Awesome Ideas For Your Next Dinner With Friends

Are you trying to come up with something a little different to do when it comes to your next dinner with friends? Whether it’s your turn to host or you’re thinking of heading out somewhere, there are a lot of different options for you to consider. In this article, we’re going to be taking a look at some of these awesome ideas, and how they can make for a fantastic time. Keep reading if you would like to find out more.

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Have Dinner Outside
First, have you thought about having dinner outside? Some people don’t like the idea of eating in the garden, but in the summer months it can be a wonderful thing to do. You can experience the warmth of the sun, before the chill of the nightime air, creating a wonderful atmosphere to spend time with those that you care about. If you’re going to do this though you need to have some outdoor furniture that isn’t wobbling everywhere on the grass.

We also recommend that you get some kind of gazebo to cover the dining area so that you are not subject to all those flying little pests everywhere. If this sounds like something you would like to do, then get working on an outdoor place to eat. You can leave all of the food inside other than what is on people’s plates if this makes you feel more comfortable. Sometimes this is the best option as you will attract less outdoor bugs, making your dinner experience that little bit more pleasant by not having to swat at flies every few seconds.

Go Somewhere Fancy
If you have something to celebrate, or if you feel like going out out, then dress up and go somewhere fancy. It’s not something to do on a regular basis, but it’s well worth it every now and then. Your bank account might not like it too much, but when it’s a little treat for you all it’s entirely worth it. We suggest that you do something like this every couple of months, or simply when you have something to celebrate within your friendship group such as someone getting engaged, a promotion at work or anything like this.

It’s sometimes not possible to get reservations somewhere fancy at late notice but you might get lucky. If not, you can always plan something for the following week.

Keep It Simple
In some cases, you’re just going to want to keep it simple and that’s entirely understandable. Sometimes, the best time spent with your friends is when you’re just eating yummy food at home with a glass of wine and talking about how things have been since the last time you all met up. You can look at something like a flat iron steak recipe to get everyone’s mouths watering, served with some fries or a side salad to compliment the steak. Just ensure that you get everyone’s preferences on how they like their steak cooked before you start cooking.

Other options include things like pasta dishes which are generally simple to make and can be extremely filling when served with bread or salad. On days like this, it’s all about keeping it simple and enjoying the company.

Everyone Brings A Dish
The final idea that we have for you is that everyone can bring a dish to the gathering. You can all coordinate so you each know what everyone else is bringing so that when it comes together, you can have a beautiful meal. This is also a great way to sample new things that you might never have tried otherwise. It’s certainly an idea worth considering, unless you know that your friends can’t cook to save their lives. Though, the dishes don’t actually have to be homemade if this is the case, as nobody wants food poisoning.

Once all the dishes arrive, they can be put in the middle of the table or on the kitchen counter so that everyone can help themselves to what they would like. It’s a great way to broaden your horizons, and you never know, you might find your new favorite dish doing things this way.

We hope that you have found this article helpful and now see some of the things that you can do for your next dinner with your friends. It’s important to maintain your relationship with your friends as much as possible, and this is a fantastic way to do so. We wish you the very best of luck, and hope that you have an awesome time.

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Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton

Earle Dutton is the Chief Blogger and Editor of He founded in 2013 to provide information about LGBTQ friendly events of interest, and to support LGBTQ entertainers and supportive artists who visit our community. Earle is a successful businessman in the Pacific Northwest with a long history of support for and involvement in, the Northwest LGBTQ community. His personal interests include: music, theater, pets, culinary arts and technology.

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