Welcome To Our Dinner Party Idea page.
Dinner party themes are one of the most popular theme parties- sure to go over well with all your guests.
This popular theme party can be prepared in less than a day, or in only a few hours for those high energy hosts!
See the detailed dinner party ideas below for all the decorations, costumes, game, and party drinks ideas, as well as printable invitations.
There are many options for putting together a great dinner party. Depending on your own style, the dinner party can range from casual and entertaining, to gourmet and polished.
Hosting a dinner party isn't as complicated as you may think! By following a few simple steps, you can create a fabulous dinner party.
First, obviously, you need to choose the food. One of the easiest ways to do this is to pick a theme. This can be the type of cuisine, such as Asian, Italian, or Mexican, or it can be something that relates to the time of year, such as a summer get-together. Once you know your central theme, everything else falls into place.
The three most popular type of dinner parties tend to be dessert, cocktail, or international food themed.
If you are worried about the food preparation, choose something easy. For example, a summer themed dinner party could include light appetizers such as fruit, cheese, and crackers, followed by a couple of different salads (one green and one pasta-based) and some herbed bread. Dessert could be something light and easy such as a sorbet or angel food cake with fruit topping and whipped cream. Easy!
For a more casual party, use a potluck style. Each guest can bring along a dish of their choice. This can be a full course American meal or international cuisine. You can choose to be dessert or cocktail party specific. Use your dinner party idea to guide your decorations. Using the summer example, a selection of wildflowers makes great table decorations. Light or pastel colors could be used for table coverings and napkins. Balloons and or a lightweight fabric make easy decorations. If you use an ethnic theme, choose colors from that country's flag. Music should follow the same idea. Something light and classical lends itself well to the summer dinner party. Ethnic music choices can compliment other dinner party options.
Line the area with cocktail party art and gourmet wine and cheese wall decor.
Light jazz is perfect for a cocktail party theme. If you are going more casual, consider using popular dance party music. Classical can be used for a more upscale event, or Broadway music tunes to liven up the event.
Dinner party invitations do not need to be elaborate. Something simple and elegant works well for any type of dinner party. Incorporate the same colors into the invitations and you're ready to go!
Party invitations can include food related items such as watermelons for an outdoor picnic, fortune cookies for an international dinner party theme, or martini glasses for a cocktail theme.
Invite guests to dress appropriately. Something slightly formal and comfortable works well for the summer party. If you go the ethnic route, invite guests to have fun with the theme and dress as closely to that country's attire as possible.
All you need for a successful dinner party idea is a starting point. From there, the rest falls into place and you can relax and enjoy yourself and your guests.
I hope this helps spark some fun ideas for your upcoming dinner party. Happy dining!