25 Ideas to Throw a Fancy Dinner Party (with Pictures) #1: Turn that cheap cracker into a salmon canapé. #2: Lay your main dish on a bed of fresh lettuce or mashed potatoes. #3: Serve rice from a mold. #4: Create scarcity through variety on an appetizer plate. #5: Ditch standard muffin liners. #6: Don’t serve cupcakes unless you can make them stand out. #7: #8:
35 Low-Maintenance Summer Dinner Party Ideas Cheater’s Skillet Paella. We never knew it was possible to make paella in one hour. Mini Skillet Pizzas. One-Ingredient Watermelon Sorbet. Melon Caprese Skewers. Skillet Nacho Dip. Broiler S’mores. Skillet Pasta with Summer Squash. Skillet Lasagna.
Meat and poultry entrees Slow-cooker beef ragu with pappardelle. Soy-lemon flank steak with arugula. Sweet potato noodles with chorizo, roasted red pepper, and spinach. Salami, jalapeño, and olive pizza with honey. Spicy sausage, kale, and whole-wheat orecchiette soup. Baked chicken meatballs with garlic-dill yogurt sauce.
5 Easy Ideas for an Elegant Dinner Party Get Personal. Find a simple yet stylish way to personalize each guest’s place at the table, such as tying a pretty tag to each glass with the guest’s named marked on it. Keep It Simple. Go for a Theme. Dress Up the Table.
37 Big-Batch Dishes to Feed a Crowd White Pesto Spinach Lasagna (10 Servings) Slow-Cooker Crispy Carnitas (10 Servings) Baked Sausage and Cheese Rigatoni (8 Servings) Caramelized Shiitake Mushroom Risotto (8 Servings) Korean Beef Tacos (12 Servings) Healthy Instant-Pot Turkey Chili (8 Servings) Chicken and Dumplings (6 Servings)
Here are some simple party food ideas on a budget: Soup. Loose meat sandwiches. Baked potatoes . Pasta . Tacos. Make-your-own-pizzas. Cheese and crackers. Vegetables and dip.
View All 1 of 24 Baked Ziti with Summer Vegetables. 2 of 24 Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos with Fresh Tomato Salsa. 3 of 24 Crab-and-Bacon Linguine. 4 of 24 Zucchini Lasagna. 5 of 24 Fish Tacos and Topping Bar. 6 of 24 Spicy Pineapple Slaw. 7 of 24 Grilled Jalapeño-Lime Corn on the Cob.
Curried Carrot Soup. Shh Spring Pea Soup. Frozen peas make this creamy soup fast and easy to prep. Spinach & Mandarin Orange Salad. This salad is ready to serve in 5 minutes flat thanks to bagged baby spinach. Tomato and Goat Cheese Quiche. Chicken Caesar Pitas. Asparagus-Fontina Pizzettes. Cheater’s Chocolate Souffle.
11 Easy Apps to Bring to a Summer Party Cranberry, Brie and Onion Tratlets. Cannellini Bean Dip. Puff Pastry Wrapped Baked Brie. Pepperoni Chips. Zucchini Pizza Bites. Bacon Wrapped Peaches. Homemade Doritos. Stuffed Bell Peppers.
Top 10 tips for creating a dinner party menu First and foremost . . . don’t stretch yourself. Determine the theme (if any) and tone of the party – casual, elegant, French, Mexican, etc. Think about the setting – buffet or plated? Politely ask in advance if guests have any dietary restrictions. In general, a dinner party menu should include: Vary your food colors.
Main Dish Recipes Beef Main Dishes. Beef Stroganoff. Burgers. Casseroles. Chicken Main Dishes. Goulash. Lasagna. Macaroni and Cheese .
Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches. Hearty Baked Penne Pasta. Crockpot Breakfast Casserole with Bacon and Gruyere. Killer Carnitas. Chicken Spaghetti. Easy Ham and Cheese Sliders. Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Taquitos. Baked Italian Meatballs.
We’ve gathered a list of the best dinner party entertainment ideas to take your evening from zero to hero. 6 Dinner Party Entertainment Ideas Games. Games are a party classic, a sure fire way to have your guests laughing and bonding with each other. DIY. Karaoke. Themes. Murder Mystery. Take things outside.
8 Ways to Entertain Your (Over 18) Party Guests Dance Floor: In our opinion, a dance floor is the number one entertainment option for every celebration. Lawn games: People always get into the spirit of lawn games. Party props: while your photo booth should have its own set of props, allow for other props that can be worn across the party !
How to Serve Soup at a Dinner Party Serve a big batch of soup in a vintage style soup tureen. Place it in the center of the table for a pretty and functional centerpiece. Bread bowls make a fantastic presentation to serve soup in, and it’s edible! Put one at each place setting and fill it to the rim with soup .