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Planning a memorable event at home does not need to be stressful. Get inspired by different ways you can host a dinner party without the hassle. These dinner party menu ideas will get you started and our chefs will make it happen in the comfort of your own home.

If you’re looking for some creative inspiration for your next dinner party, you’ve come to the right place! These ideas will help get you started, and hopefully, make your event a memorable one. Whether you’re planning a small gathering or a larger celebration, we think you’ll find something here that fits your needs. The best part is that you don’t have to cook, with Chefpost you just have to choose the menu, book the chef, relax and enjoy! So without further due, let’s get started!

Family-style

Family-style brunch
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Is one of the easiest dinner parties to throw, if you want something casual but still elevated. Most authentic cuisines are popular for serving their popular dishes at the center of the table to share with family and friends. Italian, Mediterranean and Mexican cuisines are notorious for their big family-style dishes that invite family and friends around the table. This serving style is recommended for smaller gatherings, where everyone can fit comfortably around the table.

Buffet

Brunch at home
Brunch at home

You can always have a themed dinner party with a buffet as well. We usually recommend it for bigger dinner parties, A buffet-style party is recommended for bigger parties with more than 12 guests. Brunches are an amazing party idea for all types of day events, such as birthdays, first communions, or baptisms. Another good idea is a Spanish-themed dinner party with an extraordinary paella, like this one from Chef Gabi, which is also an amazing option. Or how about a Mediterranean BBQ like the one from chef Hazal? You can basically have all types of foods, served buffet-style and it will be equally enjoyable.

Fine Dining

delicious menu by Chef Reni
Menu by Chef Reni

If you are looking for a restaurant-quality experience right in your home, you can choose a plated experience. Wow your guests with a delicious 3 or 4 -course fine dining menu in the privacy of your own home. At Chefpost you can find executive chefs that prepare and serve the most sophisticated and delicious dishes, including appetizers, mains, sides, and dessert. Seafood and steak are the most popular main dishes for this type of event. Don’t forget about our vegan friends, we have a few extraordinary chefs for Vegan and Plant-based dishes.

Appetizers and small bites

Typically a great option for larger parties of more than 20 guests, where you pass hors’ dorves without the need of a seated table. Having an appetizer menu is a more budget-friendly dinner party idea where everyone can get a taste of the chef’s specialties, served in small bites. 

For the look and decor, there are lots of ideas to get you inspired. Find dreamy tablescapes and unique table decor that matches the theme and menu of the party,  on our Pinterest boards.

Whether you’re looking for a themed party or just some new and exciting ideas, we’ve got you covered. With such a diverse community of chefs, the options are endless when it comes to dinner party menus. If you need help narrowing it down, our team can assist you with selecting the best menu for your event based on the factors that matter most to you- like the number of guests, available space, and type of cuisine. Planning a dinner party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. Let us take the guesswork out of it for you and find a chef who will bring your vision to life.


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