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The Perfect Playlists for Every Kind of Dinner Party

From the menu to the guest list and all the little details in between, we know you've already got a lot to think about when it comes to crafting the ideal dinner party atmosphere. That's why we're here to help out with one of the trickier aspects -- the soundtrack. Read on for our most creative playlist suggestions, and get ready to transform your party into a truly memorable event.


Pizza Party

Make it a bella notte. Transport your guests to Roma for an old-fashioned, Italian-inspired pizza party they won't soon forget. Start with our best pizza party tips, knead your dough, choose your toppings -- then head back here for the tunes that'll pull it all together. 


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Double Date

Okay, so not every guest will notice that you're only playing songs by epic musical couples. And you'll have to tip your hat to anyone who can correctly name the duo in each song (especially when one of the lovebirds isn't center stage -- like Springsteen's wife Patti Scialfa, who rocks out in his backing band). But creativity has an element of self-satisfaction, does it not? Get started with our favorite musical partners below -- then add your own.



Old-School Elegance

You don't have to step out in a top hat and tails to add a bit of glamour to your next dinner party. With sophisticated tunes from the Great American Songbook and beyond, you can elevate even the simplest two-course menu.



Neighborhood Potluck

A potluck is all about connecting with friends, mixing and matching delicious dishes, and, perhaps most importantly, keeping things upbeat. You could head straight for the radio -- almost any Top 40 track will do. But why not keep things interesting with classic feel-good tunes from every era?