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Summary: Forgo the usual dinner around a table and try one of these fantastic themed dinner party ideas:
Dinner themes can transform a simple and sometimes rather boring- meal between friends and family into a fun and enjoyable occasion. While an elegant dinner using fine china can be a fun way to spend time with friends, a themed evening can incorporate costumes, music and decorations in a way that will make guests remember their evening with you.
The idea is to have an elegant summer dinner party, with a rustic feel. Decorate tables with white linen, vintage tableware and delicate lanterns. Tie the napkins with raffia (straw) paper and fill glass vases with country style flowers examples include: roses, lavender, sun flowers and lilies. The next step is to place fairy lights in the surrounding trees and have lanterns leading guests to the dinner table.
The food needs to compliment this extravagant table setting, so ensure that you provide simply grilled foods, colourful salads and white wine or champagne. Ensure that you end the meal off with fresh fruit and cream/ice cream, to fit with the overall summer theme of the evening.
Nothing is cosier and nicer than spending a cold winters evening by the fire side and serving soup. This idea works best with close friends and family. Put on some soft music and have the fire going as your guests arrive.
For the food, have a variety of different soups vegetable, chicken, beef, Thai noodle, Clam Chowder, spilt pea or chili and serve with bread, cheese, wine and a collection of interesting cheeses. This dinner is fantastic for someone with a hectic work schedule, as everything can be bought and heated up at the last minute.
Forgo the usual dinner party and try Caribbean night. Bring the beach inside with some bright lights, palm trees and dress in brightly colour clothes. If you feel like going all out, then hire a steel band, otherwise simply throw some Bob Marley CD’s into the player and have a limbo stick to provide endless laughs.
When eating the Caribbean way, you will need to have: big fruity cocktails, fish cooked in coconut milk, lots of fresh fruit and barbequed chicken pieces.
Dust off your cowboy hats, checked shirts and stirrup boots and get into the country mood. Play some good old fashioned country music and have a caller for some square dancing on the dance floor. While a barn is the ideal location to host this party, simply decorate your living room with hale bails and other country artefacts.
Hotdogs and steaks provide the perfect meal and don’t forget to have pitches of beer and lemonade to drink. A fun way to get everyone into the spirit is to send out invitations on old WANTED posters.
Here is the perfect time to haul out old Bee Gees, Fleetwood Mac, The Clash, The Ramones, David Bowie, Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd albums, and spend a night in the 1970’s. Add some disco balls, lava lamps and psychedelic clothing. The food has to be fondue the perfect 70’s party food.
Make your dinner parties legendary and try one of these five fantastic ideas. Remember to get guests to dress the part and to enjoy this experience.