A Fall Harvest Dinner Party is an awesome way to get your friends together and just chill out. Welcome guests to your home with a fall wreath on your front door, and the smell of cinnamon and apples when they enter. A simple centrepiece like the one below can be made with very few components and definitely on the cheap:
Harvest dinner party decor
Decorate with seasonal fruits and vegetables, like pumpkins, dried corn on the cob, squash, and apples. Purchase or make simple fabric placemats, table runners, and wall hangings. Orange kitchen accessories are perfect for fall and harvest decorating.
What to serve
Keep it seasonal. Prepare as much of the courses as you can in advance. Salad, for instance is a delicious, fresh course and always a big hit. Use apples and and nuts with a light balsamic dressing to change things up. You can put together all the components ahead of time and just plate-up when it’s time to serve.
Serve meat substitutes or just serve a nice, hearty soup/stew as an alternative. Don’t forget the buns or biscuits, and some homemade garlic spread. I prefer to keep my dinner party meals more on the light side—finished off with a delicious pie or tart and homemade ice cream.
If there will be young children at the fall harvest dinner party, have stations set up with pumpkins to paint and sugar cookies (shaped like pumpkins) to decorate.
What about you? What do you prefer to serve at dinner parties this time of year?