Our Favorite Hollywood Dinner Party Moments

Entertaining tips from the silver screen

When it comes to entertaining guests, no one does it better than Hollywood. From lavish parties with dancing under the stars like we see in Sabrina, to boisterous dinners for 20 in your living room like the one in The Party, there is always something to take away from these silver-screen classics. Hosting a dinner party this weekend? Just take note of what Millicent does in Dinner for Eight, and don’t do that at home.


Dinner at Eight (1933)

What to do (and not to do) when you’re short a couple when planning a dinner party.


The Party (1968)

Many a host or hostess' worst nightmare, from playing musical chairs to salads spilled on the floor.


Beetlejuice (1998)

When you’re looking for a way to jazz up your next dinner party, take note of how the Deetz’s make their dinner parties unforgettable.


The Dinner Game (Le Dîner de cons, 1998)

Tired of the same old weekly dinner party routine? Do as Pierre and friends do at their weekly gatherings and invite the dumbest person you can find each week to keep things entertaining. (This is the original screenplay from which Dinner for Schmucks was adapted.)


Big Night (1996)

A look at what really goes on behind the scenes when you’re entertaining friends in a restaurant.


Alice Adams (1935)

Katharine Hepburn shows us what not to say and discuss when looking to impress your next dinner guest.


Sabrina (1995)

Tips on how to woo a lady in the world of lavish dinner parties and formal meals, courtesy of the high-rolling Larrabee brothers.


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Tom Fitzmorris's picture

The Discreet Charm Of The Bourgeoisie is fabulous. Every time the characters sit down at the dinner table, just before anyone gets something to eat, something happens to interrupt the proceedings. The final scene at the table ends in one of the great expressions of the desire to eat ever depicted.

Tastefully yours,
Tom Fitzmorris

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