Tablescapes, Fall Dinner Party

Last weekend DD & NG had friends over for a dinner party

The first in their new house!

I was delighted when she asked me to help her with the table

and immediately started collecting ideas

DD is all about gray and white,

so I knew she’d like white pumpkins

The chandy above their dining table is gold…

did you know gold fixtures were back in style?

Yay! My house {1989} is right on trend 😂

I played around with pumpkins on my island, and wondered,

dare I add a touch of orange?

Perhaps flowers in small vases?

I ultimately decided that as pretty as the flowers were,

they were too fussy for this dinner party and

I wanted to create a table in her style, not mine

We decided on 3 white cinderella pumpkins

topped with a golden stemmed baby boo on top

On each side of the Cinderella pumpkins,

the table was lined with branches of gold magnolia leaves

topped with more baby boos painted with gold accents

and a gold leaf length of ribbon and twinkling lights

wove around and through all

She set the table with round gray metallic woven mats and

a simple napkin fold pouch for the flatware

Right across from the table is the kitchen island

where she had the party menu displayed

and where set would set out the courses

On a kitchen counter nearby was the beverage station,

cleverly decorated with a Boo sign painted by Charlie Brown

A small dessert station was tucked in the corner

featuring DD’s favorite cake bites and gift for the birthday girl…

Yes, DD was throwing her own birthday party this year,

celebrating with her best friends

in their beautifully renovated new house

Here’s a close up of the menu

It was a joy as a mother, watching the fun she had, planning this party

She chose to serve Teriyaki Tenderloin

which is one of our family traditions for special occasions

You can find the recipe here

I offered to make the Butternut Squash Pasta Alfredo for her

You can find that recently posted recipe here

For more info and details of the Golden Pumpkins click here

I had a much fun helping as her guests did attending!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

Meal Plan Monday   Love Your Creativity  Over the Moon

Between Naps on the Porch,  Celebrate Your Story,

All About Home/ Common Ground Follow the Yellow Brick Home

 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday Creative Crafts

Thursday Favorite Things  Creatively Crafty   Creative Cumpulsions

28 Responses to “Tablescapes, Fall Dinner Party”
  1. Mary says:

    Love the simplicity of the pumpkin runner Jenna, with the accents of gold and twinkle lights! DD’s new home is a show stopper and her menu sounds delicious. Charlie Brown is a budding artist! ♥

    • Thanks Mary, yes, Charlie Brown and CC both love art and DD is going to set up a huge gallery wall to keep an ever changing display…so important to support and encourage our young artists!

  2. DD’s table is so lovely, Jenna. It has the modern feel that goes perfectly in her beautiful home. How fun to throw your own birthday party with your friends. The menu sounds delicious! Happy belated birthday DD!

  3. says:

    Love the grays and dark oranges. How very pretty. Happy belated birthday to DD. loving that menu too. You always make me hungry! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. Martha says:

    It turned out fantastic and her home is absolutely gorgeous!

  5. thefrenchhutch says:

    Oh Jenna, DD’s new home is stunning. I think you’ve received the most high of compliments from your daughter when she asked you to help. Spot on too for the centerpiece of pumpkins and lights down the gorgeous table. The menu sounds delicious and looks so pretty displayed. What a sweet way to enjoy her first dinner party, sharing her birthday with friends.
    Happy Birthday DD………

    • Thanks Emily, I was thrilled when she asked me to help, so much fun! Yes, their house is amazing, so perfect for their family and I know she will enjoy entertaining as things get safer…

  6. I think fairy lights make everything perfect…sweet decor for the party. Your menu looks, delish!

  7. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, the tablescape you created looks gorgeous! It is perfectly elegant and sophisticated, and the centerpiece of pumpkins and lights is so pretty. The menu sounds so yummy! I know your daughter must of had a wonderful party. Happy Wednesday!

  8. This is splendid! I love the texture of your table and the light wood. It looks marvelous with the white pumpkins and lights! And the menu sounds pretty delish too!

  9. Nancy says:

    The table runner came out beautifully. The Cinderella pumpkins are my favorite!
    Her house is Gorgeous with a capital G! Happy Birthday to DD!

  10. So lovely! Looks like magic.

  11. lghiggins says:

    Their home is lovely, and she obviously has her mother’s talent in decorating and in the kitchen. Your tablescape is perfect.

  12. Kitty says:

    How wonderful to help your daughter in planning her birthday party! The table looked fabulous and the menu, too. Your daughter and my youngest DIL have similar tastes with the gray, white and brass.

  13. Anonymous says:

    The tablescape is lovely! Look for it to be featured in Creative Compulsions this week.


  14. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

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