RECIPE SWAP PARTY IDEAS
RECIPE SWAP PARTY INVITATION IDEAS:
• Send out recipe cards as your invitations! Fill out all party details right on the card.
RECIPE SWAP PARTY DECORATION IDEAS:
• For a more formal affair, take out your nicest china – the ladies will enjoy and appreciate getting to have a sit-down dinner with nice dishes
• Make place cards for each of the guests for a more personal touch
• Create cards for the dishes that were brought so that the guests can recognize the title of what they are eating so they can make plans to cook it for their own family
RECIPE SWAP PARTY GAME/ACTIVITY IDEAS:
• Ask each guest to bring a dish (that is one of the recipes that they are sharing) so that the guests will be able to try them out!
• Ask each guest to bring 5-6 of their absolute favorite recipes to share with the group – you can ask them to make copies and bring to party (make sure they know how many guests will be attending) or ask them to email or mail the recipes before hand and you can arrange all recipes in an inexpensive book format.
• Have each guest give the background or history of the recipes they are sharing
• have a cook book or apron exchange
• cover 8-10 labels of spice bottles and number the caps from 1-10. Pass out sheets of paper and number 1-10 and have each guest smell the spice and try to guess what spice it is and write down their answer on the corresponding number. Whoever has the most correct wins.
• Try a specific theme of a recipe swap party like Christmas cookie recipe swap, Italian dish recipe swap, holiday dishes, desserts only, etc.
• If you have a small group and a large kitchen, set out a few ingredients like flour, sugar, spices, milk, eggs, etc and split the guests into 2 teams and see what each team can come up with not using any type of recipe – set a time limit, when finished, do a taste test of each teams and take a vote on who’s is best.
• Before the party, create a “cooking quiz” by asking questions about measurements, spices, substitutions, etc – whoever has the most correct wins.
• After everyone finishes eating and sampling all of the dishes that people have cooked and brought to the party, take a vote to see who has the best donation – maybe even try different awards like “most unique”, “best dessert” or “most kid-friendly”, etc.
• Purchase solid-color aprons and fabric paints and have the guests decorate their own aprons – award prizes for best designs
• Have a Christmas cookie decorating party – set out all of the sprinkles, food coloring and cookie cutters and have fun decorating – even invite your guests to bring the kids – they would have a blast.
RECIPE PARTY FAVOR IDEAS:
• Wrap a dozen recipe cards in raffia ribbon to give to each guest
• Combine all recipes swapped (ask for before-hand) and put together in a book and hand out to all guests
• Cute recipe boxes
• Kitchen utensils with ribbon tied around and thank you tag
• Refrigerator magnets
• Fill mason jars with layers of the ingredients to bake cookies – attach the recipe with raffia on a small card on what wet ingredients they need to add and how long to cook at what temperature