Dinner parties can be a lot of fun for everyone involved. While a dinner party is a great reason to get your close ones together, for the host, they can find the whole process a little overwhelming. From deciding what their guests will eat and drink right down to any decoration ideas. If you find yourself hosting a gathering soon then why not make things a little easier on yourself and have a theme. This will help with food, drink and decorations without the need for creative ideas. So I thought I would share with you five inspiring ideas.
Excitement of the Caribbean
A Caribbean theme is a great one for anyone that loves a colorful array of food and drink. From creating a wonderful Jamaican rum punch to serving sticky jerk chicken with rice and peas, your guests will be elated. Tantalise their taste buds is one thing, but think of the decorations you could use to create a wonderful atmosphere. The possibilities are endless. You could even extend the theme to a dress code, stating that people should only wear what they would on vacation. It can make the whole dinner party much less formal and a lot of fun.
A typical English garden
When I think of an English garden theme, I think about scones, clotted cream and jam. Lots of jam. But you can easily extend this to a wonderful dinner party menu. Why not serve up strawberries and cream with a large glass of pimms. Or do a traditional afternoon tea with delightful sandwiches and miniature cakes. All served with a glass of champagne and a cup of earl grey. You could go crazy with floral decorations and incorporate the theme in so many ways.
Let’s go all European
Why not extend it to a European theme. This is where you will be spoilt for choice in regards to food options. You could typically serve a Spanish Paella, or go all Italian with wonderful pizzas. You could serve up only the best French wine and offer up a dessert tray encompassing all of what Europe has to offer. If you are looking for something a little easier, then this themed dinner party is for you.
If you love a challenge, then why not make your dinner party all about color? One or two to be more exact. This is where you could serve up food and drink only in that color. Ask your guests to dress only in those colors, and go a little crazy with the decoration. This could be a quite hard theme to follow so make sure you choose your colors wisely.
Let’s go back in time
Finally instead of choosing a place or something, why not choose an era. Go back in time to the 80’s or 70’s and serve up food popular during those times. You could have a lot of fun serving up a retro prawn cocktail as a starter. You might want to ask your guests to dress up for the theme to, think 80’s inspired Madonna or Flares and mini skirts. You could get some amazing pictures from your night.
I hope this has inspired you with some ideas for your next dinner party.