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39 Unique Dinner Party Innovations

from Chalkboard Tables to Between-Tables Plates

— October 9, 2009 — Art & Design
Want to make your Thanksgiving dinner really memorable? Try one of these ultra unique dinner party innovations! What guest could forget spices created by real inmates, mustache mugs, perpetually full wine chalices, plates with fake hair or flavored cutlery?

Whether you want to impress your guests with shock, entertainment value, aesthetics or humor, these unique dinner party innovations guarantee a memorable time!

Implications - Homeowners like to have guests over, so in addition to flashy decor, the food industry is providing a range of products to help accentuate the entertainment of guests. Miniature grills and designer dinnerware are huge in the market for the mature demographic looking to host successful dinner parties. Making dining-in fun is something that many companies are capitalizing on.
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DIY Stained Art
DIY Stained Art
Framed Napkins Promote Messiness at the Dinner Table
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Grooved Tableware
Grooved Tableware
So You Don't Lose Your Cutlery
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Awkward Seating Tableware
Awkward Seating Tableware
The Between Tables Plate Makes Bi-Level Seating Easy
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Illuminated Dinner Ware
Illuminated Dinner Ware
Sylvania Creates LED Placemats For Starry Dining
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Sparkling LED Cutlery
Sparkling LED Cutlery
'LightWARE' Illuminates Your Dinner in Style
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Euphoric Meal Enhancements
Euphoric Meal Enhancements
SENSE Food Enhancer Tableware System Maximizes Eating Experience
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Pierced Plates
Pierced Plates
Badass Porcelain Dinnerware Reveals Your Rebellious Side
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Pre-Stained Napkins
Pre-Stained Napkins
The Red Wine Ring Cocktail Napkins For Clumsy Drinkers
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Formal Napkins
Formal Napkins
Dress For Dinner
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Villainous Tableware
Villainous Tableware
Witches' Kitchen
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Shifting Tectonic Dinner Plates
Shifting Tectonic Dinner Plates
Middle Seat Plate is an Earthquake of Convenient Dining
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Flavored Cutlery
Flavored Cutlery
The Ham-Infused Fork
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Spices by Inmates
Spices by Inmates
Jail House Hot Sauce Created by Hillsborough Country Jail Dwellers
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Finger Forks
Finger Forks
Stainless Steel Finger Forks Are Ideal for Buffets & Dinner Parties
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Calorie Count Cutlery
Calorie Count Cutlery
Nadeem Haidary Creates the ‘In-Formed' Fork To Show Consumption
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Office Supply Dinnerware
Office Supply Dinnerware
Memo at Fishs Eddy Lets you Eat at Your Desk
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Blood-Stained Cutlery
Blood-Stained Cutlery
The Evidence Chef's Knife Makes For Bloody Food Preparation
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Individual Dinner Party Sets
Individual Dinner Party Sets
The Mini-Woks are an Entertaining Fiasco Waiting to Happen
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Edible Flower Art
Edible Flower Art
Wild Hibiscus In Syrup
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Lightable LED Dinner Table
Lightable LED Dinner Table
Create a Halo of Light Around Any Object
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Coloring Cutlery
Coloring Cutlery
Have Oodles of Fun Doodling at Dinner With the Peter Dalton Foodle Set
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Breakable Dinner Plates
Breakable Dinner Plates
Alexander Hulme Designs Plate that Smashes From One Into Two
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Pop-up Placemats
Pop-up Placemats
Popmats by Publique Living
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Sensory Tableware
Sensory Tableware
Senses! Teaches You How to Appreciate Food
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Cocaine Dinnerware
Cocaine Dinnerware
42-Piece Set Created From 45 Pounds of Blow for a Highfalutin' Dinner Party
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Musical Dinners
Musical Dinners
Spice Up Your Dinner Pary With Ochestra Kitchenware
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Genital-inspired Dinnerware
Genital-inspired Dinnerware
Pubic Hair Plate Will Help Curb Your Cravings
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Zen-Like Dishes
Zen-Like Dishes
'Buddha' Porcelain Tableware by Estudio Manus
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High Tech Tablecloths
High Tech Tablecloths
LumiGram For Dazzling Dinners
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Chalkboard Tables
Chalkboard Tables
Chalkboard Paint Turns Boring Furniture Into Childhood Fun
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Dexter-Inspired Cutlery
Dexter-Inspired Cutlery
'Dismembered Flatware'
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Naughty Tableware
Naughty Tableware
Souper Fin
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DIY Glow Dining
DIY Glow Dining
Evil Mad Scientist Shows You How to Brighten Up Your Table With LEDs
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Edible Tableware
Edible Tableware
Rice Design Plates and Bowls You Can Eat
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Skull-Inspired Table Ware
Skull-Inspired Table Ware
Designer Douglas Little's Dinner Party Settings
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Facial Hair Tablewares
Facial Hair Tablewares
The Moustache Mug Makes Coffee Drinking Slightly More Amusing
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Edible Tableware
Edible Tableware
Playing With Your Food is OK With These Beautiful Fruit and Vegetable Bowls
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Sculptural Tableware
Sculptural Tableware
Porcelain Carafes, Dishes & Flasks by Aldo Bakker
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Perpetually Full Wine Glasses
Perpetually Full Wine Glasses
The Glass Tank Wine Dispenser by Kouichi Okamoto
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