What is Box Social?
The opposite of a
"So what did you do for Doug's birthday?"
"We went to 35 Beaver St. It was a total box social!"
A social get-together that involved the auctioning off of boxed lunches prepared by the women. A potential sweetheart might let her man of choice know how she had decorated the box she prepared so that he would try harder to be the one to successfully buy it at auction. This was a way for young women to show off their meal-making skills. He who bought the lunch would share the meal with the one who prepared it.
My grandparents met this way; my grandmother was Amish and my Scottish grandfather paid a HUGE price to purchase her box lunch.
Violet decorated her box lunch with daisies so that Milton would know which one to bid on at the box social.
party homer threw on mr. burns' yacht on the border of international waters where the coastguard sang a harsh rendition of a guitar riff over the loudspeaker. they also get attacked by pirates.
"Oh, they are poking every nook and cranny. Well, every
cranny anyway. So far the nook is relatively... Oooohhhh no! No, it isn't!"
A term for a get together that was used around the early 1900's
I say, that was a rather good box social
A social get-together that involved the auctioning off of boxed lunches/dinners prepared by the women. A potential sweetheart might let her man of choice know how she had decorated the box she prepared so that he would be the one who would successfully bid on it. He who bought the lunch would share the meal wiht the one who prepared it.
Betsy decorated her boxed lunch with daisies, in hope that Sven would bid on it at the box social.
A social gathering when theres not enough people to entitle it a
Boris: "I heard you're having a party tonight Jim"
Jim: No not many people are coming, its just gonna be a box social."
A party where it is only your group of friends there and not having more than 13 people there
yo Alex that was a sick box social last weekend there werent to many or to little people there