Fall is the perfect season to entertain. With school starting family and friends are back in town after a summer of day trips and weekend getaways and there are a ton of festive holidays to plan a party around. Plus the colors, foliage and seasonal fruits and vegetables of fall all inspire thoughts of homey comfort and happy gatherings. So whether you're planning a formal dinner party or a casual get-together, here are 7 festive tips hosting a party this fall. - By Mary Lauren Weimer
Pumpkin spice cake
Why not show off a classic fall flavor- pumpkin- when selecting a cake for your guests? It's a little different and oh so good. It's especially delicious when topped with cream cheese icing!
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