To say these have a theme is really pushing it. I don't want to hear from
any ethnic groups saying how horribly I've mangled their culture and/or cuisine.
These parties are loosely based on different cuisines. Each party has a mix
of things you make yourself, and things that you buy ready to go so that you're
enjoying the party, not the kitchen.
Clicking on "shopping
list" for a complete rundown of what you need, clicking on links will show
recipes or samples of items you can purchase pre-made. Mix your dips the
night before so the flavors meld, whip up a pitcher of the cocktails a half
hour before your guests arrive. Enjoy!