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Mystery Dinner Menu

Follow the instructions with this Scripture Mystery Dinner Menu for a fun time with your family, church or youth group!

We’ve probably all been a part of a mystery dinner at some point in our lives.  I can remember doing this in our youth group as a fundraiser.  We invited families from church to come and they never knew quite what they were ordering.  It made for some fun surprises and memories! 

A Scripture Mystery Dinner would also be a great way for your youth or children to show appreciation for their parents or youth/children workers and have a great time doing it!  These are also fun to do as a family for holidays or anytime!

The "Gist" of it:

Each guest gets a mystery dinner menu with only Scripture references and they order by scripture.  Only the cooks and servers have the inside know!  It can be done in courses or just as a single serving.  Both ways make for an interesting meal! 

Depending on what type of group you have and how much of a “Mystery” dinner you would like it to be -you can arrange the menu with NO clues or give them clues by placing the Scripture references under a labeled heading such as “Meat Choice”, “Dessert Choice”, “Drink Choice”, etc.!  It can even be done with a fill-in-the-blank Scripture Menu guide to help out!

Once items have been ordered, allow participants to begin looking up the Scriptures for each item.

BIble Challenge Option:

You could also have Bibles available and give each group or person a certain amount of time to try to look up menu items for Bible drill practice!  How many mystery items could they figure out before ordering...maybe with a one- three minute time allowance?!


Below is an example Mystery Dinner Menu.  Using this menu, the participant would record their order on the right half of the page.  The server then could tear or cut the menu in half taking the right side order but leaving the left side with Scriptures with the participant who could then look them up to identify what they were to receive.

We have also provided a Mystery Dinner Menu key for those preparing and serving the meal.

If not using all items, some items could be marked through or deleted.

Printable Mystery Dinner Menu

Printable Menu Key with Scriptures

Mystery Dinner menu items

Don't feel like you have to include all 24 items!  You could keep it really simple with one meat choice, one bread, a couple of vegetables, etc. and have fewer choices for each course!

Mystery Dinner Menu - Utensil choices

  1. Knife - Genesis 22:6
  2. Bowl - Numbers 7:14
  3. Fork - 1 Chronicles 28:17
  4. Cup - Matthew 10:42
  5. Spoon (ladle) - 1 Kings 7:50
  6. Plate - Exodus 25:29
  7. Napkin (linen cloth) - John 20:5
  • Knife - Genesis 22:6 "And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together."
  • Bowl - Numbers 7:14 "one gold bowl weighing four ounces, full of incense;"
  • Fork - 1 Chronicles 28:17 "and the forks, the basins, and the pitchers of pure gold; and for the golden bowls with the weight for each bowl; and for the silver bowls with the weight for each bowl;"
  • Cup - Matthew 10:42 "And whoever gives one of these little ones just a cup of cold water to drink in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”
  • Spoon (ladle) - 1 Kings 7:50 "also the cups, the shears, the bowls, the ladles, and the firepans, of pure gold; and the hinges both for the doors of the inner house, the Most Holy Place, and for the doors of the house, that is, for the main room, of gold."
  • Plate - Exodus 25:29 "And make its plates and dishes of pure gold, as well as its pitchers and bowls for the pouring out of offerings."
  • Napkin (linen cloth) - John 20:5 "And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in."

Meat options

  1. Beef (cattle) - Psalm 50:10
  2. Fish - Matthew 13:47
  3. Chicken (hen) - Matthew 23:37
  • Beef – Psalm 50:10 “for every animal of the forest is Mine, the cattle on a thousand hills.”
  • Chicken – Matthew 23:37 “Jerusalem, Jerusalem! She who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, yet you were not willing!”
  • Fish – Matthew 13:47 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a large net thrown into the sea. It collected every kind of fish,”

drink options

  1. Water - John 4:14
  2. Grape Juice  or Kool-Aid (for wine) - Amos 9:14
  3. Milk - Hebrews 5:13
  4. Juice - Numbers 6:3


  1. Squash (gourd) - 2 Kings 4:39
  2. Corn - Genesis 41:5
  3. Carrots (root) - Proverbs 12:12
  4. Beans - 2 Samuel 17:28

Bread/starch options

  1. Bread - John 6:35
  2. Crackers (manna) - Numbers 11:9
  3. Rice (grain) - Acts 7:12

Dessert options

  1. Cookies (wafers) - Leviticus 7:12
  2. Fruit - Deuteronomy 26:2
  3. Cake - 1 Kings 14:3

Coming Soon - Mystery Breakfast Menu!

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