Hello dear reader,
Potlucks are like DIY manicures done the morning before a formal event – they seem so easy, tempting, and affordable, yet somehow can spiral out of hand and cause immense amounts of stress so quickly.
That probably only makes sense if you have mediocre nail-painting skills like me.
For keeping costs low, learning hosting skills, trying new foods, and just generally enjoying yourself, potlucks can be an excellent life choice. Especially if you’re the host and the potluck is in your home, you don’t even need to go anywhere! People just bring food to you! It’s like the best takeout ever because you actually want to hang out with the delivery lady.
Potlucks can be easy, and fortunately, we have the technology to make them even easier. When I found the website Meal Train a few years ago I became obsessed with it and have used it for numerous events in my life. Here’s a walkthrough and some best practices to get you started with one of my favorite online planning solutions.