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Fall Dinner Party

This time of year seems to prompt the desire for all things warm and comforting — including good food and the company of friends. So why not combine the two and welcome the season with a fall dinner party? I thought you might enjoy a little inspiration in this department and pulled together a few of my favorite images and menu ideas for your enjoyment. Click through the gallery below to find everything you’ll need to pull of an autumnal celebration in style.

 

  • Gather ‘Round The Fire 1 of 15
    dusk-dinner-party-smp

    Remind me to build an outdoor fireplace at my next house, because you can't deny that it sets the stage for a pretty amazing fall dinner party! Gorgeous, right? 

    Inspiration via Style Me Pretty

  • Rustic Tablescape 2 of 15
    sustainable-dinner-party-inspired-by-this

    This table setting draws inspiration from the colors of the season with rich browns, golds and greens. The candles add just the perfect amount of ambiance to the scene as well. 

    Inspiration via Inspired By This

  • Pumpkins, Kumquats, and Mums 3 of 15
    DIY-centerpiece-Mighty-Girl

    These seasonal pretties come together for simple and stunning fall centerpieces. 

    Catch the DIY for these here from Mighty Girl

  • Lanterns And Foliage 4 of 15
    smp-burlap-runner1

    Use burlap as a table runner and accent with soft light from lanterns, add twigs and other foliage on the table for true perfection.

    Inspiration via Style Me Pretty

  • Evening Party 5 of 15
    night party black eiffel

    The sun is setting much earlier these days which means that dinner is usually served when it's quite dark outside. Make the most of it by setting your party in the glow of lanterns, candles, and a string of globe lights perhaps. Doesn't this sort of scene look positively warm and inviting? 

    Inspiration via Black Eiffel

  • Friends And Fall Fare 6 of 15
    smp-table-shot

    Gorgeous table and good friends, what more could you want from a dinner party? Love the sunflowers on the table and simple decor, such an inviting scene. 

    Inspiration via SMP

  • Cheese Board 7 of 15
    cheese-board-country-living

    Cheese is the perfect thing to serve as an appetizer for a fall dinner party. Set out some of your favorites paired with baguettes, crackers and olives for an easy and delicious starter. 

    Inspiration via Country Living

  • Tomato, Corn and Galette 8 of 15
    tomato-gallette

    We haven't quite hit the end of that later summer produce, so make the most of it by serving this tasty and simple (and quite impressive looking) tomato, corn and cheese galette. 

    Details here from Alexandra Cooks

  • Pretty Drinks 9 of 15
    cocktail-hour-effortless-chic

    The jewel tones in this drink really evoke the feelings of fall, perfect for an autumn cocktail hour. 

    Details here from The Effortless Chic

  • Prosciutto Wrapped Asparagus 10 of 15
    eat-drink-paleo

    Seriously simple and guaranteed to please.

    Details here from Eat Drink Paleo

  • Fig And Goat Cheese Bruschetta 11 of 15
    fig-and-goat-cheese-bruschetta

    I'm maybe going a little wild for appetizers, but how can you go wrong with figs and goat cheese? Answer: you can't. Bonus: the fig jam can be made in advance which makes prep that much easier. 

    Details here from My Recipes

  • Delightful Roast Chicken 12 of 15
    roast chicken

    Serve this roasted chicken for an impressive looking and delectable main course. Roast chicken is one of my favorite meals, the simplicity and flavors can't be beat!

    Details here from Channeling Contessa

  • Potatoes Au Gratin 13 of 15
    simply delicious au gratin

    Buttery potatoes bathed in cream and cheese, comfort food at its finest! Serve this along side the roast chicken for a match made in heaven. 

    Recipe here from Simply Delicious

  • Harvest Apple Salad 14 of 15
    apple salad

    Don't forget your greens with this seasonal salad showcasing harvest apples. Yum!

    Details here from Anecdotes and Apples

  • Apple Crisp 15 of 15
    apple crisp

    Seal the deal with a crumbly apple crisp for dessert. And remember to add the scoop of vanilla ice cream on top — it's practically required!

    Recipe here from Cookie Monster Cooking

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Read more from Gabrielle Blair at Design Mom.
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