Sharing a meal together is a great time to catch up on one another's lives, and share thoughts, ideas and stories.
Picture your idea of a perfect gathering.
What's it like?
Jot down your ideas
What do you think would be fun? Your gathering can be with people in your home or someone you can connect with on the phone or computer.
Following the planning sheet, decide:
What kid of gathering do you want?
Is there a theme?
What kind of food will be served?
Write a guest list
Guests can be in your home or folks you can connect with on the phone or computer.
Create an invitation
List all the important details:
What type of gathering
Method (in person or virtual)
Deliver the invitation – there are lots of methods to choose from!
Setting a table is like setting a stage.
Draw your table and mark rectangles where each person will sit. Create a placemat or seating tent cards (hide a surprise hidden message guests can discover!).
Decorations add interest and can help start conversation. Create a sculptural or floral centerpiece. Did you know napkins can be works of art?
Origami napkin folding
Make napkin rings
Welcome each guest and be sure they know how happy you are to see them.
Play music to set the tone.
Create a conversation deck with discussion topics to liven up conversation. For example:
If you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?
If you had one superpower, what would it be, and how would you use it?
Dedicated to Amy Rubenstein Little