Fall is my absolute, hands-down, favorite time of year. Notwithstanding that my birthday month is snugly nestled into this time of year, It’s just something about the change in colors, temperature and scents that does something to me every time. With Autumn quickly approaching, I anticipate there will be a get-together or two in our home, and I’d love to share some ideas with you.
Love this set up from Everyday Occasions using seasonal gourds and pumpkins. Love the pumpkin candle holders (tutorial on how to make them are at the link)!
The use of lanterns to illuminate your space is awesome. Bringing in a mix of different styles makes it less put-together and very relaxed. You can use other festive items for decor as well– like nuts and berries. I know that sounds trés squirrel chic, but toss in a few well placed pillar candles, hurricanes and some height. You’ve got magic, baby. Just see what Trésors Deluxe did:
Now you know I’m all about a good drink, honey. Which one of your guests do you think could NOT fall in love with being welcomed by these cored and cut apples filled with aromatic apple cider, with a cinnamon and orange garnish? If you can think of one, unfriend them now. As the cooler weather creeps in, this would be a welcome and impressive treat. If your cider needs a little kick, add brandy and a smile.
Everyone goes nuts each year when Starbucks releases their Pumpkin Spice each year. Here’s a great recipe from The Grant Life that you’re sure to love:
And what about this Crisp Autumn Sangria? YES!
And what about food? Youc could opt for a little sweet and savory with these pears and gorgonzola bites. Well, you know you also have to have a hearty stew or soup, right? How about this Hearty Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa.
Got a sweet tooth? Pumpkin Cheesecakes or Apple Dumplings will be the cure of exactly what ails you.