The following were guests at last night's White House dinner:

The President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter

The Prime Minister of Canada and Mrs. Pierre Trudeau

The secretary of state for external affairs and Mrs. Donald Jamieson

Ambassador of Canada and Mrs. Jack Warren

H. Basil Robinson, undersecretary of state for external affairs

Ivan L. Head, special adviser to the Prime Minister

William C. Hood, associate deputy minister, department of finance

Peter M. Towe, assistant undersecretary of state for external affairs

A. Digby Hunt, assistant deputy minister, department of energy, mines and resources

Robert E. Latimer, assistant deputy minister, international trade relations, department of industry, trade and commerce

Vice President and Mrs. Walter F. Mondale

Secretary of Defense and Mrs. Harold Brown

James R. Schlesinger, assistant to the President, and Mrs. Schlesinger

Zigniew Brzezinski, assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, and Mrs. Brzezinski

Sen. Henry M. Jackson (D-Wash.e and Mrs. Jackson

Sen. Edmund S. Muskie (D-Maine) and Mrs. Muskie

Sen. Daniel K. Inouye (D-Hawaii) and Mrs. Inouye

Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.)

Gov. Patrick J. Lucey of Wisconsin and Mrs. Lucey

Arthur A. Hartman, Acting Secretary of State, and Mrs. Hartman

Rep. Jim Wright (D-Texas) and Mrs. Wright

Rep. William S. Broomfield (R-Mich.) and Mrs. Broomfield

Robert H. Michel (R-Ill.) and Mrs. Michel

Rep. John Brademas (D-Ind.)

Rep. Thomas S. Foley (D-Wash.)

Jack H. Watson Jr., assistant to the President for intergovernmental relations

Thomas O. Enders, ambassador to Canada, and Mrs. Enders

Stuart W. Rockwell, deputy chief of protocol

Linda Asay, guest of Patrick J. O'Connor

Mr. and Mrs. Smith W. Bagley, Washington, D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Belafonte, New York, N.Y.

Mr. and Mrs. Marcel Bilodeau, Lewiston, Maine

Mary Ellen Briggs, guest of Rep. John Brademas

Mrs. Donnel Jeffrey Carter, daughter-in-law of President and Mrs. Carter

James Earl Carter Jr., son of President and Mrs. Carter, and Mrs. Carter

Warren Christopher, deputy Secretary of State-designate, and Mrs. Christopher

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Clark, Philadelphia

William Clinton, attorney general of Arkansas, and Hillary Rodham

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Couturier, Lewiston, Maine

Mrs. Evan S. Dobelle

Mrs. W. J. Dolvin, Roswell, Ga.

Dr. and Mrs. Sylvio L. Dupuis, Manchester, N.H.

Robert E. Farrell, chief correspondent, Washington bureau, McGraw-Hill Publications Co., and Mrs. Farrell

Richard N. Gardner, ambassador-designate to Italy, and Mrs. Gardner

Joyce Garrett, guest of Mayor Coleman Young

Russell Hemenway, guest of Alice Mason

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hester, Hudson, Mass.

Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Hill Jr., Atlanta, Ga.

Mr. and Mrs. Hess Kline, Roseville, Minn.

Arthur B. Krim and Mrs. Krim, New York, N.Y.

Mrs. Alice F. Mason, president, Alice Mason Real Estate Co., New York City

John McCormally, editor and publisher, The Hawk Eye, Burlington, Iowa, and Mrs. McCormally

John G. McMillian, chairman of Northwest Energy, Salt Lake City, Utah, and Mrs. McMillian

Sheila McQuillen, guest of Richard Patenaude

Teena S. Mohr, guest of Jack H. Watson Jr.

Louise Nevelson, sculptor, New York City

Patrick J. O'Connor, lawyer, Washington, D.C.

Richard Patenaude, Berlin, N.H.

A. Dwight Pettit, lawyer, Baltimore, and Mrs. Pettit

Stephen B. Roman, chairman Denison Mines Limited, Toronto, Ont., and Mrs. Roman

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rouse, Columbia, Md.

Mrs. Robert T. Stapleton, sister of the President

Mr. and Mrs. Phil Walden, Macon, Ga.

Coleman Young, Mayor of Detroit, Mich.