Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

I hope you enjoyed the daylight savings time this weekend!

It’s November! Holiday season is about to get started! We are definitely going to be in the spirit at Rx Fitness Lady.  I have an exciting series for the season starting Wednesday.  For now, here is an excellent Holiday Party idea for you.

Guess Who's Coming To Dinner - Rx Fitness Lady

Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner has been a Macon Alumnae event favorite for the past 5 or 6 years that we’ve done it.

What is Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

Everyone that wants to participate signs up to do 1 of 2 things.  You can either be a host or a guest.

Guest at Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


The organizer will pair the guests with hosts based on how many people the host can accommodate at their home.

The organizer will assign each guest what to bring based on the number of people attending the house (i.e. something yellow for 8 people, appetizer for 4 people, greenery for 6 people).



You get a cute little envelope at the meeting (or wherever you regularly see these people) with an address and the above instructions on what to bring.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

The host is responsible for the meat, drinks, & bread (kinda a big deal to host 🙂 )!

Meats & Drinks

It’s super fun! Unless you happen to know the hosts personally, you don’t even know who’s house you are going to nor do you know who you will dine with.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner


Culmination – The Dessert House

Super Host

One super host each year serves as the dessert house! You can either assign 1 person from each house to bring a dessert or if you want more, have everyone chip on desserts for the dessert house.


All hosts are given a time to be finished and report to the dessert house to fellowship and basically say things like…

  • “What did ya’ll eat?”
  • “Where did you go?”
  • “Who was at your house?”

Fellowship - Rx Fitness Lady

If you are looking for a good icebreaker event for the year, bonding event for an organization, church activity, etc., try this out! It will be a fellowship your group will thoroughly enjoy!

Macon Alumnae's Guess Who's Coming To Dinner

Rx Fitness Lady wants to know…

  • Who would you plan this event for?
  • If you were the host, what meat would you prepare?
  • How do you feel about inviting strangers into your home?


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61 thoughts on “Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner

  1. What a fun event! So if I understand it right you go to other peoples houses (or host at your own) and at the end of the event everyone goes to the dessert house. Awesome! I would do this with church. I think it would be a great thing to do so that you can know more people at your church and a great way for new members to feel welcome. I don’t consider them strangers if they are someone from church (even if I don’t know them).

    Plus we have people coming through the house right now for showings and that makes me way more nervous!
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    • You have it right and yes I think it would be wonderful for church. I agree that they aren’t strangers really, but yeah ya know what I mean, still kinda weird, lol!

  2. This IS a fun event. I’d love to be a guest before I host…just get a hands on experience. I would do something like this with my church. I don’t mind strangers coming to our home as long as there’s advanced notice. I don’t like the pop-up guests. I’ve had a few and they were offended when I didn’t invite them (I don’t have that GA hospitality with uninvited semi-strangers)

    I’d definitely prepare some island meats like curry chicken or goat, escovich fish and other things. I’d also prepare a vegetarian “meatless” meat dish. My hubs is vegetarian and everywhere we go, he has to eat only the carbs and I always think about the non meat eaters.
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    • Awh, how sweet! I wouldn’t have even thought to be that considerate. I must remember that going forward! Thanks for sharing!

  3. My grandmother does something similar to this called Round Robin. However it’s people in her neighborhood. They go to designated houses for each course of the meal. I like your event because it has the mystery element to it. I would be okay with strangers coming to my house given the spirit that the event is being done in. Hubby would probably do ribs and chicken on the grill for my meat dish.
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    • Round Robin sounds fun too as long as it’s not too many peeps! I might have to try that if I could ever go meet the neighbors 🙂

  4. Sounds like fun! I like the mystery behind it all. The food looks so yummy!! I have never seen anything like this. I think I would make pepper steak for sure! I think I would like to try this but the question is…with whom?!
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  5. Nice idea – I’ve heard of this done around Christmas time. I would want to be a dessert host. When it’s important I never get put in charge of the meat.

