The real day isn't until Thursday, but this past weekend, I hosted a Fall Harvest-themed birthday party for myself! Over the past few years, it's become a bit of a tradition for me to throw a themed party, have a feast and invite folks over to play board games. It's simple, but I find everyone really enjoys it and it's super recession-friendly! Here's some pics from the party:
I picked up these gorgeous dahlias and foliage from The Fresh Market and added some guinea feathers I bought from a craft store. Those candles, by the way, were amazing and didn't drip at all! Dreams do come true.
I was excited to decorate with my pear collection, which I started after my NaNa died. She collected pear jewelry.
The ingredients are simple: apple cider + Pinnacle Pumpkin Pie Vodka + tonic. It is delicious and the Pinnacle vodka, while not super pumpkin-y, disappears and makes the drink sweet and easy to enjoy.
Irish stew, which is seriously the way to a man's heart if your man is anything like my Sean.
I also made a batch of my smoked gouda mac and cheese, this time swapping bacon for chives.
The night included presents (yay!) and hilarious games of Apples to Apples and Balderdash. The food was all GONE, so I think I can call this year's party a success.