Starting a Supper Club

Supper Clubs are a great way to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.  Many have talked about starting one but don’t know where to begin! Here are some tips on how to get started!!!

1. Who to Invite:

You don’t want to have a massive throw down so let’s keep the guests to 8-10 max. What I think can be fun is for the hostess to invite 4 or 5 and ask them to bring a friend or date! That way new people are constantly meeting!

2. Set a Date:

Check with people’s schedules and see when works best for others. I’m planning on having one of the first Sunday evening of every month.

3.  Decide who brings what:

Appetizer, Entre, dessert. I’d say BYOB. (Wine that is). You can put 2 people on appetizers, 2 on entres, 2 on dessert and others can bring supplies such as napkins, plates, utensils if you are deciding to make your clean up MUCH easier.

4.  Budget:

Typically I would tell people not to go crazy. There are many food items you can make for a group of 8-10 for under $15. However, if someone wants to splurge… I’m not opposed!

5. Themes:

Keep it interesting! You could have indoor picnic nights, wine and cheese nights, passport nights… these themes can also effect the dress code for the evening and music!! I.E. costumes & playlists

6. Tablescape:

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on flowers, but a little effort doesn’t hurt! Get some baby’s breath and cut them to place in a short glass. Candles are also another great way to set the mood without going overboard on price. (I know y’all have candles at home.) Tablecloths are optional as is putting out all the china! Remember how great an easy clean up sounds.

7. Menu:

Print out the menu and say what item is! Encourage guests to try everything. It is a fun way to break the ice by trying new things together. Also include who provided the dish!

Hopefully this will encourage you to start a supper club or at least get some friends over for dinner! It doesn’t have to be fancy… it’s not the last supper-just a nice relaxed evening with friends.


Lowcountry Shrimp & Grits


It wouldn’t be right for me to live in Charleston and not master Shrimp & Grits. So tonight I decided to give it a try.

Now this can easily be served as a main course or as an hors d’oeuvre in martini glasses for fun!


  • 1 pound of Shrimp (peeled and cleaned)
  • 1 Lemon
  • 1 Large garlic clove
  • Bundle of Scallions/Green Onions
  • 2 cups of Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 stick of Butter
  • 1 cup of Grits (I used Old Fashioned by Quaker)
  • 2 chicken bouillon cubes
  • Thick cut bacon- about 6 slices
  • Salt & Pepper & other seasonings such as cajun/creole for some kick!

Let’s Get To It!

  1. Boil 3 cups of water with 2 chicken bouillon cubes and add grits
  2. Cook for about 20-25 minutes or until the water is absorbed
  3. Cook bacon in frying pan and remove
  4. Add shrimp into pan that bacon was cooked in with the grease and cook until pink
  5. Add butter and cheese and salt and pepper to grits and stir
  6. Saute shrimp with scallions, bacon crumbles, garlic, other seasonings and lemon juice for 3 minutes


Simply spoon out cheese grits onto bowl/plate and pour shrimp mixture over top! Enjoy.. I certainly did. 🙂