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 Sign up for our daily newsletter > Image Source: Getty Read More Thanksgiving HolidayHome CooksCookie RecipesHostessPartiesPoll POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests. Get inspired with our daily newsletter Home Love and Sex Tech Vegetarian DIY Food 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.