Dinner Party Recipes & Ideas:
Dinner Party Menus, Themes, Games, and More!
Hosting a party or dinner and need some dinner party recipes and planning help? Well, look no further... I've got it all here!
In my obsession for hosting dinner parties, holiday dinners, and great birthday bashes, I've collected here all the resources you'll need to plan a dinner party, birthday party, or any occasion revolving around food, friends, and fun. Here, you'll find ideas for dinner party menus and recipe, themes for dinner parties, games to play at the table, pretty table settings and decorations, and more. Like I said, everything you need to plan a dinner party.
Looking to plan a party that is a bit less about food and more about, well, party? Visit my Holiday and Birthday Party Planning Ideas page! Or use the navigation to the left to find the holiday or occasion you're looking for.
Dinner Party Recipes and Foods
Easy Dinner Appetizers
Recipes for easy but really tasty dinner party appetizers. Many can be made ahead so you don't have to spend your whole evening in the kitchen!
Italian Dinner Menus
An Italian dinner party menu is always impressive! This page will give you lots of ideas for Italian dinner party recipes and menus.
Recipes for Summer Dinner Parties
Great recipe ideas for a light summer dinner party, including great recipes you can make at home, ideas for the grill, and links to recipes you'll love.
Light Summer Dinner Recipes for a Party
A wonderful light menu for a summer dinner party. Includes everything from appetizer to dessert. A meal that's light, fresh, and impressive.
Dinner Party Menu for the Grill
A great menu for a spring or summer dinner party, all with recipes cooked on the grill. Fun, festive, flavorful, and fabulous.
Great Dinner Party Ideas
Dinner Party Themes
Tons and tons of fun and creative ideas for dinner party themes! Includes unusual, out of the box dinner theme ideas, and tips on creating your own unique theme for a dinner party.
Family Dinner Party Ideas
Tips and ideas for planning a dinner party for the whole family. Ideas for family dinner themes, plannign a menu, and putting together the whole party.
Practical Dinner Party Planning Help
Choosing Wine for a Dinner Party
Need help selecting the best wines to go with your dinner party food ideas? This page will give you everything you need to know.
How to Calculate Party Food Amounts
Tips and charts to help you calculate amounts of food for dinner parties. Goes over different kinds of foods for different kinds of events.
Dinner Party Thank You Notes
Whether you were the guest at a great dinner party or hosted one yourself, a dinner party thank you note is the best way to show your appreciation.
Your First Dinner Party
Whether a small dinner for four or a big to-do meant to impress the boss, planning your first dinner party can be dauntingFollow these first dinner party planning ideas & tips to avoid any bumps in the road.
Planning a Dinner Menu
A great dinner party is all about, well... a great dinner. And to make it great, all you need is the right menu. This will help plan that perfect dinner menu, from appetizers to dessert.
Dinner Party Planning Help
Planning a party or dinner party and don't know where to start? This page outlines every consideration you'll need to make when planning a dinner party-- from date to food to everything in-between.
Choosing Dinner Party Menus and Recipes
A lot can go into planning a nice dinner for friends. And the hardest part of all is probably choosing the perfect menu and dinner party recipes for each dish. We have lots of ideas for choosing a fabulous menu.
Dinner Table Setting and Decorating
Table Decorating Ideas Central!
A whole page full of ideas for decorating a table for a dinner party. Table settings, centerpiece, holiday table decorations, and more. Everything you need!
10 Inexpensive Table Centerpieces
Ideas for cheap table centerpieces for the dinner table. Most of them require very little work, and they all require very little money. But they look great!
12 Cheap Centerpiece Ideas
12 more ideas for cheap centerpieces for a dinner party, holiday party, or any special occasion. These will save you a ton of money, but keep your table elegant and chic!
Basic Table Setting
A basic guideline for setting a table for a dinner party. Tips, photos, and diagrams for both formal and informal table settings for a dinner party. The perfect dinner table to go with your dinner party recipes!
Dinner Party Entertainment & Activities
Dinner Party Music
Ideas for music for a dinner party. Tips on coming up with and assembling a party playlist for all different kinds of dinner parties, as well as some fun playlist ideas!
Party Icebreaker Games
Have several people who don't know each other coming to your dinner party? These icebreaker activities will help them get to know --and like!-- each other fast.
Party Games to Liven Up Your Dinner
These dinner games are played right around the dinner table-- and will make your party so much fun people will be talking about it for ages.
After-Dinner Party Mixers
Not sure what to do with your guests once the food's been eaten? These party mixer games are the perfect way to keep your guests happy when their bellies are full.
Dinner Party Cooking Games
Cooking games are the best way to have fun with your favorite dinner party recipes! Tips for putting together cooking competitions and dinner games... tons of fun!
Fun Things to do at a Dinner Party
Some really fun ideas and games for your next dinner party. A great way to keep your guests entertained and add a real note of "specialness" to your next dinner.
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