Potluck party for work is an occasion where you can spend some quality with your colleagues while binging upon some good food. This concept was originally introduced to strengthen the bond amongst the team members but today potluck party is organised to add some fun to your mundane work routine. This get together is a medium through which people connect with each other along with sharing and enjoying sumptuous food.
The best thing about a potluck party is that you don’t need a big reason to organize it. All you need to do is send in some invites to your colleagues and ask them to join you. Everyone knows that no one can turn down a party with great food!
Here are some ideas for your office potluck party:
1.Decor Ideas For Potluck Parties
If you want to have amazing decor at your potluck party, then make sure you think out of the box. From table setting to the ambience of the place, everything should be organised.
Here are some examples for your reference:
2. Potluck Party Themes
The best part of this get together is that everyone has to bring a prepared dish of their own to share. As you don’t know what the guests are going to bring, it gives a mysterious touch to this get potluck party. But what you can do is decide the theme of this potluck party and make it even more fun.
Here are 6 themes for your potluck party:
Ghar ka khaana
Ask your guests to get a special dish which can be a traditional dish which was prepared by their ancestors. This way you would be able to taste and enjoy various delicacies from different cultures and households.
Some great dishes for this theme would be Rajma Chawal, Aloo Paratha, Daal Bhati, Churma, Rice and Rasam, Dhokla etc..
- Healthy Bowl
While following this theme, your guests have to keep in mind that every dish they make should be healthy. They can get sandwiches, salads or anything that contributes to good health.
Some sandwiches and salads that you can take would be Veg. club sandwich, egg sandwich, Paneer bhurji sandwich, BBQ Chicken Salad, Bacon and Avocado Macaroni Salad, Quinoa salad, Fruit salad etc..
- Italian Potluck Party Theme
Pizzas, pasta and fine wine are all it takes for an amazing and quick Italian potluck party. Another great creative potluck theme is to ask your guests to bring a dish that is authentically Italian. Everyone loves Italian cuisine as it is filling as well as it’s delicious.
Some good Italian Dishes that you could take would be Pasta, Pizza, Lasagna, Italian tomato tarts, Bruschetta, Tiramisu.
- Your go-to food
This is a theme that your guests would most definitely enjoy as the foods included in this theme are the comfort food. Everyone has a particular comfort food on which they binge on at every given occasion. This theme would also give them a sense of nostalgia and utmost satisfaction. Food to include in this theme could be mac ‘n’ cheese, fried chicken wings, mashed potatoes, fries or even dumplings.
- Chinese Potluck
As the name clearly suggests, you would have to ask your guests to bring a few special Chinese dishes. Again, everyone is a big fan of Chinese and if you include dishes like fried rice, Manchurian, Hakka noodles, momos, ramen or chow mein, your potluck party would become irresistible.
- Mumbai Special
In this theme, you can ask your guests to prepare or get one dish which is a speciality of Mumbai. It can be delicious vada pavs, bajias, spicy and yummy chat, pav bhaji, bamboo chicken and much more.
3. Quick Bites for the potluck party
This refreshing drink is perfect for your potluck party and is also very easy to make. So stalk up your pitchers and enjoy this drink at the party.
Masala Soda shikanji
This is another easy and quick drink to prepare for your office potluck party. This drink is famous in the Northern states of India. Masala shikanji is made with mint and lemon.
Masala chaas or Spiced Buttermilk is another refreshing and cooling drink which is very easy and quick to make. it is made with yoghurt and fresh herbs. It is also good for digestion.
Refreshing and fresh smoothies made out fresh fruits is another quick drink you can take to your office potluck party.
Masala Papad is an easy and popular food snack which topped with onions, tomatoes and spices. Moreover, sprinkle chaat masala or any kind of seasoning on the papads for that extra spice and taste.
Pyaaz ke Pakode
Pyaaz ke Pakode or kaanda bhajiya is a popular Maharashtrian breakfast. These pakodas are really easy and quick to prepare. These snacks are best if you have it with a cup of tea.
Indian Cheese Corn Toast
Corn Cheese Toast for an office party or potluck party is a perfect snack as it is a quick filling recipe, which is simply tasty and quite easy to make.
As making kebabs is slightly troublesome, you can order these filling and delicious snacks from any place your like. Kebabs are loved by all as they leave everyone drooling, hence these are perfect for an office potluck party.
4. Potluck Checklist
Sometimes organizing a party or in this case, organizing an office potluck party can get really tense as you have to manage each and everything. But, if you want the potluck party to be successful then make sure to follow this checklist while at it:
- Paper plates
- Wooden cutlery
- Paper glasses
- Table Cloth
- Tissue Papers
- Paper Bags/Box for taking away
- Labels for food
- Last but not least, Make sure to take food which is easy to carry
These were a few ideas for your next potluck party. Make sure to try these and let us know your experience!