POPSUGAR Food Poll Do You Trial Run Recipes Before Serving Them at a Party? by partysugar 11/12/09 0 Shares Like us on Facebook Source: Getty Read More Thanksgiving HolidayHome CooksCookie RecipesHostessPartiesPoll Get inspired with our daily newsletter DIY Tech Home Food Vegetarian Love and Sex Sign up with By signing up, I agree to the Terms and to receive emails from POPSUGAR. What’s Your Reaction? Thanks for your reaction Don’t forget to share this with your friends! 0 0 0 0 0 0 0Reactions PrincessLtrain 5 years It depends on two things. If I'm bringing it to a party, no trial run. Worst case scenario is I dump my dish and swing by the grocery store on my way. If I'm hosting, how difficult is the recipe and if it's a disaster, will my party suffer without it? WildHeavenFarm 5 years No, but I do make iffy things far enough in advance to switch to the old standard if it fails. AmberHoney 5 years Oh - my answer was NO! AmberHoney 5 years I guess I'm adventurous and so are my friends - never really had a disaster we couldn't fix if we put our heads together! AMP 5 years No, but if something doesn't turn out, I won't bring it. vinnie 5 years My poor guests are usually the guinea pigs! Thankfully, it usually goes well. The worst experience I've had is with the timing. I once served a dinner 2 hours late!! mek123 5 years I've learned the hard way to ALWAYS test out a recipe beforehand.