holiday hosting: a vida vegan event

holiday party revisedBefore I shoot off for London (I still hope to post a Body Image entry later this week), I wanted to tell you guys about this event I’m organizing with the rest of Team Vida Vegan.

It’s Holiday Hors D’oeuvres & How-Tos, a DIY Celebration. We’ll have demos on cocktails (and mocktails) for a crowd, small bites (both sweet and savory), and crafty décor things you can absolutely handle. We’ll focus on stuff you can do ahead of time and bring together easily so you don’t have to stress out about clearing the smoke out of your kitchen and getting the frosting out of your hair before your guests arrive.

I’ve already started pulling together all the bits and pieces for the papercraft table, where everyone can hang out and make their own gift tags and cards. My favorite part of the holiday season is wrapping presents and making my own tags—I can’t imagine buying them now.

We found this neato space in Northeast, Milagros Family Room, attached to a children’s boutique. It’ll be a pretty small group, say 20 or so, so we can keep the demos manageable and it’ll have a nice little party feel, much like yours might be. And there’ll be plenty of our demo’d items and other nibbles, so everyone can try everything! Plus, you’ll leave with recipes and instructions, and a little take-home gift we’re putting together.

So if you’ll be in Portland December 7 (and are at least 21 years old!), get your ticket now—to both save your space and to avoid the price going up after Thanksgiving. Hope to see you there. You never know, we’ve been joking about wearing matching dresses, which equally horrifies and delights me.

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