One of my most favorite entertaining stories is that of the Ladies Sunday Brunches that I used to host. Always prepared with the staple items on hand, I'd extend the standing monthly invitation to my friends, and to any friends they wished to bring. Each person would be in charge of bringing one dish - some would bring mimosas and bloody mary's, while others came with frittas and quiches, salads & fruits, desserts & muffins & breads galore!
A wonderful way to meet new ladies, taste new recipes and entertain. Best of all, everyone is involved in the experience and feels a part of the brunch by bringing their own dish to share. My only request is that each person share their special recipe. The day after, I always send a "thanks for coming" email and share the collection of new recipes with the group to try their own hand and making some of the new delights!