Here in Hawaii Alex and I are lucky to have a nice core group. We are a mix of family, neighbors, and friends met while surfing the same spot every morning. We call ourselves Team Sharkbait.
And we like to party.
At the beginning of the summer I proposed an idea that we have monthly dinner parties. The idea is that we would rotate host families each time. The host would pick the theme and be responsible for the food and the guests just had to play along. Everyone was on board (how could you not be right?!) and the parties began in May.
First up, we had “mafia night” at the Taniguchi’s. The food was AMAZING and it was so fun to get all dressed up.
Next month, we had a fourth of july party at Sash & CB’s new house in Kailua. Food and company was great, we had a patriotic photobooth, and there was a great firework show to end the night.
In August, it was our turn to host. We decided on a circus theme. When our guest’s arrived they picked up a bag that had their “roles” for the evening complete with props. We even learned of Charron’s special talent for balancing chairs on her chin (?!)
Just last night we had our September installment at Charron and Jasen’s house. The theme was “trash to treasure” and we all came in our Goodwill best. The menu was full of comfort food taken to the next level and it was SO good. I’m still dreaming about the grilled cheese and tomato soup combo.
We are going to be taking a hiatus from these themed parties during the holidays but I look forward to starting them back up again at the beginning of the year! If you were hosting next, what theme would you choose?