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The Family Potluck Challenge: Game on!

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This playful Potluck Challenge is designed to get everyone in your family involved... especially the kids. They'll learn a little something about cooking, planning, team work, organization and achievement... all rolled into one delicious, fun-filled event!

Sometimes we forget that the most important things in life aren't "things" at all. They are the special people and the joyous memories that warm your heart and always bring a smile to your face.

Most of us take family meals for granted. But if you stop and think about it, family meals aren't just about food. They're about yums and laughter. They're about happy tummies and that wonderful sound of silence when everyone stops talking because they're too busy eating!

Are you ready to make some happy memories?  

The family that plays together stays together, so maybe it's time to get moving and start a whole new family tradition!

Let the Family Potluck Challenge begin! 
 
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Step 1: Family decisions:

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The fun starts with a family vote on the party theme, and here are just a few ideas:
  • Luau
  • Fiesta
  • Beach
  • Safari
  • Patriotic
  • Mardi Gras
  • Sports
  • Western
  • Costume Party
  • International
Choose food categories for a balanced Potluck Dinner.  Examples include:
  1. Beverage
  2. Appetizer
  3. Salad
  4. Bread
  5. Vegetables
  6. Meat
  7. Dessert
  8. Or?
Once the food categories have been determined, write them on individual slips of paper and put them in a hat... or bag. Just for the sake of silly fun, blindfold each "contestant" (even the teenagers and adults!) and turn them around 3 times.Then have them draw a slip of paper to determine the category of food they'll be preparing.

If your family is small, each member can draw 2 categories. Better yet, invite their friends to join the fun. If you've got a herd of kids, let them pair up into teams.  Bottom line: The more the merrier!

If you have a child who can't participate in food preparation, put them in charge of Entertainment... or Party and Award Ribbon decorating.
(See step 5.)  They just might enjoy being "The BOSS" of something for a change! ;-)

sunshiine2 years ago
I love it! You have been busy!
bajablue (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
(((hugs)))

Don't you wish our folks had done something this FUN when we were growing up?

Life is too dang short to be little!

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