When you're stuck indoors and backyard barbecues just aren't possible, entertaining people might seem like a chore. However, potluck parties take the guesswork out of your entertaining woes, and are a great solution to wintertime get-togethers.
Potluck parties are some of the most fun entertaining ideas around for these three reasons:.
They are a great way to get all of your friends together.
They are the perfect opportunity to try out fun new recipes as well as get creative in the kitchen.
Since there are so many dishes, there will be options for even the pickiest eaters.
Use the following tips to plan the easiest potluck party ever!
Send out an email, Eventbrite, or Facebook invite telling your guests when and where the party will be.
Ask everyone to bring their favorite winter comfort food.
Plan to provide the serving utensils, plates, flatware, and beverages.
Create a buffet-type area by setting up a few long tables against a wall. This way everyone can see all of the dishes and choose between them.
Place index cards in front of each dish listing the title and any allergic warnings.
Provide note cards for your guests so that after tasting all of the different dishes they can swap recipes.
Send you guests home with a goodie bag filled with a thank you note, a sweet treat for later (we suggest KakeMi 90 Second Cakes), and containers filled with leftovers.
Potlucks are great get-togethers with your friends or family year round, but go over especially well during the winter. So invite your friends inside to get warm and share a meal.