Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Party 2013, and a Toast to Andrew

I'm very sorry for those of you whose emails we missed - I know there are a lot of you!  

In case you haven't heard, my wonderful husband has at last completed his apprenticeship in joinery!  To celebrate this feat of skill (and also the cosying-up of the seasons), we're hosting our second annual Pumpkin Party.  So, consider this your invitation to the most splendid squash-themed fête of the year!  

Where: 7650 232nd Street, in the apartment above the garage of the white house
When: Friday, November 1 from 6:00 or so until people leave
What: a pumpkin-themed potluck free-for-all and autumnal beverage spectacular

As for what to bring, we have only one rule: NO PUMPKIN PIE!  (And don't you dare think you can get away with pumpkin tarts; we all know those are just miniature pies.) Try something new, and hey, bring something savoury if you can - or, if nothing else, there's always pumpkin beer around this time of year!  

Tell your friends!  And please do bring the kids (come while the sun is up and they can meet our duckies!); however, do be aware that no kids live in our apartment, so while we'll prepare to the best of our abilities, we don't really have a space where little ones can be left to their own devices.  We will have a big pot of Andrew's famous pumpkin soup on the stove, and there will be some tasty drinks provided; beyond that, we're counting on you all to help fill out the table with the bounty of the season!  So come on out to our little country home, raise a glass for my Journeyman Cabinetmaker husband, and get in some wine and cheese before the fasting season sets in.  

Kindly do let us know if you can make it.  We hope you can!

All the best, 
Erin (and Andrew)

P.S. - for those intending to imbibe freely, we're happy to open up our floor and our little couch for the night.  That said, it may be wise to toss a sleeping bag or a blanket and pillow in the back of the car if you think you may be staying.  

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