Themes: One of the simplest ways to tie together a dinner party neatly is to have a theme. You can pick a general theme, such as autumn or spring, and create a dinner party menu and dinner party recipes that tie in. An autumn theme might include a starter of pumpkin soup, a turkey as an entree and miniature apple cobblers for each guest as dessert. Decorate the table with pine cones or even mini pumpkins to create a festive fall environment. Themes can also be specific, perhaps relating to a recent holiday or a beach destination, which is wonderful to warm up a cold winter night.
Make Your Own: A fun idea for a less formal dinner party is to have guests make their own meals! Or, at the very least, assemble them. Consider preparing pizza bases for guests to cover with their favorite ingredients. Perhaps you can have a sushi rolling party with friends in lieu of a fancy sit down dinner.
Place Tags: Instead of a simple card reading each guest’s name, a fun dinner party idea is to integrate the name somehow into a cold appetizer that is waiting on the plate–perhaps out of a sauce used.
With these exciting and unique dinner party ideas, your next function is sure to be a success!