Create extraordinary menus and share some of the entertaining clean-up with a little help from your friends, by hosting your own progressive dinner or potluck featuring Hass Avocado recipes. Get lots of ideas on how to pull off a progressive dinner or potluck below.
Progressive Dinner Party Tips
Progressive Dinners & Potlucks
The whole idea of progressive dinners is to spread the cooking and entertaining responsibilities amongst participants. So first decide how many courses there will be. It is best to limit it to four or five items such as appetizers, soup or salad, one or two entréées with a couple of side dishes, and dessert. Next decide on the number of guests (to keep costs and work down invite eight to 10 guests). Then decide who will be responsible for which courses and make sure they are going to include Hass Avocados! No need to limit your progressive party to dinner, it could be a progressive brunch, hors d'oeuvres or desserts.
Allow sufficient time to eat and travel between each location. It is a good idea to make sure each host has enough time to serve as well as eat. Recipes made with Fresh Hass Avocados are so enjoyable that you'll want to enjoy each course without feeling rushed.
If guests live too far apart to make a progressive party practical, you could have a potluck instead. Ask different guests to bring different meal components that include Hass Avocados to one central location. Reduce clean-up and consider using paper plates, disposable napkins and plastic utensils.
When sharing multiple recipes at progressive dinners or potlucks among friends; consider printing out recipes ahead of time for your guests to take home. Personalize your recipe cards with your favorite color card stock, stickers or even a photo to go along with your card. Your friends and family will think of you and your event when they make the recipe at home.
The perfect appetizers are bite-sized and require no utensils. If you're having a potluck, you want something that will travel well and arrive looking appetizing. Avocado Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms and California Avocado Paté both fit the bill.