If the idea of serving up a roast chicken or a 3-course meal to your friends or family strikes you as boring, then you need to think out the box a little. There are loads of dinner party ideas with a difference, and if you’re a little creative, you can come up with something quite spectacular, and memorable too!
Dine in the dark
If you want to enhance the sense of taste then you need to invite your guests to dine in the dark. This has become quite a popular event at top restaurants, but it does take some careful planning. If you don’t want to blindfold everyone, consider serving the food in a very dark room, so people can still make out the outlines of things and you don’t end up with a lot of food on the floor!
3 courses, 3 countries
You can of course extend this to 4 or even more, but the idea is to make different dishes from different countries. You can choose to make them all from the same region, such as China, India or Thailand, or you can serve up a dish from each and mix and match.
Finger foods only…But not in the traditional sense.
Some cultures prefer to eat with their hands, so why not try the same? You’ll need to choose your dishes quite carefully, but it can add a really fun twist to your dinner party and be an entirely new experience, as you’ll be throwing social norms out the window. Just don’t serve soup!
If you know how to use a smoker or BBQ that can work as a smoker too, why not make an entire meal? You can do everything on a smoker from chicken to beef or fish, and can include sides like smoked mac n cheese, beans and rice, and veggies.
Every era has its own food, so whether you want to embrace the 1980’s or the 1800’s, to options are endless! You can also go historical on a budget, so you don’t have to use your real money slots Canada winnings to buy ingredients, especially if you serve something like broth, stew and home baked bread from the Middle Ages!
If you are feeling flush however, Avo Ritz, Lobster and chocolate mousse is a great option for an 80’s themed table. You may need to do some research to find recipes that are era-appropriate, but once you’ve settled on a period in history, you’re sure to have fun.
If you want to serve up an ecologically friendly feast, why not ensure that all the produce you use is sourced ethically? Farmers markets offer a wealth of options and you have the added advantage of being able to find ingredients there you may well not be able to find elsewhere.
If you’re an adventurous cook, this is a great way to impress your guests and save the planet at the same time!