Fun Dinner Party Conversation Starters

Ditch the dreaded “So, what do you do?” and try one of these fun dinner party conversation starters instead. Using a conversation starter in the right way can help lighten the mood, open up interesting discussions, and allows guests to get to know each other better.

Don’t forget:

  1. As the host, go first. If it’s your idea to use conversation starters at your dinner party, it makes sense for you to start with your own answer.
  2. Don’t try them in large groups expecting to go around the table or room waiting for an answer. I think the sweet spot would be 10 people or less.
  3. You don’t need to start your dinner party with them. You can keep them top of mind for when there’s a lull in the conversation later on in your party.
  4. These conversation starters might make some people uncomfortable. If you sense one of your guests is nervous, try using a conversation starter where there’s choice (would you rather..) instead of putting your guests on the spot to try and think of an answer on their own.
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Fun Dinner Party Conversation Starters

1. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever googled?

2. Can anyone do impressions or accents?

3. Would you rather give up alcohol or coffee?

4. Is there anything you used to like but isn’t cool, so now you deny ever liking it?

5. What was your first job?

6. Rank these from best to worst: Wine, Gin, Beer, and Cider.

7. What’s the most extravagant purchase you’ve ever made? Do you regret it?

8. Would you rather lose an arm or a leg?

9. What is one of your biggest pet peeves?

10. What’s something weird you do at home when nobody’s watching?

11. If you had to get a tattoo the size of a pack of gum, what and where would it be?

12. What was the worst date you’ve ever been on?

13. What is your favorite dance move? Can you demo it?

14. Have you ever been high? If so, what was your first experience like?

15. Would you rather lose your sense of smell and taste or sight?

16. Describe your ideal date.

17. What’s your strangest hidden talent?

18. What’s a recent trend that you’re secretly into?

19. What’s the weirdest thing that has happened to you on vacation?

20. If you could trade looks with somebody here, who would it be and why?

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