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Dinner Party Questions

So you are planning a dinner party and/or looking for some entertainment plus maybe some ways to break the ice or get the party started. We've come up with some fun and engaging icebreaker questions for your dinner party guests. Below are some icebreaker questions for your dinner party guests, categorized by type. We hope that this Dinner Party Questions post inspires you. 

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Dinner Party Questions

Light & Fun

  • If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
  • What fictional world would you most like to visit and why?
  • What is the most embarrassing thing you've ever done in public? (Optional: share yours first to break the ice!)
  • What is your go-to karaoke song?
  • What is the strangest food you've ever eaten?
  • If you could have dinner with any three people (living or dead), who would you choose and why?
  • What is your biggest pet peeve? (Be respectful)
  • What is your spirit animal and why?
  • What's the most useless talent you have?
  • What's your favorite app on your phone right now?
  • What's the weirdest thing you've ever collected?
  • What's your dream vacation destination?

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Conversation Starters

  • What is something you're passionate about?
  • What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
  • What is one thing you'd like to learn more about?
  • What is your travel dream?
  • What is your hidden talent?
  • What is your proudest accomplishment?
  • What is one thing you'd change about the world?
  • What is your favorite memory from childhood?
  • What's the best book/movie/podcast you've experienced recently?
  • What's a cause you're currently supporting?
  • What's something you're learning right now?
  • What's the most surprising thing you've learned lately?
  • What's your proudest achievement?
  • What's your favorite thing about your hometown/neighborhood?
  • What's a hidden talent you possess?
  • What's one thing you'd change about the world?

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Getting to Know You

  • What is the most interesting thing about your job/studies/hobbies?
  • Tell us about a unique experience you've had.
  • What is your favorite place you've visited and why?
  • What is something people would be surprised to learn about you?
  • What is your favorite book/movie/TV show and why?
  • If you could travel anywhere right now, where would you go?
  • What is your dream job?
  • If you could invent anything, what would it be?
  • If you had a million dollars to donate, where would it go?
  • What historical figure would you love to have dinner with?
  • What would your TED Talk be about?
  • If you could travel back in time, where would you go?
  • What's the most important thing you've learned from a failure?
  • What's your biggest fear, and how do you overcome it?
  • What's your definition of success?
  • What song best describes your life right now?

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Creative & Quirky

  • If you could invent a new holiday, what would it celebrate?
  • You have 24 hours to spend $1 million. What do you do?
  • If you could trade lives with anyone for a day, who would it be?
  • What would be your walk-up song if you were a wrestler?
  • What's the most embarrassing thing that's ever happened to you at a party? (but be mindful of the group dynamic)
  • You're stranded on a desert island. What three things do you bring?
  • If animals could talk, which one would be the most annoying?
  • What conspiracy theory do you secretly believe in? (lighthearted only)
  • What would your autobiography be titled?


  • Start a “two truths and a lie” game where everyone shares three statements about themselves, two true and one false, and the others guess which is the lie.
  • Have a jar filled with questions on slips of paper that guests can draw and answer.
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Dinner Party Questions

Remember, the best icebreaker questions are open-ended, encourage storytelling, and spark genuine conversation. Choose questions that suit the group's energy level and interests.  One of the best things you can do is to adapt the questions based on your guests and the overall atmosphere you want to create. Encourage everyone to participate and share their unique perspectives. Have fun, enjoy the conversation, and your dinner party. We hope that this Dinner Party Questions post inspires you. Happy planning!

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