6 Unique And Interesting Dinner Party Ideas

Dinner parties are a ton of fun! With the perfect menu, the right setting, and additions such as funky lighting and popular music, your party can be spoken about for weeks to come. If it’s your turn to host the monthly dinner party and you’re stuck on ideas, we’re here to help! Of course, you’d like to serve your guests the best dinner, but there’s more to a great party than the same old menu if you think outside the box. 

What is a good theme for a dinner party? You can find the answer to this question below, together with some great dinner party menu ideas. Use this list of 6 unique and interesting dinner party ideas to inspire and motivate you for your next soirée.  

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How Can I Make My Dinner Party More Fun?

Use the 6 ideas listed below to throw an unforgettable party. 

  1. Hire a professional mixologist
  2. Casino dinner party
  3. Colour-themed meals
  4. Cooking lessons from a professional chef
  5. Have a ‘cook-off’
  6. Try vegan alternatives

1. Hire A Professional Mixologist 

Throwing a dinner party can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a lot of work. Not only do you have to worry about preparing the food, but you also have to make sure that the drinks are flowing. If you really want to impress your guests, then why not hire a professional mixologist? They can create custom cocktails that will perfectly complement your menu, or better yet, teach you and your guests how to make your own cocktails. 

Plus, they’ll take care of all the clean-up so that you can focus on enjoying the party. So if you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next dinner party, then consider hiring a professional mixologist. It’ll be an event that your guests won’t soon forget.

2. Casino Dinner Party 

Casino dinner party

A casino theme is a great way to liven up any gathering, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. For decor, you can hang up some black and white streamers and scatter around some confetti. You can also print out some free casino-themed tableaux from the internet to use as centrepieces. As for games, there are plenty of casino classics that can be adapted for use at a dinner party. For example, instead of playing for money, guests could play for points that could be used to bid on auction items – gifts that each guest is asked to bring. Here are some other classics that can be played at your party:

  • Blackjack
  • Roulette
  • Poker
  • Baccarat

3. Colour-Themed Meals

One of the easiest themes to work with is colour. Whether you go with a single colour scheme or mix and match different colours, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating a beautiful and delicious spread. For example, you could start with a refreshing green salad, followed by a creamy white soup. Main course options could include a stunning red roast or a hearty grilled steak with red vegetables such as beets, tomatoes, and red peppers. And for dessert, why not try a colourful fruit tart or rainbow cookies? With a little creativity, you can easily turn your next dinner party into a fun and festive event that your guests will love.

4. Cooking Lessons From A Professional Chef

If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next dinner party, why not hire a professional chef to give cooking lessons to you and your guests? Not only will everyone have a great time learning how to cook new dishes, but they’ll also get to enjoy the fruits of their labour at the end of the night. Plus, it’s a great way to impress your guests and show off your culinary skills. 

5. Have A ‘Cook-Off’

Cooking competition

Hosting a cooking competition as part of your dinner party is a great way to add some extra fun and excitement to the evening. It’s another opportunity for guests to show off their culinary skills. To get started, simply set out some kitchen supplies and ingredients, and you can decide what the guests need to make. Then, set a timer and see who can create the best dish in the allotted time. Be sure to have a few prizes on hand for the winners. With a little bit of planning, a cooking competition can be a great way to add some extra fun to your next dinner party.

6. Try Vegan Alternatives

If you’re looking to add a little excitement to your next dinner party, why not try serving up some vegan alternatives? These days, there are so many delicious options available that even the most ardent meat-eaters will be impressed. Whether you’re serving up a five-course feast or just finger foods, there’s sure to be a vegan option that will tantalise your taste buds. Here are some vegan meal alternatives to consider to impress your guests with:

  • Burgers and chips – Companies such as Fry’s and Beyond Meat have great vegan patties, as do most grocery stores with their own brand name products.
  • Mac ‘n cheese – There are a large variety of vegan cheeses available to use.
  • Spaghetti bolognese – Fry’s and Beyond Meat also make a delicious vegan mince. Otherwise, you could try your hand at a recipe using lentils.


Use these fun and unique dinner party ideas to wow your guests the next time you host a gathering with your favourite people. Dinner parties can take a lot of time and effort to plan and execute, so if you want to leave the cleaning up to us, remember that the SweepSouth team is ready and waiting with a variety of expert cleaning services

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