Eclectic Table: Autumn Dinner Party

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ARE YOU READY TO HOST YOUR NEXT #ECLECTICTABLE? We’re Baaaaaack! It’s time for an EPIC Fall Dinner Party! If you haven’t been following along, Chef Tanorria of Tannoria’s Table and I teamed up back July to start our #EclecticTable series! Each season we are featuring the 3 F’s: Florals, Food and FASHION! While Tanorria covers the food, I take on the fashion and home decor to get you party-ready.

Finecraft Builders homes

You guys, it’s important to have a great space to entertain. When Tanorria and I were scouting the next location for our Fall #EclecticTable, we knew we wanted a warm and inviting space. I found Finecraft Builders through an influencer event earlier this year and I was immediately impressed with the design elements and price points of the homes. I live in Carmel and it can get pretty pricey when you are looking for your dream home. Finecraft Builders strives to make owning a home in Carmel affordable with pricing starting at $295,000 for a NEW HOME. That’s unheard of in Carmel! I knew I wanted to work with them for #EclecticTable and went on a search inside the model homes for the best fit. We took one look inside the Berkeley model home for Finecraft Builders and fell in love. The kitchen (pictured) is to die for and a chef’s dream. It’s the perfect home for a family and hosting family gatherings like Thanksgiving. With plenty of counter space, seating, an open floorplan and a toasty fire crackling in the background, we got all the Fall feels we needed. Psst…we added a few fall floral touches with the help of Createrella Florals and Design. Yes, you need fresh flowers and gourds for your epic Fall gatherings. Take a look at the must-see home!

the florals

Small touches make a difference. Adding fresh floral arrangements as your centerpiece and accents around the house brighten up the space. We used a variety of flowers and greenery to make the space feel romantic, inviting and fresh. Take a look at a few of my favorite arrangements from Createrella Floral & Design.


Sooooooo I know you saw all that yummy food in the pictures, right? You know what you didn’t see? A turkey, ham or mashed potatoes. Though these are all AMAZING and necessary staples of a great Thanksgiving, we wanted to help you step your hosting game up a notch. Chef Tanorria whipped up a few Fall appetizers and a cocktail to make sure your party goes off without a hitch! Tip: Have a great meat thermometer handy to ensure your food is up to temp!

The Menu

Loaded Sweet Potato Rounds

Apple Brie Crostini

Chicken Meatballs with

Bourbon Maple Dijon Sauce

Pomegranate Peptias Chocolate Cake

Orange "Tuttles" Apple Cider Cocktail

with Bourbon

You guys….the cocktail Tanorria whipped up was DELISH! It’s the perfect way to end the appetizer portion of your Fall gathering. #HostApproved.

hosting PRo tip: step up your hosting game with a signature cocktail using fall flavors like apple cider, cinnamon, maple and bourbon

The Fashion

Only second to food because I LOVE food, the fashion choices you make for your next Fall party are very important. You’ll want to be comfortable, yet stylish…you are the host, after all. I opted for Fall tones that really worked in the space. Olive and berry tones are great alternatives to wearing browns and beige, which are typical traditional tones this time of year. To add a bit of edge and personality, I played around with textured tights and leopard print as well. You can never go wrong with a little leopard print, girl.

shop my look

one last thing…A checklist of questions to ask yourself to become the best host ever!

AS A HOST, YOU WANT TO COMMAND THE ROOM. Be the conversation starter and keep checking on the pulse of the party. Do you need more appetizers? Cocktails? Wine? Is the ambiance inviting? Are your guests able to get comfortable in your space? All important questions you need to ask yourself as the host.

Now you have all the tools you need to have an EPIC Fall Dinner Party! Grab those appetizer recipes from Tanorria’s blog! (You’re welcome). Do yourself a favor and hire her to make your next dessert this Holiday season!



Special Thank you to our amazing partners for this project:

  1. Createrella Florals and Design

  2. Tanorria’s Table

  3. Treats by Tanorria

  4. McKissic Photography

As an added bonus, we’re hosting a GIVEAWAY on Instagram! Head over to my page to enter on Thursday (11/15)! Before you leave, take a look at a few candids from our shoot with Those McKissics Photography….they are the best. Don’t you think Tanorria and I look like we are staring a cookbook together? lol. Enjoy.