Soup and Salad Supper
For Women's Ministry

Julia Bettencourt

Soup and Salad Supper Ideas

A Soup Supper can be a great event for your ladies ministry but it's also a great meal to have church-wide. It's easy and since soup is a comfort food, it makes us feel good too! A great time to hold one is during the fall or winter.

Page updated and links checked 12/16/15
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    Soup Theme Titles
  • Good for the Soul (Use as a Mother's Day related event.)
  • Mother Knows Best (Use as a Mother's Day related event.)
  • Soup and Friends
  • Soup-er Friends!
  • Soup for the Soul
  • Soup's On!
  • Reaching for a Soup-er Year! (Kick Off Planning Meeting)
  • Seeing Soup-er Stars! (Use as a team or Volunteer Appreciation Dinner)
  • Soup-pendous (Use as a Team or Volunteer Appreciation Dinner)
  • Soup and Slippers (Casual evening. Have everyone wear their slippers.)

  • Just for Fun:
  • Collect Cambells soup labels and have them brought in to your soup event to give to a local school.
  • Group Craft: Do a recycled soup can project. Search "Recycled Soup Cans" at Pinterest and you'll get loads of ideas.

    Helps and Tips:
  • You can make a Soup and Salad Supper as elegant or as laid back as you want. Since it is a comfort food, a homey atmosphere might be nice.

  • Gingham tablecloths are a good choice if you want it casual.

  • Centerpiece Idea: Use a soup tureen to make a large floral arrangement in.

  • Centerpiece Idea: Paint soup cans or cover them with paper or fabric to hold floral arrangements or candles.

  • Centerpiee Idea: Use soup bowls to hold floral arrangements or candles.

  • Make sure you have enough ladles to serve the soup.

  • Don't forget the extras. Have lots of bread and crackers on hand. Use a variety of each. (Bread sticks, rolls, sliced breads and oyster crackers, saltines, etc.)

  • Keep dessert simple. A cobbler or pie would be a good choice.

  • You may want to assign or have your ladies (or church families if church-wide) sign up for a type of soup or salad that you want on your menu.

  • Make labels on tent cards ahead of time for each type of soup that will be served.

  • Have your families contribute soup recipes ahead of time and type up a recipe booklet of soup recipes to give each family or give out blank recipe cards ahead of time and have everyone bring in their favorite soup recipe to exchange.

  • Don't forget the salad fixin's for green salad such as dressings and toppings (chopped tomatoes, olives, grated cheese, etc.). You could also have your green salad premixed with some Italian dressing if you didn't want to do toppings and salad fixin's.

  • Serving Dish Idea: Have everyone bring their own soup bowl or mug and a spoon. Have them take them home after with leftover soup. Keeps the washing dishes light!.

    Favor Ideas:
  • Goodies in recycled soup can (See example on Pinterest ---note: I couldn't find the original source of this pin but you get the idea)
  • Herbs or plants in a recycled soup can.
  • Packaged Soup
  • Soup in a cup - tied up with ribbon and verse
  • Homemade soup mix in a jar
  • Snowman Soup Download  Snowman Soup  Add tag to hot cocoa packets and marshmallows for a Christmas or winter get-together.

    Door Prizes:
  • Set of Soup Bowls
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul book
  • Soup Mug
  • Soup Tureen
  • Soup Cookbook
  • Soup Basket: Packaged soups, soup mixes, soup bowl/mug, soup spoon, etc.
  • Salad Bowl Set
  • Salad Bowl Tongs
  • Salad Spinner
  • Salads Recipe Book
  • Soup Gift Basket Example (Darling Doodles Blog)
  • Soup Gift Basket Example- Dollar Store Items (Burnt Apple Blog)

    Online Soup and Salad Resources:
  • Winter Soup Buffet Ideas (Stonegable Blog)
  • Fall Soup Buffet Ideas (Stonegable Blog)
  • Soup Swap Idea (Hossier Homemade Blog)
  • Hosting a Soup Tasting Party (The World in my Kitchen)
  • Homemade Soups (Country Living)
  • Heathly Soups (Cooking Light)
  • Soup Recipes (Taste of Home)

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