Many people love to host dinner parties and get everyone round to their home to entertain. Not only does it give you a great chance to catch up with friends but you can also impress people with your cooking skills. With so many people throwing excellent dinner parties now, it’s a great idea to find new ways of making yours unique. If you have a dinner party coming up, then let us help you to spice it up in new and exciting ways so that people will be talking about your fabulous hosting skills for months to come.
Murder mystery theme
The first way you can really jazz up your dinner party is by making it a murder mystery themed one. This will instantly give an air of something different and your guests will love to opportunity to dress up and become their various characters over the course of the evening.
The best way to organize this is to send out invites to your dinner guests beforehand with each person’s character noted on. You also need to let the murderer know who they are so that there’s no confusion on your night! Of course, you should also make sure that none of your guests discuss their characters before your party, to ensure that added element of fun and surprise. When they all show up, dressed in character, you can really let the fun begin as everyone spends the night working out who the murderer is for the crime you tell them about when they all arrive.
Another superb way to throw an entertaining dinner party is to organize some live entertainment during the meal. This will certainly make your party stand out as unique and give a really memorable talking point for your guests. A popular choice here is to have a local band play some appropriate music live in your garden or in your house to set the party off. Other great choices along these lines include hiring a close-up magician to amaze people with their tricks or even a comedian to make people laugh after they have eaten.
Gin tasting session
Most people who come to a dinner party like to have fun with drinks, so you can use this to make your dinner party utterly fantastic. Cocktails are a superb way to do this as your guests will not only love testing out new drinks but will also have fun helping to make them.
Gin is very on-trend now, so this is another avenue you can explore to make your dinner party entertaining. Why not organize a gin tasting session during your soirée? There are many great kits you can buy these days with all you need in for this, from gin glasses to recipe ideas.
Make it a competition
A real hallmark of a fun dinner party is making your guests feel involved in the evening. Allowing some guests to have a go at making starters for example while allowing the others to judge can be a great ice-breaker. People will have a real laugh not only preparing some crazy concoctions but also making some light-hearted remarks to sum them up.
One of the classic ways to make sure your dinner party goes off with a bang is to play games, either before or after food. While some games may be a little outdated now, there are some that your guests will love to try out. For more informal occasions, you may opt for a little drinking game that involves shots as forfeits. If you would rather play a board game, something like Taboo is always amusing as people try not to say the banned words. If you want a hilarious but messy game, why not go for Pie Face? While it’s aimed at kids, most adults find it great fun too!
Make it informal
Dinner parties are about getting everyone together to have a good time and lots of fun. If you always go for a more formal approach, then flipping this on its head could be a great change. Go more informal with a relaxed dress code and finger food or platters for sharing. When served, everyone can get stuck in to help themselves and make it a more social, relaxed affair.
Make your next dinner party pop
Hosting a great dinner party is a sure-fire way to have a fabulous night without leaving your house. Any of the above tips are a great way to make your next get-together truly memorable and a little bit different. Your guests are guaranteed to love that extra bit of thought you have put into the evening’s entertainment and are bound to make it known that you are great as a host.