I’m so excited to share this beautiful party with you today. It’s from a few weeks ago, but I didn’t want it to get lost in the Halloween posts so I saved it for you. One sunny fall afternoon we set up a little party at our friends house, and enjoyed good old fashioned raking and jumping in leaves with the kids and some sweet leaf themed treats to munch on. It was so much fun!
I set up a little table in our friends backyard. I covered the table with burlap, and hung these fun pompoms made of autumn coloured tulle. I also added a “Happy Fall” banner, see how I made it here.
The table was filled with lots of fall and leaf themed treats that were easy to make and oh so yummy.
For this little party, I used mixes for the baking to give me time to focus on the little details instead of taking the time to make everything from scratch. It worked out great, and I really recoment it as an easier way to do a dessert table for friends and family.
I was so excited when I saw these amazing rake cookies at Muchkin Munchies. I decided to try my own version. I found the cute leaf sprinkles at HomeSense. I used a simple sugar cookie mix from the grocery store -told you these treats were easy. Form the cookie into a triangle-type-rake shape -yes that’s the technical term. Stick a pretzel in for the rake handle, and use a fork to make look rake-ish on the bottom.
After they’re baked, just dip the end in melted chocolate as glue, and then into the sprinkles.
So cute right? Loved them.
I also made some chocolate brownie pops. I used a mix, again really easy treats for a party. Then, I stamped a popsicle stick with an eraser end of a pencil to make the polka dots. Insert the stick in one end, and dip in melted chocolate.
I decorated with a little orange chocolate swirl. Everyone LOVED these. If I was making them again though, I might make the brownie a little smaller, just to make it easier to dip without it getting too heavy and wanting to fall of the stick.
I thought it would be fun to make some jello giggler leaves. We whipped up some jello in red, yellow, and orange, using the giggler recipe, and let them set over night in big, flat containers so they were fairly thin. Then, I used a cookie cutter to cut out the leaf shapes. Pretty simple, and so cute. They fit the leaf theme so well.
I also did some simple cones of caramel corn. To up the fall factor, I added some brown, orange, red, and yellow M & M’s. They were like little hidden treasures to the kids.
I also made some yummy fruit dip. My sister-in-law Heather hooked me up with her easy and oh so yummy recipe. It’s a container of light cream cheese, with a few tablespoons of brown sugar stirred in, I also added a little vanilla. Then just top with caramel sauce, and chopped bits of skor bar. Serve with granny smith apple slices, cause nothing says fall like apples!
I also set up a little hot chocolate bar with whip cream, regular and chocolate marshmallows and some orange sprinkles -which the kids loved!
We had so much fun raking leaves and jumping in them, over and over and over again.
Special thanks to Kendra and Greg for having us over, they have a few huge trees in their yard, which made for lots of leaf fun.
We had a great time raking, jumping, playing and snacking!
With a leaf raking get together like this on a warm fall day, life really is a party!