How To Throw A Toast Dinner Party And Toast Topper Ideas

Toast Party Inspiration: lots of ideas for an all-toast dinner party, including savoury and sweet toast toppers, and the free printable invitation.How to throw a toast party

I recently realized that I love toast.  Good bread, fresh butter, and I’m pretty much in heaven.  I’m one of those firm believers that life without carbs won’t be worth living.  After a stint with Weight Watchers bread last year -because we keep trying, I had some amazing ciabatta toast and realized that toast is one of the best things in life.  It inspired the idea for a whole dinner party of toast.  Savory toast toppers to start, and then finishing with sweet toast.  Imagine everyone sat around the table, taking turns with the toasters, and topping fresh hot toast with the best toppings ever!

This is the perfect party for a good time with good friends, with great toast!  Invite your best friends, your old friends, your close friends, or your new friends.  This is the kind of menu where everyone linquers around the table.  It takes a minute to make the toast, and it tends to go in rounds, and everyone shares their favourite toppings and ideas for different combinations.  This is one of my favourite kind of dinner parties.  It’s a little bit quirky, and so much fun!

Toast Party Inspiration

Here’s an inspiration board to get us all in the mood.

Toast Party Inspiration: lots of ideas for an all-toast dinner party, including savoury and sweet, and the cutest free toast themed invitation.

1.  Since I only own one toaster, I just asked my friends to bring their own…and a toaster oven is a good addition too, if you or one of your peeps has one.  My plan was to set up the dining room table with toasters and ingredients down the centre (might need a power bar).  Since good toast is hot toast, we’ll do a make-your-own kind of a party.  Picture a fondue party, but better.

2,3,4.  We’ll had your classic toast toppers plus a whole lot more.  So, honey, jam, butter, peanut butter, etc.

5.  Really good bread is essential, this is a Cranberry Raisin Focaccia, yum.  It’s a good idea to have some savoury and some sweet -for dessert.  I asked all the guests to bring their own favourite loaf.  Make sure to have bread boards and bread knives on hand.

6.  This brushetta bar from What’s Gaby Cooking has my mouth watering, and has some great ideas for the savoury.  Imagine starting the party out with savoury toast, and this picture is inspiring some of my toppings -think cheeses (soft and firm), roasted red peppers, tomatoes, pesto, tapenade, garlic mushrooms and avocado.  And then throw in some thinly sliced flank steak, or some hot poached eggs.

7.  This is my recipe for classic tomato bruschetta , sure to make an appearance at the toast party.

8.  Once we move into the sweets, Nutella will certainly be included, and perhaps a cookie butter?

9.  Another great addition would be some flavoured butters.  I’m thinking garlic butter and maybe these recipes from A Beautiful Mess that include honey cinnamon butter -so pretty in the mason jars.

Free Printable Toast Party Invitations

I designed this sweet little toast invite with a watercolour image I painted, that you can access in our Free Resource Library.  Subscribe below for free and instant access.  Send to all your toast loving friends for your own little toast get-together.


toast party invitation free printable

Or use just the toast image download in an email, Facebook message, or design your own evite at evite.com.  They include a design your own option, where you can insert this image.  

How To Host A Toast Party

We invited 4 other couples, for a no-kids party for a total of 10, which was a nice size.  

We asked all the guests to bring along their toaster and their favourite kind of bread.  The whole menu for the party was toast -think fondue party but better.  

We set up the toasters and all the amazing toppings down the centre of the dining room table, and everyone helped themselves and ate and ate toast, toast, and more toast.  This is the kind of party where you lose track of how many slices you’ve had -and that’s a good thing!

Toast Party

Table Setting

I wanted to keep the table setting pretty simple.

fun party ideas

I decided it would be cute and practical to use mini cutting boards as plates.  This worked out really well, since lots of the breads that people brought weren’t sliced and this meant we could all slice our own.

Toast Party toast toppers

I used simple brown kraft paper on the table as a cloth, and picked up a few tulips.

Don’t Blow A Fuse

We ended up having 4 toasters, once the guests brought theirs, and I spaced them out down the centre of the table.  We had grabbed a few extension cords, but hadn’t thought too much about the amount of power that toasters use.  

On our first round of toast we blew the fuse.  It was a simple fix.  We switched the fuse, and then re-routed the extension cords to different rooms, so they were all then able to work on different fuses.  

No biggie, but a heads up for you to have some longer extensions cords on hand if you’re doing a toast party.  Since we were all seated around the table there was no tripping hazards -just undo them when your done so nobody trips over the cords.

how to throw a toast party

We also picked up a toaster oven -since we didn’t have one.  It isn’t really necessary, but it was a nice addition.  My husband loves toaster ovens.  I kind of don’t get it.  He came with one when we got married, but when it died, I wasn’t too keen on replacing it.  I mean we have a toaster, and we have an oven….you know.  

Anyway when I dreamed up the toast party, he thought this was his big chance to secure a replacement toaster oven.  And since I love to make him happy, I sent him to Walmart with a $30 budget.  

The toaster oven gives you the option of melting the cheese on the toast, which a few of our guests really loved.  We set it up on this little cart, which we pulled over to the table and it worked out really well.

sweet toast toppings

Setting Up The Toast Toppings

Before the party, I set up all the sweet toast toppings on this great stand.  We had a ton of options for people to choose from, and the table was very full of toasters, bread, and savoury toppings.  This tray helped keep the sweet options out of the way until the end, when most people switched to sweet for dessert.

