By Stefanie Michaels
Build-your-own interactive food dinner parties are what I enjoy throwing on occasion–the perfect way to get friends together and have a good time discussing options. Everyone gets to make their meals exactly how they want them.
We have a large island in our kitchen where everyone sits around, making it a central space in my home to do this. I’ve done interactive taco night and pizza making, even building a giant sundae together w friends to share.
It’s so fun to watch everyone get creative with their choices, and I even throw in items that might seem odd at first, but someone always comes up with a delicious pairing.
Have you ever tried pizza with pesto and apples? #Yum #DIY #squadgoals”
Some interactive foods that are great for dinner parties include:
- Fondue: Fondue is perfect for a small dinner party. Guests can dip various items, such as bread, vegetables, or fruit into a pot of melted cheese or chocolate for dessert, making for a fun and interactive dining experience. If adding a meat for a dipping option, just make sure to have a separate crock of cheese for this.
- Tacos: Guests can build their own tacos with a variety of toppings, such as meats, vegetables, and sauces, allowing them to experiment their own flavor combinations. I’ll also put the toaster out, so my foodies can warm up their tortillas to start. Make sure to use unique cheeses such as blue cheese, smoked Gouda or brie for a spin on melty goodness.
- Tapas: Tapas work perfect for interactivity because they are small plates that are made for sharing. Guests can pair a variety of dishes together and discover new flavors they may not have tried before.
- Build-your-own-pizza: By far one of my most favourite among my guests is Pizza Simply start with store bought pizza dough and then add in classic items. Also throw in options like jams, honey and fruit to add to the excitement.