We hosted 30 people for an Adventureparty!
We fed 30 people an amazing Thanksgiving dinner!
Team Adventureparty! Go!
What happened during our Adventureparty?
Guests arrived at 2:00pm and were greeted with some mulled wine.
(We used slow cookers to keep it warm.)
At two-thirty, we announced the teams, the mission, the rules and handed out team bags and envelopes.
At each stop, guests would have to complete a task and collect an item. Each stop was helmed by a generous volunteer.
At Natalie’s stop, she made one member of each team bob for an apple before they could get an item for their bag.
(Not to mention the Puritan Punch for delicious consumption.)
At Jen’s spot, teams had to play a game of Blind Man’s Bluff before they enjoyed some Sinner’s Cider and collected their accessories.
Did I mention the freezing, driving rain?
At Paul’s spot, teams shared a pitcher of Reverend’s Ale and were regaled with Pilgrim jokes.
At another spot, teams made Thanksgiving Hand Turkeys to get their item.
In another location, teams made name tags with their Puritan or Indian name.
It was important that teams made it back to the main location by four.
The first team back was the Plymouth Porkers.
(A rather fetching team, if I do say so myself.)
After all the teams returned, Phase II of the Adventureparty began.
We made scarecrows.
Over the next hour, each team built a scarecrow out of the items they’d collected around town. We’d originally intended to do this outside, but the weather, aye, the weather, made it impossible.
(No getting the Pox on our watch. That’s the Team Adventureparty motto!)
When the scarecrows were constructed, we made the walk to the spot where dinner was to be served. We’d hired a chef friend to make a big giant Thanksgiving dinner (menu here) for all adventurers.
Being chilled to the bone and hungry as heck, we were eager to dig in.
Scarecrows and hand turkeys provided the decor.
Paul and Natalie’s garage provided the event space.
We handed out awards.
We gave thanks.
We shared great wine and great food.
Let’s have another adventure together!