This dinner party idea inspires people to think about the future and who they would like to be four years from now.
If they are completely happy and satisfied in life this could mean simply coming as whom they are today - or they could come dressed as the person they wish to be.
Send an invitation to your guests stating that your dinner party will be set in 2012 and they should come as the person they'd like to be then - in 2012.
The invitation alone will ignite thought and really get people to think about what they want in the future. They will assess their life and see if any change is necessary. For some, this will be fleeting while others may spend more time reflecting. Although this might sound heavy going, it can actually be lots of fun and people are generally light-hearted in these situations. After all, it's just another excuse to catch up with your friends but with a little more creativity attached.
You'll be surprised at how creative some people will be given the opportunity. Maybe someone will come dressed in a bikini because they're hoping to travel a lot in 2012! Or maybe someone will come dressed as a flamboyant artist because they want to further explore their artistic abilities. Or they'll come in a power suit because they want to do that law degree they've dreamt of.
This gives you a greater opportunity to understand and get to know your friends more. You may never have known your friends' true passions without this night.
Dinner parties are fantastic in that as you eat, a good conversation generally flows. It's a wonderful opportunity to connect with people in a relaxed environment and without distraction. You can really focus on catching up with one-another, sharing stories and ideas and even your dreams!
By having a theme such as this, you can expect that part of your conversation will be about people's desires in the future. You may like to start off the conversation yourself but this is the idea for the night.
Or, if you want to make it more natural, as guests arrive they'll probably ask one-another who they've come as because that's the whole theme for the night.
You can be as relaxed or as formal as you'd like to be in terms of the meal itself - a three course meal is lovely in that it prolongs the evening and everyone enjoys a delicious meal. And in 2012 I don't suspect the food will be very much different from today.
Stay tuned for more dinner party ideas soon.
In the meantime, you may want to check out this book. This is what the author says:
You never know when it is going to happen -- when you will experience a moment that dramatically transforms your life. When you look back, often years later, you may see how a brief conversation or an insight you read in a book changed the entire course of your life.
Gay Hendricks had an extraordinary, life-altering experience during a conversation at a party. The gift he received in that meeting became his touchstone for creating the life of his dreams. Now, in this wonderful gem of a book, he passes on to all of us the pivotal insight he gained in that magic moment.
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