"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Menu Planning > Special Events Planning & Holiday Cooking
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-29-2007, 05:22 PM   #1
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Have a Soup Party!!

Hey all, thought I would post about my fun parties I started a few years ago!

SOUP PARTY!!

Lets start by sending out an Invitations, Free eCards and Party Planning Ideas from Evite or email if its a small group. (Evite is free and really fun to use!)

I always write on the Evite that each guest must post what soup they are bringing. (You dont want to wind up with all the same soups!!)

We found the best way to serve the soups was to prepare a bowl full of each one and everyone gets a spoon. (Obviously this may not work for everyone since we all double dipped!) You obviously cant have a bowl full of each soup (you'd be stuffed after 2!!), so we just tasted them one by one and ate more of what we liked. Oh and so we knew what each soup was I wrote on post-its the name and stuck it in front of each bowl.

After the fun part of eating, then you vote! I cut up squares of paper and have everyone vote 1st and 2nd place. We used a white board to write the name of each soup for easy reference!

The host should have a prize for the winner, so last year we bought a nice soup ladel! I cant remember what 2nd prize was, but something chefy!!

Last soup party the winner was Chicken Tortilla and it deserved first place!

So thats my version of a Soup Soirée!! So much fun and its really great to see everyone get so creative!! I hope you have as much fun as we do!!!

Thanks for reading!!! Happy Souping!!

__________________

__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 06:24 PM   #2
Chef Extraordinaire
 
pdswife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Washington
Posts: 20,308
Send a message via AIM to pdswife Send a message via MSN to pdswife Send a message via Yahoo to pdswife
Sounds like a fun night and winter is sure a great time for a party like this.
__________________

__________________
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
pdswife is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 07:37 PM   #3
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
I had a Stone Soup party one year about this time. The idea came from an old children's story...if you're not familiar with it, Google "Stone Soup".
The idea is, I supply the pot, water and a stone, then each guest is asked to bring something to put in the pot. You can organize it a little bit, by assigning each guest a certain catagory (meat, vegetable, broth) or leave it all to fate.

*Make sure your stone is clean. I used a smooth river rock, collected illegally from the Pisgah National Forest. Somehow, it just ended up in the back of the truck.
__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2007, 08:08 PM   #4
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
redkitty, I think your soup party is wonderfully imaginative!
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 11:52 AM   #5
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Thanks pdswife & jkath!! We didnt have a soup party last year and I really missed it! Soup is just so comforting and wonderful!!

PIE party details coming up next!!!
__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2007, 12:26 PM   #6
Hospitality Queen
 
jkath's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Southern California
Posts: 11,448
mmmmmmmmmmm, pie!
__________________
Come visit my foodie blog: www.SockmonkeysKitchen.com
This week's topic: Pinterest and Potatoes
jkath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 06:46 PM   #7
Master Chef
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Galena, IL
Posts: 7,973
I have thrown dinner or brunch parties I call "three courses of soup". It started because an out of town guest was feeling under the weather (hmmm, a little too much fun the night before) and was not up to dinner. I make something a little on the broth-y side, usually Asian influenced. My husband makes a great French onion soup. Then I do something stew or chili -like. Good crusty bread, butter, cheese. It is always a big hit, especially in these cold months. Table setting is fun, too. A big soup cup, on top of a cereal-type bowl, on top of one of those shallow bowls you use for thick soups or pasta. Pretty setting.
__________________
Claire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 08:23 PM   #8
Cook
 
mad_evo99's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Verona, WI
Posts: 99
Send a message via Yahoo to mad_evo99
Quote:
Originally Posted by redkitty
After the fun part of eating, then you vote! I cut up squares of paper and have everyone vote 1st and 2nd place. We used a white board to write the name of each soup for easy reference!
Great idea! I've been to a wine tasting party before, and we rated each bottle, but the winner didn't get anything. I recently had a potluck dinner, but no contest. I like the fact that people rate each person's offering, so I think I'll try this sometime soon!
__________________
If you don't have time to do it right, how can you have time to fix it later?
mad_evo99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2007, 06:11 AM   #9
Executive Chef
 
redkitty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 3,200
Bumping this thread too! Great time of the year for a soup party!
__________________

__________________
Accentuate the positives, medicate the negatives ~ Amy Sedaris
redkitty is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.