adding in a few bundles of hay to really create that fresh, autumn harvest décor.
Tasty Fall Apps
Of course, when family and friends do arrive, it’s always good to have a few great fall appetizers on hand. So start thinking about those fresh harvest root vegetables. Some of our favourites include: Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade, Eggplant Ratatouille, Fully-Loaded Sweet Potatoes, and of course, Roasted Spiced Pumpkin Seeds. We love browsing Pinterest to find new recipe inventions that tickle the taste buds and the creative spirit.
Baked Harvest Goods
Apple pie, pumpkin pie, strawberry rhubarb pie – all the goodness of fall wrapped up into the most delicious aromas and tasty goods. Nothing embodies the sweetness of fall more than warm, freshly baked pies. If you’re looking to take that autumn flavour to whole new level (while making your new condo smell like bakers’ heaven), add some baked harvest goods to the menu.
Fun and Games
Of course, where would any party be without some fun and games? No matter if it’s an adults-only get-together or if there will be children present, we all love to get a little silly now and then. You can set up a simple makeshift game of Bobbing for Apples, throw down a few games of Apple-to-Apples, or even a rowdy game of Headbands. These are great, inclusive games that will get everyone joining in.
Moving into your new Ottawa condo in the fall is the best time of year for hosting the family and friends for some celebratory fun. So get festive this season by embracing what fall has to offer.