Three Easy Ways to Personalize Your Next Dinner Party and Impress Your Guests

By Melissa Cummings

Oh, hosting a dinner party. No pressure, right? All you have to do is plan a delicious menu, have the perfect playlist, make sure the house is spotless, set the table, and, oh yes, make sure everyone has a great time. No biggie. But, what if we told you that there are some easy ways you can add a personalized touch to your dinner party that will make your guests feel truly special and have guests talking about it for days? Yes, it’s true. Read on for our top three suggestions.


1. Use a Personalized Place Card for When Guests Arrive


Who said place cards are just for weddings? Adding a personalized place card to your dinner party shows that you went the extra mile to make your guests feel special. You can easily create your own by using name tags or place cards available at any stationary or craft store. Personalize your place settings even further by adding fun details like a small flower or some greenery. For an added touch, take a photo of each guest at the party and add it to the place card. It creates a lasting memento of the event that they can take home with them.


2. Place a Monogram Trinket Dish at their Place


If you want your guests to feel extra special, add a monogram trinket dish at their place. Not only does it add a personalized detail, but it’s also a functional gift that they can use long after the party is over. It’s perfect for holding jewelry, paperclips, or any small items they need to keep organized. Plus, it’s an opportunity to find something that fits each guest’s personality. For example, a floral design for your plant-loving friend or a chevron pattern for the trendy one.


3. Have a Small "Thank You" Favor with Their Name on It


No matter how great the party was, your guests will love leaving with a thoughtful gift. We suggest creating a small “thank you” favor bag for each guest that includes some of their favorite treats, such as candy or cookies. You can purchase small cellophane bags at a craft store, tied with a ribbon that matches the theme of the party. To make it more personal, add a label with each guest's name on it to ensure every guest gets their own bag. It will show them that you took the time to think of each of them as individuals, and the little touch won't go unnoticed.



There you have it – three easy ways to add a personalized touch to your next dinner party. Not only will these ideas make your guests feel like their presence is appreciated, but it’s also an easy way to show them how well you know them. The little gestures like a personalized placecard or a monogram trinket dish will make your guests feel special, and a small "thank you" favor is the perfect ending for a night filled with good food, good company, and good memories. So, the next time you host a dinner party, try one of these ideas and watch how it transforms the atmosphere. Happy hosting!