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garlic fest


When we lived in Seattle there was an entire restaurant devoted to garlic. Everything from garlic martini’s to the most mouth watering garlic stuffed chicken. Eating there was great fun and a garlic inspired feast is a perfect theme for hosting an at home dinner party. Plus, garlic functions mythologically as an antidote to Vampires, so the dinner quickly transforms into a slightly spooky but refined take on a Halloween gathering.

Check out the invitations clipped to a freshly harvested bag of garlic here. For serving, game hens stuffed with garlic are easy and pretty when plated. Place fresh herbs along the table to serve as centerpieces and as easy to grab additions to your guests dishes. Oregano, basil and rosemary taste great with the garlic inspired menu. I placed my herbs in homemade concrete pots for a simple fall style.

Garlic martini’s are easy to whip up and hand mixed mustard adorned with printable labels (see below) are a nice way to give your friends a taste that will linger on home with them. To give the evening a comfortable vibe include mismatched cotton napkins, bright cutlery and heavy wooden serving pieces.

The gorgeous garlic dinner party printables were designed by Ashley from Thorne + Sparrow. The printable package which includes an invitation, favor label and seating card can be downloaded for free by clicking here.


  • how2home
    August 30, 2012 at 9:59 am

    This is so adorable! Garlic dinner party…..yum :) Thanks for sharing these printable with us!

    • Victoria
      August 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

      No problem, what’s a party for if it can’t be shared!

  • alison
    August 30, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Hi Victoria! Thank you so much for finding my blog and commenting, I am very flattered. Your blog is a blog that I read everyday and revere to be one of the best out there. Your on-line magazine is absolutely amazing:) Thank you so much again and this garlic party looks fabulous! I would have loved to be a part of that!


    • Victoria
      August 30, 2012 at 10:44 am

      Thanks for the kind words Alison, each compliment means the world to me.

  • Lena
    August 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    I adore garlic, and the concept for this party is just genius! I think I see one in our future…

  • ashley
    August 30, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    i loooove what you came up with!! looks amazing… thanks again for letting me be apart of it! :) xo

  • Ashley
    August 30, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Um…. LOVE. I don’t even know what else to say; this is just awesome!

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  • Brett Bralley Jaillet
    September 4, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This is SUCH a great idea for a dinner party — especially a Halloween one! May have to try it on my friends this fall.

  • TidyMom
    September 5, 2012 at 5:20 am

    is there a recipe for the garlic mustard?

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