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.
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?