When I was in high school one of my favourite youth group activities was a progressive supper. All the parents volunteered to make appetizers, main course or dessert and we went from house to house for each course of the meal. I was talking about this with one of my neighbours and we agreed that it would be super fun and logistically convenient to do one ourselves. So after talking about it for more than a year I finally decided to try it! I thought it would be fun to all end up in a single home and Brendan agreed that we could host main course and also have everyone at our house for dessert if other people brought desserts.
I lined up two other people to volunteer their houses for one of the courses and put out flyers and then waited for results. At first I was a little worried because everyone was happy to bring dessert but much of the street are in the middle of (kitchen) renovations and it looked like the entire group was coming to my house for dinner. But as I talked about it some more eventually we ended up with three houses hosting main course, two doing appetizers and one of my brave neighbours had everyone over for dessert! Lauren made an extraordinary "cakayata" cake full of candy and we all had a great time.