Dinner Party Catering & Ideas
Are you organising a dinner party or event at home or on holiday? Well the thought of organising and booking in dinner party caterers is prone to raising the blood pressure! However, Dineindulge has changed all of this and made the organisation of your dinner party catering stress free from start to finish.
We offer a private chef hire service where one of our personal chefs will come to your home or accommodation with all the food and then prepare, cook and serve this to you and even do all the washing up after. However, the best part is how easy it is to organise and book. Simply browse through our delicious selection of set menus, get an instant quote with the click of a button then book online and we’ll do the rest for you.
In this article we’ve even helped you with some dinner party ideas to keep your guests entertained whilst your private chef is cooking up delights in your kitchen! Read below for a few dinner party game ideas to get your dinner party off to a great start.
The Ultimate Dinner Party Games
You can’t throw a dinner party without a few after-dinner games, right?
Once your Dineindulge private chef has cooked you a fabulous dinner, it’s time to entertain your guests to keep the party going.
Here are our top 3 suggestions to enjoy around the dinner table once the plates have been cleared and the drinks are still flowing.
The Naming Game
A great memory based game and all you need is some pen and paper. There are no maximum number of players but there is a minimum of 6 for the game to work well.
HOW TO PLAY
Each player puts five names on bits of paper in a bowl (famous, fictional, dead or alive). Split into small groups depending on your party size.
Round 1: Players have one minute to describe as many of the names in the bowl to the rest of their teammates. Continue this round until all the names are gone. Note down the total of correctly guessed names at the end of the round and put names back in the bowl.
Round 2: Repeat the round but this time you are only able to act out clues (no talking). (e.g. The Queen – act out placing a crown on your head)
Round 3: This time, you must describe the name using only one word (e.g royalty).
The idea is that as you get to know the names during the rounds, the clues become easier to guess.
Note: Expect lots of random name calling, tactical play (choosing a name you think others will assume is another player’s choice) and when you are down to the last few players and you can’t remember what names were left in the pile, you will be pulling your hair out!
Matthew, Mark, Luke & John
A game of focus and determination. Can you keep your nerve to make it to the Master’s chair? Minimum 5 players, no maximum!
HOW TO PLAY
Arrange yourself in a line or around a table with everyone on a chair. Nominate one person at the end of the line/table to be the Master, with the person next to them Matthew, next Mark, next Luke and then John. From there on, the next will be number 1, number 2 and so on until everyone has a number. The names given will then become the name allocated to that chair and not the person!
The game is simply a rhythm of name-to-name to catch out those who have lost concentration or stumble their words. The person in the Master chair starts the game by saying his chair name and another’s of his choice (e.g. “Master to Mark” or “Master to 3”). The person sat in the chair called must then continue saying the name of the chair they are in and the name of another (e.g. “Mark to 1” or “3 to Master”).
As the rhythm picks up, the game becomes increasingly challenging to stay focused. If a player is delayed in taking the rhythm, says their chair name incorrectly or even stumbles with their words they break the chain and must take themselves to the chair at the bottom of the line (the lowest number). Everyone can then move up a chair to fill the empty spot. Players must then remember that they are now in a different named chair.
The aim of the game is to get to the Master’s chair as many times as you can or for as long as you can (you can time the game).
Note: There is always one player who dominates the Master’s chair so it may take some ‘ganging up’ to knock them off the top spot.
A competitive fast-paced card game. You will need enough spoons for one less than the number of players and a standard deck of 52 playing cards. Minimum 4 people.
HOW TO PLAY
Place the spoons in the middle of the table. Deal four cards to each player, with the dealer taking the top card from the deck, placing it on their right, discarding a card from their hand to the player on their left. All other players then hand a card to their left in a clockwise motion.
Play continues until a player has four of a kind (numbers). The first player to have four of a kind picks up a spoon. Everyone must then also grab a spoon and whoever is left ‘spoonless’ is eliminated from the game.
Continue with the next round, removing a spoon each time a player is eliminated until only two players remain. The first to get four of a kind and grab the last spoon, is the winner.
Note: Remove all delicate glassware from the table, as the game can become quite rowdy!
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