11.04.2014

Let's Gather Blog Hop | Stop 3

Welcome to the Let's Gather Blog Hop!  Thanks for hosting, Amanda!!!!  I hope y'all have been enjoying the wonderful fall inspiration along the way.  I'm STOP 3 on the tour.

For starters, I'll show you around my house...
This year, I kept it pretty simple--just a few pumpkins and gourds here and there.




Nothing to write home about, but it's fall-ish nonetheless!

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A few weeks ago, I hosted my annual Fall Scentsy Party.  More than anything, I just like having an excuse to have folks over and enjoy some good conversation and fall treats.

FALL PARTY MENU


Drinks:  Sparkling Apple Cider and Fruit Infused Water


Sparkling Apple Cider
(makes 1 gallon)
apple cider (I used Mussleman's) - about 3/4 of jug
sparkling water -fill the rest of the container
apple slices and dash of cinnamon for garnish


Sweet Pumpkin Dip
16 oz. Cool Whip
1 package of Vanilla Pudding (dry)
1 - 15 oz. can of pumpkin
1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together, chill, and serve with apple slices, graham crackers, ginger snaps, or vanilla wafers.



Savory Pumpkin Dip
find recipe HERE


Pecan Pie Muffins
find recipe HERE
**I added cream cheese icing to mine.




Halloween Trail Mix
Cheez-It crackers
Honey Nut Cheerios
Reese's Cereal
Salted Peanuts
Pretzel Sticks
Candy Corn
Indian Corn
Reese's Pieces

Directions:
Basically, just add the desired amount of each ingredient until you get the mix how you want it.  Pretty Simple!




Corn Dip
1-8 oz. can Mexican Corn (drained)
half of a 15 oz. whole kernel corn (drained)
16 oz. sour cream
1 package of dry Fiesta Ranch dip
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directons:
Mix all ingredients together, chill, and serve with tortilla chips.

**this dip is a crowd favorite!


Meatballs
A bag of frozen meatballs covered in Sweet Baby Ray's Cola-Q BBQ sauce, a dash of garlic salt, a little bit of water, and a spoonful of grape jelly.  Cook in the crock pot for a couple of hours until ready to serve.

FOOD TENT CARDS

For my party, I made little food tent cards for all of the dishes I served.  These are free for the taking...

[8X10 printable]

Printing suggestions:  print on white card stock, cut, and fold each card in half.

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I hope you've enjoyed this stop on the Let's Gather Blog Hop!  

Next stop (STOP 4):  Designs by Miss Mandee!  You're gonna love what she has made for you!!!!


14 comments:

  1. Leslie, your home is so beautiful and inviting! The little touches of Fall are so pretty. I bet all the food at your party was a big hit. I am sitting here trying to think of a reason to throw a party just to make all of this food!

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  2. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comNovember 4, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Your home is so lovely! And I love your party food line-up. It's such a good mix of dishes!

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  3. Amanda Craig HendersonNovember 4, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Leslie, I love all of the simple fall touches you put in your living room! You home is so pretty. And I can't wait to try your sparkling apple cider recipe. I'm a sucker for cider! The fall menu looked absolutely delicious!

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  4. Hi Leslie, love your house and all the fall touches. The fireplace looks super awesome with the large old window frame. I am on the look-out for something like that!!!! PINNING FOR SURE!!! xoxoxo Christine from Little Brags

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  5. Your treats look wonderful! It's always wonderful to have people over.

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  6. You are a hosting queen!! Love it all!!

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  7. I love a good party, Lisa!!!!! Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Thanks, Mandee!! nothing as cute as yours, but it'll do!

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  9. Thanks so much!!! I try to be the hostess with the mostest

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  10. Thanks, Christine. Means a lot coming from you. I love your home so much!!!!!

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  11. Thanks for coordinating this hop, Amanda. I had so much fun and loved all of the fall inspiration!!! Love you blog...your home is so beautiful!!!

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  12. Thanks, Cat!!! BTW, I loved the bunting you made at your mom's group. So cute (I think I saw it on Instagram.)

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  13. Thanks, Nikki! I have a blast hosting parties!!!

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  14. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comNovember 7, 2014 at 11:15 AM

    Thank you! It was super easy because one of the girls pre-cut all the burlap and twine for us and had all the supplies ready to go. It was really nice being able to craft without the challenge of my sons' little hands mixing in too!

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For our joy and His glory,

Leslie