Progressive Dinner Party

Published : 11/02/2009 07:05:26
Categories : Party Venues

We have a group of families in our neighbourhood with kids all around the same age as ours (five and eight years old). Two of these families have children that go to school with my five year old daughter. One family has a kid that goes to school with my eight year old son, and another family has a boy that plays on his football team. So, we see each other a lot, and share transportation duties when we can.

We decided that it would be fun to have a get-together with these families. After all, the kids know each other and get along great. A party with the kids and the adults would be a nice thing to do. However, when we discussed the idea with the other parents, the reception was lukewarm at best.

Everybody likes going to a party. Not everybody likes hosting one, and that was the problem. None of us wanted to be tagged with hosting the party .Instead, we decided to make it a progressive party. We would start at one house and have appetizers. Then, a second house would host the main course. A third house would host dessert and finally cheese and wine at the fourth house. A few party supplies and decorations at every house was compulsory, although we decided to bring our own drinks along to help keep the costs down. The idea was that everybody would host just a little bit, and nobody would be on the hook for an entire evening. OK, we would all have to clean up a little bit beforehand, but the clean up afterwards would be very light, compared to hosting the entire affair at one house. My daughter lobbied hard for us to host the dessert, so that she could serve a Princess cake. I hadto remind her that, when the time comes, we are having a progressive dinner party, it's A House Crawl Party not a princess party. She must not demand that everyone dress for the Grand Ball!

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