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10 dinner party themes

Host a memorable soiree by getting creative with your meal planning and decor.

Sure, you can host a small dinner party for friends or family, and dig through your cookbooks for a unique dish or two. But wouldn’t you agree it’s so much more fun when you can decide on a theme that ties the evening up in a memorable little bow?

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Theme: The gilded age

Thanks to the popularity of television shows like Downton Abbey and the release of Baz Luhrmann’s high-def, lavish version of The Great Gatsby, the 1920s have lent their sumptuous aesthetic to everything from plates to pillows. Gather opulent props for the table—gilded plates, a few peacock feathers—so you and your friends can feign upper-class ennui for an evening.

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