A VIRTUAL DINNER PARTY (AKA just for the fun of it!)

KZ from the Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic always writes interesting blog posts. Her Challenge: Virtual Dinner Party post grabbed my attention, as I thought it sounded like a fun and creative task to undertake. I told her so and KZ subsequently (and kindly) asked me to take part. It was so much fun to plan the menu… and to me it all looks so delicious that I might have to plan a real life dinner party with the same menu one day!


  1. Throw a dinner party
  2. Five guests and oneself. While relatives are permitted, it will be more interesting if guests are public figures – dead or alive, speaking any language – or even fictional characters.
  3. In turn, tag five others to hold Virtual Parties of their own.


Sophies foodie files
ABC of Spirit Talk
Motherhood is an Art
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So here is my response (mostly visual- thank you again, Pinterest ;)!)


  1. Maggie Beer (because she has such a lovely maternal presence and wonderful foodie sensibilities)
  2. Louis Theroux (because, among other things, he always searches for the best of humanity in the most unlikely places)
  3. Marianne Williamson (because she believes that “In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”)
  4. Deepak Chopra (because I find him fascinating, wise and warm)
  5. Ricky Gervais (because he’s hilarious and I think he’d be a great conversationalist)


Vegetarian Autumnal Feast






























Welcome drink- Sparkling pomegranate cocktail/mocktail

Nibbles with drinks- Beetroot, parsnip and sweet potato chips with kosher salt

Served throughout meal- Purified spring water infused with mint and blackberries

Served throughout meal- Organic jasmine green tea

Served throughout meal- Warm, spiced organic apple cider

Starter- Filo cigars with asparagus and parmesan

Starter- Spinach and artichoke stuffed portobello mushrooms

Soup- Pumpkin and chestnut soup

Bread- Garlic and herb bread

Main- Courgette and wild mushroom risotto

Main- Grilled squash and aubergine lasagne

Salad- Spinach and blackberry salad with balsamic vinaigrette

Dessert- Creamy mascarpone, fig and pistachio tart

Coffee- Organic latte

After dinner sweets- Mini cupcakes; choc-hazelnut and honey butter

Farewell drink- Organic hot chocolate


What would your dream dinner party look like?


26 thoughts on “A VIRTUAL DINNER PARTY (AKA just for the fun of it!)

  1. Oh boy!!! You would have a beautiful and interesting dinner party there!! I will have to give this some thought!! I have a REAL dinner party I need to start getting ready tomorrow (Thanksgiving dinner) so I will give this some thought over the next couple of days!!! Thanks for inviting me!

  2. My goodness, this is a wonderful dinner party you are having…!
    I would be very happy to join the party with a ‘virtual party’ at my place…
    kz also asked me to ‘join the party’ so I shall be sure to have a wonderful time in my post…!
    Thank You for the invitation… xoxoxo

    • Thank you! Yes, this is a bit of a crazy indulgence kind of menu, with lots of things I’d love to eat myself… I imagine the night would be a verrrry long one, with interesting conversations to break up all the eating 😉

    • lol- thank you! I think it would make for an interesting night! Of course, there are many other “dream” guest lists/menus/themes/scenarios I could come up with, but this is one of the first that sprang to mind 🙂

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  4. I love having friends over, unfortunately we are renting in a condo with a pretty small dining area. I had a birthday Celebration for a girlfriend in the spring but made it a nibbling style buffet. One party I made for a girlfriend a few years back was a ‘Tie-Dye’ party. That was a fun one and everyone took home what they made. I tend to like more casual affairs, not too much fuss or glitter.

    • Yes, when we entertain we also do it with limited space these days… we love it, but also keep it rather casual- good food, small gatherings and fun 🙂 Your tie-dye party idea sounds fun!

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