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These fun and unique couples dinner party ideas and themes will help you host a memorable dinner party that all your friends will be talking about for years.

A collage of unique parties that couples can use ideas for when hosting a dinner party

Spending time with a group of people who enjoy good food and conversations is the perfect reason to host a couples dinner party. You can have a good time with a small number of guests or a larger party for 20. The focus should be creating a special occasion with a dinner party theme everyone will enjoy. I have compiled some romantic dinner ideas, fun ideas to center a menu around, and some classic nationality dinners. So gather your guest list, and let’s look through some simple great party ideas.

Crawfish Boil

crawfish dinner party with lemon and a beer

A crawfish boil has always been one of our favorite themed dinner parties. It’s a unique menu and a fun way to spend a relaxed evening with close friends. A local crawfish farm in our area would take our cooler out and fill it up for our dinner party. The parties were a great way to spend time talking and relaxing together. We gathered around the big pot while cooking and then spread newspaper on a table and dumped the dinner right on the table. You will not need any fancy plates or flatware, just your hands and plenty of napkins. Hither & Thither shows us everything we need to host a crawfish boil.

Dumpling Party

dumpling dinner party with fresh and cooked dumplings

Looking for a great party idea that is unique and your dinner guests can participate in helping make the food? Try a make your own dumplings dinner. Dumplings are the singular best food to make for (and with) a crowd: They’re cheap, easy, and beginner-friendly. There is just a little bit of prep work for you, and then when guests arrive, you can easily make 100 dumplings. Check out Bon Appetite How to Make Dumplings At Home to learn how to get ready for this party.

Bruschetta Dinner Board

Push you to board dinner party foods cheese salami olives dried tomatoes and prosciutto

If you are looking for a good idea for a no-cook simple way to host a dinner party, then make a bruschetta board dinner for your guests. A few basic items such as a large board for serving the food on and some good crusty grilled bread. Fill your board up with roasted red pepper sauce, pimento cheese, or a variety of hummus. Add some veggies sticks and a variety of olives. To make it even easier have friends bring some of the items on the board, such as pesto or sliced meats. What’s Gabby Cooking has more ideas on how to make a great bruschetta board for your next couples dinner party.

Greek Dinner Party

greek dinner party food ideas and decorations

Invite guests for an authentic Greek dinner party. Hosting a fabulous Greek dinner party will be easy; using these inspirational menu ideas, easy printable decorations, and even a printable fun Greek game, your guest will have a blast playing.

Backyard Campfire Dinner

campfire dinner party with people around fire

If the weather is cool and you want to host a relaxed outdoor couples party, create a backyard campfire dinner. Grab some comfortable chairs and circle your firepit campfire. Use sturdy plates and plastic drink glasses. Country Living has some create campfire food ideas to serve.

Italian Dinner Party

Italian Dinner Party

Traditional themes such as an Italian dinner party are sure to be a hit with your guest. I will teach you how to throw an easy Italian dinner party using traditional Italian decor and authentic Italian recipes. There are delicious main dish recipe ideas, sides, salads, and desserts to fill your dinner table with.

Soup Dinner Party

soup dinner party with guest around the table eating soup

A soup dinner party is a great idea when the weather turns cool. You could have each friend bring a pot of their favorite soup to share. Provide bread, crackers, and drinks. Cast a secret ballot for the best soup and award a prize. Also, be sure to have the couples bring a copy of their soup recipe to share with the other couples. Or you could create a chili bar using my Wendy’s Copycat Chili, Best Copycat Texas Roadhouse Chili Recipe, or Skyline Copycat Chili.

Mexican Dinner Party

casual mexican dinner food ideas

Looking for some easy, great food ideas for your dinner party? Everyone loves Mexican food! It’s easy to host an easy Mexican Dinner Party that your friends will rave about. Also, be sure to get your Mexican Printable Party Pack and then grab some recipes to get the party rolling!

Romantic Picnic Date Ideas for Couples

romantic picnic dinner food with roses

There are not many things better than enjoying a picnic alfresco, especially a romantic picnic date! It makes something that is very simple into something special. Rendezvous shows you everything you need to create a great romantic picnic.

