We are part of a group of five couples who all meet once a month and have a dinner party. We always have a theme, and everyone brings food and drinks to share.
This month it’s my turn, and I’m doing Italian…but in stead of “O solo mio” I want to do “Frank Sinatra”, “mafiose” Italian.
Invitations are going out on a cardboard cut-out (or if I can find some) rubber fish wrapped in newspaper (“Show up, or you sleep with the fishes”).
I plan on setting up several small tables with checkered table cloths so that people will have a place to sit and eat, but also to encourage them to mingle. I will definitely have some Sinatra on the stereo.
For appetizers, I think I will choose two good wines, a white and a red. For each, I would like to select two cheeses to go with that wine. Later, we’ll do the martini bar thing (wine and cheese suggestions greatly appreciated).
We do these parties as a pot luck, and half the fun is trying each others favorite recipes. I do however, want to organize what everyone is bringing so we have a good balance of food.
So here I am, looking for menu suggestions and just fun suggestions in general for the party. Lay it on me, dopers.