Below is a sneak peek at some of our fabulous dinner and cocktail parties
that will be available for your selection at this year's Festival of Trees,
Saturday, November 25. Parties are sold per seat and sell out fast!
Don't miss your chance to purchase a seat to enjoy an unforgettable evening.
All proceeds from Festival support the Oliver Wolcott Library.
For more information contact Ann Marie White, 860-567-8030, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPSTAIRS-DOWNSTAIRS A SUPER SUPER BOWL PARTY
FEBRUARY 4, 2018, 6 PM ~ Dinner for 40 Guests
Maybe you don’t even know who’s playing, and only look for those commercials, but everyone needs a fun way to get thru Super Bowl Sunday!!!
So, football fanatics and party enthusiasts alike will find a home here! One level of the home for serious viewers and another for the more social leaning group (but TVs everywhere). Yes, you can have your game and party too! In fact this is a party made for everyone! Cups of Boeuf bourguignon and fancy fare upstairs or pigs in a blanket and super bowl fare downstairs. Beer? Wine? Cocktails? Yep, it’s all here! Add to that betting pools, roaring fires with fireplace chats and great company, what an awesome winter treat. Billed as a cocktail party, but you will not walk away hungry!!! Don't 'pass' this one up!!
Hosts: Dede & Chris Christopherson
FEBRUARY 9, 2018, 7 pm ~ Dinner for 24 Guests
Ante up and join the fun at the home of Jessica & Jason Travelstead. All you need are chips and a chair for a night of Texas Hold’em poker. Winner walks away with $1,000 and bragging rights - the rest of the pot goes to OWL. Included is a Texas Chili dinner and, of course, Margaritas!!! So bring your poker face and an appetite for fun, great food and spoils! !! Come to play, stay to WIN.
Cost: $200/Person (includes $75 buy-in)
Hosts: Jessica & Jason Travelstead
BEAT THE WINTER BLUES BRUNCH
FEBRUARY 11, 2018, 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM ~ Brunch for 24 Guests
Just the antidote to the melancholy of cabin fever that can set in mid winter! This will be an afternoon of rich music, featuring the new American vocalist, Abby Layne, accompanied by John Alper on guitar. Abby thrills to sing jazz/pop/country in her own captivating style. Dining features the delicious sweet and savory blend of a traditional brunch fare. Take up your Mimosa and warm yourself by a roaring fire. This special afternoon is designed to thaw your heart and remind you of how cozy and wonderful a perfect winter day can be! Plan to treat yourself, and sign up now!!
Hosts: Donielle & Stuart Hawley
TAVERN NIGHT AT HISTORIC TALLMADGE HOUSE
FEBRUARY 24, 2018, 6 PM – 9PM ~ Cocktails for 40 Guests
Step back into Colonial times as you pass the Ct. Governor's Foot Guard to enter into Litchfield's history! Tallmadge House was built in 1775 by Thomas Sheldon, then purchased in 1782 by Washington's famous Revolutionary War aide, Benjamin Tallmadge. Tour this historic house where plots were devised to throw off British rule and the Culper Spy Ring plotted. Experience the live pub music, billiards and darts as guests of old might have done! Indulge in colonial era cocktails and enjoy bites of colonial fare as well! This event offers an incredible opportunity to experience the life and times of an historic patriot for one brief evening. You will want to be there!
Host: Teno West
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER / DISCO
MARCH 3, 2018, 7:30 PM ~ Cocktails for 125 Guests
If you have a fever, we have the cure! On Saturday, March 3rd, strut back to the 70's at South Farms in Morris, Litchfield County's premier events venue, with the gang that throws the wildest Festival of Trees parties of all. Grow your mustache and break out your bell-bottoms, because it's disco time on the dance floor and we'll be stayin' alive all night long. Back by popular demand is DJ Zerp manning the dance-floor, wacky photo booth, and signature 70's cocktails and snacks.
Hosts: Nat and Sarah Worden, Ben and Stephanie Paletsky, Courtney Hagen and Michael Wilson, Matt and Jennifer Terzian, and Jay and Sarah Bolton.
SO YOU THINK YOU'RE A SLEUTH??
APRIL 21, 2018, 5 PM ~ Dinner for 24 Guests
Always know 'who done it'? Are you first to solve a puzzle?? Well here is a unique chance to test those skills! Work against the clock with your team to find the thief, make an escape, or locate stolen goods. Pursue the Clue for a great challenge and riotous fun!! Even better, once the hour long experience ends, head to the beloved Venetian Restaurant to enjoy further libations, a delicious Italian dinner and tale swapping with your fellow detectives. Fabulous!!! Limited enrollment, sign up fast!
Host: Lucie Kleinhans
MASTER COCKTAIL MIXOLOGY CLASS AND PARTY
MAY 5, 2018, 6:00 PM ~ Cocktails & Class for 2
Do you want to perfect your art of mixology? Pour your cocktail concoctions with confidence and a flourish? This one is poured for you! Litchfield Distillery's own Dimitrios Zahariadis comes with credentials of a world class mixologist and he will be sharing his secrets with a lucky few. With multiple awards on both local and international level, Dimitrios is also Founder of the Cocktail Chemist consulting firm which advises clients in all aspects of spirit service. Combine his expertise with the fine liquors of Litchfield Distillery - which for the second year in a row won medals at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for their Batchers’ Gin, Vodka and Bourbon Whiskey - and you have the opportunity to become a skilled bartender yourself! For fun and for future entertaining, make this your choice!!
Hosts: Litchfield Distillery
LADIES NIGHT OUT
MAY 31, 2018, 6 PM ~ Dinner for 24 Guests
Back by VERY popular demand! What could be more fun than just kicking back with your BFFs. Now envision adding a lakefront location with someone else preparing the cocktails and dinner! Couldn't be better! Spoiler alert: Prepare to be surprised and delighted by live entertainment that never disappoints! This trio of premiere hostesses will make this an evening of sheer pleasure. Sign up quickly if you hope to come!
Hosts: Cathy Oneglia, Margot Wick, Robin Willink
A TASTE OF ASIA
JUNE 10, 2018, 5 PM ~ Cocktails for 25 Guests
Do you find yourself craving a bite of sushi, a savory dumpling, or tempura and teriyaki? This is the cocktail event you are looking for!! Fresh and delicious, you can indulge in these tasty selections without guilt. Join in the pleasure of these internationally loved specialties. All varieties of cocktails available, as well as traditional sake.
Host: Laura Sweetman & Dan Ray
DOWN EAST BRUNCH
JUNE 16, 2018, 12 PM ~ Brunch for 24 Guests
Discover the coast of Maine in the Litchfield Hills: lobster rolls, clam chowder, fried clams, crab cakes, blueberry pie -- plus hearty grilled food for you landlubbers. The setting is the lovely, totally energy efficient Old Mt. Tom home of John Post (and reliable sources report that calorie intake at a “net zero” home is just that!!!). The home is a prime example of a net-zero house: so air-tight, well-insulated, and energy-efficient that it produces as much renewable energy as it consumes.
Enjoy outdoor lawn games - including that old favorite: Pin the claw on the lobster! Sea shanties! Great libations--including Moxie! Whoo-hoo!
Hosts: John Post, Michael Kazan, Laura Lasker & Tom Curran, Laura Cardello & Al Macchioni, Ellen Ebbs
For information on becoming a
Festival Sponsor, Advertiser or Donor
please contact Liz DeVos at 860-567-8030.