Make it a potluck

by on March 12, 2010

in Dinner on the table,Eating,Free/Cheap,Mommy,Month 8,Outside

I really love bossing people around organizing easy dinner parties. Gather some friends together for a BBQ or potluck. The easy thing is that by distributing the responsibilities, you’ll have less to worry about. And more fun all around.

easy potluck food

Simple rules to sharing the load with a potluck:

  • Assign jobs and give yourself an easy one. The goal is to keep your butt out of the kitchen (Unless being in the kitchen is your thing… then delegate childcare to free your hands!)
  • Find a good location.
    • Outdoor meals generally mean less clean up before and after. If you choose to dine al fresco, bring plenty of sun protection (hats, sun blocks, tents).
    • Your house means you’ll have all your usual amenities plus a place to put the wee one down for a nap or bed.
    • A friend’s house or yard make it that much easier to cut and run.

This activity is especially great for rookie moms who have well-meaning friends who all want to stop by and visit the baby. Invite them to bring over dinner.

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RookieMoms co-founder & mom to 3 boys in Berkeley, CA. Bossy big sister and project manager turned blogger helping moms enjoy their first years of motherhood. Find me on my other site on 510families.com or hiding in my minivan eating dark chocolate.

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