House Recommendations

On the table, I also included a menu of House Recommendations.  I didn’t want my guests to feel overwhelmed by all the options, so this gave people a great place to start.  After a few rounds and chatting about what was really good, lots of our group of friends ventured out to make their own creations, but the menu worked really well for getting us all started, and giving everyone a good idea of the savoury ingredients we were offering.  Since most people have never been to a toast party, giving them some ideas for the perfect toast, but people at ease, and got them started.  Once people tried different options, they started swapping ideas for the best toasts, and came up with a wide range of fun different types of toast topper combinations.

toast topping ideas

You can download the free printable menu  in our Free Resource Library.  Subscribe below for instant access to use for your own party.


The toast was certainly the highlight of the evening.  I have to say I had a wonderful time at the party, since all I had to do was put everything on the table and then everyone just helped themselves.  This is such a great option for a special event.  Once all the toast toppers are cooked, the host can relax and enjoy the party with everyone else, instead of being stuck in the kitchen.  It’s such a great way to entertain.

Savoury toast topping ideas

My very fav. was the mushroom -with boursin cheese and mushrooms.  I sautéed the mushrooms ahead of time in some oil with garlic, salt and pepper, a little worchestire sauce, and some dried thyme.  Right before we ate I just re-heated them.

savoury toast topping ideas

Probably the most popular toast topping of the night was the steak.  People loved it, and tried it in many different combinations.  This is my favourite easy recipe, you will love it.

Marinated Flank Steak

how to host a toast party


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 canola oil
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1/4 water
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 18 oz. flank steak


  1. In a large ziplock bag combine all the ingredients for the marinate and then add in the steak -taking care to squeeze out all the air when you seal the bag.
  2. Marinate for at least 2 hours, or even overnight. (Or make ahead and freeze in the marinade, and then thaw before cooking).
  3. To cook, remove the steak from the marinade and grill to desired doneness.
  4. To serve, slice steak thinly, across the grain.
Toast/Bruschetta/Crostini ideas

Savoury Toast Toppings

In addition to cooking the steak when our guests arrived, we also made a batch of scrambled eggs and fried up some bacon.  I cut the bacon slices into thirds before we fried it, which made it a nice size for the toast.  It doesn’t take too much time to cook up the last minute hot toppings once your guests arrive.  You get your hard work out of the way, and then for the rest of the dinner, the guests make their own toast, and you get to join in the fun.

Here’s a list of all the savoury toppings we put out for our guests: (We may have gone a little bit overboard, but I’d rather wow them, and the leftovers were all things we will use up anyway). I didn’t bother putting things from jars into pretty bowls since we needed the labels to see what things were anyway.  I just put them out in their own jars, and this definitely made things easier to prep and clean-up after).

  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Irish Cheddar
  • Goat’s Cheese
  • Boursin Cheese
  • Steak slices
  • Bacon
  • Shaved Ham
  • Scrambled Eggs
  • Bruschetta Topping
  • Sauteed Mushrooms
  • Roasted Red Peppers
  • Sliced Tomatoes
  • Roasted Tomatoes
  • Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Lettuce
  • Avocado Slices
  • Olive Tapenade
  • Truffle Aioli
  • Mayo
  • Ketchup
  • Mustard Dijon, Pineapple Mustard, Honey Mustard
  • Red Onion Chutney
  • Pesto
  • Red Pepper Jelly
  • Hot Sauce
  • Balsamic Reduction
  • Butter
  • Garlic Butter

Bruschetta and Crostini topping ideas

Sweet Toast Toppings

The sweet options, which were on the tiered tray, were:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Almond Butter
  • Nutella
  • Cookie Butter
  • Honey
  • Maple Syrup
  • Bananas
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Cinnamon Sugar
  • Flaked Coconut
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Cream Cheese
  • Apple Butter (my recipe here)
  • Assorted Jams

I didn’t make a menu of sweet suggestions because I thought they were more straightforward.  

We made the apple butter in the slow cooker that day, and it smelt great.  I think because it was homemade and everyone could smell it as they arrived, that it was a really popular choice.

I did find that my guests didn’t use all the sweet options.  Perhaps because they were full from all the rounds of savoury toast?  Maybe they did need a few sweet toast topping suggestions?

The Most Fun Party Ever

I highly, highly recommend this party idea.  It was so much fun.  A little bit unusual and quirky with a touch of humor…my guests didn’t know exactly what to expect, but the toast was so well received by all, in fact they all seemed to have a ball, and so did I.  I’ve hosted a lot of parties in my day, and I have to say that I don’t always have a great time (always good, but not always great since sometimes you’re so busy as the host).  This time I did have a great time.  It’s the kind of party that you get the great opportunity to be a guest at too, which is really the best kind of party.  I can’t think of a better way to enjoy an evening around the table with friends.  

With gourmet toast shared with great friends, life really is a party!

More Toast Inspiration

You might also like our Easy Bailey’s French Toast Recipe here.

Baileys French Toast Recipe

Also check out Easy Overnight French Toast recipe here.

easy overnight French toast casserole

You might also like our Chicken Salad Toast Cups here.

Chicken Salad Toast Cups: use store bought rotisserie chicken and regular old white bread to make these easy and delicious tea sandwiches.


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