what sort of things do you do for dinner parties to make them special.
some things weve tried
1)all day bbq rib cookoff with old 30s bluegrass music broadcast over a oldradio from a homemade am transmitter hooked to a turntable inside. mini kegs of home brew beer,and beadcraft projects for the ladies and 12 ga. skeet for the boys.
2)themed mystery dinners, using one of those mystery dinner games, period clothes and 1980s themed menu
needless to say lots of kiwi,blue corn and peppers.
3)white trash trailer night. ruffles with and without dip.
elvis twinkies,spam loaf, jello salads, schmidt beer,
hamburger helper without meat, guests recieved the family tree stick, and we watched a series of recorded talk shows on black and white tvs. oh guests were expected to wear boots, jeans and tanktops, bring every kid they could round up and all the dogs.
can you tell we live in idaho. so we make do with what works. except during the white trash deal, one of the locals came over and decided we was real good folk after all.
4)summer scarey movies under the stars, small generator powered a 16mm projector which showed creature from the black lagoon on a sheet, 2 150,000btu burners made english fish and chips and a pickup held our 3 kegs of porter,ale and bitters. everyone had lawn chairs then cudled up under blankets during the scarey parts.
5)very conventional dinner party but for dessert packed up all the guests and had chocolate fudge bannana splits as we watched a huge summer lightening storm and saw it hit all around the van.
what fun things have you done to make your dinner great?