There’s nothing more enjoyable in life than sitting around with your friends, family, and neighbors and sharing a delicious meal together. What better way to get to know a little about each other while also swapping and sharing recipes than a neighborhood potluck! Potlucks are great for commemorating a neighborhood event like a new neighbor moving in or even just for the heck of it to enjoy good food and each other’s company. If you’re thinking about hosting or helping put together a potluck for your neighborhood, here’s some things you should keep in mind.
Having a list of everyone who’s attending not only gives you an idea of how many people will b there, but also helps you set up a list of who’s bringing what. A potluck is all about bringing together the diversity between families as they share their favorite foods and recipes. Use your attending list to assign and keep track of the various foods people will be bringing, if only to make sure that nobody is bringing the same thing that someone else is.
You should also make sure to have supplies prepared for everyone who will be coming. That means making sure you have enough plates and silverware for everyone as well as potentially having extras to account for accidents and spills. It’s a good idea to set aside a budget before hand just to be sure you have enough supplies for everyone, a good way to do this is to have people pitch in their portion as they RSVP.
Potlucks are a lot of fun and can are a great way to create lasting memories that you and your neighbors are sure to cherish. Who knows, maybe your potluck will torn into a monthly or even an annual event that everyone will be looking forward to all year long!