Dinner Party

Plan a Dinner Party

Years ago, my friend Hanna taught me the value of celebrating the little things in life as they arise. These tough times do not call for cutting out partying. On the contrary, these are the times we need to embrace friends and family and join together in celebration. So  celebrate, a birthday, revel in a promotion, or start a dinner club with  three or four couples — create an elaborate evening or keep it simple.  Let Party Idea Pros walk you through each step of planning your dinner party by providing professional recommendations on all the little details. And if we forget something, feel free to remind us!

Plan a Dinner Party

Plan a Dinner Party

Dinner Party Themes

2-15  Guests
15-30 Guests
30-80 Guests
80-150 Guests
150+ Guests

Academy Awards Viewing Party

All Smiles!

Ancient Roman Party

Be Happy!

Best Vintage Yet

Break Out the Clubs

Candied Dreams

Card Games

Classic Elegance

Couples Costumes

Everything Sweet

Festive Hearts


Fourth of July
Garden Delights

Gingerbread Delights

Girls Night Out

Girls Yoga Night Out


Good Things Come in Small Packages

Graffiti Costume Party

Happy Birthday



It's a Par-Tee

It’s Game Time!


Kentucky Derby

Ladies’ Night Out

Ladies Yoga Night Out

Let’s Cocktail

Lights, Camera, Action

“Make It a Double”

Melodies of Life


Movie Night

New Moon Movie Party — The Twilight Saga

Orange Outburst

Red, White, and Blue

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

Sparkling NIghts


Superhero Costume Party

Surf’s Up

Take Flight: A Butterfly Party Theme

Take Me out to the Ball Game

Tea Party

Toga Party

Veni. Vidi. Vici. (An Ides of March Party)

Western Cowboy Party

What’s Cooking

Wild Animals
Winter Wonderland

“You’re Tagged”

Coming Soon! Puppy  Parties

Gifts for the Special Dog in Your Life!

Dinner Party Basics

The basic concepts will work whether your party is big or small. Just adjust accordingly!

Step 1 – A Quick Review of Planning Basics

Planning Basics



Venues and Lodging

Entertainment and Photography

Fabulous Food

Step Two – Choose your Event Theme

Consider adding a charitable twist to your birthday party — a giving option can be added to almost any theme choice. Also be sure to check out Party Idea Pros blog posts:

A Gift That Gives

Go Green

K.I.S.S. (Keep It Stylishly Simple)

Cheap Chic

Step Three – Order your Supplies

Don't forget to check if the vendor is running any promotoins for Party Idea Pros customers!

Discounts & Deals


Dinner Party Invitation 

Dinner Party Invitations

Recommended Reading

Big Birthdays-The Party Planner Celebrates Lifes Milestones David Tutera

Big Birthdays: The Party Planner Celebrates Life's Milestones

Party Basics for New Nesters

Party Basics for New Nesters: More Than 100 Fresh Ideas for Holidays and Every Day

Most importantly … Remember to enjoy the day!

Party Hearty!

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