"White trash" is an offensive, disparaging term for a poor white person or poor white people, so if you must have a "White Trash Party" specify that each of your guests bring a (possible veg/meat or veg) casserole or a dessert or if they're flush--both-- after all you're too poor to foot the expenses of this party yourself.
Macaroni & cheese or Mashed potatoes
White/navy beans or pintos or any other dried bean that you can cook in large amounts (fat back or ham hock seasoning)
Corn Bread or Biscuits (after all bought bread costs too much)
Pound cake or fresh fruit
Tea if your flush and water if you're not
Suggestions for side dishes for friends to bring--anything fixed from local garden: squash, tomatoes, cooked cabbage, carrots, etc and Best dessert dish; cobbler, melons, fruit in season; try to pin down expected dish; cause everyone else is white trash too and you'd like variety.
Generic everyday clothes and no real jewelry except a wedding band.
You are invited to a "White Trash Party"
We're really poor and that's no joke
After this party we'll be plumb broke.
Don't dress too fine, that'd be too chancy;
Bring a chair or bring a "blankey".
Here's the menu, plain and simple:
Corn Bread or Biscuits
Dessert (various brought by friends)
Vegetables or Casseroles (various brought by friends)
Tea and water
Since you're my friend, and I know you'll want to help, please let me know just what you'll bring; 'cause I'm real excited and want to get on top of this thing.
Please RSVP ASAP your Name, Number attending, Dish you're bringing(Veg, Casserole, Dessert-cooked or fresh fruit)
to: Phone Number/email address by Date and Time.
Do the invitations on brown paper bag or newsprint sheets,
Use a cursive font for the "since you're my friend" section.
Where do you think all those covered dish meal ideas, pot luck,
Hobo dinner, stew, stone soup ideas were born?