A Rustic Foodie’s Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

On most days, I would not consider my style anywhere along the descriptive terms: chic, country, or rustic.

But this week I make an exception for that. This week I am sharing with you my idea of a rustic, foodie’s dessert party. A party that is farm-to-table fresh, cooked and prepared with love, and boasts great company and delicious wine. I love the emphasis of salted caramel desserts lining a lace and burlap table, allowing guests to graze on delicious treats as they mingle with other attendees. The only thing that’s missing would be a handful of accent candle lights, in mason jars, of course, scattered around.

Keep in mind as you are enjoying this party idea board, that this set of inspirational images could easily translate to a birthday party theme, or even a wedding.

Here’s what I had in mind:

A Rustic Foodie's Dessert Party – Fall Edition {with salted caramel and lace}

Take a look at where I found each of these images for more information:

Salted Caramel Apple Snickers Cake – shared by Half Baked Harvest

Rustic Dessert Table – shared on Style Me Pretty

Fig Almond Tea Cake with Coconut Honey Glaze – recipe shared on Hungry Rabbit

Rustic Burlap Lace Birthday Invitation – created and sold by SunshinePrintables on Etsy

How To: Candy Feathers – tutorial shared on About.com

Lace and Twine Kraft Paper Favor Boxes – created and sold by AnnaLouAvenue on Etsy

Caramel Dipped Pears – recipe shared on Just Between Friends

Rustic Shabby Chic Pom Pom Décor – created and sold by pomtree on Etsy

Are you a caramel fan? Or do you prefer something more along the lines of chocolate to satisfy your sweet-tooth?


Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

Are you ready for autumn? I know here in Florida we don’t really get  the full effects of the season, and sometimes it’s just hard to have pumpkin flavored everything when it’s still 90+ degrees out you know?

Last year on my original blog, I shared a really fun post about hosting a pumpkin decorating party. I love those types of parties because literally ANYONE can go and participate. And there doesn’t have to be a birthday or wedding reception to happen.  Just a party for the sake of a party!

Today you will see my favorite ideas for hosting an apple dipping party. As always, anything I could find an original recipe, shop or tutorial for I always share below, so check them out!

Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

Candy Apple Dipping + Decorating Party Ideas

See the homes of all of these pretty pictures in their links below:

Give Thanks Caramel Apple Card – created by Penelope Poppy on Etsy

Apple Pie Caramel Apples – recipe shared by Miss Candiquik

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip – recipe shared on Betty Crocker

Candy Apple Dessert Bar – shared by A Peach of a Party

Mini Apple Dips – seen on this pin here

Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Slices – recipe shared by Chocoley

Chocolate and Bacon Covered Apples – shared by Little Chief Honeybee

Apple Wedges Dipping Station – seen on this pin here

Caramel Apple Dip – recipe shared on Big Oven by Amandahamblin


 What is your FAVORITE type of topping on a covered apple?