As it’s my birthday in a few days, I wanted to do something a little bit different for today’s post – My Fantasy Birthday Dinner Party. I remember reading a post by The Doubting Thomas about who he would invite to a fantasy dinner party, so I wanted to do a little play on that.
I love finding out from other people who they would invite to their fantasy dinner party, so I’m sharing with you who I would invite. But I wanted to take it a step further and organise everything – who would cook, the entertainment, the venue, everything!
This will most definitely not be a realistic dinner party in the slightest. We’re talking TV and movie characters, dead celebs, and fictional places. Hey, it’s my birthday; I can do what I want.
So let’s get into it!!
The Guest List
Obviously, ALL of my friends and family ❤️
Most importantly – My dad and my auntie. They both passed away in 2021, and I miss them terribly. My dad always had the best stories about his life, and I’d love to hear more of them. My auntie was very quiet, but I still enjoyed listening to her life stories.
Henry VIII – I have a slightly odd obsession with Henry VIII.
Marilyn Monroe – I would love to hear her stories.
My nan – My nan died over 20 years ago, so I’d love to catch her up on everything.
Chris Hemsworth – That man is perfection!
Benedict Cumberbatch – He seems like such a nice bloke.
Michael Scott from The Office – He would definitely give us something to talk about!
The Salvatore Brothers – They’re from The Vampire Diaries, and they are beautiful.
Kenneth from Benidorm – I’d love to see what t-shirt he turns up in!
Robbin Williams – I was devastated when he died 😢 He died the same day that I was diagnosed with depression (the two were not related!)
This one I really struggled with. It’s a toss-up between Hogwarts and The Cotswolds.
Hogwarts because, c’mon, it’s awesome! And The Cotwolds because I’ve been glamping a few times in Notgrove, which is in The Cotswolds, and it really is the most beautiful place I have ever been. I actually wrote a guest post about my experience if you would like to have a read.
If it were at Hogwarts, I wouldn’t need to change anything. If it were in The Cotwolds, I would put a massive marquee up, and there would be heaters to keep everyone warm and toasty. I would have thick, fluffy blankets dotted around for everyone and millions of tea lights. Fairy lights would be strung up everywhere. There would be a fire pit so that we could toast marshmallows and make smores!
It would have to be prepared and made by Nigella Lawson. Part of the entertainment would be her preparing it. I just love the way she talks about food, and the stuff she makes looks bloody scrummy! I would want a bit of everything, really, so everyone can pick and choose what they want. We would definitely need pizza, Chinese food (duck spring rolls 🤤), sushi and steak.
Obviously, there would be whatever you wanted! But most definitely, there would be unlimited Prosecco, Icy cold white wine and smooth Red wine. I think I would have cocktails made by The Bombay Sapphire. I went there for my birthday one year. It was an incredible day out, and I’ve been hooked on it ever since!
As I said, Nigella would be part of the entertainment, preparing the food, and the cocktail makers would definitely provide some entertainment. Not a popular choice, but I would have Ed Sheeran and Lewis Capaldi serenading us whilst we eat. I would like a performance to be put on by Cirque du Soleil. Then in the evening, we would have a party, and David Guetta would DJ. Later on, once we’re all tired and had enough, we would all wind down around the fire with giant cushions and blankets and look at the stars.
I would have had my cake made by Choccywoccydoodah, but I’ve just Googled them and found out that they have ceased trading!! So, in that case, it will be Yolanda from How To Cake It. She makes the BEST cakes!
Is it really tacky to add what my fantasy presents would be?? Probably, but just in case anyone still needs to buy me anything, I LOVE:
- All kinds of toiletries except moisturiser for the body and face (I can only use a specific type)
- Stuff from Pandora
- Anything Radley
- Anything Harry Potter related
No party is complete without Goodie Bags!! These would have a bottle of water and paracetamol to help nurse the hangover. Flip flops and slippers for when your shoes become uncomfortable. Mints obviously. Mini bottles of aftershave and perfume. Keyring from Tiffany. And Disposable cameras.
No one would have to drive home if they didn’t want to. Free taxis all night!
I think that might be everything! I had so much fun planning this and picturing what it would look like in my head. Let me tell you, the image in my head is completely awesome!
However, if I were being completely realistic for a moment, my Fantasy Birthday Dinner Party would honestly be all of my friends and family together in one room, having a meal and a good laugh, and I would get to hug every single one of them. It has been far, far too long since I’ve seen them, and I cannot wait for this terrible virus to do one.