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You have to see the cake in this tailgating apple party! It is so realistic! Don’t miss the other fall-inspired inspirations in this party submitted by Brenda Byers of GreatStitch

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Tailgate Apple Picnic + Tailgating Party

Fall is such a splendid time of year and this party celebrates every facet of this, my favorite season: juicy sweet apples, outdoor location, harvest elements, scrumptious drinks, and autumn leaves. This party has it all!

The eye-catching party ideas and elements from this darling party include:

  • A darling and extremely realistic apple barrel cake
  • The bright and bold vintage red truck
  • Adorable apple sugar cookies
  • Caramel apples sprinkled with crumbled up apple chips
  • Favors of glass jars with snap lids filled with caramel
  • Baskets of florals and fall decor
  • And MORE!

Vendors:
Styling: Brenda and Rhonda Byers
Photography: Gypsy Canon
Apple Barrel Cake: All Things Cake Shop
Apple Cookies: The Last Course Bakery
Printables: Anders Ruff
Apple Book: Created By K Mah
Blown Glass Apple: Tazza Glass

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Carmel Apples Sprinkled with Carmel Apple Chips from a Tailgate Apple Picnic + Tailgating Party via Kara's Party Ideas | KarasPartyIdeas.com (29)

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Tailgate Apple Picnic + Tailgating Party Details:

This is what Brenda said about styling the party- “Our Apple Tailgate Party was today! With the sun shining brightly in the blue sky, Jenna climbed out of bed early on this crisp fall morning. She got dressed in her new party outfit from GreatStitch, picked up her basket for apples, and was eagerly pulling her mom’s hand as they walked toward the truck. What she found was a charming tailgate full of apples!

Every apple is a precious commodity–not just a link to the past, but a testament to someone’s determination and foresight to plant a tree…and then wait, and wait some more, then work harder than you could imagine you would need to work. Pruning, thinning, fertilizing and pest control (even the bird’s can be a problem in an orchard). In the end you get these marvelous apples. I had the privilege of growing up in an apple orchard with dozens of trees surrounding our house. So when it came time to do a Fall party for our little friend Jenna, I knew we just had to do an apple themed party–and I’m so excited to share it with you.

Look how great this cake is! It looks like an apple barrel! Right down to the staples! And who made that Apple Barrel cake you ask? Why none other than the talented All Things Cake Shop.

This gorgeous truck we parked at Roses, Inc, they have a whole farm dedicated to Roses. And she ships! Miss Karen is one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. She had an apple tree on her farm rose farm and she let us borrow it for this party.Once we had a tree, we needed a truck. And his truck is one of the best I have ever seen. Jerry at Jerry’s Auto Glass was kind enough to let us set up on his wood and chrome truck bed. We found him at a car show that they have every Tuesday night here in Tulsa at McAlester’s on 91st and Memorial. His was my favorite!

We started looking for apple accents…I do like to add subtle hints of color and found this gorgeous hand blown glass one at Tazza Glass!

During party time it is always fun to get the mail. The first package that came was cookies! Michele at The Last Course Bakery is such an artist with her frosting! I love the way she matched our inspiration fabric (the Dress Jenna has on) perfectly!

enna fell in love with this apple cut out of a book! She was trying to read it…she actually loved it that much! You can find them at Created By K Mah.

Don’t you love the joy on this kid’s face? It was one of the most fun parties we have done because of the happy kiddo! When we plan something, I like to start with the fabric first. I learned the hard way that you can’t just go out and match something. There are specific colors that the fabric world uses and you have to follow those rules or you might end up needing something that doesn’t exist! So when I found the apple fabric for this little dress I knew I hit the jackpot. How could you go wrong with apples having a funky plaid!

Anders Ruff does brilliant printables. The back to school designs were perfect for this party! She added the cross hatching like the fabric print. Plaid is everywhere this year. It’s much better I think with a little funkiness like she has done in these water bottle wraps. Printables add so much to any party!

Check out that truck engine! It sounds as tough as it looks!

We also used a quilt from my husband’s grandmother in this shoot. The leaves are stunning if you ask me!

We found these little pitchers at an estate sale and just knew they were perfect to put some caramel in to pour over the apples. It sure did come in handy!

I thought and thought about what to put on the apples. I do love a good caramel apple. I came up with the idea of using some dried apple chips on this project. We dipped the caramel in them after it was on the apple and it added a lovely layer of apple flavor.

The Rose Farm is behind the Apple tree…you can see just s few of her many varieties to choose from!

Is there anyone that doesn’t love a good fried apple pie? And they are gluten free! Now ya’ll know I had to include my prize winning apple pie!

Apple-partyApple-partyAnd what did we do with all these apples? We made apple butter! More about that later!

I love caramel marshmallows! We made them out of caramel candies. I will post that recipe later this week. But wow were they good in this layered with fried apples. They melted just enough to make it the bite like it was a cloud.

See that shine on Jerry’s truck? He did it all himself!

Love these Anders Ruff labels. They were perfect for our apple butter gifts!

Another new idea…we used Chex mix with Cinnamon on it to make a “puppy chow” mix. Just melt white chocolate and pour it over the Chex. We drizzled caramel over that. then added apple chips. Perfect snack!

A butterfly landed on Jenna’s pants. She was so excited! I was so impressed with GypsyCanon when I saw this! I know she is a great photographer. But to catch a butterfly landing on a kid? That’s awesome!

Caramel marshmallows…yep! We did that. Melting in the cider…oh boy. Can’t hardly stand the thought of that even now. It was so good…drizzle a little caramel over the top with those little pitchers…mighty nice!

To me it wouldn’t really be Fall without apples of some kind—apple crisp, apple pie, caramel apples, apple butter, fried apples and oh so much more. Those memories of fall apples gave us the theme for Jenna’s special Tailgate Apple Party.”

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