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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Seriously simple and guaranteed to please.
Details here from Eat Drink Paleo
Fig And Goat Cheese Bruschetta 11 of 15
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
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
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
Don't forget your greens with this seasonal salad showcasing harvest apples. Yum!
Details here from Anecdotes and Apples
Apple Crisp 15 of 15
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