Monday, January 26, 2015

Progressive Dinner

Last month, we had our annual progressive dinner in our neighborhood.  When we tried this for the first time a couple of years ago, I was so excited.  It really is the best idea ever!  1) You get a fantastic meal 2) You get to see other people's houses (and who doesn't love that?  Am I right?!)  3) It is an easier way to host because you do not have provide all the courses.

This year, our house got house #1 / drinks course again.  This is THE best course to get!  I love finding new drinks each year and getting creative with it.



This year we served beer, wine, a "Christmas Cocktail," and Bourbon Cider.  You HAVE to try this Christmas cocktail (recipe here).  It is a mixture of pomegranate seeds & juice, raspberry sorbet, and champagne.  It was a big hit!

The bourbon cider was a brilliant idea from Whitney's party and also a big hit.  I used this recipe.








I HIGHLY suggest throwing a progressive dinner party if you have other houses close by willing to participate.  Warning: you will end the night feeling stuffed beyond imaginable!

10 comments:

Ashley R said...

What a fun idea! I would love to get the cocktail course, and both of those recipes look amazing!!!

Anne said...

Plus, if you're walking around to neighbors' houses you can totally have a drink with every course :) I think this is such a fun idea - I hope in our next neighborhood we have people around our age who we can become friends with like this. Oh, and I'm saving these drink ideas for the holiday season next year - they sound so good! Though that champagne cocktail could totally work for Valentine's Day too, I'm thinking... (I love any champagne cocktail, so I just have to come up with a reason for it to happen before next Christmas, ha!)

Jen said...

Oh this sounds like a lot of fun! And it sounds pretty managable since the party responsibilities are spread out amongst the group. I just wish my close friends lived a little closer, but maybe when we move we will get some cool neighbors like this :)

Erin LFF said...

Seriously SO fun!! Again, I just need to move into your all's neighborhood!! ;)

julie @ a hopeful hood said...

this looks so fun! i love the idea of doing it with neighborhood friends--less driving! also, i love seasonal drinks so thanks for those suggestions :)

Angie said...

Such a fun idea!

Kait said...

Oh a progressive dinner sounds so fun! If only I liked my neighbors...LOL!

Faith said...

Such a fun idea! I would love to do something like this. The drink looks delicious!

Becky said...

Peter's parents did this on new years eve and it was the first time I had heard of it!! Hopefully I'll have cool neighbors one day!!

Ericka said...

Sounds like so much fun! I love this idea! And I'm definitely checking out those drink recipes :)