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Sunday afternoon gathering???

Posted by krista123 (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 27, 06 at 0:34

We miss entertaining. Before baby we had huge bashes that lasted into the wee hours, with fun themes and people driving from hours away to come. Eh, things change. But we would like to recharge our social life. We truly enjoy having people over, we just have to find new ways to do it.
We have a 2-year-old, so the best time of day for socializing is post-nap, at around 2pm. I would probably hire a babysitter just to keep her occupied so that I can see to geusts freely. I'm guessing Sunday is a good day for most people b/c Saturdays get booked with other stuff anyway.
So what is a Sunday 2pm party? Brunch? Lupper? Tapas? Ideas? Themes? Suggestions?
All welcome.

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RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

Sunday afternoon... just getting back into the swing of things... something fun...

How about doing a 'Soup Party'? Just make up batches of 4-5 different soups, keep them simmering on the stove or in large crockpots, and serve various toppers/additions, crackers, breads, etc. It allows people to sample at their leisure. They just sound like fun (I haven't tried one yet!). Very casual. Good for a Sunday afternoon, I'd think.

RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

4 or 5 different soups, with a 2 year old??? How about a big pot of chili and corn bread/muffins; Maybe a salad? Keep it simple so you can enjoy.


RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

Lasagne - you can do it three days ahead. Assemble it after you put your little one down for a nap or for the night. Put in oven and forget it for hour and a half. Cut up romaine - can do ahead a put in ziploc bag with papertowel to keep fresh, use some good boxed croutons and ceasar dressing. Garlic bread. Have someone bring a dessert. If you don't want to ask someone to bring something, how about a serve yourself sundae or if you have a place near you that makes fresh gelati. Buy a couple of flavors of ice cream and toppings, voila.

Crack open a few bottles of red wine and have yourself a Sunday afternoon dinner with friends. Lasagne will serve 6-8.

RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

Ah, yes, of course I've missed the obvious pleasers: chili and lasagne. Good ideas, so it's not odd to do this mid-day? Thanks for the ideas and suggestions.

RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

You had asked for ideas for themes, fun, etc. If you had asked for ideas for an easy ordinary meal I would certainly have answered differently.

wantoretire_did: I didn't realize that having a 2 year old meant that a person could no longer make multiple batches of soup. Thank you for setting me straight.

RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

Of course it can be done, I was just trying to keep it simple.

RE: Sunday afternoon gathering???

I don't think mid-day entertaining is odd at all, though possibly less formal than a Saturday evening party. If the timing still feels weird, plan around an activity.

If you friends are the active sort - you could go to a park, rent canoes, play softball, have a snowball fight.

Less active - watch a football game, play board games, have a craft day.

Heck, have a "we spent all day Saturday raking leaves, come over and tell me my yard looks nice" party.

(Formal entertaining on a Sunday afternoon evokes high tea to me - I don't personally care for the little sandwiches, but it is another option)

Here is a link that might be useful: craftfetish blog

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