Oct 6, 2010

Fall Bridal Shower

My cousin's daughter is getting married next month, so we hosted a fall bridal shower for her. Everything was a big hit including the mini caramel apples and mini pumpkin tarts.

I made a fireplace banner with their new last name.  The pumpkin centerpiece was a huge hit.

Personalized cupcake picks with the bride's new initials.

Apple Punch
Apple Punch Recipe
  • 1 (32 fluid ounce) bottle apple juice, chilled
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can frozen cranberry juice concentrate
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 liters ginger ale
  • 1 apple


  1. In a large punch bowl, combine apple juice, cranberry juice concentrate and orange juice. Stir until dissolved, then slowly pour in the ginger ale.
  2. Thinly slice the apple vertically, forming whole apple slices. Float apple slices on top of punch.

I sewed some flags in fabric that matched the fireplace banner.  Veggie Bars - YUM!
Veggie Bars

2-8oz cans crescent rolls
2-8oz pkg. softened cream cheese
¼ c mayo
1 envelope Hidden Valley original salad dressing
1 med. green pepper, chopped
1-8oz pkg. shredded cheddar jack cheese
¾ c coarsely chopped broccoli  
¾ c chopped mushrooms
¾ c chopped carrots
*You may also use or substitute onion, cauliflower, celery, or red pepper.

* Unroll crescent roll dough.
* Place in a lightly greased 15x10x1 in. jellyroll pan, pressing edges and perforations together to line the bottom of the pan.
* Bake at 350 for 7 mins. or until browned.
* Cool
* Combine softened cream cheese, mayo and ranch in mixing bowl.
* Beat with electric mixer on med until smooth.
* Spread evenly over crust.
*Combine veggies and shredded cheese, then sprinkle over cream cheese mixture.
* Cover and chill 8 hrs or longer.
* Cut into bars.

Mini PumpkinTarts
Mini Pumpkin Tarts 
  • 15 pack of mini phylo shells (I used Athens brand)
  • 2/3 cup of Pumpkin from the can
  • 1 cup Canned whipped cream (or whip your own cream).
  • 1/3 of a box (a little over 1 oz) French vanilla pudding mix.
  • Pumpkin pie spice.
Take you mini phylo shells out of the freezer 15 minutes before you put pumpkin in them.
Add 2/3 cup Pumpkin and 2/3 cup whipped cream together and whisk until smooth.
Add 1 oz pudding mix to pumpkin and whisk together until smooth.
Put about a teaspoon in each phylo shell, you can also put the pumpkin in a plastic bag and cut a little bit off the corner and squeeze the contents out into the shells.
Add a little of whipped cream on top.
Sprinkle a little pumpkin pie spice on top

Mini Caramel Apples

Mini Caramel Apples

  • 4-inch lollipop sticks
  • Melon baller
  • Granny Smith apples (one apple makes about 8 mini apples)
  • Butterscotch or peanut butter chips
  • Chopped nuts, nonpareils, sprinkles, shredded coconut (optional)
  • Small paper candy cups
  1.   First, cut the lollipop sticks in half at an angle (the pointy end will go into the apple pieces easier). With the melon baller, scoop little balls out of the apple. Each ball should have a section of apple peel. Push half of a lollipop stick into the peel of each ball. Pat the apple pieces dry.
  2.   Melt the chips according to the package directions. Dip and swirl the mini apples in the melted chips, then roll the apples in nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, or coconut, if desired. Place the mini apples in paper candy cups to set.

Martha's tissue paper pom poms!


The Stiffs said...

Gorgeous.Love it!

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

What a fun theme!!! I am planning to make some mini-caramel apples as a treat for the boys this weekend!!

Rumour Miller said...

Fall themes are so much fun!

I need to check out your Etsy store again.

Mindy said...

Seriously - I will be back to steal that mini caramel apple recipe yum-o!
The shower looks like it turned out great!!!!

mark lawrence said...

You have shared amazing information about bridal shower. Few months ago, arranged my cousin’s bridal shower at one of exquisite venues in Houston. Decorated entire venue with beautiful flowers and arranged a grand event.