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Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Welcome guests around your dinner table with this Harvest Dinner Party Menu, with delicious recipes celebrating the season of bounty!

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Fall is my favorite time of the year to entertain, and setting the table with harvest squash, pears, and beautiful colors, plus a Harvest Dinner Party Menu makes celebrating the season of bounty even better!

It’s the perfect time of year to invite a small group of friends for an intimate dinner!

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Set a harvest-inspired table with natural elements.

Create a harvest menu, with majestic squash, pumpkins, apples, pears, and other bounty from your local Farmer’s Market!

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Setting the table is your chance to let your creativity shine through.

I wanted my dinner to be special, but also relaxed and casual, so it features beautiful seasonal produce in its natural state, allowing the true beauty of squash and beautiful red pears to “shine.”

Linen tablecloth: If you don’t have one, you can use a piece of burlap or brown craft paper, or create a runner out of a drapery panel folded in half.

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Set out 2 or 3 medium gourds or squash and red pears.

Use a variety of sizes, shapes and colors (sticking to your coordinated palette), and lay them evenly down the center of the table in groups of 3 or 4.

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

White pantry plates: I like to use solid white plates when I am employing a variety of colors on the table. The white helps to ground the table, and adds some much-needed simplicity to the bountiful centerpiece.

Red cloth napkins: Let the centerpiece be the focus of the table, but have the linen napkins give a pop of color, that ties in well with the red pears.

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Not only should your table reflect the bounty of the season, but your menu should, too. When you’re at the farmers’ market selecting your centerpiece squash and pears, look around for more produce to enhance this seasonal menu!

The menu I’ve compiled below is a balance of fresh and flavorful seasonal recipes!

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Appetizer: Walnut-Crusted Goat Cheese (with grapes)

Soup: Creamy Butternut Squash Soup

Salad: Spinach Quinoa with Apple Salad

Bread: Soft Yeast Rolls

Main Course: Crock Pot Roast Beef Dinner

Dessert: Pumpkin Cheesecake

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

With a heart full of thanksgiving, you’ll be able to host a harvest dinner party with ease … and have a great time, too!

Harvest Dinner Party Menu

Sandy Coughlin

Sandy Coughlin is an author, blogger, wife, and mom to three adult children. She lives in Oregon and enjoys developing recipes, hosting dinner parties, creating simple tablescapes, gardening, and sharing hospitality. Read more at Reluctant Entertainer.

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Comments

  1. postedNov 1, 2016 6:10 AM

    This is so beautiful!

    • postedNov 1, 2016 5:16 PM

      Thanks- Sandy does such a nice job with parties, doesn’t she??

  2. postedNov 11, 2016 10:57 AM

    Love this, Sandy. So elegant, yet inviting.

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