125 Dinner time conversation starters

As my kids grow older I make sure that we always eat dinner together because its a way that we can always take a moment to reconnect. Though lately the kids aren’t as chatty as before, I mean if you have ever been around a teen you know just what I am talking about. So I have taken to having topics to discus around the table, and it has been a huge hit around here. I decided that I would make a huge list of topics to help with my dinner time conversations and I wanted to share it because it is something that I really think all families should do.
125 dinner time conversation starters

  1. What is one food that you love so much that you could eat for every meal.
  2. Do you like to dance?
  3. What is one thing that you can’t live without.
  4. If you could have an exotic pet what would it be?
  5. You have three wishes, what are they.
  6. Markers or colored pencils.
  7. What is your favorite board game.
  8. What is something that you would like to get better at?
  9. Favorite singer or band.
  10. Go to the beach or go to a theme park.
  11. Watch tv or listen to music.
  12. Visit the doctor or the dentist.
  13. Always be cold or always be hot.
  14. What is your dream vacation.
  15. What is your favorite cold drink.
  16. What is your favorite hot drink.
  17. What is your favorite store.
  18. Would you rather be able to fly or to be able to read minds.
  19. Do you believe in ghosts?
  20. You only have one day to live, what do you do?
  21. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are.
  22. You have amnesia and have to give yourself a new name, what would it be.
  23. If you could change one thing about the world what would it be.
  24. Would you break the law to save a loved one.
  25. If you could have dinner with anyone (living or dead) who would it be.
  26. What is your favorite part of the weekend.
  27. What is your favorite season.
  28. Where would you go if you could fly.
  29. What is your favorite family tradition.
  30. What is your favorite memory of your grandparents.
  31. If you could be any animal what animal would you be.
  32. If you could paint your room any color what color would it be.
  33. Tell me something that you love about the person to your right.
  34. Tell me something that you love about the person to your left.
  35. Jump into a pool of marshmallows or a pool of jello.
  36. Have a missing finger or have an extra toe.
  37. Be able to control the weather or be able to talk to animals.
  38. Be invisible or be able to read minds.
  39. Live without music or without Tv / YouTube.
  40. If you could invent one thing what would it be?
  41. If you could help one person change their life who would it be and why.
  42. What is your favorite fairytale.
  43. What is your favorite outfit.
  44. If you could play an instrument what would it be.
  45. If you could learn any language which one would it be and why.
  46. If you could live in one period in history which one would it be.
  47. If you could combine two animals to make one which two would you combine.
  48. If you could be president for a day what would you do?
  49. Who is the kindest person you know.
  50. What is the hardest part of growing up.
  51. If you could outlaw one food which one would it be.
  52. What made you happy / sad today.
  53. Do you believe in love at first sight.
  54. What made today unusual.
  55. Tell me something that you wish you could do.
  56. What is something you have been putting off.
  57. Do you think schools should have uniforms? why.
  58. What is something you want to accomplish this year.
  59. What is one sport that you wish you were better at.
  60. What makes you feel cozy and snug.
  61. If you could visit the north pole but would have auto stay for a whole year, would you.
  62. Tell me your idea breakfast.
  63. Would you rather meet your great great grand parents or your great great grand children.
  64. If you could start your own restaurant what type would it be.
  65. What is something that a lot of people like that you don’t.
  66. What current trend do you hate.
  67. Who is your favorite superhero.
  68. Would you give up junk food if you could live ten years longer.
  69. Who is your favorite villain.
  70. Which is worse, failing or never trying.
  71. Fiction or nonfiction.
  72. If you could surprise one person with a gift (money is no issue) who would it be and what would it be.
  73. Small or big dogs.
  74. If you could only eat meat or vegetables for the rest of your life which one would you choose.
  75. Movies or television shows.
  76. If someone paid you to speak in front of a large crowd would you do it.
  77. What is your dream job.
  78. What is one talent you wish you had.
  79. What is your dream house.
  80. What is your least favorite chore.
  81. If you could never sleep again and feel completely normal would you.
  82. Your house is on fire you can grab three things (beside family and animals) what would you grab.
  83. If you couldn’t go online or watch tv for a month how would you spend that time.
  84. If you could look 10 years in the future would you want to see it.
  85. If you could live the rest of your life safely on another planet which one would you chose.
  86. The beach or the pool.
  87. Tell me your perfect sandwich.
  88. My favorite smell from the kitchen is.
  89. When I die I would like to come back as what.
  90. You win the lottery and never need to work again. Do you still work for fun.
  91. Do you believe in karma.
  92. Regular milk or chocolate milk.
  93. Where are you 40 years from now.
  94. What advice would you give your younger self.
  95. Who at this table would you trust to ride a tandem bike with.
  96. What is your favorite thing to do outside.
  97. You have to teach a class for the day, what do you teach.
  98. What are three things you want to do before you die.
  99. Would you rather skydive or eat a bug.
  100. If you could be invisible for one day what is one thing you would want to observe.
  101. Whats the best way to spend a rainy day.
  102. Whats the best way to spend a sunny day.
  103. Whats the best compliment you ever received.
  104. If it could rain in any flavor what flavor would you chose.
  105. What do children know more about that adults.
  106. If water fountains can dispense another flavor besides what what would you chose.
  107. Describe our family in one word.
  108. Would you rather travel 50 years in the future or 50 years in the past.
  109. How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are.
  110. How many days could you go without showering.
  111. What is the sound you love the most.
  112. If you could fix one problem in the world what would it be.
  113. Where would you like to live when you grow up.
  114. If you could design a theme park what would it be like.
  115. You are given a free trip to see space, would you go.
  116. You can get any tattoo you want (money is no object) would you get one? why.
  117. Give me your best fake accent.
  118. If you could plan the kids menu at a restaurant what would it be like.
  119. You can celebrate your birthday anyway you chose, how do you chose to spend it.
  120. Say something nice about every person at the table.
  121. What is the meaning of life.
  122. What more fun, being an adult or a child.
  123. What is your favorite song.
  124. What is your favorite pie or cake.
  125. If you could change one law or rule what would it be?

11 thoughts on “125 Dinner time conversation starters

  1. Oh this is a great list! We eat dinner together every night too – no exceptions. It is sometimes the only hour we spend together all day. We play “peak and pit” – the highs and lows of the day… but this could get us talking even beyond that!

  2. Great list! I’m printing this off and leaving it over by the table for those awkward nights of “what do you want to talk about” ” I don’t know..what do you want to talk about” nights.

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