    And it would be for a church group – definitely an opportunity to really meet/talk to people I don’t really know.

    Is that your mom up there in the mint green? Love the hair color.
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    • Yes ma’am! I just so happen to know every single person at my house this time. I even ended up at my church member’s house. Kinda disappointed me. Part of the thrill is getting to meet people in the group you wouldn’t ordinarily hang out with.

    • I am looking so forward to Thanksgiving this year! First year to have both holidays off! I probably won’t know what to do with myself!

  6. Sounds like fun. Like the others said, I’d have to be a guest first to get the hang of it.

    I don’t mind having strangers over as long as it’s not a huge crowd of people. I do that in the Meetup group I’m involved in.
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    • It has been fun. I have always been a guest, but my mother hosted every year til last year and this year so I’ve helped prepare. It’s not so bad! The dessert house is the big cahuna!

  7. LOVE, LOVE LOVE this idea!! I would so do this…definitely right up my alley(you know it’s the southern hospitality in my blood), lol! My husband and I host a Christmas party every year for the “Helps Ministry” (church volunteers) at our house. We use to invite a different family over for dinner every Friday night, but got away from it. This would be a great way to re-implement that. Thanks for sharing…I am so hungry now after looking at all that GOOD food!
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    • I think it would go over very well with the church members! Every Friday night sounds fun and feasible. I like that!

  8. I think my parents used to do something like that when I was growing up. We usually only have people over in the summertime, out by the pool. The rest of the year is so crazy for us, we almost never sit down and relax except over holidays.
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  9. I love it. I think we do invite strangers into our home! We’ve hosted sci-fi type stuff here for my husband. NERDS. I would organize this for my daughter’s preschool, probably. I think it would be a blast!
    If I were serving meat, maybe I’d do a beef roast in the slow cooker.
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  10. Sounds like a lot of fun! I would probably be anxious having strangers in my house…but since it’s part of an organized event, that would make things feel a little bit better. I would totally want to be the dessert house….then I would have an actual excuse to do my baking, and would be far less likely to actually eat so much of it!
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  11. I don’t even like showing my face let alone having strangers in my home. I always look at people strange when they invite me to a birthday party for my son and I don’t know you nor you me to be coming up to your house. I decline because I feel uncomfortable in people’s houses that I don’t know personally. Food looks delicious I can take my plate to go
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    • I often hear people with similar sentiments but I just don’t feel that way. If I know them from a similar environment, I’m fairly comfy. I don’t think I’d let my child go over though without getting to know the parents!

  12. I was a guest this year . Guess who’s coming to dinner was elephant fully exciting and dinosaur delightful. Whenever I host , I serve chicken. I am a devoted fan of chicken. This is an great way to have fun. I am the originator of this fun Activity for my sorority. I love to socialize!!! Thank you , A Joi for posting this. Someone else may be looking for a fun bonding activity for their group and this could be it!

  13. Oh this looks super fun! I couldn’t do this with my family because since we don’t live close (even though we do live in the same city), it would take forever for us to go between houses! I can see my grandma getting lazy and just be like…I’m just gonna stay here…forget the dessert house! I LOVE this idea though, and I would love the suspense of it all!
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  14. I really do love this event. It gives us a chance to fellowship with other sorors that you might not. I have enjoyed it every time that I participated. It is always good to see everyone at the dessert house and it was especially great seeing my special there this year!

    • 🙂 It was good to see you and smell you, hahaha! ROTFL! Seriously, good times! Thanks for stopping by my darling! Love ya!

    • We would love all these offers to be the dessert house. It’s usually a twist of the arm to get that host, ya know with EVERYONE ending up in your home!

  15. Hmm this sounds like a great event to have for local friends or family. I’m all about trying to be healthier so I would probably want to prepare leaner meats if I was the host. I’ve only had strangers come over briefly to my home, usually they are people my hubby knows from work or so first. I wouldn’t mind inviting them to our house for a get together at all 🙂
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