The past few years, I have put on an End of the heat potluck. This year, I changed it up a bit. I thought it would be fun to have one of those fancy looking dinners, like you see in magazines, where you have all the nice dishes, etc in a nice setting. The nicest nearby setting I could come up with was Indian School Steele Park. It's a really nice park, close to home.
I spent a month or so before gathering things to make it happen. Lots of trips to Goodwill for plates, napkins and some glasses. I borrowed some other glasses from Penny and Jeff. Cindy, Sue and the Hatches loaned me tables. Cindy also brought the mason jar candle holders she made for her daughters wedding. Jeff also let me use his former curtain fabric as table cloths. I bought a chafing dish. (Melanie thought that was hilarious. A dish that chafes you?) I also bought a couple of drink dispensers and some extra knifes.
I provided a main dish and everyone brought a chair and a side dish or dessert. It was a beautiful evening. I had to keep careful tabs on numbers doing it this way, and make an adult only event.
A great night!