Here are Autumn party ideas including the pretty table that Cindy set, party favors that I brought, boot trends, and a Citrus Olive Oil Cake that was a hit at our house. I also have a gift guide that practically everyone can use.
Cindy Hattersley had a fun celebration for us at her new home in Salinas, CA this week. She invited seven ladies who actually all met online in the blogging world! (Online dating works). In fact, Annie Diamond was the first blogging “real life” friend that I made when we met close to ten years ago!
It’s Five Fave Time…and don’t forget to check out what Annie and Cindy have for us too!
Aren’t the gourds on the table colorful….and such a pretty cake from Cindy’s local bakery. I’m wearing that Anthro skirt from a recent post. There are still some sizes available in regular and petite.
1. Autumn Table With Party Favors
I bought these small matches in a bottle along with a scented candle (similar). On the tags, I put personalized messages to each guest, like for Kim “You fire up positivity” and for Annie “You spark creativity everywhere.”
2. Boots: Lug-Soled
The day after the party, I wore this comfortable outfit. This is in Cindy’s back yard. I’m wearing a super soft Madewell cardigan, Gap Tee shirt, skinny jeans, and the lug soled booties that my family gave me for my birthday. They are really comfortable and will be great for walking around San Francisco or when traveling and walking on cobblestones in cooler months.
3. Boots: Combat
4. Lemon Poppy Olive Oil Cake
My hairstylist told me about this Citrus Poppy Seed Olive Oil Cake from Eye Swoon. So I made it and it was a hit!
We wrapped it up and it stayed moist for a few days (until it was gobbled up).
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5. Gifts Everyone Can Use
I just ordered personalized stationery from Minted for myself and thought what a great gift it would be for anyone on my list. It comes in a nice box that would only need a ribbon to wrap. Lots from which to choose and it came quickly! You can order Bombas slippers in Father or Mother toddler sets. They have gripper soles and for every pair purchased one is donated to someone homeless.
Our son, Thomas loves this hot chocolate with practically homemade marshmallows. You may have seen my knitted blue throw (lots of colors)…we all love how cozy it is. We are going to be doing some driving over the holidays and I think this neck massager would be nice to have in the car…or while watching television.
People are saying to shop early due to supply chain lags. Do you have any gifts that you think are great this year?
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Let’s see what Annie and Cindy’s Five Faves are this week: