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10.13.2015

fifth annual harvest party + some party tips

We wrapped up our fifth annual harvest party this weekend, and dare I say it was the best one yet?
With the least amount of pictures.

We scooted up the date by a couple of weeks {need I remind you of last year's party} and had the most beautiful day.
There was easily over 100 people in attendance, and it was so much fun!

Can I just recommend that any of you throwing a big party always have a bounce house/slide present.
This is the first year that we've done it, and it was the best decision of my life…
I mean my farmer and children are awesome, but this bounce house was amazing.
I only saw my children when they ran over to ask for another cake pop.

Speaking of...
I whipped up a couple batches of cake pops {less than normal for this event}, and they were delicious as usual. Good thing since that was literally the only thing my boys ate all night - until I forced them to eat a meal after everyone left.
If you would like to know how to make the perfect cake pops, check out my detailed tutorial with poorly lit photos HERE.

 Did I mention we had a bounce house? 
Yes. Yes I did.
It was actually more like a castle.
Best babysitter ever.
I only managed to snap a few pics pre-party, but throw in a huge crowd of people to this picture, and you have yourselves the best get together ever.
Seriously, I love getting to spend time, chat, and catch up with all of our neighbors and friends and family.
In addition to those cake pops I also made chili and baked potatoes for the whole lot.
I usually just do the chili, which is actually super easy {if you don't almost cut the tip of your finger off while opening cans… seriously it was bad… I won't open another can unless I'm wearing this leather gloves}.
Those potatoes though - this year the gals who did the potatoes in the past couldn't.
Let's just say if they can't next year, we may only have chili.
Scrubbing 100 potatoes straight outta the field is no joke.
And then to stab, oil, and foil them… it's a job.
If you are curious how long it took, it was about the same amount of time that it takes to assemble an IKEA dresser - bless my farmer for finally doing that for the babies room!
We threw those potatoes into a big galvanized tub, set out the chili, and let the table fill up with all sorts of goodies from our guests.
 The party seemed like a breeze this year compared to the past, and I think it's because we didn't have to worry about hot drinks or fire pits.
It's amazing what a couple of weeks can do.
Instead, we just threw a crap load of beverages into some ice and called it a night.
 To top off the party - a caramel apple bar is always a hit! 
Maybe after you buy yourself a bounce house for your next party, put together a caramel apple bar. 
These tips are priceless friends!
Obviously missing from this picture is the crockpot full of gold.
Needless to say we had an awesome night, and love the people that we are surrounded by… even if we rarely see them all.

Until next year!


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6 comments:

  1. What a fun party! You always throw the best parties, seriously. And that my friend is a lot of potatoes! My hands hurt just thinking about scrubbing them!

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  2. This looks so fun! Harvest party? Awesome! And that caramel apple bar sounds delicious!

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  3. This sounds AMAZING. Absolutely love it.

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  4. I love that you did the party earlier this year, and I have to know what you did to make the caramel in the crock pot!

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  5. What a great idea! I would love to throw a fall party like this on our little farm. Major kudos to you for hosting these when you're pregnant!

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