A nice way to make the transition from Summer into Fall while the weather still cooperates in some areas of the country, is to have a “End of Summer” party. Doing this a few weeks before the traditional start of Autumn may be best, before the kids go back to school. It’s a nice way of seeing friends and family in a more relaxed atmosphere before the all too soon rush for the holidays is upon us. You can have your guests seated outdoors to help keep this get together comfortable yet very casual. Offering a few good cheeses with some complimentary wine and talking and possibly playing games under the stars is a very nice way to say goodbye to the long hot days of Summer, while welcoming the shorter cool days of the Fall.