Saucy Dipper wants to convince you that dip parties are better than dinner parties. As part of that effort, I periodically write about them and periodically host a week-long event called “Dipstock” to encourage you to host dip parties for your friends and family at home.
If you’re not sure that a dip party is right for you, consider these 10 reasons why you should host one.
1. Less energy
A handful of dips take less energy to cook up and require less attention to timing than a full five-, six-, or seven-course meal.
2. Mix and mingle
Dip parties give you and your guests permission to relax, move around, and mingle with everyone at the party, not just the people sitting nearby.
3. Easy clean up
A dip party means you can use paper plates…if you want to use paper plates.
4. Your friends will thank you
If it’s a potluck party, your friends will be relieved that they don’t have to do a lot of work making a big dish before they come over.
5. Buy your dips!
Tasty, quality dips can be found at any deli or gourmet food store.
6. Make everyone happy
With a dip party, it’s incredibly easy to feed everyone at the party–include a vegetarian dip, a gluten-free dip, and a dairy-free dip in your spread. You could even create a pizza dip to entertain the kids.
Dips make for great conversation pieces. Everyone will want to know what ingredients are in what dip, which is a nice ice breaker.
8. When a sit-down dinner doesn’t make sense
When the event doesn’t center around food or conversation, an assortment of dips will keep things moving. For example, sporting events, pool parties, movie screenings, and bridal/baby showers are all opportunities to have dips standing by. A sit-down meal could be too much for these types of occasions.
9. Get to bed on time
If you like to get to bed early, throw your dip party at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm — anytime you like. Pressure is off to feed your friends dinner.
Do you really need a reason to eat tortilla chips for dinner? Hellllooooo, nachos!
So, there you have it: Ten reasons YOU should host a dip party. When should I come over? I can bring the bean dip.
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