This month for our #AYearOfFeasting we had a very casual little get together with close friends, and it was lovely. We’re in the middle of a big makeover for the One Room Challenge which means the dining room is kind of turned upside down. If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen me doing some painting, painting, and more painting. So how do you entertain in the middle of a re-decorate?
You order pizza, move the party to the kitchen, and have fun right in the middle of the chaos. The #YearofFeasting is a the challenge we set ourselves up with for the year to host one get together per month, in an effort of opening up our home and our hearts more to our dear ones. After 9 parties since January, I have to say that the dining room challenge seemed like the perfect reason to skip this month. But I thought it would be better to host another get together, and take the stress out of it by making it a really simple get together. We thought about pizza in the park, but it’s a little cold here now, so it was a kitchen party for the win.
The menu was super simple. I put together a little veggies and dip…store bought dip, and chopping a few veggies. My friends asked if they could bring anything, and I got them to pick up the pizza on the way over. Does it get any easier than that?
For drinks, I served some apple cider in these sweet little bottles with the perfect fall leaf paper straws.
For desert, I picked up some yummy apple fritters -so, so good.
I also picked up some fresh, local apples.
And since it’s fall, and getting a little chilly, I made some hot chocoate, and set it up with some Gay Lea whipped cream -made with real cream, and sprinkles. Yum.
After lunch, I thought it would be fun to play Pie Face Showdown together -and it was!
The girls all loved the game, and the whole kitchen was full of laughs and giggles -from the grown-ups too. This game is perfect for a party, especially with the holidays approaching.
After The Pie Face Showdown, we painted some pumpkins.
We set up some paint, and glitter, and a few different kinds of pumpkins to choose from.
The girls made some very pretty pumpkins.
It was the perfect fall afternoon -despite the mess in the dining room; in fact because of the mess in the dining room. The easy, low prep, low key, fun, and simple, order pizza, and play a fun game, and drink hot chocolate and eat donuts and paint pumpkins was the PERFECT easy fall party!
So this weekend, have some friends over for pizza and doughnuts, and a game and pumpkins and enjoy fall, and friends. With an easy fall party with your favourite people, life really is a party!
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