Almost without warning, fall has arrived. With the vibrant colors of falling leaves, crisp autumnal air, harvest festivals, and rich flavors of the season… it should come as no surprise that this just might be our favorite season! One of our beloved pastimes is heading to the orchard for a day of apple picking with friends. With help from the entertaining experts at Rue La La, we’ve dreamt up the perfect fall day… ending, of course, with a fabulous cocktail party with friends.

After an afternoon of apple picking, stop by the farmers’ market for fresh cheeses, charcuterie, and bread… finding flavors that will complement your apple-inspired cocktails. Rue La La’s selection of serveware—including rich wood cheeseboards, the Artland ice bucket, and the Fortessa serving trays—will make your party look the part. (Also, how cute is this screen-printed tea towel?) For beverages, we’re longing for crisp apple martinis, apple-pomegranate bourbons, and apple-rosemary spritzers. And for the kiddos? A spiced-cider should do the trick!

Rue La La certainly makes it easy to toast to the season. Visit their cocktail shop to get started, and visit our Pinterest to find all the apple-inspired cocktail recipes you could desire. You’ll just need to find the perfect play list (and guest list) and you’re set. Cheers!

Shop the Story: 1. Cheese Board // 2. Sectional Serving Tray // 3. Screen Printed Tea Towel // 4. Artland Ice Bucket // 5. Tumbler