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Fall Celebration, artichokes.

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Continuing our week, an amazing harvest party designed by Melanie of You are my fave.

This harvest celebration was styled using one of my absolute fall favorites, the artichoke. Featured from the invite to the centerpiece it made a showing in throughout the entire party design.

In her own words: I used inspiration from the farmer’s market and colorful produce germane to this time of year. Since I live in a small apartment, I asked my friends if I could use their backyard that has a huge tree with swooping branches perfect for hanging lights on.

They also have a garden abundant with tomatoes, peppers and squash. Natural décor for a harvest.

The tables were covered with textiles I found at a local fabric store, then set with white plates, patterned napkins and bottled sodas. The main focus was on the fresh produce centerpieces and of course the food. For a fun touch I hired a street vendor who cooked mini gyros, spicy tacos, vegetable sliders and bbq pork sandwiches.

For the favors, I sewed up some tote bags and placed takeaway items that you would find strolling the booths at a farmer’s market. This may need to become a yearly event.

Calligraphy done by Cathie
Invitation done by YeeHaw
Catering done by Gasto Cart

PS. A DIY for the amazing farm fresh centerpieces coming up later today!