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Fall celebration, pumpkin

*Welcome to our fall celebration challenge. This weeks posts will feature a few of my favorite event designers & their visions for fall seen through a handcrafted celebration. Enjoy the inspiration and share why you love their work by leaving a comment below- you could even win something rad, details here.

Fall inspiration is abundant in this beautiful pumpkin centered celebration that Katie from Katie Grace Designcreated.

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.

Photography by Kristen Hartness

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  1. Amazing creativity! I vote for Katie!! All the details are so special and I love the colors and patterns. I’m getting the recipe for those pumpkin trifles off of her website.

  2. Wonderful!!!

    Loved the mini pumpkin pies, the pumpkin trifle in mason jars, the tea bar, the hay bales….everthing! It looks wonderful and very inviting. Great job Katie!

  3. All of these are super cute and great ideas but I seriously love the hot tea bar! We are planning a kids halloween party and bon-fire. The hot tea bar is the perfect idea for the adult table! Not only is it cute, but it’s a fun little thing that I think the moms would enjoy as they expeirment with different spices and all. Thanks for sharing all of this inspiration!

  4. Katie, this is absolutely breath-taking! Everything is just stunning…..the pinecone chandeliers, the orange and white polka dot fabric around the bales of hay, the beautiful tablecloth….everything!!! I love the hot tea bar and the jars of pumpkin trifles…oh yum!!!

  5. Katie, it all looks amazing! Way to go! You’ve definitely gotten me in the mood for all things Fall!! Now, if only it weren’t 90 degrees still in Texas. :) Love everything you did!

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