I am even feeling more in the Fall spirit this year, with the anticipation of sitting on our new back porch, enjoying a cozy fire, while watching the oak trees change their coats of green to red and orange.
I always get the bug to entertain this time of year, a few friends, sweet family, and no pressure. Once Thanksgiving rolls around, then Christmas, there are expectations on all of us, but now, it is time to celebrate cooler temperatures, good food and good friends on a breezy afternoon or cool evening. Keep it casual, laid back and hassle free.
I have a crafty side, but making invitations is not one of those crafts that I have flourished doing. Besides we are keeping this Fabulous Fall Party as worry free as possible so lets skip the worry of purchasing stamps and bypass standing in line at the Post Office too.
Here are three of my fave paperless invite sites.
Some of these are free, some are very inexpensive, they are cool, nifty and you'll save a tree or maybe two...smile...
Try hosting your party outside so you can incorporate as much of nature as you can.
Let nature be the backdrop of color and inspiration to your Fall party.
Keep it basic by adding galvanized tubs, wooden crates, baskets, burlap and add a few hay bales for sitting.
A few supplies from your local hardware store, Pier One, Target or World Market make this Fall Party fabulously rustic,simple and chic.
If you have an outdoor fireplace or fire pit utilize them for roasting marshmallows and added ambiance.
So many choices for serving a group, my favorite for this time of the year is Chili.
If you are looking for an amazing and tasty recipe you might like to give Hearty Sirloin Chili a try or if you are in the mood to grill here is a link to the Food Network for a variety of recipes.
You could put a roast in the oven and toss in some potatoes and carrots. Get the Foodie bunch in your group to bring a side dish, or an apple pie and pumpkin bread for dessert.
Looking for an appetizer, Bacon and Cream Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms.
With Pinterest as our friend, inspiration abounds, and the sky is the limit for you and your guests.
Fun For Little Ones-
Will little folks be joining in on the party, yours or a friends, have some sweet little grands that need to feel extra special while they are visiting?
Set up some little sized tables with mini pumpkins, markers, glitter, glue, craft sticks, paper and stickers. Crafty Morning has some adorable, and creative craft ideas.
Little people also enjoy having a "goodie," to take home, making and taking home a craft is a whole lot better than taking home candy.
After having my own children, and grandchildren now.
I know for certain, a pint sized table loaded down with simple fun supplies will provide plenty of fun,while making sweet memories at the same time.
Enjoy the lull of the Fall Season, and embrace each moment, all too soon we will be
roasting a turkey.
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