Seasonal Season Parties: Fall Party 2009

It is finally feeling like Fall in Southern California (except for the 90 degree weather this weekend!)- as I look outside my window, I can see the wind blowing our tree and causing sweet little leaves to fall onto our front lawn. I am wearing a sweater and have already eaten some pumpkin pie. There is just something so comfortable about fall.

A few weeks ago, we had our second annual Fall Party. For photos of last year’s event, click here. I went for a bit of a different feel with the decor this year and loved the result. Here is a glimpse into our festivities, with photos by the wonderful Jenetta Lea Penner:

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For this year’s decor, I found a few fabrics I loved from the Arcardia Line and built much of the design around that. I made a banner for our front porch and a larger matching one for our living room.

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I got all of the flowers at our town’s Famers Market. I especially love the pumpkin branches!

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I used the fabric throughout the decor. The little bottle tree below was one of my favorite pieces:

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We have a large back porch, so we seated everyone outside. I went for a more rustic feel this year, utilizing mason jars, twine, bundles of sticks tied with fabric and organic feeling flowers.

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All linens were from Fusion Linens, with the exception of the brown linen overlay which I scored at Target for $7!

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Just ignore that I had the wrong date on my block calendar from Anthropologie. I did not realize that it was wrong until two days later. Oops.

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The food table set up (without any food!):

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I filled a train trunk with wooden utensils by Paper Cup Design, purchased at Anthropologie, and eco friendly paper plates from Target.

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I created a little dessert station on my vintage ironing board:

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A little candy corn and pumpkins to start Fall off right, placed in cut mini cupcake cups from Layer Cake Shop:

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I baked these cookies using my new favorite sugar cookie recipe, found on the Blonde Designs blog:

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The rest of the menu included: cheese and crackers, risotto, salad, yummy bread, pumpkin pie, pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, apple pie, homemade whipped cream and homemade apple cider.

I couldn’t resist sharing some personal photos, because they are just so cute! My little man and his future wife:

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I just love him:

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My two favorite guys in the whole world:

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Happy Fall!

17 Responses to “Seasonal Season Parties: Fall Party 2009”

  1. Adorable as always! Your little man is growing up so fast…he is so handsome!

  2. So cute! I feel inspired to host a season party. Thanks for the sugar cookie recipe and the inspiration:)

  3. awww…isaiah is SOOOOO cute! great job girly! and by the way i copied you last year and did a fall party and now people are asking me when this year’s will be…guess i better get on it! fall is half way over! agh!

  4. Absolutely love this! What great ideas for fall parties and weddings. The set-up is just lovely. My favorites are the banners, mason jars and of course, the sunflowers!

  5. OH my gosh Courtney! The party is adorable…of course. But, i am dying over how BIG Isaiah has gotten. He is so handsome…such a doll!

  6. Lovely post my friend! Yay, this year Abby has some hair and looks more like the lil’ princess that she is ;) Except, can someone get that kid to crack a smile…. haha! Isaiah always looks adorable! Love it!

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  8. So adorable!!!! I love the ironing board idea!

  9. i am loving the candies inside the cupcake liners! so easy and it looks gooood!

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  11. What an awesome party!! :-) GREAT ideas!

  12. The fact that you entertain so beautifully in your own home is such an inspiration to me. Everything looks lovely. And your little munchkin is a total cutie!

  13. Ok. so that blonde design website. with the cookies… the girl Kristin Rees in charge of that website is like one of our best friends in dallas :) she did my wedding invites :)

  14. Hi Chelsy! I know- that is how I found their blog :) They are great! Hope you two are doing well! Your wedding is going to be up on here this week!

  15. [...] snapped this quick photo of the little guy at our “fall party” a few weeks [...]

  16. I love the way you incorporated the candles into your party space! Very inspired by fall…thanks for sharing!

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