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12 TikTok hosting hacks for fall

Surprising ideas for experienced and aspiring entertainers alike.

Surprising ideas for experienced and aspiring entertainers alike

a triptych. left to right: a hand holding a ceramic bust with fall leaves peeking out of the top; a baked apple carved into a rose pattern that is sitting on a wire cooling rack; a hand holding an apple that has been carved out and turned into a candle.
(Source, left to right: TikTok/@dustyroseblog; @leahferezan; @domesticallyblissful)

It's time to make the switch from patios to dinner parties and plan fall feasts and get-togethers with your various circles. To help you ease back into hosting, without breaking your budget, we turned to TikTok for some fun and easy entertaining hacks for fall. 

Whether you're an experienced or an aspiring party host, these creators have some excellent decorating and food prep ideas for you. And they really bring the element of surprise, turning toilet paper rolls into apples, apples into candlestick holders — and more! 

DIY Boucle Pumpkins

Decor doesn't need to be store-bought or difficult. Use some extra toilet paper rolls to jazz up your bathroom counters.

A fall-themed garland

Orange isn't just the colour of the season. Incorporate dried oranges into your fall decor and keep them until January, at least!

How to style meat for your charcuterie board

Buying the ingredients for a charcuterie board is the easy part — styling them in an interesting way is where it gets tricky. Here are options to spruce up your board:

A homemade fall centrepiece

Sometimes we're on the hunt for a very specific table topper, but the options in-store aren't our style or they're too pricey. Why not opt for making your own? This centrepiece requires very few pieces and minimal time to build, but delivers great scale and impact.

How to make apples roses

Skip the pie and serve your guests individual apples with a little bit of a twist. 

Pumpkins on a stick

If you're looking to get festive with a few props you may already have, look no further. Grab (or thrift) a couple of funky candlesticks and plastic pumpkins and florals to create this fall masterpiece.

A dollarstore bouquet

If you have a cool vase that needs amping up for the fall season, why not try an autumn-themed faux bouquet — courtesy of the dollar store.

Transform apples into candleholders

No apples were harmed in the making of this candleholder. Grab some fake apples and carve them out to create the perfect base for your candles this season.

The newest snack hack — the butter board.

Introducing the butter board — the internet's newest obsession! If charcuterie boards are too complicated or pricey for your party, this hack is as simple as spreading butter on a board and dressing it up. 

Pumpkins in a lantern

Pumpkins are the perfect decor all season round and this dollar store hack is a simple way to incorporate the trend.

Simmer something autumnal on the stove

It's all in the details. Add a little spice to your next fall party with a simmer pot to make your home smell like a 'fall fairytale'.

Napkin folds to impress

Never know how to style your napkins? These super simple folds will take your tablescape up a notch from now on. 

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