Fall Family Fun Series

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I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Katie, at MomFavorites.com today! As a wedding and event planner and stylist I usually blog about my events, entertaining and décor tips. However, this post allows me to step out of my normal comfort blogging zone and share my personal life with y’all!

Charlotte offers a variety of fall fun from apple picking, to pumpkin picking, to hay rides and animal petting farms, to hiking trails.

Once October hits, it’s all about pumpkin patches! Here’s a sneak peek from our recent pumpkin patch adventure at Hodges Farm in North Charlotte!

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Come on over to MomFavorites.com for more fall family fun ideas!

Happy Fall Y’all!

Sarah

Festival Fall Decor: Tablescape

Since Monday is the official first day of fall we are sharing some festive fall décor with you today.

Festive Fall Decor

The colors red, orange and brown usually come to mind when I think of fall décor.  However, don’t be afraid to mix it up with blue and green or even some pink and purple.  You can still be classic and elegant with being different!

Festive Fall Decor Tablescap

Use décor items that you already have but in a new way to showcases your fall tablescape. Such as this turquoise table runner over a burlap table runner.  Adding new décor items to your tablescape doesn’t have to break the budget. For example, these colorful branches of leaves we a great find at my local grocery store for under $10. Wondering what to do with all those apples you just picked? I used mine as centerpiece here.

Festive Fall Decor Tablescape

I love mixing high and low items such as my Villeroy & Boch china with Pottery Barn blue plates and my Target linen napkins.  The combination really makes the colors pop.

Fall Festive Decor Tablescape

While I am all about pumpkins, try using another vegetable like squash, which makes your tablescape unique and adds dimension with the various colors.

Festive Fall Decor Tablescape

Another easy décor item is switching out your candles.  I love how these gold and white striped candles look against the array of colors.  These candles were a hostess gift from my friend and fellow blogger Summer, Simply Stylings and they add just the right touch to this tablescape.

Happy Fall Y’all!

Credits

Styling, design and photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Burlap Table Runner – Hobby Lobby

Linen Napkins – Target

Blue Rope Plates – Pottery Barn

China – Villeroy & Boch

 

Fall Family Fun Series

Fall Fun

I’m thrilled to be guest posting for Katie, at MomFavorites.com, and today I’m giving you a teaser of my Fall Family Fun article. As a wedding and event planner and stylist I usually blog about my events, entertaining and décor tips. However, this post allows me to step out of my normal comfort blogging zone and share my personal life with y’all!

The beginning of a new school year has become the unofficial welcome of fall for many of us. The smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, apples, and spice fill the air and we welcome the crisp mornings and chilly nights.

Charlotte offers a variety of fall fun from apple picking, to pumpkin picking, to hay rides and animal petting farms, to hiking trails.

Our first stop is always the Yiasou Greek Festival, which is the first weekend in September located in Dilworth at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.  The Greek Festival is rated the best festival in Charlotte, and we agree!  We’ve been going for a few years now as a family and have figured out Sunday is the best day to go for several reasons: It’s as crowded and usually you can find someone handing out free tickets. The kids love riding on the rides and the food is too delicious to pass up! The outdoor vendors are our favorite, especially the spanakopita and lamb gyro!

Greek Fest

As a native Ohioan living in Charlotte I miss the apple picking days of my childhood. However, just outside of Charlotte there is one apple picking farm that is perfect for a Saturday morning activity with the family.

Carrigan Farms, just outside of Charlotte in Mooresville, is the best place in the area to go apple picking. After apple picking we enjoyed the delicious apple cider and watching the bees make honey.  You can also pay a small fee for a hayride tour of the farm. However, unlike other areas in the country, apple picking season in the Charlotte area is very short, August 31-End of September.

Apple Picking

For more Fall Family Fun check back here on October 10 or hop on over to MomFavorites.com for my full article, including pumpkin patch round up!