This past Saturday we had a Progressive Dinner with our GC! If you are not familiar with Progressive Dinners, a Progressive Dinner is a travelling party where different courses of a meal are eaten at different people's houses. Progressive Dinners strike me as a southern thing. Only because I grew up in Texas and this is where I learned about them. However - you don't have to be southern to have an excuse to embark on a Progressive Dinner!

Theme: Farm to Table 

Our theme was loosely interrupted and as you can imagine can include and encompass so many different types of food!

House #1

At House #1 in our Progressive Dinner journey, we enjoyed fresh fruits, veggies, a veggie pizza, and sherbet punch! It was the perfect fresh appetizer entree to start off our Progressive Dinner. We also shared some embarrassing moments and formative stories... but I can't share those!

 
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House #2

At House #2 we had Margarita flavored cream-sicles, steak fajitas, and played telestrations! 

Telestrations is telephone + pictionary and is so funny!

How to Play: Each person has a stack of cards or paper with enough cards for each person in the game. For example, we had 13 people playing, so each person had 13 pieces of paper in a stack. The first round you write a "saying" on your piece of paper. We designated one minute per round and someone just put a timer on their phone that would beep every minute. After the first minute, you pass the stack of paper to your right with your saying on the top. The person looks at your saying, puts that piece of paper on the bottom, and then tries to draw it.  Then you pass the paper with the drawing to your right, they put the drawing on the bottom, and then try to guess the saying. You keep alternating between drawing and guessing the saying and go around the entire circle. At the very end you should end up with your stack of paper. We then read the train of though from beginning to end out loud and it was HILARIOUS! To give you an idea what happens... my saying was "don't get your panties in a wad" and I ended up getting a card that said "sacrificing a baby porcupine". We were literally crying laughing! I recommend this game to everyone! So easy and fun and you can really play anywhere with little supplies.

 
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House #3

At House #3 and our final stop, we ate Carrot Cake (with carrots from their garden) and Zucchini Bread (with zucchinis from their garden) for dessert! I am so jealous of their garden and their green thumbs! Also they "raise honey bees" (yes that is the proper phrase! I have been saying "growing bees" for a while now so I am just proud that I got the right wording now!) Jack was really interested in getting suited up to see the honey bees up close and personal. This was a very thrilling event but we did have one sting that resulted in a bee casualty! Sam has so much knowledge about honey bees, gardening, and DIYs.... He explained that bees feed off of pheromones and lavender spray actually calms bees down and masks some of their pheromones. (Tip for all of you who fear bees as I do) Thankfully he sprayed the bees before the bee stinging incident so we didn't get a swarm of 15,000-20,000 bees coming at us! We determined that the sting rate is very, very low. Considering Sam inspects the bee hive fairly often and is up close and personal with the bees, he has only gotten stung twice this year. Plus our sting case this Saturday. That means that you have approximately a .015% (based off 15,000 bees) to .02% (based off of 20,000 bees) chance of getting stung! Those are odds I like. I may even be starting to like bees a little bit more.. I mean maybe?! Don't get your hopes up too high!

We also played Salad Bowl & King of Tokyo. Salad Bowl is another fun game you can play anywhere with little supplies! I must credit my in-laws for introducing this game to me.

How to Play: Each person writes down 3-5 words on little pieces of paper within a certain theme or category. Our category was animals. 

Round 1: Catch Phrase

Round 2: Charades

Round 3: One word

During each round, each team gets one minute to try and get their team to guess as many correct answers as possible. You alternate teams within each round until all of the cards have been answered then it starts a new round! The idea is that you tend to remember the bank of words for each round as it gets more difficult. We split up boys vs. girls and the girls definitely won... by one point haha!

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Zucchini Bread
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Bee Injury
 

Progressive dinners are a fun way to spend time in fellowship and go to one another's homes without pressure to host a party for an entire evening! You don't need a reason to have a party and celebration, you just need a few good friends {or new acquaintances!}, snacks, & some fun games! My favorite part of this entire day was just sitting back and seeing everyone laughing so hard they were crying and spending intentional time talking to each other. I want to go back and re-live it all over again. We loved it so much that we have decided to have a part 2 to the Progressive Dinner adventure and go to some other homes!

Catch ya later!

Chelsea
 

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