Thanksgiving Celebration – Pie Bar {Party}

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When it comes to Thanksgiving celebrations, I feel like there are two types of families. The family that begins their sit-down feast promptly at 4pm, and the family that grazes all day to celebrate. My family has always leaned more towards the multi-course meal beginning late afternoon. I’ve found that by the time we have eaten our main meal however, no one is ready for dessert.

Thanksgiving Day Pie Bar

So, I thought this year, I might do a pie bar and combine a sit down dinner, and free for all buffet Thanksgiving celebration. This way family and friends can eat dessert whenever their stomachs will allow them. . . . or whenever the sweat pants come on.

Fabric cake topper on apple pie for Thanksgiving dessert bar

DIY pie platter using a gold candlestick

I pulled this pie bar together with things that I had around the house. One party styling tip I have is use what you have! Do you have a dresser, table, or desk that can serve as a buffet? I used a small tall table I have in my entry way for my pie bar. Do you have knick-knacks around the house? I typically have the old scale and books on my mantle, but I borrowed them for my pie bar. Lastly, one of my favorite things to use for party styling is candle sticks. I use candle sticks to make cake platters all the time! In fact, the ones I used for this pie bar are from Goodwill, and have probably been spray painted 10 different colors.

Fall dessert bar with apple and pumpkin pie

Instead of putting a tub of ice cream out, I put individual servings in vintage cut crystal glasses to make the table a bit more glam.

Individual ice cream servings in crystal champagne flutes

DIY garland made from doilies

To pull the whole look together, I made a simple “pie bar” sign using doilies and letter stickers and layered it over a fabric garland I had from another party.

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A pie bar would be a sure hit with your family and friends!!  Enjoy, and Happy Thanksgiving!

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Mindy is passionate about two things: kids and parties. She is a transplant from Northern California, but has called Phoenix her home for the last 4.5 years. Before moving to Phoenix, she taught elementary school for 8 years, and misses being in the classroom all the time. She is married to a man she fell in love with over blueberry pie, and mama to one little man named Grayson. He is the reason she gets up in the morning, and she can’t imagine life without him. She spends most of her time chasing after her 2.5 year old Tasmanian Devil, but daydreams about everything party. You can check out her blog, Mindy Alyse Celebrations for party inspiration and DIY tutorials. In her off duty time, she loves cooking, crafting, and watching BRAVO with a glass of wine in hand. Party on!

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