5 Dinner Party Themes Your Guests Will Love – Pick a Theme!

Christmas holidays are over and summer is nowhere to be seen for now, but it doesn’t mean you cannot make up an excuse or even better: dinner party themes, to see your friends and throw a dinner party that they will never forget. We know you’re busy! So here we are handing you few amazing dinner party themes along with propositions for the menus.

5 Dinner Party Themes Your Guests Will Love - Pick a Theme!

Everyone had those parties when additional people just appeared out of nowhere or someone canceled last minute, friends coming with kids although it was supposed to be adults only evening and all sorts of misfortunes happening… of course last minute. So how to host a party and not go mad?

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First of all, make sure that you manage to prepare some food in advance, it will help you relax more on the day and not freak out that the food or snacks are not ready when you hear the first doorbell ring. It’s also good to delegate. Whether you’re throwing the party with your partner or a friend make sure that you don’t take all the preparations on your shoulders. Perhaps your partner in crime can pick up wine in advance or help with cleaning the house and setting the tables. If you want the atmosphere to be more relaxed go for a buffet style – food will look great in the bite size portions and everyone can mingle at the same time. More tips here on how to host a dinner party in small space.

5 dinner party themes and menus to get the most out of dinner party

Mediterranean Dinner Party

Mediterranean Dinner menu

Starter: Antipasto platter

Main: Marinated octopus with greek salad

Dessert: Apricot pistachio baklava

Who doesn’t love Mediterranean cuisine? It reminds me of holidays, sun and being relaxed, I am not even going to mention that antipasto and wine were meant for each other. Octopus may seem a little risky as a party snack as maybe some people still classify it as ‘weird’ food, but perhaps by letting them try this delicacy you can show them what they are missing out on.

Sushi Dinner Party

Sushi Dinner menu

Starter: Gyozas

Main: Nigiri, sashimi, and maki

Dessert: Daifuku

Sushi has been it food for years and it is still defending its place in the ranks with other dishes. Let your friends enjoy their favorite nigiri and maki in a more relaxed atmosphere than work lunch. Still, not a lot of us are experts in the Japanese art of cooking, to make it easier and more entertaining invite one of our private chefs to teach you how to make sushi at home.

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Rooftop Dinner Party

Rooftop Dinner menu

Starter: Fig and goat cheese salad

Main: Baked trout with vegetables glazed in garlic butter and chili

Dessert: Mixed Berries tartlets

Dinner parties at the rooftop is a must on the nice sunny day. Enjoy vitamin D with your early dinner on the weekend. When the weather treats us well we tend to eat lighter let’s go for a delicious baked fish and some berry tartlets for the dessert.  

Vegetarian Dinner Party

Vegetarian Dinner menu

Starter: Sauteed mixed veggie Tacos with a Slaw

Main: Creamy polenta with Caprese salad

Dessert: Assort of Fruit sorbets

With this Vegetarian themed dinner party, you can be both healthy and suit all your friends dietary needs. Tacos can be delicious especially if you choose to stuff them with seasonal sauteed veggies. Creamy polenta will melt in your mouth and tomatoes with balsamic vinegar will add that extra ‘um’ to the known tastes. Choose your favorite fruit sorbet as a dessert – light and delicious.  

Moroccan Dinner party

Moroccan Dinner menu

Starter: Sweet Potato Salad with Cinnamon, Saffron, and Honey

Main: Lamb tagine served with rice

Dessert: Greg Malouf dessert

Let’s spice things up with a pinch of Marocco. A little bit of a mystery and oriental flavors. Sweet potatoes can become new and adventures again with new seasoning. The beauty of tagine dishes will surprise your guests and open their eyes on the rich pallet of the country. Have a look at a lamb tagine recipe and learn how to cook like a true Moroccan.

If you are wanting to see more dinner party themes, ideas and tips, then have a look at our Infographic on How to Pick the Best Dinner Party Menu or take a look at our Private Chefs.

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