50 Dinner Party Themes for Adults

Find a year ofthemed dinner party ideasfor every month and season, including table settings, menus, and tips. These are great for planning fun dinner party theme nights, hosting supper clubs, and setting seasonal tablescapes. I’ve included holidays and special occasions all organized by month. Get your calendar ready for a year’s worth of ideas for dinner party entertaining. Then check outdinner party menu ideas

themed dinner party ideas for 12 months of the year

Themed Dinner Party Ideas, Table Settings & Menus

Are you ready to host a dinner party? Today we’re taking a look at all the fun dinner party ideas that you can incorporate into a year.

My goal has been to create complete party plans for each month and encourage you to bring back the art of the dinner party. It seems like it’s become too much of a “burden” in today’s world. I think we should change that outlook!

With that in mind I’m giving you plenty of tips, tablescapes, and menu plans with recipes for each month of the year. Take a look at each one I’ve linked below, along with a few bonus parties!

Each dinner party is perfectly themed to the respective season, holiday, or month, and gives you lots of inspiration for entertaining.

Winter Themes for January, February, March

Kick off the new year with cozy food themed parties for small groups of friends.

Chinese themed dinner

To kick off the year in January we created aChinese themed dinnerto celebrate the Chinese New Year. We served Chinese take out to make it convenient and a bit whimsical!

Soup dinner party

If you’re not in the mood for take-out, thiscozy soup dinner partyis a fantastic way to spend an evening!

Cozy winter dinner party

The early months of the year are a great time to host awinter dinner party, even if you’re snowed in with your neighbors!

Winter brunch for dinner

Invite some friends over for awinter brunch.It’s a great way to ease into the new year.

Chocolate charcuterie tasting board

Host an intimate gathering for dessert only. Serve thischocolate tasting charcuterie boardwith wine for a night of indulgence.

情人节dinner for 2

In February it’s time to celebrate love with aValentine’s day dinner for two.Expand on these ideas and menu to create a Galentines dinner for ladies night in.

Mardi Gras

If romance isn’t your thing then thisMardi Gras partywill be! This dinner party isn’t wild or kitschy. It’s a dinner party inspired byour trip to New Orleansand the fantastic food we had there.

Chili bar

For a more casual get-together asoup barorchili baris great to share with friends.

Irish theme dinner

By March I’m always getting a little cabin fever and ready to do something fun. On to the next holiday with anIrish themed dinner party for St. Patrick’s Day.这个聚会的节日到了一个全新的高度l. One that’s more sophisticated.

Italian dinner party

Late winter is also a good time to host anItalian themed partywith different courses and wine pairings.

Southern style party

Additionally, you can host aSouthern style dinner partywith classic southern recipes.

Greek theme dinner

How about aGreek themed dinner partyinspired by the colors of the Mediterranean sea and island resorts.

Spring Dinner Parties for April, May, June

Introduce outdoor entertaining as the weather warms up, and serve up fresh food options to celebrate Spring.

Easter dinner

With April comes Easter and who doesn’t want to enjoy abeautiful Easter tablescapefor brunch with family or friends? For holiday gatherings like this, we love to host potluck style so everyone gets to pitch in and bring a favorite dish. However I do have some favorite recipes included.

Spring ladies luncheon

Host aspring ladies luncheonfor your best mom friends. This is a fun excuse to relax and socialize.

Birthday dinner party

This is a good time to celebrate spring birthdays or bridal showers with a gorgeous ladies nightcelebration dinner party

Moroccan theme

This month is a great time to host aMoroccan theme party.Set it up outside or indoors depending on your climate.

Mother’s day luncheon

May brings so many chances to entertain. Andideas for a ladies luncheonfor Mother’s day is just one of them. This one has lots of pretty details and gives you a chance to enjoy the warmer weather and pretty flowers outside.

Mother’s Day brunch

Here’s amother’s day brunchthat would be beautiful to create for your own mother or for your favorite mom friends.

Mexican theme dinner party

Of course you may also want to host aMexican dinner party for Cinco De Mayo, because who doesn’t love Mexican food?

