This past Saturday night we hosted our very first supper club with our neighbors. If there is one positive of the past year of quarantine, it is that the families on our street have become close. Sure, we were all pals before, but something about being stuck at home together has given us a special bond. Our kids had to get very creative coming up with ways to stay busy with their “quaran-team” and the adults also realized how lucky we are to have such sweet families as neighbors. Starting a supper club was something we had been discussing for awhile and I was thrilled to officially kick it off this weekend.
We were lucky because we had perfect weather and I was so thrilled to be able to light a big fire and eat under the string lights on our back porch. Yay for no bugs yet too. It was also great to have The Masters coverage for the boys to watch. My parents offered to take the boys overnight, everyone else got sitters and the group was just beyond excited to have an adult dinner party.
Honestly I had ALWAYS wanted to do a big dinner under our porch so it was time to make it happen with this group of 10. I just removed all of the furniture that usually sits here and set up two folding tables. We have yet to invest in nice outdoor dining furniture but I am so glad that didn’t stop me from piecing this all together with mismatched chairs and folding tables. I had fun prepping dishes and glasses beforehand and it was fun to use some pieces I hadn’t used in awhile. For my tablecloths- I found a pair at Target that I know I will use a ton so that was the only thing I had to buy.
It was fun to come up with a menu and everyone pitched in and brought dishes. Of course I went with a Mexican theme and decided to serve my mother in law’s Chicken Enchiladas. They were the perfect entre item to add lots of fun sides. We have a non meat eater in the group so I also tweaked the menu and made a batch with shrimp which turned out super tasty.
Fun bonus- there were two birthdays in the group so my friend brought this cute cake with a Mexican embroidery look. Ay caramba we are old!
I used our round table as an outdoor bar and it was nice to have it nearby the dining table.
We are already planning our next one and I think it might be a Low Country Shrimp Boil!