Your Ultimate Guide to Dinner Parties: 5 Best Dinner Party Themes

Some dinner party themes are timeless, you can have them on holidays, anniversaries, birthdays or simply just gatherings to see your friends and family. No matter what type of event it is, planning it can take a toll on you because throwing a dinner party takes a great deal of effort & time. On top of all that, you also have the pressure of entertaining the guests as well as satisfying their taste-buds! We know you’re busy! So checkout your ultimate guide to dinner parties: 5 best dinner party themes along with ideas for the menus.

your ultimate guide to dinner parties: 5 best dinner party themes

Your Ultimate Guide to Dinner Parties: 5 Best Dinner Party Themes 

Everyone has had those parties where additional people just appeared out of nowhere or someone canceled last minute, friends coming with kids although it was supposed to be an adults only evening and all sorts of other misfortunes… of course last minute. So how to host a party and stay cool throughout all these surprises?

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First of all, make sure that you prepare as much food in advance as possible, 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 spaces.
Sometimes involving the guests in serving the food and last minute preps might lighten the mood in some cases. And that’s a win win situation: you get some extra helping hands & you also break the ice! 

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 us of holidays, sun and being relaxed, not to mention the antipasto and wine that 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 could show them what they are missing out on.

What more could we say? Take your guests on an unforgettable culinary journey to the Mediterranean &  enjoy some seafood! Moreover, you can always add some life to the dinner by including some decorations such as seashells and pebbles.

Furthermore, if you would to hire a private Chef to do the cooking for you, we would recommend the following: Chef Maurizio in Dubai & Chef Andrea in London.

Sushi Dinner Party

Sushi Dinner menu

Starter: Gyozas

Main: Nigiri, sashimi, and maki

Dessert: Daifuku

Sushi has been the it food for years and it is still defending its place in the ranks along 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. Quit the hassle of cooking & entertaining your guests and enjoy your Sushi night with your guests!

Here are some of our best Private Chefs for the job: Chef Karim in Beirut, Chef Ian in Dubai & Chef Keiko in London.

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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 on the rooftop are a must on nice sunny days. Enjoy vitamin D with your early dinner on the weekend. When the weather treats us well we tend to eat lighter so let’s go for a delicious baked fish and some berry tartlets for dessert. To give your guests something to talk about & to take some memorable pictures, you can ask everyone to attend during sunset. 
Start your evening with some alcoholic and even non-alcoholic welcome drinks while enjoying the beautiful view. This way, your guests can start with the chit-chat and break the ice way before dinner!

Vegetarian Dinner Party

Vegetarian Dinner menu

Starter: Sauteed mixed veggie Tacos with Slaw

Main: Creamy polenta with Caprese salad

Dessert: Assortment 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. Perfectly creamy polenta will melt in your mouth and the  tomatoes with balsamic vinegar will add that extra ‘um’ to the known tastes. Choose your favorite fruit sorbet as a dessert – light and delicious and voila you’ve got yourself a full course menu with as little hassle as possible. 

Speaking of reducing the hassle, here are some of our talented private Chefs who can do the cooking for you: Chef Amro in Dubai & Chef Fadi in Beirut. 

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 Morocco. A little bit of a mystery and oriental flavors. Sweet potatoes can become an even more adventurous option with some daring 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 want 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 through our Private Chefs.

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London Chefs

Chef Dorothy in London  Chef Nicola in London  Chef Fabio in London

Dubai Chefs

Chef Goran in Dubai Chef Nabz&G in Dubai Chef Valentino in Dubai

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lebanon Chefs

Chef Fadi in Lebanon Chef Karim in Lebanon Chef Leen in Lebanon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washington Chefs

Chef Danny in Washington Chef Eddie in Washington Chef Madea in Washington