Hosting your very first cannabis dinner can be an overwhelming project, but it doesn’t have to be! With just a few simple and easy tips, your cannabis potluck will go from boring to mind-blowing. Bottom line? You’ll be so busy enjoying yourself, you’ll forget the stress of being a host!
5 Simple Tips For Hosting a Successful Cannabis Dinner
1. Be Aware of Your Guest’s Tolerance Levels
If you’re making homemade cannabutter, ensure you calculate the yield you’ll get out of each batch so you can label your edibles. Use a potency calculator like this one here so you can let your guests now an approximate amount of THC in each dose.
It’s a good idea to have a few different options as far as THC strength goes. Also, be aware of what type of strain went into what kind of cannabutter. That way the effects will be a bit easier to predict. Some strains don’t mesh well with certain body chemistries, so give your guests ample information to allow them to choose what works best for them.
If guests are bringing infused goodies, make sure to share this info with them so they can share the THC strength of their own culinary creations.
2. Vary Your Plates to Wow Your Guests
Just because you’re hosting a potluck doesn’t mean your own food has to be boring. Say goodbye to traditional infused brownies and elevate your palate a bit. Cover all of your flavor bases. Don’t just go for the obvious (although always have a dessert available for your sweet tooth friends), try some new recipes. Here are three non-traditional recipes for amazing edibles to enchant your senses:
- A delicious savory entree: Lobster Curry
- A twist on the traditional edible: Cranberry, Chocolate Chip & Cannabis Cookies
- A spicy option for the fans of heat: Spicy Peanut Chicken Wraps
3. Everything in Moderation
Keep the booze away from your potluck, just to prevent possible bad interactions. Some people like to mix cannabis and alcohol, but that isn’t always the best idea. If people want to bring their own, don’t stand in their way, but a cannabis dinner is best enjoyed one substance at a time.
Also, try to keep CBD on hand just in case someone gets too stoned, as it will make it easier for them to counteract the THC high and calm down.
4. Add Non-infused Foods to Your Menu for When the Munchies Hit
Some people may want to sit out, may have low tolerances, or may just need to eat because they’re hungry. Make sure you have some non-infused foods them to eat to fill their bellies. When the munchies hit, you can’t feed the crowd more edibles!
5. Be Silly and Have Fun!
One of the best things about having a cannabis potluck is that you get to go a little bit crazy with your party planning. You know that everyone will be enjoying themselves and be more open-minded than usual, so use that to your advantage and plan some silly activities.
One way to bring guests together is to play the classic game Twister. It will get your guests moving and allow you to interact and communicate in interesting and fun ways–especially when everyone gets tangled together!
Time to Party Plan!
Now you’ve planned a successful cannabis potluck for you and your friends. The night will unfold in ways you may not expect, so go into it with an open mind. It’s always daunting, trying new recipes or even making cannabutter for the first time, but I promise you won’t regret it.
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