During the cooler weather, soup is a welcomed comfort food, so adding soup to any party is a recipe for comfy fun.
Each year, Allan and I host a soup party during the holidays. According to our caterer and resident chef (Allan), soup parties are a fairly inexpensive and easy to prepare.
Our soup parties are cherished events for our friends, too. Weeks before the party, my friends will make requests and drool over the anticipated soups.
Since we were in North Carolina during the holidays this year, our soup party was placed on the back burner. So although there was no “Souper” Holiday party, we orchestrated a “Souper” Bowl Party instead. Our guests were encouraged to wear their favorite NFL team colors or team shirt.
For every soup party, Allan prepares about 4 different soups, which will simmer on the stove all day and the buffet line remains on the stove throughout the party. We also set up a bar full of beer and wine help to wash it all down.
From the stovetop this year, our guests sampled Spicy Sausage and Lentil Soup, Vegetarian Split Pea, Baked Potato Soup and Beef Stew. Each soup was better than the next, but Beef Stew and Baked Potato were the favorites among friends this year.
On the evite, our guests requested karaoke for the entertainment in their replies. To please our guests but to torture our neighbors, we dusted off the karaoke machine. Of course, I volunteered to go first to get the party started. Unfortunately, mixing alcohol with bad singing may have caused a bit of heartburn.
About 40 friends slurped up the pre-game festivities on Saturday night and once again, our soup party was a deliciously fun event!