Italian Theme Party Decorating Ideas

Updated February 21, 2017

An Italian-themed party can be a fun way to get together with friends and enjoy spectacular food. Along with Italian wine, play Italian music in the background to entertain your guests---and prepare your home with Italian decor to carry the theme.

Table D├ęcor

Nothing says Italian like a red-checked tablecloth. Along with the main courses for your Italian night, you should keep bottles of Italian wine on the table at all times. Use empty wine bottles in woven wine baskets to hold candles for the table. Dripping candle wax down the sides of the bottle gives the table the cosy appearance of an Italian bistro. Bowls of olives and grapes to eat and to decorate the table will give your Italian party an authentic Italian appearance. You can add wrought iron baskets to hold bread for your Italian meal, and glass bottles of red wine vinegar and oil are attractive and useful.

Grapes and Vines

Use grapes and vines to decorate with throughout your home. Hang clusters of grapes and vines in various areas of the house, such as the walls, to give the appearance of an Italian vineyard. If you have your party outside, use your garden and string grape vines throughout the garden area.

Italian Flag

Use red, white and green, the colours of the Italian flag. Tie sashes to the backs of each chair at the dinner party in each of the different colours. Weave the colours together or use them separately to create a festive appearance.


If you have prints by Italian artists, bring them out for the occasion. Also, include prints of Italy for decorations in your party room.

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