This mystery dinner is themed for the day of love!
One Utah family has a Valentine’s Day tradition that has never grown old. It is the family meal when mom serves “Cupid’s Cuisine.” This is a mystery dinner concept that still gives the Brady family the giggles.
Tiffany Brady from Wellsville, Utah joined Brooke Walker to chat about it.
Cupid’s Cuisine Mystery Dinner
For a mystery dinner, family members “order” blindly from a menu card of choices. Each dish is listed with an alternate name. So, when your plate comes, you won’t know if you have a main dish, a side, and a drink – or if you ordered all drinks! It’s a clever concept that captivates children and makes for fun table banter.
Here are Tiffany’s suggestions for planning a mystery dinner:
Offer Three Choices in Each Category
The categories might be drink, appetizer (or dessert), sides, and main dish.
Come up with silly names for each dish.
Create a Menu Card
Work up a menu card, where each guest can submit their own choices. The Crafting Chicks has a free download template that works well.
Secure the Kitchen
Send the family away. Cordon off the kitchen. Find a way to cook alone and try to set up the table in another room if possible.
Make Extra of Everything.
Guests may have a change of heart after they see what others order. At some point, you may want to bring out all the food for second servings.
Tiffany Brady is a wife and mom to five girls ranging in age from 19 to seven. She loves to create, describing herself as an eclectic out-of-the box crafter with a short attention span. Tiffany enjoys spending time with and serving her family. Finding ways to do this in a creative way brings her the most joy.