How To Host A Pie Party

The Pie Party: pies, pie pops, pie fruit dip, pie toppings and beautiful decor make the perfect outdoor fall pie party for family and friends.The Pie Party: pies, pie pops, pie fruit dip, pie toppings and beautiful decor make the perfect outdoor fall pie party for family and friends.

I’m so excited to share with you this fun Pie Party, that I put together for my family and friends.  It’s the perfect idea for the holidays.  I love to entertain, and homemade pies or store bought pies are the perfect dessert to create a fun pie buffet.

outdoor fall pie party

We set up our pie buffet for a fall Thanksgiving pie party.  This is a great idea for the holidays.  It would also be a really fun birthday party idea.  Any pie lover would really enjoy this idea.

We stuck with sweet dessert pies and made a dessert buffet.  You could also include a some savoury main course pies like meat pies to make entire meal from the pie bar.  Beef pies, chicken pot pie, and pattie style pies would be delicious options. This would be a great idea as a supper club event.  It would also be so much fun for celebrating pi day.

outdoor fall pie party

Backyard Pie Buffet

We set up our pie party outside on our back patio, to take advantage of the last of the colourful fall leaves.  It was a beautiful day and perfect for enjoying outside with a slice of pie and warm drink.  We started out with setting up our beautiful table.  Our colour scheme was inspired by fall colors.  We used gold, brown and copper.   As a tablecloth for our pie buffet I used a cozy plaid blanket.

Metallic paper tissue tassels


Before the party I made an easy bunting that said “PIE”, and some tissue paper tassels, out of plaid, copper, and gold tissue paper.  We hung them up behind the table for some easy decor.

They looked so pretty in the breeze.

Tissue paper tassels

After that I set up the rest of the table. For a rustic look we used wood cake stands, and wood slice pieces to create different levels on our buffet table.  Be sure to have knife and pie servers available so guests can help themselves.  Some people may want big slices of their favorites or small slices to try a variety of pies.  Since our party was in the fall we also decorated the table with various pumpkins of different sizes to add some different heights to our display.  Flowers would be a great option too.  

I used some disposable plates for our pie, pretty matching napkins, and wooden cutlery so there would be no dishes after the party.  A sweet pumpkin made the perfect paper weight to ensure our napkins didn’t blow away.

outdoor fall party decor

We decorated some of your pies with some cute paper bunting.  The bunting is made out of string and some scrapbook paper.  I used wooden skewers to put them into the pies and they look so fun and festive.

pie with bunting

Pie Time

The main attraction was, of course, the pie!

The Pie Party: pies, pie pops, pie fruit dip, pie toppings and beautiful decor make the perfect outdoor fall pie party for family and friends.

We served a lot of different kinds of pie including:

  • pumpkin pecan streusel pie
  • razzleberry mixed berry pie
  • cherry pie
  • apple pie
  • Dutch apple pie

Other ideas of different types pies to include sweet potato pie, peanut butter pie, lemon meringue pie, chocolate pie, or berry pies like strawberry rhubarb pie, blueberry pie, or raspberry pie.  It’s nice to include some seasonal options, depending on the time of year it is.  Along with different pies, it can also be nice to offer some mini pies or tarts.  Make tarts in muffins tins, or try making mini hand pies as another option.

I served store bought pies, some of which were bake at home ones.  You could also bake your own homemade pies, or do a combination.  You can also look for pies at your favorite bakery.  Another great idea is to have potluck for your pie party.  Ask all your guests to bring their favorite pie, or plan out specific pies for each person.  This can be a lot of fun, and sometimes gets your friends baking their own pies and trying new things.

outdoor pie buffet

It would be hard to choose a favorite pie out all these yummy options.

fall pie buffet party

But…if I had to choose, my favorite kind of pie is always cherry.

cherry crumb pie with whipped cream

Pie Topping Buffet

A fun addition to the pies was a little pie topping buffet.

pie party pie buffet dessert table

Guests could add chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, nuts, sprinkles, and whipped cream to their pie in whatever combination their heart desired.  This was a big hit with everyone and fun way to take classic pie to the next level.  Vanilla ice cream or chocolate ice cream would be a great addition too.

pie topping buffet for a pie party

Apple Pie Cheesecake Fruit Dip

I also thought it would be nice to include some fresh fruit for the party, and came up with a fun apple pie cheesecake fruit dip.  I love fun ideas like this to add a new spin to an old favorite.

apple pie cheese cake fruit dip

Yield: 2 cups

Apple Pie Cheesecake Dip

The Pie Party: pies, pie pops, pie fruit dip, pie toppings and beautiful decor make the perfect outdoor fall pie party for family and friends.
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • apple pie (1/4 pie)
  • 8 0z. container cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • sliced apples


    1. Combine the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in a mixer until smooth and fully combined.
    2. Use 1/4 of an apple pie, and chop into large pieces, then add to the cheese cake dip and stir to combine.
    3. Serve dip in a bowl, with sliced apples for dipping.
      Tip: Best served right away, while the pie crust bites are still crispy.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 212Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 1gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g
This recipe was easy and delicious -and a great way to get the kids to eat some extra fruit.

Pie Pops

Next I also wanted to combine two pies for some delicious pie pops to add to our pie table.   These are a really fun twist on traditional pie.   I began with some store-bought pies.  I used a Pecan Pie and a Pumpkin Pie to make my Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pops.

pumpkin and pecan pie pops

We used the push pop as a cookie cutter to cut a circle of pumpkin pie for the bottom and pecan pie for the top.  Then, I layered the pies in the push pop, using whip cream in the middle, and as a topping.  

The little flag to decorate the top is made from some washi tape and a toothpick.  The Pumpkin Pecan Pie Pops were delicious, easy and a real hit with the kids.  The combination of pumpkin, pecans, and whip cream was perfection.  These were such a great addition to our pie bar.

how to make a pie pop


Next we served our guests warm apple cider to drink, perfect for a crisp fall day.  It stayed nice and warm in a large thermos and was really wonderful for an outside party.  It was nice to have a warm drink that kids and adults would all enjoy.

It’s also a great idea to include some water bottles.  Tea and coffee would be a great choice too.

outdoor party drinks thermos with hot apple cider

Take Home Pies

We had so much fun eating pie, and pie, and more pie!  We didn’t want the fun to end.  So, lastly we sent all the families home with their very own pie.  Send them with a whole pie like we did, or let them choose a few slices of pie from the leftovers and give everyone bakery boxes to bring them home in.

take home pies for a pie party

Free Pie Printables

We wrapped up our pies with a little kraft paper and this fun printable.  We also made matching labels for our pies.  Find the free printables in our Free Resource Library.  Subscribers receive free instant access.  Subscribe below for access.

take home pies for a pie party

We really had a great time together, and our friends loved the take-home pies, so the sweet treats could continue.  This might be the first of many more pie parties.

pie buffet dessert table

With a pie buffet to share with friends and family, life really is a party.

More Inspiration

You might also like our Father’s Day Pie Party here.

Also check our our easy banana cream pie recipe here.

You might also like our Strawberry Pie with Fresh Strawberries and Cream Cheese.


  1. What a great party! I love pie and wish I was your friend now, haha! I love all the little touches to your table, like the pumpkins and other gourds, as well as the printable labels and the bunting. I love it all! [client]

  2. Hi Carrie, I live near Toronto, Canada and we’re having a beautiful and quite warm fall -long may it last, lol.
    Happy Fall.

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