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5 Ways To Keep Your Guests Entertained at Your Next Dinner Party

Make your next dinner party your most fun one yet.

By
May 3, 2024 at 7:24 PM PST
Updated on May 3, 2024 at 7:24 PM PST
Entertaining Dinner Party Games

5 Ways To Keep Your Guests Entertained at Your Next Dinner Party

Make your next dinner party your most fun one yet.

By
May 3, 2024 at 7:24 PM PST
Updated on May 3, 2024 at 7:24 PM PST

Hosting a dinner party is exciting, nerve-wracking, and fulfilling all at once. What makes it truly memorable, though, is the fun that comes from well-chosen games and activities. As millennials, we love hosting our friends, as it makes us feel like we’re excelling at this ‘adulting’ thing. One of the most important things you can do to have a dinner party that your guests will be talking about for months is to keep everyone entertained.

If you’re hosting soon and looking for ways to get your guests engaged, here are five games and activities to play at your next party.

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Murder Mystery

Elevate your dinner party by hosting a murder mystery. This game involves guests playing different characters in a story where they must solve a murder. You can find a variety of kits online that suit your group size and party theme. As the host, you can serve themed dishes that go with the game narrative. It’s a fun way to engage guests as they dive into their characters, decipher clues, and uncover the culprit among them.

DIY Wine Tasting

Turn your dining room into a tasting room with a DIY wine tasting. Have each guest bring a bottle of their choosing; the twist is to cover the labels and let everyone taste them blindly. Provide scorecards for notes and ratings. This activity will get the conversation going and help guests discover new wine preferences.

Board Games

Tap into nostalgic vibes with a night of board games. Opt for games that are great for group play and that can be completed in less than an hour. Set up different game stations where guests can go around and try various games throughout the evening.

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Pictionary Relay

Add a competitive edge to your party with Pictionary relay. This twist on the classic drawing game involves teams and a timer. Each team must race against the clock to draw and guess as many words as possible. This game is great for creating memories, bonding, and lively banter among your guests.

Photo Booth Fun

Create a simple photo booth using your phone, a tripod, and some cool props that match your theme. Set up a backdrop if you’re feeling extra creative. Provide a hashtag for the dinner party so guests can share their photos on social media. A photo booth allows your guests to take home personalized mementos from your dinner party.




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