Get ready to host a fantastic evening featuring a delicious harvest dinner party menu made up of dishes celebrating the season.
When it comes to entertaining, AnnMarie and I don’t really need an excuse!
It doesn’t need to be a certain holiday.
Because odds are, we’re in the mood for a party!
We make a pretty good team too.
AnnMarie knows how to make a space look amazing so her guests always feel special.
And I know how to make sure their bellies get filled up with delicious (and mostly healthy) food!
Like these tasty keto Apple Caramel Cheesecake desserts…
I’m serving them up on a super versatile 22×4 custom cheese board from our friend Katrina from PNW Farmhouse Design Co.
We met Katrina in person a few years ago and she is a talented maker who creates all kinds of gorgeous wood laser-cut items!
These narrow bamboo cheese boards are fun for a charcuterie board, wine tasting, or beer tasting.
And hey, I’m serving up cheesecake so what better way to do it than with a cheese board?!
She has a bunch of clever sayings you can choose from, or she can make you a custom board with a monogram or any saying you want!
The great thing is you can flip the board over too and use the side that isn’t engraved.
No matter how you decide to serve these mini cheesecake shooters, they’re good to the last scrape of the spoon.
But what about the rest of the meal?
Welcome to our Virtual Dinner Club!
We joined up with four of our best blogging friends to create a virtual dinner club back at the beginning of 2021.
Each month we invite a guest host to join in our fun!
Every month we have a new theme.
Usually, the theme is related to an upcoming holiday or season.
On the last Thursday of each month, we all share ideas for creating a tablescape for that theme. AnnMarie is the tablescape queen over here at Simply2Moms!
Did you see the gorgeous autumn harvest tablescape she created this month?
I’m so in love with what she put together!
Then on Saturday, we each share a recipe for the theme to create an entire menu.
Think of it as a virtual progressive dinner.
We include recipes for a signature cocktail, appetizer, main dish, side dishes, and dessert.
It’s so much fun!
This month our theme is a Fall Garden Dinner Party.
If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.
Sometimes (okay, a lot of the time) we end up having way more fun than we should when we’re working together!
Just looking at this picture cracks me up because it’s so us.
You can read more about us and our families over here.
And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.
But that’s enough about us!
Let’s take a look at our Autumn harvest dinner party menu ideas.
Appetizer: Easy Hummus Dip with Rice Cake Flowers
Our friend Stacy from Bricks’n’Blooms and Stacy Ling really took the garden theme to a whole new level with her Easy Hummus Dip with Rice Cake Flowers!
Which totally makes sense because she’s got the most amazing gardens at her home.
If you ever want gardening inspiration, go check her out.
And I am totally inspired to try my hand at making these veggie flowers.
More Fall Appetizer Ideas
Cocktail: Ranch Water
Our friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse is sharing how to make Ranch Water as our cocktail this month.
Have you ever heard of Ranch Water?
It’s a refreshing drink made with tequila but it’s got something special that makes it extra bubbly.
And Rachel makes hers with a zesty rim.
I can’t wait to give it a try!
Main Course: Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Chicken Pasta
Our friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs is our host this month and she’s serving up a delicious main dish: Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach, and Chicken Pasta.
Simply use Dreamfields pasta to make this into a low-carb entree!
I absolutely love sun dried tomatoes and can’t wait to try this recipe.
More Fall Main Dish Ideas
Side Dish: Autumn Apple And Pecan Salad
Our friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style is serving up a gorgeous salad as one of our side dishes this month!
I can’t wait to try her Autumn Apple And Pecan Salad, how about you?
Her dressing recipe sounds amazing!
Side Dish: Roasted Artichoke Hearts With Fresh Herbs
Our friend Shannon from My Little White Barn is joining us this month as our guest host.
She has a stunning home and shares so many fantastic ideas on Instagram and TikTok!
Her side dish recipe for Roasted Artichoke Hearts With Fresh Herbs really rounds out this menu.
I’ve never made artichokes like this before and can’t wait to try something new!
More Fall Side Dish Ideas
Dessert: Caramel Apple Cheesecake “Shooters”
This month we’re serving up the dessert.
Don’t let the name fool you!
There’s nothing alcoholic about this recipe besides being served in shot glasses.
These perfectly portioned Caramel Apple Cheesecake “Shooters” are a decadent end to a delicious meal.
If you have any questions or suggestions, contact me or leave a comment!