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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