It’s a rare thing to put on a party and know it going to be full of surprises. Even if you have a teeny-tiny place, this one is so easy you’ll want to start thinking now about having a . . .
FORTUNE BOWL PARTY. First Step: Choose any two bowls that are handy.
Second Step: See how Barbara Thisted of Spokane, WA. did one with
glamour and ease.
Now Barbara lives in a very small condo. She was inviting thirteen guests. The menu was a meat casserole and all the trimmings. Desert was the only purchased part of the deal. She loves a good cherry pie and knows where to get them. Everything else was prepared in her little kitchen.
Third Step: When guests arrived, she invited them in and got them
talking together. Then, she passed around the first of
her two FORTUNE BOWLS.
It was filled with a job for each of the guests. One job was to be bartender, regardless of experience. And that’s what really made it fun. Each guest had THEIR special way for their drink. Barbara had a small end table nearby which held glasses, an ice-bucket (for the guest to fill at the refrigerator) and beverages.
Another person passed a tray of hors d’hoeurves (a list of ingredients was in the refrigerator for them to assemble piled on a tray).
After than hour or so passed, others had their jobs to do and went into action. Two pulled two tables into the living room, opened them and brought chairs from wherever they could find them.
A tray of napkins and silverware had been prepared ahead by Barbara for the person who got the job of putting on tablecloths and setting the tables. She stored this in the bedroom.
Others worked in the kitchen to do the final preps of the food.
One person passed the food family style after everyone was seated.
SECOND FORTUNE BOWL: After dinner the party went into reverse and within what seemed to be minutes the dishes were taken to the kitchen and washed, the tables and chairs returned to their original places, and guests were enjoying an after dinner drinks prepared by a guest who pulled that job description.
Everyone got involved. They laughed and delighted in all the roles that they had played.
“This was one of the best parties I’ve ever attended,” was the common consensus.