Italian Dinner Party

For an evening complete with delicious Italian food, family, and friends, throw an Italian dinner party. Host the party in your home and consider hiring a local caterer. You can also explore the possibility of hosting an event at a local party venue such as restaurants or rental halls in your area.

Italian dinner party ideas include:
  • Invitations: Invite guests to your Italian dinner party with email invitations. Look for an invitation with a design suitable for Italian dinner parties, featuring elements like utensils, food, or a chef. Browse Punchbowl's collection to view a large variety of digital dinner party invitations. Consider ideas for Italian dinner party wording like, "Family and friends will get you in the mood / To mingle, drink and eat some great food!"
  • Menu: Italian dinner parties are known for delicious traditional food. Plan a spectacular and flavorful Italian dinner party menu. Start by serving a traditional Italian dish such as antipasto. For the main course cook pasta and meatballs covered in a homemade sauce. Other ideas for the main course include chicken or eggplant parmesan. Serve garlic bread on the side and offer parmesan cheese to sprinkle over the food, and cloves of garlic to accompany the Italian bread.
  • Decorations: For Italian dinner party decorations, place traditional colors such as red, white and green throughout the room. Incorporate these colors into the tablecloth, plates, napkins, cups and cutlery. Make the table look like an Italian flag by using a white tablecloth and red and green table runners.
  • Music: Play famous Italian dinner party music in the background to liven up the evening. Make a playlist of the music on a mp3 player or burn a CD with the songs. Choose songs such as Volare, Buona Sera, Santa Lucia and Tarantella.

Ideas for an Italian dinner party are easy to come by if you use traditional Italian food for inspiration. Count on the fresh flavors and vibrant smells of basil and oregano for table decorations and use them to spice up the food too!

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