Christmas parties shouldn't involve a trip to the grocery store, right?
December 19, 2013 10:58 AM Subscribe
My boyfriend is having some coworkers over tomorrow night for a little get-together/party thing. This isn't their official christmas party (they had that at work last night), just a few (6-7 or so people) getting together. When asked about what he's doing for food, my boyfriend just assumed they'd all just go to the grocery store to get something, which I personally find pretty... weird. As I'm helping host, I want to provide better noms!
posted by hasna to Food & Drink (46 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have most of the day off, and can cook/prepare stuff. We might end up ordering a pizza or something later, but as everyone is coming directly from work at 6:00pm, I'm sure they'll be hungry and will want food right away. I want good, yummy, easy food. Nothing too cute (mini quiches are way too dainty for a big Uzbek man!), and nothing too cheap and college-y (Doritos and brownies seem too young for a mid 20's to mid-30's crowd).
It can take a lot of effort, but I don't want it to LOOK like it took a lot of effort. No dietary restrictions that I know of, and everyone enjoys foreign/spicy/weird food, everyone is pretty geeky, and my boyfriend has all the normal big appliences, but no blender/food processor/etc. Looking to stay pretty affodable. This might be the main food of the night. The night will probably entail drinking beer and maybe hard alcohol, playing PS4, maybe cards against humanity, music, possibly some 420, and general hanging out.
Any ideas, mefites? Our bellies thank you in advance!