We have had a lot of apples around here these days. Apple pies, apple sauce, apple cider. And what better way to celebrate fall than to have an Apple Party? So that is just what we did. Apples was the theme. I used them for decorating, baking, and gifts.
A few days before the party, the forecast was for rain. No surprises there. We are in Oregon after all. But then Saturday morning came with brilliant rays of sunshine and bright blue skies. A perfect day for our party! We spent the morning cleaning up and getting things ready. Laura and I had spent some time earlier in the week decorating a table, so we would know what we wanted that day. I had gone to Joann’s in search of fabric and was disappointed in the prices as I was using it for tablecloth and needed 36 feet to cover all my tables. Just as I was getting ready to leave and come up with plan B, I spotted burlap cloth for super cheap. And there was plenty of it too. It was a “seasonal item”, so I was thrilled. Perfect!
So with burlap table clothes, (This required no sewing, just cut enough for each table. And it washed great so it’s in the tub for next years apple party!) lots and lots of apples, acorns from the giant tree in our yard, and some leaves, we decorated the tables. This was definitely my favorite part.
I baked 10 dozen cupcakes, sliced apples to go with carmel dip, and canned apple butter to send home with each guest. The children were delighted that we were having a party. It’s been awhile. So each of our friends and family were invited. I am sad to say though, that I snapped a few pictures before guests started arriving, but then I set my camera down on a table and it was still sitting there 4 hours later when the last guests were leaving. So no pictures of the party. Just a few from beforehand. And the number of guests that came to our Apple party…95!