Dinner Party Decorations

Decorating for a dinner party gives the host or hostess a way to incorporate his or her style into the event. Create a tropical paradise or masquerade ball right in your living room or venue of your choice. You have all the freedom in the world when deciding on dinner party decorations. You can decorate as little or as much as you want—whatever suits your fancy!


Dinner party decorating ideas include:

  • Themes: Plan the dinner party decoration based on the theme of the event. Some great examples of themes include a luau, sports team, tropical paradise, 80s decade, masquerade ball, holiday or clambake.
  • Table: When choosing dinner party decor for the tables, keep the theme in mind. Purchase cutlery, plates, cups and napkins in colors that reflect the colors of the theme. For example, for a tropical themed dinner party, incorporate the colors blue, pink and orange. Visit your local party store or search online for napkins with tropical flowers or the motif of your choice.
  • Centerpieces: Create centerpieces for each table and consider giving them away to guests at the end of the dinner party. Design the centerpieces based on the theme of your meal. For tropical themed dinner party decor, visit your local florist and select a simple arrangement of exotic flowers made up of orchids, birds of paradise and heliconia.
  • Room Decorations: Simple room decorations for any party theme include groups of balloons and streamers. Add specific details to reflect the theme as well. For a tropical theme build a tiki bar in the corner of the room, and decorate it with Hibiscus flowers and cocktails. Decorate the rest of the room with artificial palm trees, lanterns, pineapples and tropical fish made of tissue paper.

Dinner party decorating can be fun to organize and execute and is a wonderful opportunity to get together with friends and family, and try new recipes!

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