Getting together with friends for and fun and inexpensive and casual dinner is a great way to spend an evening. Here is an idea for a fun, casual, inexpensive party. Guests can enjoy creating a one of a kind dinner.
Pot Luck Cooking Party
A pot luck cooking party is a party with a theme. The centerpiece is cooking. Creating a unique dish with you friends is an enjoyable and economical get together. Everybody gets to participate in the creation of a one of a kind recipe. Friends can enjoy cooking together, sharing the work. This party is casual and enjoyable. The cooking cannot start, until the guests have arrived, so the work is shared. The work of cooking is the centerpiece of this party theme.
Everyone contributes to this party, but it is inexpensive for all concerned.
The first thing you will need for this party is a friend with a clean kitchen and some basic pots and pans and dinnerware. The person with the kitchen will end up with the most work of the party, so if this is a theme you enjoy you can rotate houses to meet at.
Everybody who is invited to this party is asked to contribute food items. Set an upper dollar amount limit to the contribution. A good example is $5, but it doesn’t even have to be that much. Each person can shop for the groceries of their choice and bring what ever they choose. Contributions might include meat, canned goods, vegetables, fruits, cheese or anything else. There don’t need to be any rules here, unless you are concerned about dietary limitations for health or religious reasons. The food contributions may be very creative.
The guests will arrive with their small grocery bags of groceries. Now it is time to set out the groceries on the counter and see what you are working with. you will probably discover that you have an assortment of food that doesn’t go together.
This pot luck party has one rule: that every ingredient that is brought has to be used. You can decide to let the host’s contribution to come out of their cupboard, after seeing what the others have brought.
After everyone confers, a group consensus can be reached about how to prepare the foods. You can make are many different courses as you want, just make sure that every ingredient gets used. If you don’t want sauerkraut in the spaghetti sauce, it is permissible to heat it up separately.
The creation of one of a kind dishes, from the conglomeration of the ingredients, can be hilarious. The process is hilarious, with the possibility of laughter at every juncture. This is really fun, as the group gathers around the stove and creates a meal out of the conglomeration of ingredients. You can enjoy loads of laughs as you create a truly unique meal. You might find that the mixture of ingredients tastes better then you have even imagined.
Guests can really enjoy exchanging cooking and recipe ideas, with this impromptu format.
While creativity is certainly encouraged, guests can also be encouraged to bring such basics and bread and butter, or potato chips. You should also make a decision up front about beverages. Should everybody bring their own or should they be a guest (or guests) contribution.
No body is waiting on each other here. Everybody can participate and serve themselves. Since everybody has a hand in creating the meal, you can honestly laugh about the results. Hopefully, the meal will be great, but chances are that it won’t be gourmet fare. That’s okay, because the purpose is not only to eat, but to participate with each other and have a good time.
You can also customize this party to anything you are comfortable. For example, someone could be asked to bring a meat with the other guests bringing their choice of ingredients. The results won’t be as daring, but that’s okay too.
Have fun with this casual party idea. Hopefully you can enjoy trying some different food combinations.