Since this is a long post, I have posted the menu and recipes separately. Click here to go to them.
|I used 10 yards of muslin for table covers and burlap for runners. The silverware and napkins are the orange and white chevron bags that I found at Sweet Lulu's|
|Fresh flowers and assorted fall decorations finished off the table tops.|
|We served cold spiced apple cider in the mason jars with lids and straws|
that I found at Sweet LuLu's
|The adorable cake, cupcakes, and cake pops were made by a|
friend of a friend were delicious!
Since it is Fall and I am known for my caramel I decided to give each guest a fresh apple and a jar of my homemade caramel. My helper, Linda, and I wrapped them up in a cellophane bag, tied it up with raffia, and included a "Thank you" sticker. We had 36 of them to put together, but it wasn't too bad. The jars I used were the 4oz ball jelly jars, I bought the apples at Costco (used a mix of Gala and Granny Smith), and it was great that I could make them in steps ahead of time.
The other take home favor was a "Baked Goods Bar", a twist on the usual "Candy Bars". I would love to take credit for all of these amazing treats, but I have some fantastic friends who pitched in and helped a Kate out! Thanks to them this was a wonderful addition to the baby shower and a nice surprise for our guests. I will have the recipes for these treats on another post!
|We had pumpkin muffins, pumpkin spiced snickerdoodles, truffled brownies, brown butter chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, and Magic Bars.|
|Burlap as the table clothe, pumpkins as decor, and some garland from Michael's. |
I had paper bags and goodie bags for people to take the treats home in.