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:
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.
I got all of the flowers at our town’s Famers Market. I especially love the pumpkin branches!
I used the fabric throughout the decor. The little bottle tree below was one of my favorite pieces:
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.
All linens were from Fusion Linens, with the exception of the brown linen overlay which I scored at Target for $7!
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.
The food table set up (without any food!):
I filled a train trunk with wooden utensils by Paper Cup Design, purchased at Anthropologie, and eco friendly paper plates from Target.
I created a little dessert station on my vintage ironing board:
A little candy corn and pumpkins to start Fall off right, placed in cut mini cupcake cups from Layer Cake Shop:
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:
I just love him:
My two favorite guys in the whole world: