When my oldest granddaughter is over at dinner time she loves setting a formal dinner table. She begins by choosing a tablecloth and candles are an absolute must. I allow her to use my stemware glasses and special occasion dishes too. She adds extra flair by doing something fancy with the napkins.
It turns an ordinary dinner into a happy memory for all of us. She wants to do "cheers" all through dinner by toasting one another with ice water. She is in heaven with our willing participation.
The menu does not matter. We have eaten hot dogs and pork n beans by candlelight!