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Gr8 Goes Green!

Back in 2010, it was time again for Joel and me to host our 12th Great Eight Dinner. First item on the planning agenda is always to decide on a theme. After eleven years of gatherings, no one had yet featured a “color” as a theme. How easy would that be? Hence, Gr8 Goes Green We couldn’t think of a better color to incorporate in the invitation, on the table, and of course we included green drinks, green appetizers…

Gr8 Grandbaby Shower

We are having a baby! Well, we aren’t really having a baby. Anna and Vince are having a baby! Well, ok, Anna and Vince aren’t really having a baby either. Their son and daughter-in-law are having a baby! So……Anna and Vince are going to be first time Grandparents and this is a first for Great Eight Friends! Well then, we need to celebr8! Of course we do! So, for our Gr8 dinner this year, Joel…

The Wild West!

Wild, Wild West! YeeHaw! Our most recent Gr8 Dinner was a foot stompin’ good time! When Vince and I realized that the Great 8 had never done a southwestern style barbecue (can you believe it?) we decided it was high time. Now, don’t get me wrong, at many of our gatherings the meat has been grilled on the barbecue, but I’m talking about a true barbecue. “Barbecue” is a big category, so our…

A Gr8 Independence Day Dinner!

  While great food, friends and fun is a staple of every Great 8 Dinner event, the invitation is a critical feature for several reasons. The invitation not only announces the date of the gathering but, more importantly, reveals the theme along with the menu and assignments for all food preparation. When Jurga and I hosted a 4th of July themed event several years back I decided to use the Declaration of Independence as the format and foundation of the…

Las Vegas Baby!!

Las Vegas Baby! This might be one of my all time favorite themes that Vince and I hosted. Anytime there are games involved, there is sure to be Gr8 Fun! Vince and I thought it would be fun to do a vintage Vegas vibe. We decided on a color scheme of red and black and since vintage Vegas means Frank Sinatra, the playlist was easy! Since this Gr8 Dinner happened so long ago, (2006!!!) we weren’t as good…

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