a fall game night dinner party // entertaining at home

now that parties are starting to move indoors, i'm always looking for fun things to do inside that don't involve sitting on the couch. game nights are always fun but i was looking for a way to fancy it up a bit. so i partnered with mariposa to host my version of a game night dinner party with a few friends!

i decided to make something basic that we could spice up with a little buffet of add-ons. so i mixed up some chili and set out plenty of bread, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, limes and a variety of cheese.

these trays

have quickly become by favorite. they're great for cheese or any appetizer. the wood popped out which was awesome for getting the table set before hand and placing the wood board in place once guests arrived.

the pearled bowl

was the perfect size for bread at this party, but i can't wait to use it for mini bottles of champagne for a holiday party! our friends served themselves to chili in these

small individual bowls

and topped it with their faves using the

mini pearled spoons


i added candlelight and a few simple bunches of hydrangea throughout the table.

and i can't believe i've never had a

wine cozy like this one

. pretty necessary for cold white wine on a table with cards!

all of these pieces made the perfect setting for a gorgeous game night with friends. i can already tell they are going to be those versatile items that will work with all of our holiday parties. what types of parties are you guys hosting now that the cooler months are here?

you can check out the full

string of pearls collection here

or click on the links below to see the pieces i used in this post. mariposa also has a great promotion going on you should check out!

Spend $100 on String of Pearls product and receive a FREE Pearled Individual Bowl ($44 retail value). Use coupon code SOP100. 

Spend $250 and receive a FREE Pearled Gift Set, including a Pearled Long Oval Tray, Condiment Bowl and Spoon ($127 retail value).  Use coupon code SOP250.

Valid at www.mariposa-gift.com and select Mariposa retailer partners from November 3 – 16, 2014, or while supplies last.

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cheese plate


individual bowls


mini spoons


cheese knifes


serving bowl


wine cozy


Compensation for this post was provided by Mariposa. Opinions expressed here are my own.]