Swinter– or how to throw a fantastic party with only fifteen minutes of prep

  • Sep 10, 2012
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The night before our state holiday (July 24th), we sent out an open invitation, plied my sister for party ideas and put three pans of ice in our freezer.

Happily three sets of victims (families) were willing to join us for some mid-summer winter craziness.

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First on the menu was cold hot chocolate. It’s just chocolate milk slightly frozen, but when you serve it in red cups and dollop whip cream on top everyone will beg you for the recipe.

Our lunch was a potluck of whatever people had in their fridge– thankfully our friends keep sandwich fixings and fruit on hand to go with our peanut butter and Nutella.

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Our homemade ice blocks dissolved a bit too quickly (my sister recommends 24 hours freezing time), but every grocery store carries ice and for $15 ($1.50 a block) you can entertain 25 people for several hours.

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Everyone finds their own way of going down and up the hill (extra points for those with broken arms and legs).

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Even when you’re not sliding it’s a great spectator sport.

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the ‘littles club’

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a few crashes are inevitable, but we know just the way to make you smile…

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MARSHMALLOW FIGHT!
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Truly, you’ll be amazed how much fun you’ll eek out of two bags of Jet Puffed.
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I’m a big fan of any game promoting silliness.

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when you run out of ammunition, simply pluck more off the ground

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sitting ducks

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Of course, the danger of a planned food fight with marshmallows…suddenly all food becomes fair game. I’m pretty sure there are laws against wasting Nutella.

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and whip cream..

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and of course anything liquid (but I got smart and put my camera away).
Actually, I was so busy sliding and laughing and talking, I’m surprised I got any photos at all.

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Swinter is the perfect party for families, kids or teenagers planning a cheap date. And when it ‘s time to clean up? Pick up the garbage, put away the table and leave the ice behind.

September 16, 2012

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4 Comments

  1. Reply

    Lisa

    September 13, 2012

    Next swinter party I hope I receive an invitation. Looks like an absolute ball!

  2. Reply

    ashli

    September 13, 2012

    I’m with Lisa… I’m wondering what we thought we had that was more fun than this 🙂

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    Cath

    September 13, 2012

    Oh, I wish we could have joined you that day! Next Swinter? Please? Such a fun narration. Yes, there must be a law against wasting Nutella. 😉 xo

  4. Reply

    Tracy

    September 14, 2012

    Oh this looks crazy fun!

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