We invited some of next-door and across-the-street neighbors over for a little casual fall soiree last weekend and had a ton of fun out on our deck with our newly installed mega outdoor heater (you know, the ones that restaurants have on the patios–love this thing!). In summary of the party: Jazz. Kids laughing and mingling. Babies playing. Wine. Appetizer munching. Crisp, but not cold (thanks to the heater), fall breeze blowing. Pumpkin gazing. Tons of fun. More photos…
Simple food (above): tomato-basil bruschetta, little organic wine grapes, tapanade, crackers, cheese, fig spread, veggies (I refuse to call them crudite) and brownies!
I hate ice chests for beer storage. So, I devised a plan: Fill up a turkey roasting pan with ice!
Drinks for us, drinks for the kiddos.
Yes, the babies were fascinated with the plastic wine cups.
Cheap decor! I always snip my favorite plant, Autumn Joy (a sedum) to put in vases.