With one party down, I think it's time to move to the next. I've been thinking about what kind of party would help inject a little fun into winter and it hit me (via several NBC commercials)... why not do something for the Olympics?! I'm usually not much of a Winter Olympics fan, but I think I'm going to try and get into the spirit this time around! With so many countries of the world coming together for this event, I thought it might be fun to do this party potluck style and ask each guest to bring a dish, dessert, or side from their country of choice.
I could make some yummy German chocolate cake and provide drinks.
I could inject some USA spirit into the event with some flag banners and decor (that will be reused for July 4th). Maybe I could find a way to bring in the Olympic rings or torch in some way?
As the guests bring their dishes, I could add country specific flags and write up food labels.
I'm thinking of having the party during the opening ceremonies (from what I've read, they'll also show clips of some downhill skiing events). Airing this would provide a clear beginning and end to the party (but I'm not sure if it would be exciting enough for everyone).
I've never hosted a potluck before, but I feel like this could be a pretty thrifty party considering that I mostly need to provide drinks and a dish or two. Tell me about your experience hosting a potluck! How many drinks should I buy per guest? What do you think about my opening ceremony plans~ should I go for a more competitive night instead? Is there any themed decor that you think I should add in?