Looking for food and drink inspiration for a garden party? Whether you are bringing a dish or hosting the whole theme, this post has lots of easy-to-prepare recipes that are perfect for a fete champetre. From cocktails to appetizers, the main dish, and everything in between, wait until you see these simple and beautiful garden party menu ideas.
As part 2 of our supper club this month, today we are sharing garden party menu ideas to pair with the gorgeous table decor, dining table centerpiece and entertaining ideas.
Weren’t those tables so gorgeous? I love how each of us did something completely different for an outdoor garden party.
If you are coming from Rachel’s from the Ponds Farmhouse, welcome to my home and garden where we are serving up an incredible menu for a garden party theme.
Now that we’ve got some decorating and entertaining inspiration for a garden party, let’s create an unforgettable menu!
Wait until you try these simply fresh and tasty recipes for a fete champetre!
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6 Delicious Garden Party Menu Ideas
As a gardener and one who enjoys hosting dinner parties, I feel like I’m almost always hosting some sort of outdoor dining party in the garden.
Even when the party is set indoors.
I enjoy bringing the outside in and the inside out to blend both my garden and the home’s living spaces.
While I lean towards a garden-style approach to decorating and entertaining, today’s menu was created with a fete champetre theme in mind.
To me, with a garden party menu, the dishes should be bright, fresh, delicious, and beautiful.
So my supper club and I pulled together an incredible menu for the event that does just that!
Wait until you try these garden party food and beverage ideas!
Ranch Water Cocktail
Let’s kick off the party right with a beautiful ranch water cocktail.
I’ve never made one before have you?
My good friend Rachel from the Ponds Farmhouse shared how she makes one.
And wow does it sound good!
Easy Hummus Recipe with Rice Cake Flowers
This month, I was in charge of the appetizer, so I decided to share my easy-to-make creamy hummus recipe.
If you’ve had hummus before, it’s not the prettiest dip on its own, so I searched Pinterest for some ideas and found these pretty rice cake flowers.
So I decided to replicate them for this outdoor garden party.
Aren’t they adorable?
This is a great healthy snack idea or the perfect appetizer for a garden party.
And it’s a fun way to get your kids and grandbabies involved in the kitchen too.
Sun Dried Tomato, Spinach and Chicken Pasta
For the main course, my good friend Michele from Vintage Home Designs made this amazing sun dried tomato, spinach and chicken pasta.
It sound so easy to make and looks divine!
I love a good recipe that uses fresh ingredients, looks pretty and takes little effort to make. Wait until you try this one!
Autumn Apple and Pecan Salad
Now I don’t know about you but HOW DELICIOUS does an autumn apple and pecan salad sound?
It’s the perfect time of year to serve it and my good friend Jen from Midwest Life and Style shared her special recipe to make it.
I’m always looking for fresh ways to make a salad, so I’m adding this one to my weekly recipe repertoire.
Roasted Artichoke Hearts with Fresh Herbs
My good friend Shannon from the Little White Barn made roasted artichoke hearts with some fresh herbs and it sounds amazing!
Do you love artichokes too?
I love them but don’t cook with them often so this is a great recipe to try.
Best Keto Apple Caramel Cheesecake Cups
My good friends Anne and Annmarie from Simply 2 Moms had me at apple caramel with their garden party dessert ideas.
But the fact that it’s keto friendly and a cheesecake served in cup?
I’m sold. These sound decadent, easy to make, and SO GOOD.
Wait until you try these keto apple caramel cheesecake cups!
Want More Outdoor Dining Inspiration?
With the heat of summer and warmer temps of early fall, I’m always looking for light, refreshing recipes that are easy to make and prepare.
Wait until you try these simple summer recipe ideas!
Looking for More Supper Club Ideas?
Our supper club has been so much fun and we’ve covered so much over the last year.
Whether you are in a dinner group or just want some party theme inspiration, check out the themes we’ve hosted before.
And click here if you want to learn how to organize and host your own supper club,
- Galentine’s Day Brunch
- St. Patrick’s Day
- Spring Brunch
- Cinco De Mayo
- 4th of July
- Picnic Date
- Tailgating Party
- Fall Harvest Dinner Party
- Thanksgiving Dinner Party
- Christmas Dinner Party
- New Year’s Eve
- Cozy Winter Dinner
- Italian Dinner Party
- Easter Brunch
- Afternoon Tea Party
- Low Country Boil
- Hawaiian Luau Party
- Summer BBQ Party
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