From the vibrant sunflowers, custom fall banners, and creative mason jar candles to earthy details like twigs & raffia, there’s so much great party inspiration here for everything from Thanksgiving dinner to Autumn cocktail parties!
Read on for TONS of lovely pictures and and all the DIY details, as told by Courtney herself…
“A few weeks ago, we had our second annual Fall Party. 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 Arcadia 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. (Also see images 2 & 3, at top)
All linens were from Fusion Linens, with the exception of the brown linen overlay which I scored at Target for $7!
Here’s part of the food table set up (without any food yet!):
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:
I baked these cookies using my new favorite sugar cookie recipe, found on the Blonde Designs blog:
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.”
Thanks for this fabulous new dose of fall entertaining inspiration, Courtney! Looking forward to your Winter recap already! =)