If your waffle maker has been in storage, it’s time to get it back out and check out a few vegan waffle recipes! We welcome others around the world to host parties on Saturday, May 29, 2010, or any time in May or June, joining us for the third annual Global Vegan Waffle Party.
It’s as easy as signing up, inviting over a few friends, having them bring creative toppings, and baking (or even letting them bake!) some tasty waffles. Or, suggest the idea to your Meetup Group, or to a local vegan-friendly cafe or restaurant. The idea is to inspire awareness and change in a fun and relatively easy way.
The 2008 and 2009 vegan waffle parties in Pittsburgh and other cities were a ton of fun! There were even some vegan pancake parties (just add a bit more liquid to the batter). This year, we’re aiming for 80+ parties (we’ve doubled our original goal of 40+), because we have a fun and important project to catalyze next year. Your participation will help make it possible, as the parties are a springboard for greater change.
This year’s theme is “Good for Many Species and Our Planet.” As always, you’re welcome to use this theme or create your own. This builds upon last year’s theme for a few reasons including: a) May 29 falls just one week before UN World Environment Day, b) our town is the 2010 North American host for this, and c) their 2010 theme happens to be biodiversity, or “many species, one planet, one future.” We’re hoping that some of the leaders involved will catch wind of this and be reminded that dietary choices are a key part of the equation–especially if they see that cities around the globe are involved. As with last year, we’ll be utilizing eco-friendly party practices.
First, read about what a waffle party is and why we focus on vegan waffles, if you’d like more background. Then, please tell us about your party plans via the brief registration form. A few fun incentives for signing up early, including the Vegan Waffle Party Primer and some books and gear, are described there.
We’ve also got some promotional gear in the GVWP Zazzle shop, with any royalties going toward further GVWP promotion or charity. I bought myself a mug and some stickers to snazz up name tags and topping labels at our party. Thanks to VegCast’s Vance Lehmkuhl for the cool new logo! (BTW, check out VegCast #63 for the Waffle Party interview.)
Want a free or reduced-cost party? If your budget is tight and your event adheres to their guidelines, VegFund may lend a hand. (Actually, you’ll still need to use your own hands to make the waffles, but VegFund may assist with food costs.)
Want to raise money for worthy causes at the same time? You could even sell waffles as a fundraiser to coordinate with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale.