Happy Fall!

The boys and I celebrated the beginning of Fall with a Caramel Apple Party! We're still waiting for fall weather here, but ever since I first heard of this party theme last fall, I started thinking of fun ideas. To keep it fun and minimize the chaos, both of my boys chose just three of their favorite buddies to invite over.
On the menu: -Bacon, Apple, Cheddar Quiche -Apple Streusel Muffins -Chicken Salad Croissant Sandwiches (with apples and pecans) -PB&J sandwiches for the kids, shaped like apples -Apple slices with caramel cream cheese dip
To drink: -Hot spiced apple cider -Chilled apple cider -Coffee (I searched for caramel apple creamer, but couldn't find it... bummer) -100 % apple juice boxes for the kids
Sweet Treats: -Red apple cupcakes -Green apple cupcakes -Red apple cookies -Red apple cake pops inspired by Bakerella
Apple Craft for the kids: Caramel apple making was the main event. I invisioned sticky, gooey messiness, but thanks to the kids being well-occupied with the train tracks upstairs in the toy room, they came downstairs at different times so it was easy to help them make their sweet apple creations. And no party would be complete without party favors! I was going to have them stamp their own favor bag with apples dipped in paint, but since it was too hot to do that outside and I couldn't handle having all those little ones with paint inside, the bags were plain. They were filled with yummy apple inspired treats. And moms deserve party favors too!
There were plenty of fun little details, but my favorite detail of them all is this apple drawing that welcomed our guests on the front door, drawn by my 4-year old party co-host Samuel. Happy Fall everyone!


  1. What a great idea! We are having a apple party too! I have been working on my caramel recipe. Tried twice now and neither have stuck to the apples. Do you have a recipe you would like to share? The party looks beautiful!

  2. I too was searching for the perfect recipe... I ended up using the recipe on the back of the Kraft caramels recipe and surprisingly, it worked perfectly!! We put the apples on a tray lined with parchment paper and sprayed lightly w/Pam for about 20 minutes or so, then put them in cellophane bags w/ribbon. They don't stick on the bag when you take them out. Have fun at your apple party!! Your blog is adorable!

  3. Thank You Laurie! I will give that a try. Thank you also for the cute idea to package them! Have a wonderful weekend!