Pumpkins and Pals 2020
A parking lot pop up pumpkin patch + local makers market (pandemic style)
This year for Pumpkins and Pals we packed as many local vendors into our parking lot as our covid restrictions would allow- following social distancing guidelines, making sure we had masks and plenty of hand sanitizer throughout our pop up just meant a few extra steps in preparation for our day- and it was worth it! It was so wonderful to have support from the community! Thank you to the small businesses whose parking lot we took over for this day; Anthem Bridal @anthembridal, The Beauty Bungalow @the.beautybungalow, Simplified Celebrations @flowermoney and The Mint Salon @themintsalon (which is also home to Luxe Tans by Tiffany) @luxe.tansbytiffany - all female owned, and all gracious hostesses to this annual event! Also have to give a huge thank you to Hope Church for letting us use their lot for parking! We couldn’t do this without a place to party!
This year we brought some cute event lighting for our pop up- thanks to the beautiful work of Horse Heaven Hills Farm Tables-not only do they rent out beautiful event tables and benches, they also provide lighting and cocktail tables for your soirée as well! We may have to extend our shopping hours next season just to enjoy the beautiful cafe lighting!
This year our Pop-Up Pumpkin Patch was sponsored by In-Season Produce- who not only set up the cutest little parking lot patch ever- sold a variety of handmade goods and items as well as filling our pop up with plenty of beautiful pumpkins! Located on Court Street in Pasco- this produce stand is open 10-6 daily- and has just about anything you could want in a produce stand, including the occasional food truck! If you missed them at this years Pumpkins and Pals- go down to their spot and check them out when they re-open this spring! They have everything they sell from butter to honey to bread and of course produce, is locally sourced!
We invited back the sweetest handletter lady we know, Sincerely Anna Shabak- @sincerelyannashabak who setup shop next to our pumpkin patch so guests could pick out a Pumpkin or one of her beautiful hand made crafts- and have their favorite fall saying (or last name) beautifully inscribed on them! I keep my “The Bondermans” pumpkin on my porch until I’m ready for Christmas! It’s a staple of the events and I get one every year!
This year we had a few new amazing artists and crafters join us- including macrame artist Katie Hall of Fiber and Craft @fiber.and.craft who brought a beautiful collection of macrame designs and crafts! Jewelry designer Ana Ramirez of LOBA @lobaplusco had her stunning hand poured resin goods and small batch metal + clay jewelry, along with Water Color Artist Aislinn Kalstad from @watered.down.art- who had an array of hand painted note pads, greeting cards, water color prints and an adorable collection of painted pots! All of these women were new additions to our pop up and we were so honored and excited to have them be a part of this day!
Hostess + Co-Organizer of this fab event is Chandra Christenson of Simplified Celebrations @flowermoney - brought our trendy dried floral + pampass grass arrangements of our dreams to life this year- along with her famous “punkulents“ (succulents pumpkins) and beautiful dried hoop wreaths- she was one of the many vendors who sold out at this years pop up with her designs! For your fresh flower fix this year we welcomed Dahlia farmer Shelby Gamache of Columbia River Dahlias @columbiariverdahlias to bring us beautiful fresh dahlia boquets- she was definitely a favorite also, and next year we will have to make sure she has even more blooms to go around! Shelby has an adorable Dahlia Farm Stand open daily at her Dahlia Farm in Kennewick! She also sells tubers so get ready for the sale if you’re wanting to try and grow some of these beautiful dahlias on your own!
We of course invited back the cutest mobile boutique around- Theory Boutique @shop.theory always has the trendiest styles and happens to have the sweetest shop owner around -Breanna Arneson! With some festive Halloween inspired balloons from @poshpartybebes- we dressed her up real cute for her big day! Posh Party Stylist Kate Bonderman was our event Co-Organizer and resident soirée stylist, bringing a ton of fun balloon elements this year- along with a socially distant selfie station for guests to wear a mask and strike a pose!
We also brought back woodworking designer Ryan Hedquist of H5 Designs @h5designs509 who brought an amazing collection of upcycled wood crafts including handmade knives, bottle openers, cutting boards, cribbage boards, pens and other handcrafted items- sharing his side of the block with new vendors like Dandelion Wishes Candle Co. @dandelionwishescandleco - luxurious scents in wax melts and hand poured soy candles, (my faves are caramel tobacco and lumberjack) and South Pine Gift Co. @southpinegiftco with her beautiful curated gift and lifestyle boxes for any occasion- packed with locally sourced as well as seasonal items- making gift giving easier than ever!