Host a Casual Dinner Party with this cream and gold tablescape plus menu plan.
This January has been very different around here. Usually it’s the most dull month of the year since everyone has just come off the holidays and is working on new resolutions, etc. However, this time around, there have been plenty of nights out and girlfriend gatherings galore! I wonder if this means that February is going to be boring(?)…
If you’re looking for an excuse to gather, look no further than this casual dinner party with an easy and delicious menu. I put this cream and gold tablescape together super quickly, and using things readily available – like my potted succulent centerpiece that had exploded in size over the summer!
Get inspired and follow my menu and recipes below.
Casual Dinner Party at Home
- Simple tricks I used to set this table: a large canvas drop cloth from Lowe’s makes the best tablecloth! The macrame runner is from World Market and I’ve been eyeballing it for months! I love how it adds texture to the monochromatic table.
- A layering of classic white dinner plates and vintage glass salad plates with matching water goblets add “just enough” color to the table. Place cards aren’t always needed but do add a special touch to a casual table…especially when they’re tucked into a cork holder. Buy the corks new from the craft store or re-purpose used ones. Just use a sharp paring knife to cut a slit on one side to hold the name card.
- This menu looks elegant but it’s actually very easy. Steak Filets with rich balsamic glaze placed on a bed of veggies; a green salad with apples & sweet & spicy pecans; beets & goat cheese; and chocolate chess pie for dessert. FYI, the beets & goat cheese combo was something we had at a French-style restaurant in NYC. I couldn’t believe how delicious it was…or how I’d never put it together like that before!
As you can see, this casual dinner party can easily be pulled together for four to six people. Turn these slow, boring months into something entertaining!