Hosting a dinner party is loads of fun, but planning and carrying off a successful evening can be a little stressful. Those feelings of stress can rock your ‘hostess with the most-ess’ confidence, and sometimes lead to chaos in the kitchen …
… But relax! With our disaster-free dinner party menu plans, you’ll be able to enjoy your night, knowing your guests are well-fed and enjoying your hospitality in style – a little forward planning is all it takes. We’ve got meal ideas to suit both casual dinner parties, as well as more formal occasions.
Each includes an entree, main and dessert for instant inspiration!
It’s easy to re-create the smells and flavours of your local Indian restaurant.
Entrée – Samosas
Dessert/sweet drink – Indian mango lassi
Gourmet Italian feast
You can top the pizza bases before the guests arrive, then just pop them in the oven, slice and serve.
Entrée – Pizza twists
Dessert – Lemon gelato
The kind of food that really impresses, without being too tricky to prepare.
Main – Twice-cooked pork belly with green beans
Dessert – Clove panna cotta with fresh figs
A fun concept where you serve up tasty dishes that were a hit in decades gone by!
Entrée – Prawn and avocado cocktail
Main – Beef stroganoff with mash
Dessert – Mango mousse
Barbequed food has such a delicious flavour and is fuss-free to cook.
Entrée – Chilli ginger prawns
Dessert – Watermelon sherbet
Roast with a twist
Who can resist a comforting home-cooked lamb roast with all the trimmings?
Entrée – Creamy cauliflower soup
Main – Lebanese leg of lamb with roasted vegetables
Dessert – Crunchy rhubarb custard
Mexican food is tasty and popular, but simple to make for a dinner party.
Entrée – Guacamole with pita crisps
Main – Chilli beef tortillas
Dessert – Mexican hot chocolate
Pasta is a cost-effective way to feed the masses, especially hungry husbands!
Entrée/side – Home-style garlic bread
Main – Smoked salmon penne
Dessert – Peppermint chocolate cheesecake
Serve straight from oven to table for a rustic touch that will impress your guests.
Entrée/side – Cheese French bread
Dessert/sweet drink – Chocolate self-saucing pudding
Entrée – Stuffed capsicums
Dessert – Caramel pear cake
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