Invite Neighbors for Soup on Halloween

Invite Neighbors for Soup on Halloween

Enjoy this repost (with permission) of blogger Kristin Schell of The Turquoise Table.

Halloween is a great opportunity to get together with neighbors. Before you go out into the neighborhood walking the Littles door-to-door for treats of chocolate, why not invite the neighbors into your home for a warm bowl of soup.

Years ago, my favorite across-the-street neighbor (I call her Mrs. Kravitz), started a Halloween Soup Party tradition. She kept it simple, just two pots of soup simmering on the stove, but all night long there was a revolving door of guests stopping by for a cup of soup and conversation. I loved these gatherings, so when we moved a few blocks away, I stole her idea and started our own soup party tradition.

Tips for Hosting a Soup Party

  • Variety. Make two pots of soup. Use recipes that serve a crowd or can be double easily, like the ones I’ve shared with you.
  • Self-Serve from the Stove. Since our soup party is come and go, I leave the soup simmering on the stove and encourage guests to help themselves.
  • Use a mix of bowls and mugs. Don’t worry if you don’t have enough bowls, pull out all your coffee mugs, too. It’s fun to mix it up.
  • Set up a topping bar. Soup toppings are the best part! Put out plenty of versatile toppings like cheese, chips, chives, sour cream, and of course roasted pumpkin seeds.
  • Make it a Pot-Luck. Depending on the size of your party, why not make it a pot luck? Ask your neighbors to bring a pot of their favorite soup.

Five Delicious Fall Soup Recipes

Pumpkin & White Bean Soup

Baked Potato Soup {Crockpot}

Easy Homemade Tomato Soup

Mia’s Famous Corn Soup

Mrs. Kravitz’s (Mother’s) Cauliflower Soup


Kristin Schell attended cooking school in Paris and Strasbourg, but now cooks mostly for love for her husband and four children. She writes the blog The Kitchen Mission, where she shares her faith as a believer in Jesus. She calls the Kitchen Mission “not a place of high theology, rather my humble ponderings of living daily with a converted heart.” She’s on an exciting adventure learning to love her neighbors, and her project, The Turquoise Table, has become a thriving community of  Front Yard People who are committed to love where they live. Born and raised in Texas, Kristin is a proud Longhorn, and she’s hopelessly addicted to Tex-Mex.


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