Progressive Dinner

It is hard for me to believe that I have never been to a progressive dinner!  I know they were popular in the 70’s and late 80’s, and have made a comeback recently, and I wanted to know what all the fuss was about.  I added it to my #37in37 list back in May, so I was excited host one of my own.

I sent a text to my neighborhood peeps and they were in.
Tip 1:  Do this in your ‘hood so nobody has to drive.

I paid my daughter to watch all the kids, which was a huge plus!
Tip 2:  Hire help in the neighborhood!

We started with drinks …


Sangria- One of my favorites!    It was so good, we finished one pitcher, and took the second pitcher down the street with us.


Tip 3:  Serve drinks. (duh.)


On our way to house number two!  Part of what made this so fun was walking with a different person and talking on the way to the next house.  And this 90210-ish photo shoot we did.


Salads…We had two choices of some pretty fancy greens.  I chose the arugula, almonds, blueberries, and goat cheese with a balsamic vinaigrette.

All the kids were dropped off previously at the salad house.  It was good to check in to make sure all was well.  These two cuties did a magic show for us!

Tip 4:  Have live entertainment. But don’t pay an arm and a leg for it.  We paid a penny each for these magic show tickets.


We had the main course at our house.  I served my famous proposal roast, broccoli and cheese and french bread.


Dessert was key lime pie and coffee ice cream pie. I had a piece of each and they were well worth the burpees I did earlier.  Who am I kidding?  Toby and I just took a walk.  😉

Good thing I took my Carb Block.

Tip 6:  Eat dessert

This was seriously too much fun!  I loved hanging out with everyone, walking our neighborhood and just being together.  We plan to do again in the fall.

Have you ever had a progressive dinner?  What did you love about it?  Any tips for this beginner for next go around? 

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