Name my supper club!
June 29, 2017 2:53 PM   Subscribe

I'm starting a monthly-ish "supper club" / "dinner club" / dinner-party-thing - short version: once a month-ish I'll cook and invite everyone I know, capping it off at 10-12 people. They can bring stuff or not, but I'll ask that they RSVP and let me know if they are planning to bring anything. It's inspired by Friday Night Meatballs, which is a catchy name. I'm not serving meatballs, and I'm not sure if it'll be on Friday nights! But I too would like a catchy name for it.

Potentially relevant for naming: my condo complex is called Vista on the Lake, my cat's name is Pippa. The only idea I've had so far is "Pippa's Pop-Up Supper Club" which I don't love. (I think I'm not a big fan of the word supper, actually.)

This is what I posted on facebook about it, which has most of the details (it's a modified version of the Friday Night Meatballs script):

"Inspired by Friday Night Meatballs, I am going to be instituting a monthly-ish low-key dinner party at my place in Carmel. Starting in September, I'll be cooking a simple dinner and inviting you - along with anyone else who'd like to join us. Friends, neighbors, relatives, Facebook peeps who'd like to hang out in real life, work friends, travelers passing through: you will be welcome at my table. If we don't know each other well, if you are a friend of a friend, if we met once - doesn't matter, you are invited. And you can feel free to bring a friend, too.

I'll just ask folks to let me know by a day or two beforehand so I know how much food to make. When I schedule each dinner, I'll let you know the primary menu. You can bring something (food, beverages, board games, instruments, cat toys, whatever makes your boat float), but you don't have to. Kids, vegetarians, lactose-intolerants, gluten-free types, etc. will be taken care of. (But please let me know about your dietary needs when you rsvp!) The place might be messy. The cat might hide under the bed the whole time. There might be games. There might be recipe failures. There might be movie watching or an impromptu sing along. You might make new friends. You might spend the night with just me and my cat if no one else shows. We'll just have to find out!
My condo isn't that big. The dishes might not match. You may end up drinking wine out of a coffee mug. The food probably won't be fancy. The goal is that this'll be a safe space for all, with no pressure or expectations. My hope is that there will be fun, with connections and memories made.

This is my attempt to spend more time with my tribe, and socialize more.

If you are interested or have questions or ideas, please let me know! (I would also welcome ideas for a catchy name for these low-key dinner parties!) Either way, I'll probably share this post a few more times throughout the summer, and then post the official announcement/invitation with the date and menu in early September."

Any and all ideas are welcome!
posted by firei to Society & Culture (22 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Serendipitous Social
posted by a humble nudibranch at 3:04 PM on June 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Pippa's Diner
posted by FencingGal at 3:16 PM on June 29, 2017 [3 favorites]

Everybody Eats
posted by Night_owl at 3:21 PM on June 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

Hasta la Vista
(You could also change hasta to pasta if pasta is involved)
posted by oxisos at 3:38 PM on June 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Pippa's Vista Social Club
posted by prewar lemonade at 3:43 PM on June 29, 2017 [5 favorites]

Massively Multiplayer Monthly Meal
posted by Kabanos at 3:45 PM on June 29, 2017 [5 favorites]

This won't work for you, but now I want someone to start a Friday Night Bites club.
Open Table
Pippa's Platters
Pip Pip Let's Eat
Monthly Visitors (lol ... but please? Use it?)
I know supper doesn't work for you, but Supper Club is simple and sweet and appeals to my midwestern supper club roots.
posted by areaperson at 3:57 PM on June 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

Pippa's Suppah. Hey, I'm from Memphis and that's how we say it down here.
posted by raisingsand at 4:18 PM on June 29, 2017

Saturday Night Chevre
Good Grub Social Club
Monthly Meatballs
posted by bunderful at 4:24 PM on June 29, 2017 [3 favorites]

The Shared Table
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:25 PM on June 29, 2017

What Sup
Breaking Bread
The Dew Drop Inn Supper Club
The No-Fuss Feast
posted by MonkeyToes at 4:42 PM on June 29, 2017 [2 favorites]

I want to come to this so bad! Maybe Pippalicious.
posted by Threeve at 4:42 PM on June 29, 2017

Salt & Pippa
posted by This_Will_Be_Good at 5:25 PM on June 29, 2017 [4 favorites]

Marxist Spaghetti Action Committee
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 6:28 PM on June 29, 2017 [7 favorites]

The Call of the Mild

Pippa's Epicurious Pussies

Lions for lion-naise potatoes

Condo Cats
posted by BadgerDoctor at 6:46 PM on June 29, 2017

Perhaps too obvious, but have you thought about shortening the name to just, "Pippa's Pop-Up"?
posted by kylej at 6:52 PM on June 29, 2017 [4 favorites]

I love "Pasta la Vista". If you're a gamer you could call it Dinecraft.
posted by under_petticoat_rule at 10:04 PM on June 29, 2017

Appippatite for Destruction
posted by nathaole at 10:54 PM on June 29, 2017

'Sup Everybody
posted by alchemist at 2:23 AM on June 30, 2017 [1 favorite]

Buena Vista-on-the-Lake Social Club
posted by eponym at 5:16 AM on June 30, 2017

Table Talk
Vista Cucina
Food for the Soul
Filet of Soul
Chomp 'n' Stomp
Taste of the Lake
Eat Meet
posted by DrAstroZoom at 8:08 AM on June 30, 2017

These are all fabulous. I must ponder now! Pippa and I thank you!

And if you ever find yourself in the hudson valley/NYC area, hit me up for a dinner party!
posted by firei at 11:24 AM on July 1, 2017

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