How to Host a Holiday Potluck Party Sans the Stress

The most exciting and exhausting time of the year is finally here. When family and friends gather, homes are filled with the warmth of their love for one another. But sometimes their love is overshadowed by the pressure to create the most fabulous holiday dinner for everyone to enjoy. Typically, constructing the perfect holiday meal for your loved ones is an all-day multi-day process. And, it can be hard on your wallet. This year host a holiday potluck.

Cooking is hard work, especially for one person. You may have some pop-ins of people who help here and there. But, ultimately, the bulk of the work is left up to you. So, this year, free yourself from the shackles of the stove. So, read on to see how you can host your first potluck-style holiday party.

Why Host a Holiday Potluck Party?

Holiday potlucks are great because the more people there will be, the more food you have. Hence, the saying “the more, the merrier”. In its simplest form, a potluck is a dinner party where each guest is asked to bring a dish. Easy, right? When you’re inviting people over just make sure you give them enough notice to prepare something worth eating if you know what I mean.

Delegating the Dishes

You can take can really organize the dish list with technology. Simply create a spreadsheet and add spaces for your guests to put their name and the dish they want to bring. This helps avoid a holiday fail where everyone brings chips and soda. You can even include check-boxes for food that is gluten-free or vegan. You don’t want to leave out anyone with specific dietary restrictions.

Also, it doesn’t have to be limited to traditional holiday cuisine, like turkey and stuffing. If you’re feeling bold, ask one of your friends, or family members if they mind bringing tacos. Why limit your guests to bringing only food dishes? You can suggest someone bring margaritas or popcorn. How about s’ mores for the kiddies?

The possibilities for hosting a potluck for the holidays are endless and easy. Have everyone pitch in a little this year and make it a wonderful holiday potluck party.

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