We all like to laugh, whether it be from a simple joke told by a friend, to a funny film or play, or along with a comedian. Laughter cures the soul. Sometimes the best way to get your fill of laughter is to visit a comedy club, where you and your friends can spend an evening laughing until your stomach hurts.
When it was our turn to host the Great 8 Dinner, Tim and I thought that an outing to a comedy club would be just the “ticket.” We had recently seen “The Funniest Housewives of Orange County,” perform at a nearby venue and knew it would be something that the Great 8 would enjoy, especially since no one except us had seen the show before.
The comedy club serves dinner but since we are a “foodie” group, I wanted us to have a dinner at the house before the show. Trying to coordinate a menu around the theme was going to be tricky, so we decided to do everything in a “punny” manner.
First of all, an invitation had to be designed. I decided to order a red laugh button online for each of the 3 invitations. Then when creating the invitation (a simple flyer on red paper), I used a corny, punny description for each of the dishes that everyone was bringing.
We started the menu with assorted Hearty-Har-Har Happy-tizers. Kyle brought a “Silly” Caesar salad, Fettuccine “Laugh”redo (Alfredo) was provided by Debbie and the main course was Chicken “Cackletini” (scallopini) with mushrooms. The dessert was supposed to be a “Snickers” Pie, but Anna decided to change it up a little and make the dessert portable. Instead of the pie she made homemade Snickers® bars, and they were soooooo good! Plus, we got to enjoy them at the show! After dinner, we departed for the Coach House where we had a private suite awaiting us. The show itself was hilarious from start to finish, and although the audience is predominantly women, the men thoroughly enjoyed it.
The Coach House — 33157 Camino Capistrano — San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675 — 949.496.8930