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We LOVE fall here on Jasmine - everything about it... the cool temperatures, the outdoor fires, s'mores and sweatshirts; how can you not love it! We decided to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather we have been having to throw an outdoor fall dinner party!

A fall dinner party set up outdoors, an antique wooden table and chairs is set of diner with a plaid table runner, leather chargers, grey napkins and white bowls, A large pumpkin is used as the center piece. Behind the table are mums and pumpkins on a haybale with a stepladder holding rolled up blankets with a sign saying "get cozy". A firepit are is behind the haybale with Adirondack chairs and a chalkboard sign set up for a S'mores stations.

A dinner party is the same whether you're hosting indoors or outdoors - you can focus on the meal and drinks and let the rest 'fall' into place. (see what we did there🤣) We instantly knew we wanted to have chili, the ultimate cool weather meal! Luckily for us, chili is incredibly easy to make: put everything in the crock pot the morning of your party and boom, you're done! We used a family recipe that has only a little heat which made it the perfect family friendly meal to provide.

A table set up outside for a fall dinner party with a fall themed charcuterie board and a pot of chili served for dinner. Leather chargers, grey napkins, white bowls and rose gold Moscow mule cups were used for each place setting. A large grey pumpkin is used as the tables center piece. Behind the table is a fire pit area with a s'mores station and wooden step ladder set up with blankets.

Chili is such a filling hearty meal that we didn't need too much else. Just some sliced artisan bread, a delicious fall salad with pumpkin seeds and cranberries and a fall inspired charcuterie board created by Graze. If you're in the central PA area we highly recommend trying her out! However, if you're not in our local area we recently did a post on how to put together a fall inspired charcuterie board, check it out here.

We set up our antique wooden dining table (which comes apart very easily thank goodness!) but no worries if you don't happen to have a wooden table lying around, you could easily set up a folding table and cover it with flannel blankets to give an equally cute fall vibe! The table runner we found from target had the perfect muted fall colors and we found these amazing leather chargers so we ran with the brown and grey theme. Grey napkins were placed on the leather chargers with white bowls set nicely on top. Rose gold Moscow mule cups pulled the entire fall inspired table-scape together. With the grey, leather and rose gold table-scape complete all we needed to decorate the table was a giant grey pumpkin and then we let the food take center stage.

An antique wooden table set up outdoors  for a fall dinner party. The table is set with leather chargers, grey napkins and white bowls. Rose gold Moscow mule cups are placed next to each setting. A brown and grey plaid table runner is placed along the center of the table with a large grey pumpkin as the center piece. A white pot of chili, a glass bowl holding a salad and a wooden tray carrying a charcuterie board.  Mums and pumpkins decorate the area's around the table.

If we're gathering anytime the weather hits below 75 degrees, we sit around a fire. This fall dinner party couldn't be any different. We had a fire roaring with chairs placed around it. Mums, pumpkins and a hay bale filled the area to really give off it a fall vibe! Next to the fire pit we placed a step ladder filled with rolled up blankets and a chalk board sign saying "get cozy"! The perfect saying for the feel we were trying to achieve, we wanted our guests to enjoy dinner and then grab a blanket and relax around the fire.

A fire isn't complete without s'mores... so a tray was set up for a DIY s'more station! Having them out and available was perfect for the laid back vibe we were going for; but for a real treat check out this post on how to put together a smore's station.

A firepit area with Adirondack chairs and blankets thrown on them. Behind the firepit is a large chalk board sign with 'Smore's Station' written on it with a rattan tray filled with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers.

You can't host a dinner party without offering a signature drink... well at least we can't! For this outdoor fall dinner party we offered a Pumpkin Spiced Martini, nothing screams fall quite like pumpkin spice! It was one of our latest Toast to Tuesdays, you can find it here! And trust us... you NEED to try it!

A drink stations set up oudoors surrounded by different fall flowers, pumpkins and gourds. On top of the drink cart are 3 martini glasses filled with pumpkin spiced martini, a rose gold martini shaker and a small muted pumpkin. A letter board is placed behind the martini glasses saying "Pumpkin spice and everything nice". On the bottom area of the beverage cart are the ingredients for the pumpkin spiced martini.

TIP: to keep it low cost like we did, use things you already have around your house... all of those pumpkins and mums were simply moved from the front of the house to the back yard for this little shindig!

We had so much both setting up for this fall dinner party and enjoying it! Eating chili around a fire with a pumpkin spiced martini... sounds like a pretty perfect evening to us! We hope we gave you some inspiration to throw your own outdoor fall dinner party! Share with us below with your favorite part of this party!

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