When it comes to dinner party ideas, fashion designer Jenni Kayne never fails to impress us. Her latest grand coup: a magical Feed Supper in collaboration with West Elm, hosted to provide meals to children and families in need. The intimate event took place in the Beverly Hills backyard of Candace and Charles Nelson—best known for Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery with cult following. Guests mingled and dined alfresco under a canopy of arched olive trees, illuminated by dozens of flickering candlelights—all imagined by Kayne.
When we got wind of the event and its majestic setting, we had to chat with the designer about every last detail—and get her top tips on hosting an intimate dinner for fall. From what to use in your centerpieces to how to set the mood and serve your drinks, this hostess knows it all. Gather your friends in style before the weather drops—we've outlined Jenni Kayne's perfect plan.