Tapes Party

Tapas dinner party foods

Tapes is the Spanish word for appetizers or hors d’oeuvres. A tapes party is a casual way to serve a meal and spend time with a group of friends. The best part about a tapes party for couples is how easy it is to put one together. Get some meats, Green Marinated Sicilian Olives, nuts like my Sweet & Spicy Roasted Cashews or BBQ Roasted Chickpeas. Add some cheeses and crackers, such as my famous Masters Golf Cheese Crackers or Savory Parmesan Crackers with Rosemary. It’s a no-fuss meal and instantly makes everyone happy! Always Order Dessert has great tips for hosting a tapas party.

Game Night Dinner

people playing games at a game night dinner party

A game night dinner is a perfect way for a large group of friends to spend time laughing and enjoying each other’s company. The natural choice for fun factor is to center your dinner around games.

A game night party would be perfect for serving a make-ahead menu. Make some quick and delicious Instant Pot pulled BBQ chicken. Then serve on buns with Mexican coleslaw. Whip up a batch of apples and bourbon baked beans and bbq rubbed grilled corn in the husk.

For game, ideas visit my 27 Best Adult Party Board Games. You and your friends are going to have a fantastic time playing one of these top-rated 2021 best adult party board games.

Throwback dinner party

throwback dinner party with retro picture of women with food

Here is a fun idea for a couples dinner party, have everyone bring a dish that is a blast from their childhood. Think jello molds, fondue pots, cheese balls, and pineapple upside-down cakes. You will need to assigned everyone a particular course such as sides, bread, dessert or main course. Have everyone tell the story behind the recipe and what year they first remember eating it. If you were born in the 60s, be sure and visit my groovy 1960s Party Ideas.

Tiki Dinner Party

tiki bar party with punch and cup

Your friends will really enjoy this fun retro tiki dinner party. It’s a unique theme, and since tiki parties are all about the fun tropical punch drinks and great Polynesian food, they are the perfect match for a fun party.

Breakfast For Dinner

people enjoying breakfast for dinner

Looking for a late-night dinner party idea, then try breakfast for dinner. Tell your friends to come comfortable in their pj’s and be ready for a yummy breakfast menu. You can serve egg dishes, pancakes, waffles, breakfast cookies, meats, and fruit. Food Network has some delicious late-night breakfast recipes.

Host a virtual dinner party

toasting wine on a virtual computer party with friends

Even though we survived a pandemic, it can still be tough to get everyone together for a dinner party. Here are some great virtual ideas for hosting a virtual dinner party. So gather all of your long-distance friends, and host a fun and unique dinner party. Visit Cosymeal for some fun ideas to get your virtual party started.

Food bar dinner party

food bar menu ideas with pictures of food

Create some fun and easy get-togethers with friends using these 20 Fun Build Your Own Food Bar Ideas. Food bars create an informal atmosphere that you can prepare before your guest arrives, allowing you to relax and enjoy spending time with your guest.

Back yard dinner party ideas

backyard dinner party food ideas and table settings

Create a fun and easy outdoor party with these healthy backyard dinner party ideas. Eating plant-based has never tasted so good! All recipes are vegan, low in sugar, and high in flavor.

More Dinner Party Theme Ideas

Browse these 40 dinner party themes; you are sure to find the perfect party idea that is easy for the hostess and fun for all your guests.

Relax and enjoy hosting your friends with these casual dinner party menu ideas. With a little planning, you can create a relaxed and easy dinner party for you and your friends.

Looking for easy Golf Party Ideas? Here you will find out how to easily throw a golf-themed party using this simple Golf Party Pack along with some fun tips and recipe ideas.

Check out all these great ideas for dress-up party themes for adults. Throwing an adult dress-up party is a great way to be sure your party is a hit and your friends all have a good time.

Choose one of these 20 Best Party Themes For Adults, and your next party will go from average to exceedingly fun and memorable for all who attend. Let the fun begin!

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