I don’t observe all the same holidays as my friends, but I love to come up with creative ways to enjoy their company while they celebrate. And I happen to have an awesome screened porch, so we often entertain at home. And since many of my friends are childless (or empty-nesters), we have “Holidays for Adults” parties.
One year we had an open house irreverently titled “Porching for Jesus.” Friends dropped by all afternoon to enjoy cocktails and a potluck spread that had been created to honor traditional Easter and Passover meals. Everyone was impressed by the various offerings brought to the table – all so well thought out and delicious!
In my search for a new idea this year I came across an adult Easter egg hunt. People pay $10 to participate and there are gifts and prizes at the end with the proceeds going to a local charity organization.
This got me to thinking of ways to combine fellowship and philanthropy in my own circle of friends, and I came up with an idea for a blind wine tasting. What if each person brought $5 or $10 and a bottle of wine? Of course there would need to be some Manischewitz thrown in the mix! I haven’t worked out all the particulars in my mind just yet, but it’s starting to sound like a real plan.
There wouldn’t be a host of prizes since this party would be on a much smaller scale, but an Adult “Easter Basket” would be perfect! Since several of our friends are business owners, they could contribute things like gourmet candies and chocolates, gift cards, a bottle or two of wine, and of course a VinoVinti!
I say let’s do it! Who’s in?