Tag: potlucks

  • Competitive Potlucking: Party

    Competitive Potlucking: Party

    We had a concept. We had an invitation. We had a guest list. We had promotion. Eventually, the big day arrived. It was time to potluck. Competitively. As always, the set-up took a fair bitĀ of time. Fortunately, after the Children’s Stories Potluck of 2014, we’d set our neighbors’ long tables (borrowed for the event) on […]

  • Competitive Potlucking: Promotion

    Competitive Potlucking: Promotion

    The beauty of social media is that it can not only be used to issue invitations to a party, it can also be used to remind invitees of the upcoming event. The hosts can occasionally post a little tidbit to the event page, attempting to wring one or two more responses from the semi-responsive guest […]

  • Competitive Potlucking: Invitation

    Competitive Potlucking: Invitation

    My mom had a punch bowl. I do not have a punch bowl. I don’t need one. The only reason I’d need a punch bowl is to hold my excess shoes, the ones I can’t fit on the floor of my closet. Or on the floor of the back porch. Or in my special shoe […]

  • Being Able to Climb a Princess’ Hair Is Pretty Ludicrous, Too

    Being Able to Climb a Princess’ Hair Is Pretty Ludicrous, Too

    Once upon a time, two white, middle-class Midwesterners decided to invite all the townspeople to a feast called Potluck. Listen, not all fairy tales begin with mentally-unstable witches making mischief. Sometimes they begin with swans hatched into the wrong family; hungry wolves; vain emperors; magic shoes; and, yes, middle-class white people who like to eat. […]