This past weekend was the holiday dinner party that a few friends and I planned! We each collaborated to make this night wonderful! I was in charge of the tables, chairs, linens, candles, decor like the pine cones  + an appetizer, so I brought four different kinds of goat cheese including:

We kept the decor simple, letting the lovely weather of the evening do the atmosphere for us. The lights gave a soft glow, holiday jazz played early in the night which transitioned into acoustic + indie rock later in the evening. There were so many drinks to chose from including wine, bourbon, + tea. 
After dessert, we all went over to the fire pit to roast marshmallows + make smores. I haven't had smores in so long so it was a lovely treat to the cool night.
The main course included:

  • a pot roast in the crock pot
  • mashed potatoes with smoked gouda
  • sweet potatoes with a bourbon + brown sugar reduction
  • green beans with a honey balsamic glaze
  • baked mac + cheese
  • + salad

We ended on a sweet note with cookies in bags for later, and many delightful pies + tarts. My absolute favorite was the pecan tart with raspberry honey. Food, friends, + merry: the ingredients to a lovely holiday dinner party!
Salut, Yelle
This past weekend was the holiday dinner party that a few friends and I planned! We each collaborated to make this night wonderful! I was in charge of the tables, chairs, linens, candles, decor like the pine cones  + an appetizer, so I brought four different kinds of goat cheese including:

We kept the decor simple, letting the lovely weather of the evening do the atmosphere for us. The lights gave a soft glow, holiday jazz played early in the night which transitioned into acoustic + indie rock later in the evening. There were so many drinks to chose from including wine, bourbon, + tea. 
After dessert, we all went over to the fire pit to roast marshmallows + make smores. I haven't had smores in so long so it was a lovely treat to the cool night.
The main course included:

  • a pot roast in the crock pot
  • mashed potatoes with smoked gouda
  • sweet potatoes with a bourbon + brown sugar reduction
  • green beans with a honey balsamic glaze
  • baked mac + cheese
  • + salad

We ended on a sweet note with cookies in bags for later, and many delightful pies + tarts. My absolute favorite was the pecan tart with raspberry honey. Food, friends, + merry: the ingredients to a lovely holiday dinner party!
Salut, Yelle

22 comments

  1. It looks amazing! I love the glow and the feel, plus it is really nice to have a dinner outside in the evening.Lovely and I wish I was there for some of those yummy sounding treats!

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  2. It looks wonderful! Love the atmosphere! xxx

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  3. wow, what a wonderful setting, it looks so very lovely. long tables + friend + candles + food, it's the best. xoxo

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  4. Yeah, I'd like to attend your dinner parties please. It looks beautiful and it sounds SO delicious!!

    --Erin

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  5. What a beautiful party...it definitely looks like a fun event!

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  6. That looks like a really good time :)! I'm jealous!

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  7. Wow!! You guys know how to pull off a great dinner party! Looks lovely!

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  8. that dinner party looks fabulous~

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  9. Gorgeous! Beautiful dinner party. :)

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  10. *GASP* How awesome!! I have never been to a dinner party like that! It must have been amazing! =)

    Ergo - Blog

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  11. It looks lovely! Beautiful decorating, with the lights.

    xoxo, Femke
    By Button

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  12. I guess my invitation got lost in the mail ;) This looks like it was a fabulous time! I love the decor, you did an amazing job. That lavender goat cheese is calling my name. I love goat cheese. Who doesn't?? What a wonderful night with good friends and good food. I'm so jealous you can have outdoor parties in the winter, too. xo

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  13. oh gosh, this just all looks so lovely. i adore the decorations of this party so much. that's so awesome you can have these outdoor at this time of the year!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  14. The simple decor is stunning! Your frinds are lucky to have you in their team :)

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  15. Seems you had a great time , and yummy too :) Amazing decorations :)

    Aree With Umbrella

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  16. This looks like such a wonderful dinner party! I bet you all had a wonderful time - I'm definitely going to need to up my dinner hosting skills!

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  17. This sounds amazing! I want to make all of those dishes now. I'm a goat cheese ADDICT!

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  18. Looks lovely! Goat cheese and honey (with figs) is one of my favorites.

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  19. I love love love the candles! The light is so beautiful and ambient <3

    x
    Lost in the Haze: a Fashion Photography Blog

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  20. looks like a great dinner party! :D cant wait to see more ones you will host heh. i wish i lived closer to you so i could try all the yummy foods you make. just remember to post recipes so i can make them loll <3

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  21. You and your friends did a great job planning because...wow! Looks so pretty and well done.

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