Dinner Club

A while back I found this great idea an and old cooking magazine that I had lying around. It’s called a Dinner Club. Sounds pretty impressive!

When you get down to it, it’s actually very simple.

You get 3 or 4 families together for dinner once a quarter. More often if you want, but once every three months is good for us. You rotate houses. For our first dinner I hosted. Next time, someone else will host. If you have 4 families and you meet once a quarter, each family will only host once a year.

The host family provides the main dish. Anything they want. And then the other families bring the sides and dessert. Since it’s great grilling weather, we decided to do hotdogs and hamburgers. The other families coming brought broccoli with cheese sauce, chips, brownies, and soft drinks.

You could do tacos, steaks, stir-fry, pork roast, or really anything that you want. Just pick the main dish and let everyone know what it is and then the attendees can bring the sides that they like to eat with this main dish.

We met at 4:00 on a Saturday. Since we all have kids this worked well because we had plenty of time to eat and talk and let the kids play but everyone was still able to head home and put the kids to bed on time.

We had a lot of fun! It was simple, and low pressure to prepare for. And we can’t wait to do it again!

(16) Comments

  • Cindy
    19 May 2015

    Such a neat idea, I wonder if I could start something like this with our friends.

  • Jenn @ mommytime365
    19 May 2015

    Dinner club is a wonderful idea, I’ll have to start brain-storming.

  • Donna
    19 May 2015

    This is such a cute idea! We have been living in a pretty dodgy rental for a while so I am really looking forward to being able to have people over for dinner at our new place 🙂

  • Mom on the Move
    19 May 2015

    I love this idea! Any excuse to get together and make it a regular thing! This sounds like the perfect way to organize it and make it stress free! Thanks for sharing!

  • Jane
    19 May 2015

    This is such a great idea! A wonderful way to get together with others.

  • annabelt
    19 May 2015

    I love this idea – as long as a regular group of people would get on board with it!

    • admin
      19 May 2015

      You should give it a try. It’s low stress so getting a group together isn’t that hard.

  • Sara
    19 May 2015

    I love this idea… we so need to make some friends nearby… and finish our renovation… but mostly make some friends nearby… lol

    • admin
      19 May 2015

      It would be a great, low-stress way to meet people!

  • sara
    18 May 2015

    I like the no pressure approach to it. Makes it more enjoyable so even has a good time.

    • admin
      19 May 2015

      Yes! That’s the goal, you can enjoy being with your friends 🙂

  • Amanda @ Old House to New Home
    18 May 2015

    Sounds so fun! I would love to do something like this!

  • Cole
    18 May 2015

    I love the idea of a Dinner Club! I’m always trying to get people over to my place for meals, whether it’s a bbq or a potluck, but I think many of my friends are still too young to really get into it.

  • Nikki
    18 May 2015

    This is a great idea! I like it a lot. I need to think of something like this.

  • Karen
    18 May 2015

    I may have to start a Dinner Club 🙂 I like the idea of quarterly meet ups vs monthly. Thanks for the idea.

    • admin
      18 May 2015

      Monthly was just too much for me as well. Quarterly is so much more achievable.

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