It’s Time to Celebrate Fall

It’s fall so enjoy this wonderful fall inspiration that Katie from Katie Grace Design created for The City Cradle’s fall celebration challenge.

Here is how Katie describes it.

In her words: This Fall celebration embodies everything that I think of with this season, earthy components like pinecones, hay bales, raffia and grapevine; the colors and flavors of pumpkin and cinnamon; and the comfort of having something warm to drink on a brisk night.

One of my favorite parts of this celebration was the Hot Tea Bar a.k.a the “Falling Tea Leaf Bar”.  I designed a tree with natural colored Manzanita branches. I got several different flavors of tea and took the individual tea bags and wrapped them with orange burlap. Each tea bag was labeled with the flavor in the bag and then they hung throughout the tree.

All of the desserts were made with pumpkin or cinnamon and really represented the comforting flavors of the season. I made pumpkin trifle that I layered in individual mason jars with labels that were designed for the top of each jar.

For the cupcake stand in the center I stacked two different size hay bales wrapped in strips of orange fabric on top of one another. The cupcake toppers were designed by taking natural colored pinecones, spray painting them orange and gluing them on different sizes and shapes of grapevine sticks. The cupcake wrappers were simple yet rustic, using brown paper and tying raffia around each one.

My dessert table centered around the pine-cone chandeliers that I designed and made for this specific event. I made multiple strands of pine-cone garland and orange mum garland to hang from natural grapevine wreaths. I love the way they turned out and how they really set the mood for the entire celebration.

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  1. Such an honor to be recognized here! THanks for the compliments and for the feature! Stay tuned next week for more details and tutorials with this celebration 🙂