Fall Dinner Party

A warm welcome to Ridgely of RIDGELY'S RADAR who is doing a guest post today on a fabulous fall fete that she and her husband host every October. 

While her dining room can seat twenty people comfortably, Ridgely likes a more intimate evening and aims for a group of ten people. The dining room is dark purple which sets the color scheme for the evening paired with orange for some pop.

An online invite from COCODOT

Music sets the mood for any party. To create the perfect playlist for her fall party, Ridgely got in touch with her friend Lara, who is a music guru to put together a list of party tunes.  (Be sure to check out Lara's blog BEAT THE TRACK.)

Click HERE for the play list.

For cocktails, individual bags of a pumpkin seeds RECIPE 

And Spicy Goat Cheese with Endive RECIPE 

The table setting would tie in to the invitation. And be sure to use place cards so that the group gets mixed up and couples sit next to someone other than their spouse.

For the main course Pork Roast with Apples and Figs RECIPE

Paired with Roasted Potatoes RECIPE 

And classic Green Beans RECIPE

With the crisp days of fall, dessert should be warm comfort food. Try 'Ohana's Bread Pudding which is bread pudding with a Bananas Foster Sauce - yum! RECIPE

Thanks Ridgely and what time shall we be there? 


  1. Really beautiful photos and I always love having food that has a quality of and familiarity. I think it makes for easy conversation and a pleasure filled event. YAY Thanks for sharing.

    love the colors

  2. Kate - so excited to be your "guest" today!! I really love being apart of Party Resources! Thank you

  3. Not surprised that Ridgely put together such a fun and chic evening - love it all!! And love that her dining room is purple!! I'll take an invite any time!!

  4. Know that any event Ridgely put together would be fun, beautiful and have delicious food! Who could say no to an invite from Ridgely?!
    xo Cathy

  5. This looks divine....wish I could come! :) Love those fall colors and she had me at "spicy goat cheese"!

    xoxo E

  6. I love this inspiration - it's do-able, hospitable perfection! (And, that is hard to find!!)

    Thanks Ridgely!

    Cheers - Charlotte

  7. Sounds like a wonderful evening and I love the fact that you don't sit next to your spouse... It's a rule I use too!

  8. What beautiful inspiration for a dinner party! Makes me want to throw one sometime soon! Beautiful ideas...and such wonderful fall colors.

  9. When Ridgely asked me to do the music for this I didn't know what to expect, but now that it is up I am beyond flattered. Your blog is so chic! I will definitely be a regular now. Happy Fall!

  10. Wow, stunning images and pretty much a dream dinner party!

  11. I grew up with a purple dining room... It always felt so warm and inviting. What a lovely evening you've created with an amazing menu!