What are some good group-contribution foods for a social get together?!

Question: What are some good group-contribution foods for a social get together!?
I like hosting a movie night every once in a while!. When I do that guests want to eat something, I’ve tried ordering pizza and received many “I’ll pay you back” promises that are never fulfilled!. Once I told everyone to bring Ice Cream toppings and we ended up making Banana Splits!. I got Bananas and Ice cream and everyone else brought ice cream sauces, nuts, whipped cream, cherries, etc!. Everyone loved the idea of everyone pitching in for the movie night snacks! (And I liked the idea of not having to buy everything myself!.) But I’m trying to think of something that we could all contribute to that everyone would like!. I’d had a few suggestions made!.

Mashed Potato Bar: Basically you make a big pot of mashed potatoes and set up a topping section with a bunch of stuff you’d put on a baked potato; gravy, shredded cheese, green onions, sour cream, butter, chili, etc!.

Home made pizzas: The host could supply pizza dough and maybe sauce while everyone else brings cheese, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, pineapple, olives, mushrooms, etc!.

Trifle Bar: have usual Trifle ingredients, cubed cake, whipped cream, assorted fruits, puddings, etc!. and have everyone make mini trifles in tall Parfait glasses!.

These are just some ideas I had; does anyone else have some awesome ideas for group contributing foods to serve!?Www@FoodAQ@Com

Mexican Food Bar- taco shells, tortillas, seasoned ground beef, sour cream, onion, tomatoes, cheese, lettuce, guacamole, etc!.

Baked potato bar

Roll you own sushi bar- your provide fish, rice, and they bring everything else!. (cucumber, avocado, shrimp, etc!.)

Waffle bar- you make waffles (its easy) and they bring fruit toppings and savory toppings!.

Hamburger bar- Buns, patties, tomatoes, lettuce,cheese,condiments, onions, mushrooms, etc!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Salad Bar: host provide lettuce, tomato and cucumber etc!. and everyone else can bring salad dressing, crackers, red bean or garbanzo bean

Baked Potato: host baked the potato and cut in half and sour cream and everyone else bring the topping!.

Fruits: Host provide orange or cantaloupe and everybody else bring difference kind of fruits

Veggies dip: host provide Spinach dip or other kind of dip and everybody else bring celery, broccoli etc!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

Make your own burrito/taco/nacho bar
you could make some amazing super burritos or tacos or nachos

Make your own chex mix
bring tons of chips, pretzels, popcorn, m&m's, and other trail mix type foods and mix it up!. Maybe have some spicy and sweet options!.

Make your own rootbeer floats!
yummy! need I say more!.

Make your own sandwich bar
you bring the bread and the toaster oven while they bring lettuce, mustard, cold cuts, tomatoes, cheese, etc!.

Good Luck!Www@FoodAQ@Com

why don't you try a noodle bar-- u can cook a variety of noodles (soba noodles, rice noodles, udon noodles, etc!.)!. Place different toppings on the counter, like chicken strips, fish pieces, tofu, broccoli, eggplant slices, shrimp!. Place different sauces as well, like garlic sauce, soya sauce, hoisin sauce, oyster sauce!. Let the guests choose which type of noodle, toppings and sauce they want!. Then cook the meal in a non-stick wok, using minimum amount of oil!. That way, u have a healthy meal which tastes great!.Www@FoodAQ@Com

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