By Alicia McCarthy – June 7, 2012
Getting stuck in a mealtime rut is never fun – but can a party help you avoid such a dismal fate? Throw a recipe swap party and get new meal ideas while enjoying tasty treats!
This yummy party theme requires a bit of preparation. A detailed invite is key, explaining to your guests the party’s specifications. Instruct them to prepare the dish – remind them to make enough to feed all the guests! – and to bring copies of the recipe for each attendee.
You may want to ask guests to include the name of their recipe with their RSVP. This will help you avoid a party with one chicken marsala but nine lasagnas. If multiple guests are making identical meals, ask a few if they would like to make something else.
While this theme party may not seem to involve more than stocking up on plates, cups, and utensils, more party supplies are in fact needed. Make sure each guest has a folder to collect the new recipes and a notepad and pen to jot down helpful hints and cooking tips.