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This list of dinner conversation questions came from my list of pageant interview practice questions from when I participated in pageants (many) years ago!

When you'd like to use these, print them, cut into strips, and place in a bowl.

If using these conversation starters at a dinner party, take turns drawing a question and let the drawer answer it.

Using these questions are a great way to help teach children what we call at our house the "art of delightful conversation". Use them the same way and go around the table, discussing each question.

One of my favorite uses for these conversation starters are as clean truth or dare questions.







Favorite Conversation Starters



What if ...Questions:


  • If you were president, what would you change and why?
  • If you won the lottery what would you do?
  • If you were going to be stranded on a island what three books/DVDs/CDs would you take?
  • If you could invent something to make life easier, what would it be?
  • If you could meet a person from history, who would it be and why?
  • If you could be an Olympic athlete, what would you be and why?
  • If you could go on a vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
  • If you could be a character in a book, who would you be and why?
  • If you could be a movie character, who would you be and why?
  • If you could make a movie, what would it be about?
  • If a movie was made about your life, who would play you?
  • If you could be a teacher, what subject or grade would you teach and why?
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
  • If you could have any animal in the world for a pet, what would it be and why?
  • If you could have dinner with three people, living or dead, who would they be and why?
  • If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be and why?
  • If you could live any place in the world, where would it be and why?
  • If you could visit any time in history, when would it be and why?
  • If you could have any job in the world, what would it be and why?
  • If you could cure an illness, what would it be?
  • If you could give $1,000,000 to a charity, what would it be and why?
  • If you could be a food, what would you be and why?
  • If you could be a color, what would you be and why?
  • If you could be on a reality TV show, which one would you pick?
  • If you had to spend the rest of your life eating only one thing, what would it be?
  • If you could be good looking, rich, or smart, which would you pick and why?
  • If you were on Gilligan’s Island, which character would you be?


  • Your Favorite...Questions:


  • Who is your favorite singer/group and why?
  • Who is your favorite celebrity and why?
  • Who is your favorite President and why?
  • Who is your favorite person from history and why?
  • What is your favorite color and why?
  • What is your favorite flower and why?
  • What is your favorite animal and why?
  • What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?
  • What is the best thing that ever happened to you?
  • Where was your favorite vacation and why?
  • What do you like to collect and why?
  • What is your favorite thing to do where you live?
  • What would happen on a “perfect day” in your life? 



  • Tell us...Questions:

  • Tell us as much about your day as you can in one minute.
  • Tell us the most important or most interesting thing that happened to you today.
  • What is something you want to do in the next ten years?
  • What was the last book you read? What did you like about it?
  • What do you think was the most important invention in the last 100 years?
  • Who do you think was the most important person in the last 100 years? 





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  • Questions added by our visitors:
  • "What is your favorite CLASSIC Disney movie?" should be added to your list of clean truth questions. I'm a teenager and a guy's answer to this question determines whether i say "yes" or "no" when he asks me out. - Mikayla from Georgia.  


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