"Home from the Army" Party Food Ideas
A friend of mine and his girlfriend (M & G) have just completed their many, many years of service in the Army and are finally home for good! My best friend is throwing a celebration for them and the theme is "Everyone has to dress military except for M & G". He also wanted to have army-themed food, and asked me to help contribute ideas...
I am a little stumped. I looked up "Army themed parties" online and found a lot of "save all your tin cans and serve beans and weenies out of them", or "buy a cake and the edible spray paint, make camo and stick a plastic soldier on top".... ummm, no thanks.
I figured the 'Hounds would have better ideas. Fire away....
A friend of mine, her brother just returned home from overseas. I hosted just a small dinner party for he and a buddy of his. I asked them what they wanted, and it was all down home cooking comfort food.
Don't get me wrong, but I would think army-themed food would be the last they they would want. But I am sure it depends what unit or where they were deployed and the type of work they did.
Sounds more like a homecoming for Heroes. Why not have an all American BBQ? Or you can have foods from all different regions - southern bbq, southwestern tacos, northern fish fry, NE clambake, etc. Or their favorite dishes from their hometown, probably comfort food, like KC says, you could do meatloaf, mac & cheese, fried chicken, whatever they really enjoy.