A Backyard Harvest Dinner Party

I’ve always ached to play hostess, but living in San Francisco (where space is sparse) my apartment doesn’t even have a dining room let alone space to host a party. I decided to ask my three guests to bundle up and join me outside for a backyard harvest dinner party! We braved the weather and kept warm with delicious pot roast and plenty of wine.


With Halloween and Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, I wanted to design a table setting that felt inherently fall. I used a plain white table cloth and basic white flatware so that all the attention was on the vibrant greens and oranges of the centerpiece. I also loved these amazing chargers I found at Home Goods for under $10! The pop of gold was beautiful next to the pumpkins.


I cut a moss runner down to size and used that as the main base of my centerpiece. Pumpkins and gourds are on sale in almost every grocery store during this time of year so I picked up a big bag for less than $5! I stacked my pumpkins at each end, placing a row of tea candles down the center for some added romantic ambiance.


The table looked its best right as the sun started to set – if you plan to recreate my backyard harvest dinner party I suggest serving dinner no later than 6 pm so that you have as much daylight as possible and can enjoy a slow candlelit sunset!


Are you planning to host a party this fall? What are your tips and tricks?

xoxo Blonde

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3 responses to “A Backyard Harvest Dinner Party”

  1. Two Peas in a Prada says:

    love it! these photos are amazing and the table looked absolutely gorgeous! XooX

  2. Sarah Minish says:

    Love the variation of color in the pumpkins. It’s a beautiful setting in deed!

  3. That’s so beautiful! How fun. My besties 30th is coming up in January and we’re talking about throwing a backyard party (in Napa) complete with wool blankets, a rented wood fire stove for pizza and fire pits. Sometimes braving the weather is totally worth it. Hope you dinner turned out delicious.