Come one! Come All! The gentlemen of the household awoke to find invitations to a Silly Supper Sideshow. I haven’t done a dinner like this in years, since we are usually on Spring Break come April 1. Whit didn’t remember the last one at all, while John (who has a mind like a steel trap) recalls it as one of his “childhood” favorites. Ha!
This dinner is hard to pull off as a surprise at the kitchen table. With the dining room table employed as an office and it too chilly for the porch, I set up in the den at the banquette. It was really a nice change of scenery.
At six p.m. sharp, I ushered the anxious attendees to their seats here they sat down to place their orders for the guaranteed four course fiasco!
Going from the silly descriptions, they placed their orders for all four courses at the beginning of the meal. They had to get each item one time and couldn’t have any repeats.
I had prepared everything earlier in the day and had it in the kitchen in covered dishes. I learned years ago that this is key to not feeling frazzled as the host and being able to enjoy yourself.
Honey, ever the puzzler, did pretty well with his selections. Most of the courses were much more hysterical.
When served on a regular day, the supper would consist of salad, ham, potatoes, broccoli and strawberry shortcake. (I should note that due to the current situation we accidentally ate the broccoli earlier in the week. I couldn’t find any supplies to make shortcake – no flour or bisquick STILL at our Publix – so I had to use waffles.)
It was a crazy fun evening and definitely lightened the mood after the kids learned they wouldn’t be going back to finish elementary or middle school. Not that that stopped us from trying to pull one over on John.
I know it’s a whole 365 days away, but if you’d like to recreate the fun for your family, click on the link below to download the file with the invitation, menus, food key and course cards.
download free printables >>> silly supper sideshow
I hope that you and yours are well and that this was a tiny bright spot in your day. <3
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED