Celebrating Fall with a Farmer's Market Dinner Party

I can't think of a better way to embrace the arrival of Fall than by hosting a farmer's market dinner party. The vibrant colors of freshly harvested vegetables, the aroma of homemade bread, and the...

What could be better than a harvest dinner to ring in the Fall season?

I can't think of a better way to embrace the arrival of Fall than by hosting a farmer's market dinner party. The vibrant colors of freshly harvested vegetables, the aroma of homemade bread, and the sense of community that fills the air create the perfect atmosphere. For this special occasion, I've decided to incorporate Yankee Candle's new Farmers Market Collection, adding a touch of fragrant ambiance to the festivities. Let me share with you the details of this delightful gathering.

Set the Mood

A cozy spot in the garden was a perfect backdrop for this party

To set the stage, I chose my garden as the venue for the dinner party. Tucked away behind a guest house in a cozy corner of my backyard, it offers a picturesque setting with its bougainvillea-encased firewood pile, potting table, raised planter boxes, and grapevines. The garden becomes a focal point, providing a charming backdrop for the evening's festivities.

Farmers Market Dinner Party Table

Using a Kraft paper table runner, simple red striped napkins, and rustic white stoneware dinner plates, I set a stylish table for eight guests. To complement the farmer's market theme, I arranged a centerpiece using freshly harvested vegetables of the season. Starting with a base of kale and chard, I added carrots with their long, leafy stems, colorful cauliflower, and radishes with their fresh, fluffy green tops. The varying colors and layered display create an abundant autumn vegetable harvest that will impress my guests.

Layering produce from the bottom up and using different colors will lend to an abundant autumn vegetable harvest right in front of your guests!

What to Serve

How cute are these copper coquettes? Sized for individual crudités servings, every guest gets their own!

For appetizers, I decided to serve individual crudités using mini copper coquettes. These delightful dishes are filled with heirloom baby carrots, blanched haricot verts, asparagus, and rainbow radishes. To accompany the veggies, I offer a refreshing tzatziki dip, conveniently placed at each end of the table for easy access.

For an additional appetizer, I prepared prosciutto bruschetta. These delectable bites are quick and easy to assemble. Toasted baguette slices are topped with goat cheese, prosciutto, figs, and a drizzle of honey. Each bite offers a perfect balance of salty, sweet, and crunchy flavors.

Extra Touches

When it comes to hosting parties at my home, I always remember to dress up my powder room with florals and a beautifully-scented lit candle.

When hosting a party at my home, I always ensure that every detail is carefully considered. To add a touch of elegance, I decorate my powder room with fresh florals and light a beautifully-scented candle. For this occasion, I selected Yankee Candle's Dried Lavender and Oak fragrance, which combines woodsy spices with hand-tied lavender. The comforting aroma fills the air, creating a delightful treat for my guests.

Conclusion

Final preparations for my farmer’s market dinner party - thanks for your expertise, Palmer!

As the evening draws near, I am filled with excitement for my farmer's market dinner party. The combination of community spirit, delicious food, and the inviting scents from Yankee Candle's Farmers Market Collection sets the stage for a memorable celebration of Fall. I hope you've enjoyed this glimpse into my preparation, and perhaps it has inspired you to host your own farmer's market dinner party. Don't forget your canvas bag!

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