Potluck Themes: The Secret Ingredient to a Delicious BYO Dinner Party
If you were having people over for dinner, would you follow up a sushi appetizer with a pot of chili and some pizza. No, right? Kind of gross! So, why is it okay that that is how we eat when it comes to potlucks? The solution is a unifying theme! The meal might still not be completely cohesive but it will hopefully make a little bit more sense. Try these.
A Type of Food
Soups, casseroles, pockets (hot pockets, samosas, hand pies), dishes that can be eaten cold. You can really think outside the box here!
Everybody thinks they make the best lasagna, chocolate cake, martini.... Make them prove it! The beauty of it is, nobody has ever complained that there was too much lasagna at the party.
Because everyone loves nostalgia, everybody wins this one! Pick a decade or a bygone era and have your guests make dishes from that time. Have fun with it. This is the only time it is okay to serve tuna casserole at a party.
We are talking build-your-own sushi, pizza, noodle bowl, waffles, taco, nachos, etc. Guests just have to bring the different ingredients. Assembly will be on site!