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Fall Bridal Shower Ideas: Pumpkins and Jars!

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?

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19 Responses to Fall Bridal Shower Ideas: Pumpkins and Jars!

  • Megan @ Our PInteresting Family responds...
    October 29th, 2013 9:23 am

    Such a beautiful color palette for the shower. Everything looks great!


  • Liz @ Naptime Decorator responds...
    October 29th, 2013 9:28 am

    Everything looks beautiful, Joc!!! Well done:)


  • Courtenay @ The Creek Line House responds...
    October 29th, 2013 11:23 am

    You ladies totally outdid yourselves on that one! Those sandwiches made me hungry too!


  • Debbie responds...
    October 29th, 2013 12:24 pm

    I love fall weddings and all the white was so pretty. I especially liked your drinking station. Such a pretty set up!


  • keri @ shaken together responds...
    October 29th, 2013 12:45 pm

    GORGEOUS Jocie – I love the drink station and that food looked amazing!!


  • Shannon responds...
    October 29th, 2013 5:55 pm

    adorable decor! Love the drink station!!


  • Amanda @Dreamsicle Sisters responds...
    October 29th, 2013 8:48 pm

    Lovely! Everything looked fantastic!


  • Vanessa responds...
    October 29th, 2013 11:02 pm

    Such a gorgeous shower! Love all the white pumpkins!


  • Ashley responds...
    October 30th, 2013 4:07 pm

    This is so adorable! Seriously the cutest shower!

    And Apple Pie Moonshine is delicious!


  • Winnie responds...
    November 2nd, 2013 7:04 pm

    Everything looks soooooooooooooo wonderful!! You are very creative
    I think my favorite are the candles :)


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  • Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family responds...
    September 12th, 2014 9:10 am

    This is one of my favorite posts of yours. I love the white pumpkins, and that beverage station is just beautiful. It all looks great with your plate of walls.


  • Jennifer responds...
    September 17th, 2014 9:44 pm

    Looking for where you got the drink dispensers??? Love them! Gorgeous spread!!!


  • Melissa responds...
    July 22nd, 2015 2:26 pm

    Hi! These are amazing ideas! I’m planning a fall bridal shower too. Where did you get the falling in love labels? Thanks so much!!


  • Heather responds...
    August 12th, 2015 3:57 pm

    Love it!! Those little coffee packages…did your friend buy them like that or make them? I’ve been searching high and low for something similar! Would love to know where she got them…


  • Sarah @ Backwoods Babies responds...
    October 22nd, 2015 11:57 pm

    Not only does this look like a spectacular wedding shower, but I’m in love with using a crate to hold up the drink dispenser. I’ll be featuring this on an upcoming crate post. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies


    Jocie Reply:

    Thanks so much Sarah!


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