Have you ever been to a Progressive Dinner?

@AmbiePam (83330)
United States
November 30, 2023 2:22pm CST
A Progressive Dinner, at least the kind I am referring to, is when you have your appetizer at one home, a second course at a different home, the main entree someplace else, and finally, dessert someplace else. My church’s youth group is doing one Saturday, and the appetizer is being done at my dad’s house (his wife said she wanted all the youth to know where their pastor lives so if they ever need to seek him out they’ll know where to go). I thought she would do just one little appetizer, but she’s preparing five different types, plus hot cider and cocoa. After the appetizer, they’ll chat, then load up in the van, and go to the next course. The route they planned is just 14 minutes long, hitting four houses in total. I remember doing it at a different church when I was a teenager, and even though I was a shy teen, it was nice to get to know some of the people that had no kids in the youth group, that I had not interacted with before. I like the thought of the younger generations getting to know other people they might not be familiar with other than seeing briefly on a Sunday morning. I don’t remember what I ate at that progressive dinner way back when, but I remember the elderly lady whose house we were at, talking about having been in the circus! I never would have known something so fascinating had I not talked to her at that dinner. What a delight she was! Have you guys attended progressive dinners in any capacity? Would you enjoy attending one (assuming Covid is not a huge worry where you are right now)? Would you sign up to be a stop for the dinner? I can’t help but think of what @marguicha would make for every course.
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@LadyDuck (450345)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
I had a progressive dinner at the Caesar Palace in Las Vegas. It was a dinner with entertainment. We had the appetizers in a first room where a magician played some tricks, them we moved to another room with other entertainments for the following dishes. I enjoyed a lot. I am glad your Church youth group is doing this, it will be a lot of fun.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
That sounds like so much fun, Anna!
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
@LadyDuck Maybe next year they will do it again, and you both can attend.
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@LadyDuck (450345)
• Switzerland
1 Dec
@AmbiePam We really enjoyed. They did something similar here the past summer. A walk along a 4 miles pathway with 6 stops to stalls where food was offered. My husband was not well, so we could not go.
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@TheHorse (201135)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Dec
I have not.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
I thought you, of all people, would have attended a progressive dinner.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
@TheHorse They let you in?!
@TheHorse (201135)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Dec
@AmbiePam I have attended more conservative dinners.
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@Dena91 (15513)
• United States
1 Dec
Sounds interesting but not something that I would want to go to. I'm too introverted and don't like being around others a lot.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
I am way to shy to have gone to one as a teenager on my own. My parents made me go, and while it wasn’t easy, I’m glad I went. But I am just fine not doing it again.
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@Dena91 (15513)
• United States
1 Dec
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@NJChicaa (114855)
• United States
30 Nov
I've never done one but it sounds fun!
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
30 Nov
Oh goodness. When I was imagining which Mylotters who would make the tastiest food, I should have put you right up there with Marga. You’re an excellent cook too.
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@NJChicaa (114855)
• United States
30 Nov
@AmbiePam thanks!
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@Chellezhere (5882)
• United States
1 Dec
I have not, and this time of year, when there is a possibility of a snowstorm, those types of dinners may not be best.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
Yeah, in your part of the country that is true. Here, our snowstorms are few and far between. It’s going to be 53 tomorrow when the dinner takes place.
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• United States
1 Dec
@AmbiePam I hope you have a great time and enjoy every course.
@LindaOHio (148338)
• United States
1 Dec
That sounds like a lot of fun. I've never participated in one. Hope you have a great weekend.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
Thanks, Linda. I hope you have a a great weekend too.
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@LindaOHio (148338)
• United States
1 Dec
@AmbiePam Thank you very much.
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@snowy22315 (166296)
• United States
30 Nov
I have heard of them, but unsure whether I ever participated in one or not. It sounds really fun actually. Maybe you can "assist" and get some of the benefit from it..
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
30 Nov
That’s not a bad idea.
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@ptrikha_2 (45103)
• India
4 Dec
This is a totally new concept for me. I think this is a good idea for genuinely building up community relationships. May be something similar could start here, but distances and the increasingly hectic lifestyle could be a deterrent. Yet if pursued properly, it could be exciting as well.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
4 Dec
I think so too.
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@LeaPea2417 (36048)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Dec
Yes in High School.
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@Juliaacv (47655)
• Canada
30 Nov
A food crawl, I love it!
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
30 Nov
That’s a great way to put it!
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@JudyEv (321050)
• Rockingham, Australia
1 Dec
We have attended a progressive dinner and have also hosted a couple of different courses. They are great fun and, as you say, good for getting people to know others. It is also less work for the hosts to have to prepare only one course. Less expensive too.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
Yes, less work, and less money is very good!
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@Courtlynn (67003)
• United States
3 Dec
No I have not
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1 Dec
it is very interesting I have never had this type of dinner ever
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
It would be fun to try, at least once.
@jnrdutton (2401)
• United States
1 Dec
Never done it but it sounds awesome.
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@AmbiePam (83330)
• United States
1 Dec
It really is a good time.
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@allknowing (130113)
• India
30 Nov
That will give everyone a good appetite as by the time they reach the next destination all that they ate previously would be digested (lol)
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@xstitcher (29780)
• Petaluma, California
1 Dec
Yes, those were so fun.
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@Tampa_girl7 (48439)
• United States
30 Nov
I’ve never been to one.
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@wolfgirl569 (91274)
• Marion, Ohio
30 Nov
Never done it but it sounds like a lot of fun
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@just4him (299522)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
I've heard of them, but never could take part in one. It sounds like a lot of fun. I'm sure they'll all have fun.
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