Summer dinner parties outside for July, August

Summer begs for outdoor cookouts and bbq’s. Turn them into a theme dinner party with these ideas. See our completesummer entertaining guidehere.

Garden party

June is the official start of summer so a brightly coloredpeach themed garden party& menu is in order.

Easy patio dinner party

Summer is hot so it’s a good time to host alaid back dinner partywith friends. This one has an easy but beautiful menu.

Alfresco cookout dinner

Thisalfresco dinner partyis a good idea for father’s day too.

Sunset supper

The days are long in July so asunset supperis the perfect party to host at the edge of dark. The relaxed and casual vibe invites guests to linger.

4th of July dinner

However, if you’re more in the mood to celebrate the 4th of July then thisred, white & blue dinner partymay be in order.

Hot dog roast

Later in the month, why not host an old fashionedhot dog roastand let everyone cook their own hot dogs over an open fire?

Colorful ladies night dinner

One of my favorite dinner party ideas comes in August as we see the merging of summer and fall influences. Thislate summer party with iced tea baris filled with pretty inspiration and a pretty menu to match.

Shrimp boil

This is a good time to host a classicshrimp boilin the back yard.

Green tropical dinner party

Host agreen theme dinner partywith these ideas and recipes.

Fall theme dinner parties for September, October

September remains warm in most areas of the country so it’s a great time for dining alfresco. It’s also a good time introduce a new color palette and menu options. Get even moreparty themes for fallhere.

Ladies night in

For September I wanted to create something that would be apropos for any girls gathering. It’s the time of year I get together with my own longtime girlfriends and celebrate our birthdays together. Theseladies get together ideascan be applied throughout the year for bridal showers, or other occasions, and set up indoors or out depending on the weather.

Outdoor dinner party with mini cheese boards

Host this stunningdinner party with mini cheese boardsfor each guest place setting.

Dinner party alfresco

Adinner party alfrescois a terrific way to welcome the cooler nights of autumn.

Comfort food dinner party

Thisfall dinner partyis cozy with neutral decor and a menu based on comfort food.

Halloween dinner party

As we head into the holiday months, October brings aHalloween themed dinner partythat is very festive but chic at the same time. I like to think of it as how grownups celebrate Halloween.

Witch theme dinner

You can host aHalloween Witches Night In partyfor a ladies only celebration at home.

Pink party

Host apink partyfor breast cancer awareness month.

Casual dinner with friends

If you’re not looking to celebrate the holiday, thiscasual dinner partyis super easy to pull together.

Holiday dinner parties for November, December

The end of the year is all about the holidays, baking, eating, and consuming cocktails!


As November rolls around it’s time to plan for aFriendsgiving Thanksgivingcelebration including some of our all time best tried and true recipes.

Thanksgiving dinner party

Or plan your familyThanksgiving tablescapeand easy dinner plan.

This menu and table setting are perfect forThanksgiving entertaining

Red & white Christmas theme

In December, rise and shine with this red & whiteChristmas tablescape& brunch menu. This is classic colors with a hint of black for a modern touch. And you’ll love the holiday brunch recipes!

Cookie exchange

Get the season started with acookie exchange partyon a Saturday or Sunday afternoon.

Naughty or Nice theme

Host aNaughty or Nice Christmas partyor aneasy cocktail partyfor adults.

Girls night in holiday theme

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Gift wrapping party

Set up awrapping partyto make the chore of wrapping gifts a little bit easier and lots more fun.

Holiday dessert party

If you’re too busy to host a large party, invite guests over for an easy elegantholiday dessert partyinstead.

New Years Eve dinner party

Host a festive New Years Eve party withlate night party buffetor a fancy dinner partytablescape with balloons

There’s something so satisfying about sitting down to a pretty table among friends, and eating and drinking until our heart’s content. Let the wine, conversation, and laughter flow!

How do you feel about hosting a dinner party? Too much work or a great way to spend time with people? For even more help you can see101 tipsfor preparing to host a party.


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