It's a Pie Party!

Monday, November 30, 2015
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I love having friends over and making memories together.
I especially love when they come over to our home because we can just put Oaklyn down to bed for the night and not have to worry about leaving too early and missing out on the fun our friends are having!
Therefore, I'm always looking for ideas and reasons to have our friends over.
This year I thought about doing a Thanksgiving party but then decided a full on Thanksgiving party and a Christmas party would be a bit much for me to take on.
So, the idea of doing something small, but still tons of fun came to mind.
We all went out to see Christmas lights and met up at our place after.
I wanted to have a treat for everyone and in the spirit of Thanksgiving decided that a pie would be the perfect dessert.
I got to planning and decided to put together a fall themed tablescape and two different pies with ice cream and whipped cream.

I haven't found a pie recipe I absolutely love and I wasn't really wanting to make a homemade pie late at night so I was very excited to find out that Marie Callender's frozen pies are at our local Wal-Mart!
You literally pre-heat the oven, take off the packing, stick them on a baking sheet, then let the oven do the magic.
It was ridiculously simple and everyone loved them!

I decided to go with one fruit pie and the other a sweeter, more traditional pumpkin.
My eye was quickly drawn to the razzleberry so I grabbed that one right away! I was about to grab regular pumpkin until I saw a pumpkin pecan streusel! All of them looked amazing but I am so happy I chose these two!

We all talked, caught up on our lives, and enjoyed each other's company while the pies baked.
Quickly my little home was filled with the sweetest aroma and we could all hardly wait to try the pies!
Each of us tried some of each pie and all agreed they were both amazing.
We then laughed over youtube videos and talked a little more before everyone headed home.
I loved that it was so casual yet still such a fun concept!
I mean, who doesn't love pie?
I'm excited to carry on the tradition of having a pie party every year!

The day after the party, Hunter and I ended up with tons of extra pie!
We picked at it and snacked on it throughout the day but were trying to figure out some way to use it up and not let it go to waste.
Since I already had whipped cream and ice cream from the party, we decided to make pie shakes!
It was SO simple and I'm so glad we made these!

What you'll need:
1) a slice or two of Marie Callender's pie
2) 4 scoops of vanilla ice cream
3) 1/2 cup milk
4) 1 tsp vanilla
4) Reddi-Wip Whipped topping
5) crust crumbles

What you do:
1) Add the pie to your blender first so that it gets mixed really well
2) Add your ice cream, milk, and vanilla.
3) Blend on high until all ingredients are thoroughly mixed together
4) Add a hearty amount of Reddi-Wip Whipped topping
5) Sprinkle with crust cumbles

These shakes turned out so yummy that I want to include them in our pie party next year!
Want to host a pie party of your own but don't know where to start?
No worries!
Right here is a printable check list of what you need to get and right here is a printable (or downloadable for e-vites) invite for your friends!
This should make party planning a breeze!
What would you add to make your pie party extra special??
Let me know in the comments!

All my love,
Aleigh Joy


  1. What a fun idea for a party! You did a great job on the tablescape and your friends look like they were having a blast. [client]

  2. The food you served at the party is really looking delicious. I also need to help with corporate event planning and I want to serve such simple, easy and delicious food. Please help me with few more ideas.