A kitchen party is a social event, typically held in someone’s home, where guests gather in the kitchen to socialize and enjoy food and drinks. The term is particularly associated with the Canadian Maritimes, where it is a traditional way of bringing people together for music and dancing. Kitchen parties can also be a type of house party where the focus is on the kitchen and dining area and guests tend to gather there to chat, drink and eat.
A kitchen party is a very popular format for small companies of 5 to 10 participants. What is the appeal of such a party?
First, from the first minutes there is a very favorable atmosphere: it’s easy to communicate, easy to get acquainted, easy to find fun reasons to post on social networks.
Secondly, you prepare your own treats.
Thirdly, such a party can be the beginning of a new hobby. Cooking with a smile and a good mood is not just fashionable. The recipes for the dishes that you cook during a cookout party are the beginning of your own creativity to the delight of your family and friends.
What events are appropriate for a cookout party:
Why not invite your friends to such an unusual celebration. Yes, it is very different from sitting in a cafe, when the waiter brings ready-made dishes and takes away the dirty dishes. Guests will make their own treats that seem like the tastiest thing in the world. Great!
Meeting old friends
I’ve noticed that it’s more common for former classmates to meet in this format. Gone are the days when there was so much information about each other over the years of separation that we wanted to listen for hours and not be distracted by anything. Thanks to social networks, we know almost everything about friends, and meetings are only needed to really relax and spend a couple of hours in the company of people close in spirit.
A kitchen party for a bachelorette party is perfect. Girls on such holidays in every little thing find a reason to have fun.
Birthday party for teenagers (13-16 years old)
There are not many programs for teenagers, so parents often pay attention to this unusual format for the holiday. Everyone likes to cook, boys sometimes even more, so the teen kitchen party is becoming more and more popular every year.
How does the party in the kitchen
Your guest friends come to your house.
You offer to make an interesting dish with your own hands from the simplest of foods. And you have to start by thoroughly washing your hands and dressing them in bright aprons. At this point it is allowed to distract for a couple of minutes to post on social networks.
Each guest has a workspace, groceries, cutting boards, utensils, and necessary tools. The stove is one per team.
Under your guidance, guests follow step-by-step instructions and make themselves a 2-3 course meal. The party is fun, as the atmosphere itself is conducive to relaxed socializing. Cooking stories come to mind, everyone wants to take a funny picture with a ladle and a rolling pin.
The menu can be chosen beforehand from the cookbook or from the famous cooking show.
The main goal is to have fun socializing. No one is surprised that as a result everything turns out very tasty and beautiful, as cooking in a good mood is the main key to success.
What to make at a kitchen party?
There are many different types of food and drinks that can be served at a kitchen party, depending on the preferences of the host and guests. Some popular options include:
- Appetizers: Small, bite-sized foods that can be easily picked up and eaten, such as cheese and crackers, vegetable crudités, or mini quiches.
- Finger foods: Small, easy-to-eat foods that can be enjoyed while mingling, such as sliders, meatballs, or chicken wings.
- Drinks: A variety of beverages, such as beer, wine, cocktails, or non-alcoholic options like iced tea, lemonade, or soda.
- Desserts: Sweet treats, like cookies, cakes, or fruit tarts that can be enjoyed after dinner.
It is also a good idea to consider the dietary restrictions of the guests and have options for them as well. If you are hosting a traditional kitchen party in the Canadian Maritimes, you might want to include traditional dishes like lobster, mussels, or fish chowder.
Ultimately, the most important thing is to make sure that the food and drinks are good quality and that there is enough for everyone. If you’re hosting a large party, you might consider hiring a caterer or a food truck for added convenience.