Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Party Recipe: Ice Skating

I'm trying to put together a few different holiday parties during December. One is going to be our annual dinner party with Jill and Peter, one is an open house with our apartment building neighbors and the other is an ice skating party. It's been tough to plan around everyone's booked schedules...so I don't actually have any guests for these parties just yet. I need to try another round of that particular word problem this weekend. Here's my plan for ice skating so far:
  • Skating at the Embarcadero Center. They have 90-minute sessions starting every even hour at this open-air rink. Plus, free parking with validation!
  • Follow that appetite building activity with a casual dinner of two different kinds of homemade soups, a big salad and a selection of gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.
  • Follow that with old fashioned ice cream sundaes with warm brownies.
  • Decorate the dining room table with a big knit scarf serving as a runner. I think I saw this idea in Taste of Home magazine of all places.
So fun! I really want to have this party!

7 comments:

Sara said...

that sounds like so much fun! i love skating :)

Heena said...

sounds like so much fun!!

MissEm said...

That's it! Sara just needs to move to San Francisco so she can help me make candles and can go to the ice skating party. It's final!

Jordan said...

Fun! I am trying to do a little advent calendar with different activities we can do every night. Everything from Ice Skating to watching A Wonderful Life. When I was brainstorming last night I thought you would be a good person to ask for ideas.

Any ideas? Especially small stuff.

MissEm said...

That's a fun idea! How about putting up a ribbon sash for Christmas cards, making pomanders, donating canned goods, giving your neighbors a present, putting up a wreath or making a popcorn garland?

Jordan said...

Perfect!

~Skye~ said...

There is going to be an Ice Skating Rink, here at the Central Coast. At Atascadero Sunken Gardens from Decemebr 22-January 7. The boys will be taking lesson. We are very excited!!!!