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

The food is obviously crucial to any dinner party – and if you book a private chef with us, it’s one area you can be sure will go smoothly. However, it can also be fun to spice up your dinner party with a fun theme. Luckily for you, ChefXChange can help you with that too – we’ve put together our top dinner party themes for you to choose from for your next soiree!

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

Arabian Nights

This is one of our favourite evening themes, and especially good if you’ve gone for an exotic Eastern-inspired menu like Chef Philip’s Iraqi Fine Dining: Mixed Meze Bites, Dijaj Bilmynarinj, Handmade Lamb Dumplings, Mince wrapped in Vine Leaves and Knafa served with blossom water syrup and pistachios. Simply stock up on glittering lanterns and candles, colourful fabrics, mint tea and Arabian music, whilst belly dancers can provide some fun entertainment. Transport your guests away on a magical carpet ride!

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

Spa Party

Sometimes nothing beats a night in with the girls. Go for a light and yummy menu like Chef Daniel’s Spring Menu: Rosemary Smoked Guacamole & Crab, Jerusalem Artichoke & Duck Soup, Salmon Log, and Chocolate, Popcorn and Red Fruits. Hire a manicurist or facial expert and decorate with fairy lights, flowers and throws for a cosy evening in – nothing beats a movie after dinner and a film like ‘Trainwreck’ will provide lots of laughs, or go for a classic like ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.

candle and wine

Masquerade Ball

For a more extravagant banquet, you could opt for a sumptuous menu like Chef Ed’s Winter Menu: Roast Beetroot, Goats’ Cheese & Apple Tartlet, Roasted Supreme of Guinea Fowl, Quail & Truffle Cannelloni, and Chocolate Delice with Honeycomb and Griottines Cherries. Invite your guests to wear black tie and gowns and add some extra mystery with Venetian masks. For ambience, think dim lighting, rich dark fabrics, glittering candles and classical music.

venetian mask

Retro Night

If you’re anything like us, you’ll love the sleek and chic style of shows like Mad Men. Channel your own Don Draper vibe with crystal decanters of hard liquor or vintage cocktails like Don’s fave the Old Fashioned
– a heady mix of whiskey, bitters and sugar, usually served with nothing more than a strip of orange or lemon peel. Chef Justine’s Traditional Dinner Party menu will go perfectly with the drinks: Home-made farmhouse pate with melba toast, fruit conserve and salad leave, Roasted meat served with steamed seasonal vegetables, roast potatoes and a creamed stilton, cabbage and red onion dish, and Chocolate fondant or cheesecake to finish. Ask your friends to dress up in natty suits and elegant dresses, and if you can find a record player to spin some 60’s tunes, all the better.


Murder Mystery Dinner

Everyone loves a good murder mystery! Add a twist to your dinner party by embroiling your guests in their very own whodunnit – see more details on how to do it here. Dress-wise, go for a 20’s style with dapper suits and shimmering drop-waisted gowns and headbands. For decorations, crisp white tablecloths and classic silver candlesticks are the way to go, with a roaring 20’s playlist in the background. Chef Daniel’s British Classics menu will provide the perfect accompaniment to the Agatha Christie vibe: Duck liver parfait, Seared scallops, Rare Rump Cap in a red wine jus and Chocolate and caramel delice with homemade banana ice cream.

rare rump fillet

We hope you’ve been inspired by our top dinner party themes! What’s your favourite theme? Comment below!