Fall Bridal Shower Ideas: Pumpkins and Jars!

by Jocie Hagan (email Jocie) | | September 9, 2014 | 19 Comments »

Need some great fall bridal shower ideas? Well, one of my really friends, Christy (old roomie from after college but before I got married) got married last year to a really amazing guy, which is only fitting since she is a really amazing woman. I helped throw a shower in her honor, along with several of the other bridesmaids. We wanted to pay homage to her fall wedding with lots of pumpkins, candles, fall flowers, burlap, and fall foods! We all had a wonderful time, and most of all, I hope she felt really loved and celebrated. 

*This post originally ran in October of 2013, but its a fave of mine, so I hope you enjoy it too!

Pumpkins, Candles, and Burlap

I was in charge of decorations and was excited to go a bit overboard on pumpkins, candles, and burlap! 

White Pumpkins and Candles - One Project Closer

I also made burlap bunting and burlap runners for the tables. Super simple but very pretty.

Burlap bunting from One Project Closer

For the centerpieces on the table, I painted ball jars in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Old White and my friends Amy, the green thumb of the group and floral artist, created beautiful arrangements with fall flowers.

Bar Jars and Flowers - One Project Closer

For the drink table, in addition to pumpkins and candles, I added white roses and a pretty bird. The bird I bought unfinished from Michael’s, painted it in ASCP Old White, covered it in Chalkboard Paint from DecoArt, and added a little ribbon.

Chalkboard Painted Birdie from One Project Closer

Flowers and Pumpkins from One Project Closer

Gwen, my super organized and sweet friend, was in charge of party games and favors. Christy loves coffee, so in fitting with the theme, Gwen bought these adorable favors!

Falling In Love Party Favors - One Project Closer

Fall Party Food

My friend, Leila is the chef of the group! She cooks like nobodies business and always cooks to feed an army. She certainly did not disappoint!

Three different sandwiches: ham, brie and apple sandwiches, turkey fig tea sandwiches with cranberry chutney, and salmon and cucumber sandwiches.



Cheese!!! Need I say more?

Cheese Platter - One Project Closer

Leila fought this super cute idea on Pinterest (sorry, I wish I had the source) – individual veggie cups with fall colors!

Individual Veggie Cups - One Project Closer

Leila brought tons of cookies, an apple tart, and I make my Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip cupcakes.

Pumpkin Cinnamon Chip Cupcakes - One Project Closer

Here’s the food table all together – pretty impressive, I think! 🙂

Fall food and party ideas - One Project Closer

Fall Drinks and Ball Jars

Maybe I have a Ball Jar addiction, but it turned out super cute!

Water and Tea Drink Dispensers from Fall Party from One Project Closer

My sister passed along a recipe she found online for apple pie moonshine. Super yummy served warm. My special twist – I re-used the Martinelli’s apple juice jar to give it a vintage look.

Wine and Apple Pie Moonshine - One Project Closer

Drink Table for Fall Party - One Project Closer

Congratulations, Christy!

All this was for a wonderful friend, Christy who is a wise, gentle woman who loves Jesus and chose a man to have a lifetime of friendship and love! I wish you both all the best!!!

Fall Bridal Shower Ideas - One Project Closer

What do you think? What great fall bridal shower ideas do you have to share?

As Always, thanks for reading,

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