I recently had some friends over for an end of summer & belated birthday celebration. It was such fun to catch up with everyone, swap stories and enjoy good food & good company. For this hangout, I wanted things to be simple, and reflective of the pretty colors found in this season. We kept our menu pretty light with easy prep work so the majority of the time could be enjoyed and not spent in the kitchen. Shades of blue, tan & coral with a hint of gold here & there provided the perfect color story, and tiny candles left things glowing far past the sun's departure. It was such a fun time, and a perfect way to celebrate summer's drawing to a close.