Our neighborhhod progressive dinner is Saturday night. Weather forecast calls for scattered showers so hoping we stay dry. We have about 28 people coming for the evening - if the Whitefish Bay Girls Soccer team is playing Saturday night we will lose a few guests during game time. Go Blue Duke Girls! The plans are coming together for a fun party!
I like to coordinate the party decorations with the invitation so have been on the hunt for lanterns. I will decorate the patio with tiki torches and candles too. We are hosting the appetizer portion so will coordinate napkins/plates too. The signature cocktail will be a margarita. We can make pitchers of the mixture before the party. The menu has been divided and each couple will bring a food item and a bottle of wine/beer. Here is how I divided the menu:
Approx. 22 people will attend the dinner portion.
Cocktail - Margaritas, beer, wine
3 Parmesan Rice
3 bringing 12 kabobs each (found recipes for marinade on www.foodnetwork.com
5 bottles of red wine
4 bottle of white wine
2 cases of beer
I am a little concerned we may not have enough alcohol - we'll see how much this crowd likes to party!
decor - check
menu -- check
Now we just have to pray for nice weather!