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We had more people than we had quarts of soup, so not everyone got to take every soup home with them, and that’s OK! Instead, our hostess made this into a fun game. It was sort of like White Elephant, but without the stealing. We filled out sheets with our soup name and indicated if it was vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, or none of the above. Then, the swap began! Here are the steps:

1. Gather your guests into the room where the soup is all laid out on the table. Go around the room and let everyone introduce their soups. For extra fun, make up names for your soups!

2. People get to choose in the order that they drew their number. Have each person take a turn heading over to the table and grabbing a soup.

3. Once everyone’s got their first soup, you can either start again with the same numbers or draw numbers again. Continue until the table is bare!

If you have a big group like we did, the swapping can take quite a while. You can go more simply, and just set folks loose to trade soups. We’ve done that in the past, and it was also really fun. Really, it’s about hanging out with people you love talking about good food!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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6:08AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Fun idea, thanks for sharing.

5:59AM PDT on Sep 26, 2013

Thank you.

7:28AM PST on Jan 22, 2013


6:51AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Thnks for ....

5:06AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

Nice idea! Thanks.

11:11AM PDT on Sep 13, 2012

to each their own

3:00AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

What a great idea! I won't be doing a swap, but, you did give me a great idea for gifts. many people don't need more cookie or cake in a jar type gifts... They're not good for your health anyway. But, soup is always good for you, even if you don't have a cold. Thanks!

8:01AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Awesome idea. It would be great to Occupy my kitchen! Maybe International Buy Nothing Day would be a good target date?

1:30PM PST on Nov 10, 2011

a lot of the people I know don't know how to cook so I rather not lol, I'll stick to my own cooking and my parents cooking

8:45AM PST on Nov 10, 2011

Nice idea if you can get enough people to participate.

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