The Beginnings of Ciderfest!

I love to throw parties. I love to throw parties and I absolutely love the fall. So, this year I decided to throw “Ciderfest!” – a celebration of all things autumnal!

I tend to be a bit obsessive, wanting everything to look straight out of a magazine (don’t we all?), but there’s no need to spend lots of money to get a great looking display! I simply used what I had around the house from previous celebrations to pull together a festive look on a budget (which was zero!).

Special thanks to …in the Queen City for letting me use the photos! I was too busy entertaining to think to take any! Check her out at www.inthequeencity.com!

An old soda crate makes a perfect base to elevate items like casseroles, flowers, and even beer!

An old soda crate makes a perfect base to elevate items like casseroles, flowers, and even beer!

I love mismatching chairs and benches around a big table – everyone can pick their favorite spot!

I love mismatching chairs and benches around a big table – everyone can pick their favorite spot!

You can just never have enough dessert!

You can just never have enough dessert!

And at night, we cut the lights on! String lights always provide the perfect ambience!

And at night, we cut the lights on! String lights always provide the perfect ambience!

Here are my sweet guys, resting on the job, per usual!

Here are my sweet guys, resting on the job, per usual!