Fall Harvest Party
Autumn, to me, is the most glorious season of the year. I am enchanted by the trace of crispness that I feel in the evening air, not quite cold but rather not sticky sweltering either, and best of this is when the apples come rolling in at my neighborhood farmers advertise. To me, apples are the best and possibly the most versatile fruits on earth. Also, I love that they have a fluctuated and sordid history – from Eden to Snow White (they’ve experienced a great deal!) So naturally I channel this apple-love into a fun apple harvest evening gathering.
I need to have a ton of fun at the party and not be exhausted from cooking and preparing throughout the day so I will probably keep everything simple. I’d like to eat on the deck, so I choose to hold the party to 8 guests all out including my husband and me. Next, I ensure that my party space is prepared for guests. I make a list of the things that need to refreshed after my summer evening gatherings like: purchase more citronella fuel for my torches, get a couple of more votives for the table, sweep the deck and give the cushions a lighten.
I need to incorporate apples in my table stylistic layout, of course, but I need it to be simple and fresh. I choose the topic of “fresh from the plantation” and I choose to make centerpieces using paper lunch sacks filled with apples. I roll the sides of the bags to various heights and tie lace belts around the sacks for a punch of color. I include tags with sayings including “tasty” and “delicious” to the lace for a little fun. These centerpieces will also be extraordinary to bring home gifts for my friends. I’ll make certain to slip my favorite crusty fruit-filled treat formula into the bags before they leave so they’ll have inspiration for using their apples at home.