Hosting a stand out dinner party begins by brainstorming then unvailing widely unique dinner party ideas that have never been done. Manifesting a party with such high standards requires a creative eye for decor, a mind for event planning, a good knowledge of food and drink, and attention to detail. Once ideas are solidified a substantial amount of time needs to be allocated to ensure all elements work to fruition and each detail is accounted for.
Dazzle your guests this fall with these entertainingly new dinner party ideas that are sure to put your party on a pedestal above the others
1. Invitations Are Crucial
A major key to any great party is the invitation. The process of how you invite your guests sets a tone for the expectations of the dinner party. Sending a quick text or making a casual call as an invite to the party takes minimal effort and makes u seem unmotivated. To impress your guests and give them the complete party package, a well-made invitation should be mailed at least two to three weeks in advance of the date of the party.
Design your invitation in accordance with your parties theme, so your guests get a taste of what to expect. Include a dress code if you would like, as having one adds a bit of class and delivers additional support to a particular theme.
2. Everything Pumpkin
A pumpkin-themed dinner party is typically an overused idea during the fall. For many hosts, this idea is unoriginal and is avoided because it can quickly turn into a cheesy event. However basic, this idea can be revolutionized using a slight bit of creativity and innovation. Take things to the extreme and incorporate pumpkin into everything from decorations, food, signature cocktails, invitations, and even dress code.
Follow this list of tasty pumpkin concoctions for the food and drink menu.
- Pumpkin Spice Martini
- Pumpkin Old Fashion
- Pumpkin Ale
- Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
- Butternut Squash Soup (in the pumpkin family)
- Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Pumpkin Hummus Served With Crackers
- Pumpkin Gnocchi With Sage Butter Sauce
- Pumpkin Risotto With Goat Cheese
- Instant Pot Pumpkin walnut Chili
- Pumpkin Cheesecake
- Pumpkin Roll
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding
3. Gourmet Smores Bar
As the temperature begins to drop heading into the new season, hosting a dinner party outdoors can be a tricky deal. A pre-planned date is susceptible to having colder temperatures than expected, making an outdoor party an uncomfortable setting for your guests. However, a cooler outside temp is the perfect justification to bring out the fire pit that’s been sitting in the garage all summer. Not only does a fire pit provide light for when the sun goes down it will also bring warmth to all of your guests and enhance the atmosphere, for a super cozy dinner party experience.
The pit can be utilized further than just these purposes. A fun way to utilize the flames is to employ the traditional campfire activity of roasting smores. Take this idea above and beyond by setting up a decorative smores bar with unusual and gourmet smores supplies next to the fire pit. Providing your guests with various types of smores oriented ingredients will give them the opportunity to personalize their dessert. You and your guests will love this fall dinner party idea!
4. Girls Night Halloween Party
For a spooky night filled with good eats and lots of wine, invite your best gal pals to a girls night only, Halloween themed dinner party. Begin by taking the time to develop special invitations to mail out to your gals and you’ll be greatly appreciated and admired. For decoration inspiration, use traditional Halloween elements and manipulate them to be more suited for a classy and girly theme. Use deep shades of traditional Halloween colors such as orange, black and purple, and incorporate silver shimmer and iridescent purple decor to add an elegant flair. Add to the overall experience by creating a Halloween themed playlist, and choose a fun game to play that includes the whole group. Drinking games are always a good bet.
Here are some tips to make your friends feel extra special and have an extraordinary time.
- Make personalized place cards according to each friend personality.
- Include a card in the invitation for your friends to write down their favorite bottle of wine and have them send it back to you. Invest, and purchase each friend their bottle of choice to sip on all night.
- Make centerpieces with fresh flowers in dark hues, and allow your guests to take them as a gift on their way out.