Hosting a Fall Crawl


A couple of years ago, we got several neighbors together for a fall crawl. What is that you may ask? A progressive dinner done in the fall with a fun name! Of course, you could fashion this however you want. It could be a Fall Crawl just for different signature drinks and nibbles at each house, or a wine and cheese pairing at each house. We chose the progressive dinner idea. On our couple blocks, there were probably 10 to 12 homes. We chose 3 of the houses to host everyone. The first stop was appetizers, second stop was main course and third stop was dessert. All hosts had wine and drinks. You could ask everyone to contribute different food items to each host or have each guest bring a bottle of wine.

I hosted the main course with was soup - one of my family recipes of Pasta Fagiolo - pronounced "Fazool." It is a hearty Italian soup made with sausage, pancetta, and beans. Silly me only took a picture of the sign and not the soup!

Here is the sign again sitting next to a soup tureen which was purchased for $3 at a thrift store. I so enjoy doing the pretty of events. Give me a choice to cook or make pretty and I will make pretty every time!

pomegranates, sunflowers, and mini pumpkins make this festively fall...

Here is another pretty play for a candle display. Green beans to me symbolize bounty or harvest which ties into the fall theme. The orange ribbon dresses it up a bit.