Hosting a holiday dinner can be a lot of fun, but how do you make sure your meal is memorable for your guests? Instead of serving traditional holiday foods like turkey and pie or decorating according to the season, try adopting a holiday dinner theme that is both upscale and unexpected.
Here are three fun themes to choose from for your holiday dinner this year.
1. Wine & Hors D’Oeuvres Party
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Many people have more than one holiday gathering in a single season, and if everyone is serving ham and mashed potatoes, it’s easy for guests to get sick of the same type of food, and eating in general. Instead of serving a heavy meal, have a wine and hors d’oeuvres party that celebrates the season in a unique and different way.
2. Indian Dinner Theme
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An Indian dinner during the holidays can be a refreshing departure from tradition, or a way to create your own tradition. Pair colorful table linens (such as our unique table runners) and simple table decorations with delectable Indian fare that includes favorites like naan, biryani and tandoori chicken. Your guests will love your attention to detail, and they’ll enjoy experiencing a holiday dinner that treats them to delicacies and decor from far off lands.
3. The Great Gatsby/Roaring 20’s
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If you’re looking for a theme that is completely different from anything you’ve done before, opt for a timeless classic that oozes upscale perfection for your holiday dinner party. Stay close to the book and/or movie, or simply host a roaring 20’s party that encompasses all the food, decor and activities from the elegant era. Add a super cool and unexpected twist by playing a murder mystery game, or playing 20’s style music on low throughout the party.
Stepping outside the box for a holiday party can be a little nerve wracking at first, especially for those who have been ingrained with holiday tradition. However, the holidays are about spending time with your family and friends, and creating an atmosphere and a meal that they won’t soon forget. This year, opt to do your holiday party a little different and use your imagination to create a fun wine themed party, an Indian themed party or a roaring 20’s dinner. Let your creativity go wild!