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31 Fun and Unique Questions for Dinner Parties

If you love asking thought-provoking and unique questions at dinner parties or when hanging out with friends or a significant other, I’ve got a great list of fun questions. Some of these questions are super personal, and others are just a little bit silly!

These conversation starters will get lots of conversation flowing, and you’ll probably learn tons of interesting information about your friends or family.

Save a few of these in your notes app on your phone or just memorize one to whip out the next time the conversation lulls!

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Dinner Party Questions Ideas

  1. If you died and you were standing at the gates of whatever afterlife you believe in and they told you that you could go back to earth for 5 minutes to see one place before entering (no seeing family or friends), where would you choose to go?
  2. If a crystal ball could show you something about your future or past, what would you choose to see?
  3. What is one job you know you’d be great at, even though you have no experience?
  4. If you were a ghostwriter for books, what would be the most embarrassing book for people to find out you wrote?
  5. If your pet suddenly spoke one sentence (and never spoke again), what would be the most unsettling thing it could say?
  6. If you met an alien and were allowed to ask three questions, what would they be?
  7. If you could rewatch any TV show for the first time, what would it be?
  8. If you were to accidentally walk out of Target without paying for an item, how expensive would it need to be for you to return and pay for it?
  9. If you could have dinner with your great-great grandparents or your great-great-grandchildren, who would you choose and why?
  10. If you had to hide a giraffe from the government, where would you put it and why?
  11. If you went to sleep and woke up in a medieval king’s court and you were the jester, what would you do on the spot to entertain him?
  12. If everyone you ever met was in one room at once, who would you be most excited to see?
  13. What’s the last thing that cost you nothing but made you happy?
  14. If you were going about your normal day, how many owls would you need to see before you thought something was wrong?
  15. What would the title of a movie about your life be?
  16. If you had the power to eliminate any crime, but you had to commit it first, what would the crime be?
  17. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?
  18. If time froze for 24 hours and only you could move around freely, what would you do?
  19. If sneezing were to cease and no one could sneeze again, how long would it take you to notice?
  20. What was the hometown scandal of your childhood?
  21. What is your favorite thing about yourself?
  22. If you had a box of lost items from throughout your life, what’s the first thing you’d look for in the box?
  23. What category of Jeopardy could you immediately sweep?
  24. If you had to be locked in a store, what would you choose and why?
  25. You’re in the Beast’s castle when the spell is cast to transform everything; what object do you turn into?
  26. You’re given three all-expense paid trips – one with a significant other, one with your best friend, and one solo. Where are you going for each of them?
  27. If you had to wash your brain, would you use hot or cold water?
  28. What is the least amount of money that would have to be buried in a porta-potty for you to go after it?
  29. What’s your least favorite pasta shape?
  30. If you could have one non-domesticated pet, what would it be?
  31. Who is one person in your life that you can be 100% yourself with?

What’s your favorite unusual question to ask your friends?

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