Here’s what the table looked like. I started out with a brown table runner with leaf cut outs. I then placed mum’s in a carved out pumpkin and added some pumpkin branches from Trader Joe’s. I found these amazing glasses with fall leaves around the rim from The Dollar Store (Such a deal!) I added some gold sequined pumpkins and beautiful bronze candles both from TJ Maxx to place on a table runner. I completed the look by wrapping a festive garland around the center of the table and sprinkled some table confetti around. (You never have enough sparkle!)
Here’s my friend Joseph with homemade pumpkin pie oatmeal in a pumpkin. I saw this idea on Pinterest and had to try it out! I used steel cut oats and mixed in a can of pumpkin puree and added a little cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin pie spice. Super simple, but so delicious!
To dress the silverware, I attached a leaf to a red napkin and tied a twine bow around it. All materials were bought at Michael’s.
I asked my friend Joe, who is our resident bartender to create a special drink for the event, so he put his own spin on “The Pumpkin Patch.” Click here for a similar recipe. This is a tricky drink to make and might not come out right the first time, so make sure you do a trial run if you are planning on serving it! It had the perfect hint of pumpkin to it and was the perfect compliment to the brunch.
Making these was one of my favorite parts of pumpkin brunch! I found the idea for “Pumpkin Caramel Apples” on bakingdom.com and I just had to try it out! My roommates and I had just gone apple picking, so I used our fresh, farm-picked apples and dipped them in the homemade caramel sauce that I dyed orange with a few drops of food coloring. I then filled a plastic bag with orange frosting to pipe out the lines of the pumpkin. I tied some green string around the stick and voila! I brought these out at the end of brunch and everyone went wild! They were the perfect finishing touch to a our wonderful new tradition. Can’t wait til next fall!