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    pot luck party- theme ideas needed!

    i'm trying to organize a pot luck lunch at work in sept. to welcome everyone back after labor day.

    does anyone have any ideas for a theme that i could have? in the past there was a "nostalgia/kids food" theme (think fancy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches).

    i had thought a "picnic" theme would work, but i wanted to know if there were any other suggestions...

    thank you!

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    We had an all appetizer dinner one nite. That was fun.

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    (oops - accidentally double-posted this one....)

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    back in the day when my family used to host foreign exchange students, we had an international potluck where people brought the foods of their native cultures (of course, we tried to ensure that some people brought appetizers/sides/desserts). it was quite a lovely mix. i was put in charge of making skewered flags for each dish. of course, this was back in the days before i could have just downloaded them, or made inexpensive color copies, so it was quite the chore with my markers and the encyclopedia!

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    What about a Taco potluck...that's always popular in our office and it's easy to keep the meat warm in the crockpot.

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    You can organize by cooking method, so "rolled things" (burritos, egg rolls, jelly rolls) or "food on a stick" (satay, kebab, lollipops)... you get the idea.

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    We've done the traditional dish thing at work - we have a lot of diversity here, so it's always fun and yummy.

    Another cool thing might be for people to bring their favorite "family dish" - whatever the dish is that the whole family looks forward to at family functions. Mine is my mom's (well, Mama Leone's originally) Italian pot roast - and everyone raves when I bring it to pot lucks.

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    In my partner's (rather large) family, they do lots of pot luck meals. Usually one type of food will be delegated to each family branch. For example, one branch will get meat (often a couple of roasted turkeys or roast beef), one salads, one vegetables, one appetizers, one desserts. Everyone brings wine. For smaller gettoghethers the host generally makes the main meat dish, and then designates food categories to other guests as above.

    It works great - I LOVE pot-luck!!!

    del

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    How about having a pot luck where you have to bring a dish that starts with a certain letter? Like B could yield burritos, breadsticks, butterscotch pudding...seems like a neat idea.


 

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