Gold and Silver Christmas Theme Dinner Fete

Some info about our Gourmet Group:  We are 4 couples who enjoy cooking, entertaining, and most of all, each other’s company. 
We take turns hosting in our homes.  The hosts decide on the menu (theme) from appetizers to dessert for the evening.  The hosts cook most of the meal, but give at least one course (along with all the recipes) to the other couples to prepare.  We love trying new recipes and ideas.  So most of the time the recipes are ones we haven’t cooked before, but they don’t have to be.

Christmas Dinner Party ideas

We hosted our Gourmet Group last December for a Christmas Dinner Fête.


I used fresh evergreens, white flowers, and white candles with a touch of silver & gold to greet our guests.

Christmas / Holiday entertaining ideas


‘Tis The Season to Set the Table…

I really struggled at the time to come up with a tablescape theme.  I finally settled on a “Sparkle of Gold & Shimmering Silver” theme.  I think it turned out fine, but I wasn’t in love with the end result.

Christmas table ideas

tablescape blog

A Closer Look at The Table

I inserted various gold and silver ornaments into evergreens

Ivory candles…

holiday tablescape ideas

gold & silver table for dinner party

Christmas dinner party ideas

Christmas dinner party themes


Fun gold & silver swirl salad plates I got at Crate and Barrel a few years before was my starting point, layered on gold-rimmed dinner plates.

I alternated gold and silver woven chargers between place settings.

gold and silver tablescape ideas

Festive Christmas phrases served as my Name Place Cards…

Christmas place card ideas

holiday place card ideas

Christmas Gift Bags

What’s Christmas without a few goodies to give people?  Each guest received a small gift bag of Christmas treats at their place setting.


blue and silver Christmas decorating ideas


Christmas dinner menu ideas


dinner party menu ideas

Bloody Mary Shrimp

I used old crystal martini glasses (found at a local Goodwill store for $2 each) to serve individual portions of the shrimp in.

( I donated the glasses back after our dinner party.)

Bloody Mary Cocktail Shrimp

Cream Cheese/Caviar Candy Cane

holiday appetizer ideas

Cranberry Garnish

Christmas / festive appetizer ideas

Deviled Eggs with Red Caviar

Christmas/holiday appetizer ideas

Cocktail Glasses

Decorated with candy canes…

holiday dinner party ideas



Two-Mushroom Velouté

Two-Mushroom Veloute

Two-Mushroom Veloute


Mixed Greens with Pear, Feta, & Bacon

Mixed Greens with Pear, Feta, & Bacon Salad



I may not have been thrilled with my tablescape, but I was thrilled to try, and cook for the first time:

Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin / holiday dinner party

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

I gave this Williams-Sonoma Recipe to another couple to prepare.  Did she do a beautiful job or what!!

dinner party menu inspiration

I changed the thyme the recipe called for to rosemary instead.

Coq au Vin

Green Beans with Caramelized Pecans

Crispy Roasted Potatoes with Rosemary

Christmas dinner party menu ideas

This was my plate.  (I don’t care for a lot of sauce/stew liquid on food/coq au vin.)


Divine White Cake with Candy Cane Garnish

Christmas cake ideas

Merry Christmas

Christmas dinner party ideas






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