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How to Make Your Dinner Parties More Fun
Hosting a dinner party is a great way to get friends together for a fun night. It can also be a great way to get to know people who’ve just come into your life. However, planning a dinner party can often be a stressful process. What kind of food will people like? Will there be enough things to talk about? What can you do to stop any awkward silences? Will your guests have a good time?
One way to solve many of these questions is to ask yourself: how can you make your dinner party fun? You can do a few things to make a dinner party fun. Look at the options outlined here, and pick one or two that fit the people you are inviting to your dinner party.
Ice-breakers are a great way to start a dinner party. They can spark interesting conversations and help guests who don’t know each other learn something about the others there.
Some good ice-breakers include ‘Guess Who Did What,’ where everyone writes down two to three facts about themselves. These pieces of paper then get shuffled in a bag and pulled out randomly. The guests then have to guess who the fact belongs to.
This ice-breaker allows you to learn fun facts about each other and stimulates conversation regarding assumptions about one another.
Make your dinner party a game night
Playing games can lift the burden of conversation from a dinner party. When you’ve got a game to discuss, you don’t have to worry about conversation drying up. Plus, a good game can make time pass quickly. When you play games at a dinner party, you’re sure to have someone say that time flew by.
Good games for dinner parties include large player games, card games, and team games. Team games allow your guests to bond to be a good choice. Make sure you’ve got a large dining table set to spread the game between all the players.
Some good examples of dinner party games include Chameleon (a game where everyone knows a keyword but one player—the Chameleon—who has to lie and convince the others they know it), or 221B (a game that requires individuals or teams to work out a murder from clues they gather through the game).
Make your dinner party themed
A theme can lighten up a dinner party. You can pick any theme you like; from here, decorate the room in theme, create themed food, and ask your guests to dress up in the theme. This allows for conversations surrounding outfits and sparking chats about life stories related to the theme.
For example, you could have a beach theme. You could make fish and chips, ice cream, and cocktails. Then, people could come dressed in beachy outfits and swap stories about holidays on the beach.
Top tips for making your dinner party fun…
Don’t stress too much about making your dinner party an enjoyable experience. If you’ve invited these people, they likely bring a level of fun to your life—it’ll be just the same on the night.