Start a Healthy Winter Tradition – Host your 1st Annual Soup Swap Party!

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Plan a Soup Swap Party

Soup Swap Party

Another who woulda thunk it moment! January 18th (the 3rd Saturday of January) is this year's National Annual Soup Swap Day. We originally read about this creative party idea in Sara McColl's Yahoo article entitled “The Only Party Invitation We Want This Time of Year” . I guess it should not surprise anyone that we were intrigued. A winter party theme that is easy to organize, allows you to keep your weight loss / get healthy resolutions, has very little cost associated with it. And best of all you get to go home with one of the best party favors ever –  6 quarts of delicious soups, enough for dinner for a week.

And even if you missed the official soup swap day, no worries. As far as we are concerned any day can be soup swap day.

Soup Swap Party Supplies

What else you and your 5 guests will need:

  • Six (6) Quarts of delicious homemade freezable soup
  • Ball Wide Mouth Quart Jars with Lids and Bands
  • Each invitee should pour the soup into the individual mason jars.
  • Jars should be labeled with the chef's name, the name of the soup and the date prepared (you can even include the mason jar labels with your invitations)

The host should prepare an extra pot of soup to be served with a loaf of warm bread and a bottle or two of fabulous discount wine from The Wine Spies. Or need it quickly, check out Saucey. Continue Reading →

Rehearsal Dinner & Dinner Party Invitations

Dinner Party Invitations

Rehearsal Dinner & Dinner Party Invitations

We know it is easier to send an email, pick up the phone, or create an e-invite, but the fact is all of us at Party Idea {Pros} still love old fashioned paper invitations.  They set the tone and generate excitement for the evening. These dinner party invitations convey simply and directly, exactly what your guests can expect – dinner. Continue Reading →

Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Dinner Club Theme Ideas - Gastropub / Craft Beer Dinner Party

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Dinner Club Theme Ideas

Gastropub Craft Beer Dinner Party

Are you looking for a chic, on trend theme for your next dinner party?  Think Gastropub.  Don your jeans and t’s or other ultra casual college wear and gather your friends for a night of “comfort eats | drinks.  Serve craft beers, boutique wines, and gourmet sausages, turkey chili, fancy mac and cheese, and even scallops wrapped in bacon.  Party Hearty!

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