This weekend we had our Fall Women’s Ministry Event at church, and had a wonderful time together. We created a beautiful fall inspired, rustic dessert table. I mentioned my latest crush -burlap. It made a great table cloth, layered over white. To add a rustic, vintage feel, we used an old window frame, and several old wooden crates to create height.
At the drinks table we served coffee, regular and herbal tea, and hot apple cider.
Serving the apple cider in a crock pot worked out great, it stayed nice and warm, and smelt great too.
We decorated the table with lots of pumpkins, in white and orange, and lots of candles. I also reused a couple of the fall branches, see the instructions on how to make them here.
The desserts were delicious. We had ginger cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, a beautiful fruit tray, pumpkins scones (recipe here), apple cake, a chocolate chip bunt cake, and a pumpkin and pecan dessert, all served up with a dollop of vanilla whip cream! We tried to include lots of homey fall favourites.
I made a few fun dessert picks, that said “My Little Pumpkin” and “Happy Fall”.
At our sign-in table, more pumpkins and pumpkin scented candles.
I also brought in my twine pumpkins, and we displayed them on the large coffee table. See the how-to for them here.
We had a wonder time of eating, laughing, and creating together. With great women gathered together to share their life journey, and joys, all while nibbling great fall desserts -well, life really is a party!
Tomorrow I’ll share our great activity for the night, making flower pins out of felted wool sweaters.
This post is linked up at the Lettered Cottage.