Fall Pinterest Party

I have been wanting to have a Pinterest Party for the longest time, but didn't know where to begin.
I didn't want everyone just to bring stuff and make different projects, I wanted to actually host the party, like an actual party (if that makes sense)
With the cooler weather coming in and fall being my favorite season, I decided to host a fall Pinterest Party:)
I choose 3 different project for us girls to do, broke down the cost per person, and purchased everything. I decided we were going to make fall wreaths, 2x4 pumpkins, and mason jars sconces. It came out to $25.00/ per person, which is actually pretty good! considering you can't even purchase a ready made wreath for $25.00.
Of course every girls night/party needs food and drinks! I provided drinks and asked all the girls to bring a dish they found on Pinterest. I was floored by the amount of food and how delicious everything turned out. We had an awesome spread: sandwiches, wraps, pinwheels, tortilla casserole, chicken spaghetti, antipasto skewers with tortellini, Niemen Marcus dip and crackers, bbq shrimp, and jalapeƱo poppers. For dessert there was almond joy brownies, maple pumpkin dump cake, and pumpkin muffins. For the drinks there was water, tea, assorted cokes, (if you live in Texas you know all sodas are called coke lol) assorted liquor for mixed drinks, and I made cran-apple vodka punch! It was yummy!!
It turned out simply amazing! Everyone had a wonderful time and I enjoyed seeing my girlfriends get super creative. I cannot wait to have another one... maybe for Christmas;)
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Forest Friends

I put together a woodland themed baby shower for my aunt and uncle, who are expecting their first child in September. Finding the location was the hardest part. I wanted to keep with the theme, but having it outside was not an option, because it's 104 here in Texas. I searched and searched and finally came across the Fort Worth Nature Center. It was perfect! surrounded by trees, animals, and well.... nature.
I found a forest friends fabric and went with the colors green, grey, tan, and orange. I wanted to go with a very rustic, outdoorsy feel, to bring the outside in.
I covered some cardboard letters in moss, spelling out baby's name.
I made a small diaper cake for the parents to be and used an adorable woodland stuffed toy as the topper.

I also made a wood welcome sign, using scrap wood.
I kept the cake simple, topping it with a diy banner and twigs, and a mama and baby deer:)
I made chocolate peanut butter "acorns" with bite sized nutter butters, Hershey's kisses, and mini chocolate chips.
The s'more pops were a big hit!
I rented forest green linens and found some wooden utensils to fit right in with the theme... it's the small details that count.

The favors were tiny clay pots with moss, candy, and a plantable seeded paper leaf.

Chicken salad croissants
"mushroom" caprese in a pesto sauce

little critter cheese ball

spinach wraps



Wish tree for the parents to be...
I was really looking forward to throwing this woodland themed shower. I do a lot of girly parties, since I have a daughter, so this was a nice change for me. I absolutely love putting together beautiful memorable parties for family and friends. I really do feel like this is my calling:)
God is Good!