How to Throw an Autumnal Apple Theme Dinner Party

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There's something so comforting about apples. Some people prefer to eat them cooked, others can't wait to bite into a crisp apple plucked from the tree in the fall. But there are few people who would turn down the opportunity to enjoy apples at an apple themed dinner party. The menu below is designed for one host to prepare for a group of dinner guests.

Setting the Stage

It's so easy to find apple decorating accessories for your kitchen and dining area. Or you can simply use apples to create your own cost-effective decorations because, once the party's over, you can eat the apples! Pick and choose from among these apple decorating ideas:

  • Create an apple basket centerpiece.
  • Fill clear bowls or small baskets with apples and arrange them in a row down the center of your table.
  • Cover your table with butcher or kraft paper and decorate it prior to your party using a cut apple as a stencil.
  • Make apple cups to serve drinks, snacks, or even savory side dishes.
  • Purchase a table cloth with an apple design to cover your table.
  • Pull out any apple dish towels and pot holders you have (everyone has a few hiding somewhere) to use in the kitchen throughout your party.
  • Use small apples with stems as place card holders. For each guest, write their name on a small, rectangular piece of white card stock with a red or gold pen. Punch a hole in the upper left corner, and use kitchen twine to tie it onto the apple stem. Put one in the middle of each plate.

The Menu