Monday, October 08, 2007

Dinner Party

We hosted a fall dinner party on Saturday night for 4 of my siblings and their significant others. Despite the fact that it was like 90 degrees outside, it was a great success and I had a wonderful time planning it! Lately, the creativity bug has bitten and I'm enjoying it!

The Menu:

Appetizers: Brie w/pecans (baked in sourdough) w/fruit,bread cubes, and crackers & Roasted Red Pepper Humous w/pita

1st Course: Romaine Salad tossed w/balsamic vinaigrette and topped w/sauted pears & apples, and toasted walnuts

2nd course: Chili, Cornbread w/honey butter, Cucumber Onion Salad

3rd course (dessert): Pumpkin White Chocolate Cheesecake, Autumn Cheesecake, & Coffee

We used our good china with leaf napkins. I did a fall centerpiece using a smaller pumpkin we had picked from the patch, a variety of gourds, and some craft things that were 60% off at Jo-Ann Fabric. The place card/favors were inspired by fall cookie cutters I found at Target 4/$1. I filled the mini bags with chocolate (a favorite of my family :)), used tags I already had in my scrapbook stuff, & purchased the ribbon at 50% off. They were fun to put together and the boys loved helping to fill the sacks.


Jen said...

Lains you are so creative and what a wonderful cook you are! Yum...this makes my hungry.

Monica said...

Wow! You know how to throw a great dinner. Everything looks great! I really liked your centerpiece decoration.

Anonymous said...

It was a great dinner party! :)

Totallyscrappy said...

Wow! Your family is so blessed to be invited over for such a party. :)
Are you going to post those recipes?

Andrew & Alaina said...

Sure! I'll try to get them posted later tonight at my recipe site. My personal favorites of the evening were the cheescakes. :)