Dinner Party Menus

These dinner party menu ideas are a great place to start planning a formal dinner party for 20 or a casual night in for two.

Dinner Party Menus

Dinner for Someone Special

This menu idea may seem extravagant, but isn't that someone special worth it?

Champagne Cocktails or Martinis

Fruit and Cheese Board

Leg of Lamb with Roasted Vegetables

Multi Layer Salad

Bread, rolls, butter Mint jelly, relishes, chutney


Easy Chocolate Cake

Surf and Turf

This is an indoor-outdoor menu. Prepare the lobster tails, steak and asparagus on the grill and bring the grilled food inside to dine at the table. Purchase a tart sorbet or sherbet for a light finish. Start the night with chilled white wine.

And don't forget to check out these tips on preparing lobster tails

Grilled Steak and Cheese Salad with Pink Mayonnaise

Lemon-Grilled Lobster Tails

Twice Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Cheese

Grilled Asparagus

Lime Sorbet and Crisp Cookies

Chillin' Night

When it's cold outside,chili is great for an informal party menu. The chili recipe serves 20. Don't need that much? Cut the recipe in half or make the whole recipe and freeze leftovers Make this easy with purchased cornbread or try,
 Easy Orange Corn Muffins

Pineapple Mint Punch

Meat Lover's Chili

Cornbread Sticks
Serve with Honey Butter. Mix 1 tablespoon (more or less to taste)with 1 stick of softened butter

Mixed Greens and Apple Salad
Place thin, tart apple slices over your favorite mixed greens, dressed with a sweet and sour vinaigrette

Chocolate-Filled Angel Cake

More Dinner Party Menus

Christmas Buffet
This is a good menu for a crowd. Turn it into a brunch by adding a pasta salad, crab salad or fruit platter and your favorite oven-baked breakfast meats and eggs

EasyDoes-It 'Nog or Hot Cider

Easy Appetizers

Baked Potato Soup
Also try any other creamy vegetable based soup, such as pea, tomato or broccoli. For a large crowd, serve in thermo paper coffee cups

Assortment of Finger Sandwiches orWraps

Grapefruit Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette
Thisrecipe calls for grilled shrimp. You can prepare shrimp or leave out altogether. You can also substitute pears or oranges for the grapefruit

Holiday Cookies, Cupcakes or Fruit Pies


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