Dinner Party Menu: Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes

So guess what? Tomorrow is apparently National Baked Scallops Day. Who knew that was a thing?

I’m from Florida, so I know the deliciousness to be savored when feasting on fresh seafood. I couldn’t resist putting together a scrumptious dinner party menu for this week’s inspiration board. And no party of mine is complete unless there’s wine!

Here’s what I had in mind:

Dinner Party Menu Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes by Unique Pastiche Events

Dinner Party Menu Baked Scallops and Roasted Potatoes by Unique Pastiche Events

Be sure to see where I found all these images:

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Simple Baked Sea Scallops in Basil and Parsley Butter Sauce – shared on Southern Food

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Crispy Roasted Potatoes – shared on Sage Trifle

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

Milano Hand Painted Hand Blown Wine Decanter – sold by HomeStoreDeluxe on Etsy

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

How to Pair Wine and Cheese Plus Serving Tips – shared by Natalie Maclean – Wine Reviews & Ratings

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

Personalized Modern Monogrammed Wine Glasses – made by UrbanLoftTampa on Etsy

If you are looking for a great resource of dinner menu ideas, make sure to check out my board on Pinterest dedicated to pretty menus!

What’s for dinner tonight in your house?

Apple Themed Fall Dinner Party

I had so much fun creating last week’s pumpkin inspired dinner party, I created another fabulous dinner party idea board for this week – but themed around apples! I was channeling a cool fall night, some close friends over….and thought about what would I want to have. I knew good food was a must (and these recipes have rave reviews!) with simple but pretty apple elements. Here’s what I had in mind:

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Apple Themed Dinner Party and Menu Ideas by Unique Pastiche Events

Grab the recipes for these great dishes and find out more about these ideas at their sources:

 

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Tartelelettes Pommes Bouquets Et Caramel Au Beurre Sale (Caramel Apples Tartelelettes Bouquets And Butter Sauce I think) – recipe shared by DOLLYJESSY

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Pie on the Rocks – recipe shared by Vegan Yack Attack

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Apple Place Card – shared in a roundup on Curbly

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – recipe shared by Table for Two

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Napkin Leaf – shared in a roundup by Canadian Home Trends

Apple Candles - spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

Apple Candles – spotted on Pinterest

If you had to choose only one to enjoy during Autumn, which would it be: Apple or Pumpkin?

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Sometimes you just need a little pumpkin in your life. And sometimes you just want pumpkin EVERYTHING. Today’s idea board is for a pumpkin themed dinner party. I know my mouth is just watering looking at all these delicious recipes – wait to you hear the lineup:

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Pumpkin Themed Dinner Party Menu

Get all of these fantastic recipes for you collection here:

The Table:

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Food Buffet Display – shared in a roundup on By Stephanie Lynn

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

Pumpkin Centerpiece – shared in a tutorial by Gwen Moss

The Appetizers:

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Spiced Pumpkin Punch – recipe shared by Domesticate Me

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Pumpkin Pie “Cheese” Ball – recipe shared by The Girl Who Ate Everything

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

Roasted Pumpkin Sage Soup – recipe shared by Skinny Taste

The Dinner:

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Roasted Pumpkin Quiche with Caramelized Onions, Gorgonzola and Sage – recipe shared by Closet Cooking

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Savory Pumpkin Rolls – recipe by Flour Arrangements

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

Pumpkin Ravioli with Brown Butter Sauce – recipe shared by FEAEST

The Dessert:

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Drunken Pumpkin Bourbon Tart with Mascarpone Cream – recipe shared by Tartelette Blog

Now- after I put this idea board together, I realized that THIS cocktail would be a yummy after dinner drink. What do you think?

What is your favorite pumpkin dish?

 

 

 

 

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Colorful, warm, inviting, and delicious. All are the words that come to mind when I was developing this colorful summer dinner party. I envision a group of friends, gathering around the grill near the pool. Great tasting food fresh off the grill is served alongside sweet and refreshing cold drinks. Bright pops of color decorate the backyard and bring a new burst of life to the already green and vibrant area.

An eclectic, mix and match table with lots of bright summer hues and textures await guests, and sets the tone for a great evening.

Here’s a snippet of what I had in mind:

Colorful Summer Dinner Party

Here’s where I found these pretty pictures:

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Colorful Mix + Match Dishes – spotted on Pinterest

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Pool Party Décor with Lanterns – spotted on Loverly

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Colorful Floral Centerpieces + Tablescape – shared by Alchemy Fine Events & Invitations

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Raspberry Peach Lemonade – shared on My Recipes

Do you have a favorite summertime dish? What is it?

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party

Are you feeling abundantly dosed in Christmas yet?

I swear everywhere I turn there is a red and green Christmas tree covered in glitter. And trust me, I’m a HUGE fan of glitter, but I am a little bored with the red and green. I know, I know, they are the “traditional” Christmas colors.

But answer me honestly; have you really NEVER gotten just the tiniest drop of annoyance seeing red and green everywhere? Something tells me you likely had at one point or another.

Today I wanted to share with you some inspiration for those of you potentially hosting your own dinner party this holiday season. Why not consider a nice cobalt blue and bright yellow gold? They mix up the traditional holiday décor so well, and transition beautifully into New Year’s celebrations.

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party
See all of this inspirational post here:
https://uniquepasticheevents.com/2013/12/04/cobalt-blue-gold-holiday-dinner-party/

Images Used:

Gold and Blue Foil Cupcake Liners – sold by LulusCupcakeBoutique on Etsy

Blue and Gold Christmas Tablescape – found on this pin

Holiday Table Runner in Gold – sold by furnitologist on Etsy

Blue and Gold Ornament Garland – found on this pin

Premium Artificial Christmas Tree in Blue and Gold – sold by NakedAndTrimmedTrees on Etsy

“Oh, So Bold Blue and Gold Christmas Wreath” – shared by Chera Charlton on Pinterest here

Moravian Star Christmas Card Set – sold by orangecatart on Etsy

What is your favorite color combination for decorating during the holidays?