The Riley Brothers' Ninth Annual Holiday Hootenanny

We'll have sandwich meats, chips and vegetables, along with drinks. Pretty basic spread, gang.

We'll have pizza - cheese and pepperoni - so please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions!

We will have the materials for you to create your own stocking to hang during the Hoot. For those who've created a stocking in the past, bring it back or create a new one! We'll also have supplies for you to make things to place in people's stockings.

Gingerbread House
Knusper, knusper, knäuschen, wer knuspert an meinem Häuschen? Spend some time channeling your inner construction worker by building a gingerbread house. We'll supply the kit - you supply the architectural insight.

Hoot Capsule
In the midst of the frivolity and frantic energy of the Holiday Hootenanny, we should take some time to reflect on the important moments of the past year as well as look to the future. In that spirit, we'd like you to add some notes to the Hoot Capsule. Write your name and your answer on the cards provided. Before dropping it into the Hoot Capsule, check the box if you're comfortable with us sharing your note next year when we open the Hoot Capsule.

Schnapped is a delightful bartending challenge with two rounds. In the first round, you will be given a variety of ingredients and 5 minutes to make a shot for the judges to sample. In the second round, you will be given a variety of ingredients and 5 minutes to make a drink for the judges to sample. Whoever wins will be celebrated at next year’s Hootenanny, with their drink as the Signature Holiday Hootenanny drink next year. Make sure to sign up once arriving at the Hoot!

Drunken Dreidel
Players sit in a circle with the dreidel in the center. Each person should have a beverage (with or without alcohol - safety is also the name of the game.) take turns spinning the dreidel and follow these rules:
Shin (ש) - spinner drinks
He (ה) - spinner picks someone to drink
Nun (נ) - nothing happens
Gimel (ג) - everyone but spinner drinks until the dreidel next falls

Gift exchange
Bring a gift for the Hoot and leave it under the tree. During this time, you'll have the chance to pick a gift and open it. Pretty self-explanatory, we guess.

Solstice Celebration
This solemn event is a way to leave any unwanted thing behind this year. You'll have the chance to write down that thing (or things), share it with everyone (if you'd like to), and we'll burn it.

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