I decorated the table with tea lights wrapped in glittery silver and gold washi tape (Pooja did the taping), some small gourds, and a flower arrangement that included these cool kind-of-pumpkins-on-a-branch.
Plus, tons of red wine. (Someone brought over a bottle of this and I really enjoyed it.)
For the main course, we kept it simple. I made a salad with some (really excellent) Boston lettuce (from Satur Farms), blood oranges (which I didn't supreme because it was taking too long and I wanted to play), thinly sliced fennel, pistachios, and a lemony vinaigrette.
Good friends, good food, good wine and gourds - I'd call it a dinner party success.
After the party, I put the gourds in this bowl to keep a little festivity in the house.