Last weekend, a few girlfriends and I got together for a supper club and it was truly so much fun. We had been talking about this for months, really just looking for an excuse to host something fancy enough to pull out our fine china! I am a big believer in not waiting for a special occasion to use my nicer things. The weather has started to cool off ever so slightly here in Florida, so we took to the backyard for our club. A big thank you to Reverie Social for sponsoring this post! More details below.
When hosting a supper club, you’ll want to make sure your group of gals are all in agreeance of the cookbook you’ll be going through. We chose “Half Baked Harvest” due to the huge variety of recipes that can fit any dietary need! Each month, we rotate hostess homes and they are responsible for making the main entree. Everyone else brings a side, a drink, or a dessert! It’s very simple, and so much fun to try to make something you normally wouldn’t.
I wanted the tablescape to be airy and coastal since we’re still in September and everything is still so green here, but with subtle pops of the changing season. The light blue tablecloth and stitched napkins were both from Reverie Social, a rental service that provides the easiest way to elevate a party. I love the look of a tablecloth that goes all the way to the floor for a more elegant look. The print I chose was called Lennon Powder Blue, which was perfect for my fall-meets-coastal vibe.
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A rule of thumb when you’re making a table for any event at home: keep centerpieces low! I used just a handful of these candles and candlestick holders between the short flower arrangements to make sure everyone could see each other from all sides of the table. It doesn’t take much to make your tablescape look elevated with lots of small bud vases and candles, or in my case, these cylinder flower vases.
All of my flowers were from Trader Joes! I grabbed hydrangeas, roses, baby’s breath and a greenery. Arranging flowers is always so fun to me, and makes such a nice impression for your guests. Not to mention, it’s inexpensive!
For place settings I used these rattan chargers with my set of white plates (I linked some similar). I like to mix in bamboo on all my tables because it adds a little earthy, “Old Florida” touch while still being classy. I used these bamboo utensils with Reverie Social’s hemstitch white napkins.
Arguably the most important part! I always carve out time to share cocktails and appetizers prior to dinner with friends, so that’s just what we did. Turn on some good music and shake up your favorite drink! For easy entertaining, I do it the Ina Garten way and pre-make a large batch of cosmos in the refrigerator to just pour in my shaker with ice once guests arrive. This keeps me able to fully focus on my people without having to mix drinks! Here’s the recipe I used for 6 ish Cosmopolitans:
2 cups (16 ounces) vodka
1 cup (8 ounces) Triple Sec or Cointreau
1 cup (8 ounces) bottled cranberry juice cocktail
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (3 limes)
Once dinner started, we headed outside. I used this speaker for music and lit the candles as the sun went down. I always think a table looks even prettier by candlelight! I can’t recommend starting your own supper club as we head into Fall.
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