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Category: Gr8 Dinners

Streit Rock Cafe

The Hard Rock Cafe is a haven for fans of music, food and great times. As fans for many years ourselves, Tim and I decided this would be a unique and lively Great 8 Dinner theme. We hosted this dinner 10 years ago and had fun organizing the invitation, the food and the ambiance for our very own Streit Rock Cafe. First, the invitation. Remember LPs? Well, we had some in our attic, so we chose a few that we…

A Danish Christmas Dinner

Finally! We settled on A Danish Christmas Dinner as the theme for our recent Great 8 Dinner. The decision process often starts with the season. We were hosting in November and since the Great 8 has already done Friendsgiving and Oktoberfest (yet to be posted) and even Christmas, we were wondering what else could be done. Since we’ve been particularly busy this year enjoying our new grandbaby, we wanted something fairly simple. The Danish culture is simple and…

The Great 8 Gathers…Our First Dinner Party!

Our First Dinner Party Wow, 19 years ago this month we gathered for our first dinner party. We started as a “gourmet” group; but since none of us are trained chefs, it soon turned into more of a foodie group. And what fun we’ve had! When we started we were not friends, more like acquaintances. The four of us ladies were volunteering at our kids’ school, working on the same fundraiser and in our kids…

’60s Sitcoms TV Dinner Party

As a child I wanted to be a character like the genie in “I Dream of Jeannie” and fall in love with a handsome astronaut whom I’d eventually marry. Or I wanted to strike it rich like the Beverly Hillbillies and move from hillbilly country to a mansion in Beverly Hills. Lighthearted comedies of the ’60s are still some of the most watched programs on television today, so one evening I had an idea for our next Great…

Great Eight FriendsGiving

What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, Friendsgiving became the theme! Thanksgiving with each other!

Celebrating Many Years of GREAT FOOD, GREAT FRIENDS and GREAT FUN! Our Gr8 dinner one year was in November. Although we have had November dinners in the past, Thanksgiving had never been a theme. Joel and I decided a Thanksgiving dinner was in order. What a perfect time to celebrate each other and our many years of friendship. Hence, “Great Eight Friendsgiving” became our theme! The next step was to create a way to invite our Gr8 friends…

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