4 Fun Dinner Party Ideasby Lizzie Howard Freelance Writer
When planning a dinner party, you are probably brainstorming about the type of drinks and food you will serve. You may also be thinking about décor ideas and themes. There is a lot to choose from, and it can get confusing along the way. A dinner party is the best gathering to reconnect with friends and family. But if you are the one hosting, the pressure is usually a bit much. You want to keep everyone entertained and having fun with full bellies and drinks at hand. Everyone knows it’s not easy to please a large crowd, but it’s possible.
You have to be open to trying new dishes, drinks, and themes to make your party a show stopper. Experimenting with interactive meal ideas will make your party memorable, and you may even inspire your guests to put their phones down. So for your next dinner party, try some of these ideas.
1. Make Your Own Pizza
There is nothing more people-pleaser than a pizza party. You can make one standard pizza with the ingredients of your choice and then go wild. Let your wild side run free with different recipes and toppings. Also, you can assemble an array of toppings like caramelized onion, pepperoni, shredded cheese, or olive and let your guests be pizza makers for the night. Allow them to assemble their single-serving pie and cook them on a pizza stone. To make it easy for you on the big day, prepare the dough one day before the party. Pizza parties have been done before; you need to make yours exceptional. When you feel like doing something exotic with the pizza you are not sure people will like, send it to the table first and follow it up with a crowd-pleaser; that's an overall hosting tip that helps with any food you serve.
2. Rethink the Seating
When you want the guests to have fun and relax, rethink the seating strategy. Instead of the traditional around-the-table seating, do the unexpected. Why not throw floor pillows down and find a low table. If there are kids involved, have a separate table for them with a different arrangement. You can combine the seating with family-style dining where the guests can sample various dishes and pass the food around. It's a sure way of having the guests bonding and laughing aside from games. There are so many DIY seating ideas you can explore to make your guests part of your evening, especially when it's an informal gathering. The seating can also be inspired by the theme you choose for the night.
3. Pick a Fun Theme
One way to entertain your audience at a dinner party is by creating an exciting theme. It can be adding decorations to the house, serving food from a particular culture, or dressing up. For a 70s dinner party, you can put a disco ball in the living room to crank up the fun. Celebrities can also be an exciting theme. Let your guests select their favorite celebrity and come dressed like them. Bring out the competitive side and make it a race for who wore it best and have a little reward. When it comes to themes, there are so many ways you can go with the party. If you are hosting during the holidays, let that be your theme. Some of the food-related theme ideas you can explore are Mexican, leftovers dinner party, wine, and cheese, or breakfast for dinner. An elegant and classy theme can also be fun if you give it a chance.
4. Drinks First
You can choose to go in a different direction and prioritize drinks. Instead of putting all your focus and energy into food, serve unexpected delicious drinks. Find rare bourbon for sale or any other exotic drink that will blow their minds and make it the center of your dinner party. Display a few homemade smoothies and juices. For a fun twist, you can pair the drinks with special dishes. How you display the drinks also matters; find creative ways to put out the different beverages to complement the party theme. The idea is to create an exceptional experience for your guest and make the dinner party one for the ages. So make your drink list fun and exotic, have more than one drink on display to ensure everyone gets something they like.
Your dinner party will be as much fun as you make it. Instead of doing everything the traditional way, explore some of these ideas. You will take your hosting skills and credit to a whole new level if you deliver something unexpected and unique. Drinks, food, and the theme are the main focus; ensure your guests are comfortable with all the ideas you pick.
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