We’ve been in our house for about a year and a half (time flies!) and while we’ve had many a parties, we have yet to have an open house where aunts, cousins etc. can visit. No more! We are planning a fall fête to celebrate summer turning to autumn. For me, hosting seasonal get togethers instead of holidays is far better. There’s no holiday pressure, no scheduling headaches, and you aren’t tied to the calendar. It’s just a relaxed, happy time.
On the other hand, having a little get-together is a wonderful motivator to get a few of our smaller, already-started projects to the finish line. Our fence has been half stained, our crown moulding still waiting to be installed in the living room, and there’s some small paint touchups required. So we are very much looking forward to checking a few more things off our list.
Below are a few images we are using as inspiration for next week’s gathering. I’m thinking a pumpkin carving station for kids and adults alike, white and green pumpkins as decoration, butternut squash soup, pumpkin risotto, apple pie, and caramelized onion flatbread. Can’t wait to make it a tradition!