Sunday, October 17, 2010

Fall/Autumn/Harvest Party

Last night we had some couples over for our Harvest Party. This was the invitation I had sent out...( showed it on a previous post)

I twisted three strands of inexpensive garland together and placed them on one side of our screen door.

I put a wreath in between the front windows,

and put a pumpkin and leaves in our planters.

I also placed a pumpkin and glass hurricane outside by the front door.

Inside I used a bunch of stuff I already had...

I thought I'd show you the inexpensive decorations I used...(pictures were taken in candle light and in flash mode)

I bought this grass/wheat thing? at Ross for only $4.99, and the tablecloth called "Sultan". I Loved the paisley pattern and colors in it. It also fit the length of my table! I wanted to use something with height (and the wheat stocks I wanted at the craft store were too pricey to tie into a big bundle..)so I used this grass thingy.

I sat the "grass thingy" and the wood candlestick on top of an old wood Pepsi case that I turned upside down, and then set my thrift store cornucopia on it as well. I placed the artificial leaves and pomegranate's in the cornucopia.

Next I put my miscellaneous garage sale find glass hurricanes on the table then wove my Walmart garland around ,over and through the candle holders. I also added the other wood candle stick to the table and I placed leaves in the glass jars.

I also added the real mini pumpkins to the tables and a few of my Oregon pine cones.

Outside on our lanai I had decorated my garage sale buffet table ($10!) by placing a clearance Pier Import runner on top...

then a Pier Import black, metal lantern. I got the copper ice/drinks bucket at a thrift store -it says "Cheers" on the front.

I bought a mum at the grocery store and put it in a woven pot I already had and added more leaves and pumpkins and also added a few branches of leaves into a clear vase.

On our outdoor glass table I added a piece of burlap cloth, a wood table runner and another lantern.

I also added pine cones, pumpkins and more artificial leaves.

Next on our table I added my wood bowl, candle and pine cones, I added another mum and my acorn candle from last year.

We share in a "potluck fashion", then we all play a version of "How well do you know your spouse?" game. Questions like..."Where was their first road trip in their own car?" "What would you spend $100.000 dollars on?" "What do you like about being an adult?",etc..

The guys and girls have different questions that they answer, then we all meet in the living room to compare our answers. We laugh- lots and lots of laughter!

This was the 3rd time we've had a potluck " get together" this year, and it has been so, so much fun!
I'm already thinking about our next one -maybe for Brian's 50Th birthday or for Christmas...
Now for theme!?

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