You love going to dinner parties, and now it’s time to host one. You have all the drinks ready to go because you know what your friends love, but what do you serve for dinner? Here are some sure-fire crowd pleasers that your guests will love to dig into before an intense game of charades.

Mexican food

Mexican food is a great option for your dinner party because there are so many Mexican dishes to choose from. Tacos, chips and salsa, burritos, and so much more. Salsa has actually become the number one condiment across the nation, taking down ketchup and mayo, which would seem to be the most American of all the condiments. Tortillas have been outselling hotdog buns since 2010, so it looks like a taco party is the way to go. Mexican ingredients for meals like tacos are not very expensive, so you can feed your guests more for less.

Pot roast

How doesn’t like a roast loaded up with vegetables and gravy? Pot roasts are relatively easy because you can throw everything in a crockpot and walk away until it’s ready. Pot roasts also allow for a lot of variety. You can basically throw whatever you want into it like carrots, potatoes, celery, mushrooms, and even beer if you want. You can also use different kinds of meat, like beef or venison, in your pot roast. Last but not least, your house will smell lovely after the roast has been cooking for eight+ hours.


Say hello to Italy’s favorite, the noodle. When you think of pasta, you might think of spaghetti and meatballs, but the possibilities are endless. There are several sauces you can make or buy that pair perfectly with a plate of penne. You can also pair most pasta with any kind of meat you can think of, from chicken to sausage. Don’t forget about the bread, either. Garlic bread or a nice loaf of pumpernickel will hit the spot and satisfy your carb craving.

All your friends are coming over and you want to look like the host with the most. Don’t stress, just follow one of these meal ideas for a slam dunk successful dinner party. Remember, when in doubt: tacos.