Two worlds collided at the fall party I recently hosted at my favorite gift and floral store in Dallas: My favorite shop and some of my favorite girls. The T Shop in Lakewood was generous enough to welcome the Circle Seven Five ladies and me into the shop for a hostess gift-making party!
We started the fall festivities with a themed cocktail party, where I served a variety of appetizers and a signature drink. The space didn’t call for a full dinner, but the event was at 6 p.m. on a weeknight, so I didn’t want the CSF ladies to leave hungry! Some of the girls were only acquaintances, so I wanted to make sure there was an assortment of snacks to accompany the libations.
I came up with a tasty and festive menu that was an absolute hit amongst the girls!
The CSF ladies enjoyed their drinks and bites while mingling and shopping around the store for fun birthday or hostess gifts. The store owner’s daughter, Kiley, and I then gave a fun presentation to the girls about how to give the perfect hostess gift. We talked all about when gifts are appropriate, what types to give, and how you can personalize it for each hostess.
Following the presentation, the fabulous T-Shop mother-daughter duo taught us how to create the perfect festive pumpkin flower arrangements to give as a hostess gift. We all then got to make our own to practice and bring home! All of the girls had so much fun laughing and getting to know each other better as we designed our arrangements.
If you’re looking for a way to connect guests who may not know each other, something interactive like this is perfect! Showing your creative side and making adorable gifts to take home (and maybe a drink or two) are sure-fire conversation starters! :)
We ended the night enjoying a final cocktail and some more shopping with all of our new friends. The evening was an absolute blast and complete success! Thank you so much to the T Shop for hosting us and to the wonderful Circle Seven Five ladies for coming!
What People Ate
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup Shooters || Cranberry and Brie Pecan Tarts ||Caprese Bites || Pumpkin Gouda Dip || Turkey and Havarti Sandwiches
What People Drank
Sparkling Spiced Apple Cider Cocktail
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes || Caramel Apple Cheesecake
Pumpkin Flower Arrangements
Activities / Games
Make your own pumpkin flower arrangements