Wild Game Dinner Party:
Decor, Menu, and Music

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This party theme may not suit all tastes, but one of my favorite elements of entertaining is the ability to cook delectable, seasonal ingredients, and what sums up fall better than the availability of wild game? I grew up on a ranch where fresh game was always on the table, and it's a tradition I like to continue when possible, despite the fact that I'm now an urban dweller through and through.

The Decor:
1. Wood Grain Baroque Charger Set from Overstock, 4 for $31.49
2. Threshold Royal Abbey Stoneware 16-piece dinnerware set from Target, $63
3. Birch Paper Straws from Paper Source, pack of 144 for $7.95
4. Bedårande Beer Glass from IKEA, $5.99
5. Snöfint Napkin from IKEA, 2 for $1.99
6. Juniper Pie Dish from Emile Henry, $45
7. Lodge Cast Iron Mini Rectangular Server from Sur La Table, $14.95
8. Pearl Oval Baker from Sur La Table, $19.96
9. Twig Flatware Set from West Elm, $39
10. Horn Servers from Jayson Home, $58
11. Yellow Check Tablecloth from Anthropologie, $78
12. Expandable Farm Table from West Elm, $999
13. Contact Stool from CB2, $129
14. Pheasant Features from VintagePlusCrafts on Etsy, bunch of 11 for $10
15. Claw Bottle Opener from Rose Red and Lavender, $22.95
16. Petrified Wood Slab from rinkocrystal on Etsy, $54 (use it as a serving tray)
17. Lodge Island Spice Red Dutch Oven from Amazon, $68.46
18. Crystal Allies Gallery Natural Himalayan Salt Lamp from Amazon, $16.95
19. Pheasant Lidded Butter Dish from Pottery Barn, $29.50
20. Raw Agate Napkin Rings from World Market, 4 for $7.92

The Menu:
1. 7 Recipes for Wild Game (including venison, duck, rabbit, wild turkey and trout)
2. Venison Sausages with Basil and Garlic
3. Duck Confit: An Easier, Cheaper Way to Make it at Home
4. A Simple Duck Ragu
5. Roasted Game Birds with Polenta
6. Favorite Recipes for Venison
7. Good Recipes for Pheasant
8. Duck Breast with Pomegranate Citrus Glaze
9. Bison Meat Loaf
10. Braised Venison

The Music:
1. TV On the Radio–"Wolf Like Me"
2. The Black Keys–"Gold on the Ceiling"
3. Band of Skulls–"I Know What I Am"
4. White Denim–"At Night in Dreams"
5. U.S. Royalty–"Hollywood Hollows"
6. The Black Angels–"Don't Play with Guns"
7. Arctic Monkeys–"Do I Wanna Know?"
8. Escondido–"Bad without You"

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