Wednesday, November 12, 2014

YaYa Dinner Party

Tomorrow night I am hosting my dinner group at my house. Several years ago I put together this group of long time friends with many things in common. We do a dinner each month with the exception of summer months and December with just the women, I realized that even though we often met for lunch we always ate lunch and had to hurry away to bridge group or another meeting. We never got to just sit and talk without worrying about where we had to be after an hour lunch. So that was the premise of our dinner group and I think we all enjoy it and we can talk about anything we want without husband's over hearing. We call ourselves the YaYa's, of course we do. We do live in the South and it seemed to fit.

Tomorrow night I chose to do a New Orleans themed menu:

Cajun Meatballs
Sun Dried Tomato Hummus
served with Pat O'Brian's Hurricanes
New Orleans Seafood Gumbo served over Rice
Spinach Salad with an Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette
served with a French Pinot Noir
New Orleans Bread Pudding with Whiskey Sauce
served with coffee/champagne
I set my table yesterday, a New Orleans themed dinner menu but it's still Fall.
I fell in love with these pumpkin salad plates from William Sonoma, a must have for me and I knew they would go well with my Fall Jacquard table cloth. My center piece is what I usually place on my dining room table throughout the Fall, an antique dough bowl filled with pumpkins and gourds.
The napkin rings with their oak leaves and acorns were a purchase many years ago from my most favorite place to shop, Boxwood in Atlanta, GA. I know I can always see the most unusual "finds" at Boxwood.
Not only did I fall for the Pumpkin salad plates but had to have the Pumpkin Salad bowl as well. The serving spoons have birds and acorns on them.
And of course, wee little pumpkin salt and peppers placed at each end of the table.
I'm looking forward to hosting my dinner group tomorrow evening. It should be a fun evening with good friends and fellowship.
I am sharing this post with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday. To enjoy other seasonal tablescapes click HERE.
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