'Tis the season for traditions! During Christmastime it's fun to decorate a tree, bake cookies for Santa, and spread cheer to loved ones. As we get ready to celebrate with family and friends, planning a potluck meal makes it easy to feed groups of any size and give everyone a chance to bring a dish they love.
Whether you're gathering with your family and friends or work team, sign ups make it easy to organize the ultimate holiday potluck. You'll avoid ending up with too much of one dish and not enough of others, preventing confusion and last-minute runs to the grocery store.
Here are five ways sign ups help simplify organizing for your Christmas potluck, so you'll have more time to enjoy the celebration.
You can set up your sign up to request specific dishes or list categories such as appetizers, entrees, sides, drinks and desserts. Organizing your potluck menu by category gives guests the freedom to prepare their favorite dishes to share with the group. When creating a slot for each category or specific dish, you can designate the quantities you need so different people can sign up. In the slot description, ask participants to note the items they plan on bringing in the comment field when they sign up for a slot.
To ensure your menu is set by a certain date, lock your sign up slots so you're not surprised by last minute changes.
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You can easily request potluck items and track RSVP's on your sign up to adjust your planning as needed. After all, you want to make sure the person bringing the ham is actually coming! After you create a sign up, send your invitations directly to your group or share the link by email or in a digital newsletter.
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Save people time by making sure they know where go on the day of your event. With our Google Maps integration, you can easily add a map link to your sign up.
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Bringing people together around the table is one of the greatest gifts of Christmas. Sign ups help take the stress out of potluck organizing so you can embrace the joy of the season.