When I couldn't find mulling spices for the cider, I improvised and it turned out so well that I wanted to share it with you! I used a quart of sweet cider, about 2/3 of a large can of pineapple juice, 4 cinnamon sticks, 8 whole cloves, some ground cinnamon, and 4 packs of this Alpine Spiced Apple Cider mix - boiled everything together, then let it simmer in the crockpot all day. Needless to say the house smelled amazing ~ if you are ever in a pinch and can't find mulling spices, try this!
After we ate and visited, we did some fall crafting!
These straw wreaths are under $4.00 at hobby Lobby, and the ribbon and picks were 50% off ~ a very economical project!
Even Madi made a little craft!
My sweet friend Jennifer brought me this adorable candle as a hostess gift and it smells sooo good! Madi had two of her little friends over for the evening, and she got a hostess gift as well - an adorable Halloween bow! So thoughtful!
We had so much fun we want to do it again at Christmastime! What a treat to celebrate the seasons with friends who enjoy them with you!