Global Vegan Waffle Party 2013 Theme Announced: Connection

April 6, 2013

Global Vegan Waffle Party 2013 logoThe 2013 suggested Global Vegan Waffle Party theme is “Connection.” While we’re deeply connected in many ways, to one another, to our environments, and to other forms of life, we sometimes lose sight of this.

As always, there’s no requirement to follow the theme, or you can modify as you prefer. Please sign up to host and share/like/tell your friends. While May 25 will be the peak, please feel free to throw a party anytime in May or June!

The “Connection” theme offers many creative possibilities for incorporating playful and fun activities. For example, to inspire reflection upon how humans can connect with one another through eating, you might incorporate a sensual feast. This involves each guest filling their plate with waffle pieces and several toppings they like, and then allowing other guests to feed them the items on their plate. To make it a bit more intense, you can request that guests communicate without talking for the first 15 to 20 minutes. If you choose to do something like this, just be sure to let guests know beforehand, and let them know they’re always at choice, as some people may not be comfortable with this sort of thing. You can set an appropriate-for-all-ages tone, or a more flirtatious just-for-grownups tone, depending upon your own preferences and audience.

Perhaps you wish to emphasize how our food and eating choices connect us to the well-being of other animals, to the environment, and so on. For this, you might choose to include informational materials at your event. Your favorite non-profit likely has brochures and pamphlets they’d be happy to share.

You might even use your party to catalyze further connections through future events. For example, you might have a signup sheet at your party for individuals who would be willing to host other social gatherings in upcoming weeks and months.

These are just a few examples as to how you can use a waffle party to illustrate and celebrate connection. Let your creativity run wild, and I look forward to  hearing about your event!

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