For a potluck party to be a success, you should invite at least six individuals or couples. Figure out a time and a day that works for everyone involved and save the date.
Once you find out who is attending the potluck party, starting asking the guests what type of food they would like to bring. Getting their input is better than simply demanding a certain dish. Coordinate what people are going to bring to make sure you have a logical number of appetizers, main courses and desserts.
Some people think that a potluck party host just needs to provide the venue. That is inaccurate. The host is also responsible for other basic items such as drinks, plates, glasses, utensils and napkins.
As your guests arrive, pay special attention to the food. If the food needs to remain chilled, put it in the fridge. If it needs to stay warm, put it in the oven.
Remember that the guests will need to leave with their dishes in hand. To avoid having to clean each dish at the end of the night, clean each dish as it is emptied.
To put the cherry on top of the successful potluck party, don't forget to thank each guest on a one-on-one basis. Thank the individual for attending and for the food that they added to the mix.
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