Fall Soup Party 2016 │ You might remember that we hosted a Fall Soup Party last year in November. If you didn’t see that, you can read about it HERE. It made me so happy to decorate our home for that party – the leaves, the pinecones, and all of the framed fall sayings. That was my first fall soup party, but I am sure that we will be throwing more of them in the coming years. This year our fellowship group held a Soup Party at Alex and Bethany’s apartment. I had been out doing family photo shoots that day, so it was a relief to only have to walk two blocks to get from our home to the Soup Party. Justin and Eli got there before me, and dug into the soups and breads.
Of course, I am currently on a 30 Day Juice Fast, but I went along anyway. You would think that I would have been tempted by all those pots of soup, but at this stage nothing could distract me. My head is clear and fully-focused.
Unfortunately I didn’t do a very good job of taking pictures that night. Mostly because I was doing a “vlog day” (haha, that’s what we call the days when we try to capture moments of our day for a video blog). Switching between video and photo is surprisingly hard to do. I guess my mind is either focused on video or on pictures – and doing both seems like too much. Nevertheless, I did get SOME photos. So for those of you who don’t follow our YouTube Channel – this post is for you!
So, how does a Soup Party work?
Well, basically, everyone brings a soup, bread or some dessert. If you don’t want to take part in the soup competition part, that’s no problem. There is always plenty of soup to go around. Everyone grabs a plate and some mini cups, and then dish up a little bit of each soup. The cups have numbers on them to keep things simple. I LOVE meals that involve multiple small portions of food – you really get a nice variety of tastes!
At the end of the night everyone votes for their favorite soups.
The winning soups (1st, 2nd and 3rd) win a prize!
If you want to throw a soup party be sure to check out my post from last year. Last year, I really did do a better job of explaining, and taking pictures of the whole event: FALL SOUP PARTY 2015.
November 19th was also Joshua’s fourth birthday, so we were also celebrating this special occasion. His mom made Mickey Mouse inspired cupcakes, and as you can see, the little guy was pretty thrilled about them!
When I went to check what Eli and Caleb were doing, I found them both sitting in one drawer. They pulled it out of the shelf, climbed inside, and were happily playing side-by-side. Too cute!
Since they was also a “vlog day” – you can watch this event in real time HERE.