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It’s November and Fall is in full spring! Why not celebrate the change of seasons with a Harvest Pie Party? Fall is all about turning over a new leaf, how about sharing some love with Random Acts of Kindness and #ShareTheJoyOfPie?
How to Plan a Harvest Pie Party with Marie Callender’s Fruit Pies
I love love love pie, I mean I really do. I don’t eat it as often as I’d like, but I do have my share during the Holidays! I have always loved Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies, they are so delicious! I haven’t had one in a long time since there’s isn’t a Restaurant near me, so naturally, I was excited to see that you can bake your own at home! This is a huge game changer, people! My holiday entertaining just got that much easier! Today, I’m sharing how you can share the joy of pie with a Harvest Pie Party this Holiday season, it is after-all, better to give then to receive!
Before we dive into the pie, let’s start with the decor. Every Harvest party needs a theme, so why not a country Harvest theme? Just like the Marie Callender’s restaurants, but at home! Start by collecting your Pumpkins, Apples, assorted fruit, burlap, wood, chalkboards, baskets and leaves!
I like to use fake fruits in my parties, you can use them time and time again for all kinds of themes! I especially like these over-sized apples and pears!
Fill some fruit baskets with paper shred and add either fresh or fake fruit! Bring the outside in by using burlap overlays for the tablecloth and accent with burlap owls and pumpkins.
Carry on the rustic theme with a wooden chalkboard and label the pies with chalkboard blocks!
You can’t have a Harvest party without fall leaves. Hang an inexpensive leaf garland in fall colors.
Rustic shelving and ceramic leaf bowls make great table decor. Add some easy DIY Felt Apple Coasters for your guests to use and some rustic LED Candles to add warmth.
If you don’t have a lot of Fall themed decor, borrow from friends or family! I borrowed several items from my Mom, including these big apples made from wood curls, aren’t they awesome? My mom always has the best decorations, I love “shopping” her house for fun extras.
Small little accent pieces bring more fall warmth, like this little pine-cone pumpkin!
You can’t have a Pie Party without plenty of pies! Bake up several varieties! The small Marie Callender’s pies are perfect for pie parties!
Deconstruct a few pies for “Pies on the Go”, I’m sharing how easy it is below.
Be sure to set out some glasses for the Milk! These dairy milk glasses are perfect for rustic themes!
How To Bake the Perfect Marie Callender’s Pie
Baking the perfect Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pie is the key to a successful Pie party! Heat the oven to 400 degrees and carefully wrap the crust edge with aluminum foil to prevent it from burning. No one wants burnt pie crust!
Party Plan-It Tip:
Baking several varieties? Keep tabs on your pies by adding a mark on the aluminum foil with a permanent marker. I used P for peach, A for Apples and so forth.
Place your pies in the oven and bake them for 45 minutes.
Pie-Cycling – Pie It Forward Pie Box
While your pies are baking, why not create some Pie party favor boxes for your guests to take pie home?
What you will need:
- Empty Pie Box
- Scrapbook Paper
- Craft Brush
- Hole Punch
- Printable Pie It Forward Tags/Stickers
Start by carefully deconstructing the pie box and wipe the inside down with a damp cloth.
Next, place the scrapbook paper and the pie box facedown. Following the crease lines in the box, create matching crease lines in the scrapbook paper. The easiest way to match the lines is to fold the box with the paper on top of it, folding both at the same time.
Starting with one section at a time; with a craft brush, add a generous layer of Decoupage.
Match up the creases on the scrapbook paper and press down to remove wrinkles.
Then cut around the box, trimming the excess paper.
Glue the two front corners making the box into a traditional pie box.
Glue the back corners.
Add your pie then print and cut out the FREE Pie It Forward Tags. Glue one on the inside of the top lid.
Secure the box with some twine and add an another Pie It Forward tag! Now your pie is perfect for sharing the joy of pie!
Pie-Cycling – Pie on the Go
Food is just better and cuter in a jar! I love mason jars and wanted to create a couple of easy no-mess “Pie on the Go” for guests to enjoy while mingling.
What you will need:
- Marie Callender’s® Dessert Pies
- Mason Jar
- Chalkboard Tag w/ Twine
- Nutmeg (optional)
With a spoon, mix up the pie combining the crust with the fruit. Then simply scoop the pie into the Mason Jar. Add a generous helping of Reddi-wip directly into the jar and sprinkle nutmeg on top.
Next, add a tag and that’s it! You have an adorable “Pie on the Go”!
You can find the Marie Callender’s Pies and Reddi-wip at Walmart. The Reddi-wip is by the Dairy section and the Pies are in the Frozen Dessert Aisle.
Looking for more fun recipe ideas with Marie Callender’s Pies and Reddi-wip? Check out the recipe HUB!
How will you Share the Joy of Pie this Holiday season?