Fall is hands down my most favorite season. Summer is great too, but it tends to be a little too warm for me here in SoCal. Fall is about perfect weather, cute outfits, comfort food, and festivities. This year I started a tradition of doing fall gatherings. I am all about traditions. I have my yearly pumpkin patch adventure with my bestie and I used to host yearly Halloween parties (skipped last year because I had my birthday party so close to Halloween). In short, I am obsessed with fall, and what better way to welcome my favorite season than to gather my friends for a fall tea party.
Invites. I created this invite on my iPad using Procreate. I sent it as a video to my girlfriends, and it was a hit. Remember to send invites 2-3 weeks out to allow for your guests’ schedules.
Vibe. For the tablescape, I purchased some mini pumpkins of different kinds and oak leaves and laid them out on the table. Candles did the double duty of warding off insects + adding warmth to the setup.
Food. I made a cheese board, egg tea sandwiches, sausages, bacon, and biscuits with cream cheese and guava jam. It doesn’t sound like much, but we were so full by the end of it.
Drinks. I first served loose leaf earl grey tea with mimosas, but when the prosecco ran out, we resorted to adding Kahlua to our tea and it was a whole mood.
Activities. After we ate, we did a little faux terra-cotta diy project. The best tutorial I found is linked here. We had so much fun painting even though it was kind of messy. After all that, we then headed to a garden by my house to browse plants then ended at a local restaurant known for chill vibes and seafood.
This could possibly be one of the best gatherings I have ever thrown. Not because it was the fanciest (it was not), but because I had so much fun. And at the end of the day, that’s really what mostly matters.