This fall harvest party was inspired by my partnership with Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Drink responsibly, ya lushes!
Ready or not, fall is here! And that means I can finally use my glitter corn stalks for good. They’re pretty much stakes so I’ve been using them as the first method of protection in my office against my husband, the master distractor. He’s always interrupting my workflow with kisses and adult beverages.
Definitely first world problems only my fellow in the groove grinders will understand.
Let’s talk harvest party.
FALL HARVEST PARTY DECORATIONS:
I used wooden crates to create different levels of interest on the main table, and to build the party favor ‘table’. It looks like your standard party favor area, but what you don’t see is the squirrel who got all up on the caramel apples before the party.
Mr. Squirrel had Michael running downstairs in nothing but a towel barking at him. For reasons unknown to normal folk, he thought barking was the most logical sound to make when tasked with scaring the squirrel. Not a loud yell. Not a bunch of claps. Barking. As in woof, woof, woof.
I can’t make this stuff up.
Note for my friends: None of you swapped juices with the squirrel. I found the nibble while I was cleaning up. Feel free to cancel any and all medical appointments.
Back to the stakes for a minute. If you look at the vertical crate with you super spy googles, you will see the foam I used to stand them up. I wasn’t playing. The cornstalks are actual weapons of mass destruction, guys.
And yes, I taped my plastic silverware so they would match the party. I can’t help myself when it comes to party details.
Especially when they include festive seats made of straw. Straw I managed to purchase and load into my car with a baby and toddler in tow, mind you. I even got some mad mom props from the cashier. Hashtag- superhero status.
But let’s talk food and drink.
FALL HARVEST PARTY FOOD:
To me, the menu for a fall harvest party should include grab and go grub like cornbread muffins,
Mini corn on the cob,
And heaping portions of potato salad and chicken.
Which I paired with Mike’s Hard Blood Orange and Mike’s Hard Smashed Apple Ale. Makes sense, right? Orchards… apples… seasonal… in a pumpkin wheel barrel… Details, guys.
Please note: You should pick up Mike’s Hard Blood Orange before it’s gone because it’s one the varieties with limited availability and flavor for days. You won’t be disappointed.
And don’t forget about the aforementioned caramel apples!
I used marshmallow treats for the party favors so our friends could take home straw on their bum and a tiny, edible bale of their own. They never made it that far, but at least I know my friends appreciate them almost as much as I do.
I’d tell you how many I ate while planning this harvest party but then I’d have to kill ya.
Some things are better left unsaid.
Friends. Food. Music. S’mores. It was a jolly good time full of drinking like responsible adults. It’s hard to believe how much my drinking game has evolved from my days in college. Motherhood is somethin’ else.
Happy fall, y’all!