VegSarasota Vegan Christmas Tapas Party

  • December 17, 2011 · 7:00 PM
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Vegan Finger Food Fun for Children & Adults 7pm this Saturday!

(Great ideas and details below)

$5 per adult plus raffle tickets. Raffle prize donations welcome (Cookbooks are always popular)!

Once again Don and Alessandra invite you and your family to our home to share holiday time with the VegSarasota family.

We have 2 goals this year. Have fun as a community and raise money for next year.

Fun! We will have games on the tables for kids and adults, Christmas and dance music, and an outdoor kids movie if the weather cooperates. The only room to sit will be outside, so please dress for the weather. A change this year is that we encourage finger foods, as we simply do not have space for 90 people to sit and eat. We will provide dinnerware, cups, chips n salsa, holiday nog, ice tea and some yummy tapas.

Fundraising! We will have great raffle prizes and a silent auction from the Lucuma Designs gallery to raise money. Look for a separate email about the VegSarasota budget and goals, but if you want to see Vegsarasota tabling at more local events to promote the humane, health and environmental benefits of a vegan diet, we need money for booth space, food samples and most of all brochures.

Bring one Vegan* Hors d'oeuvres or Appetizer per adult (to share with 10-12 people) and your favorite festive drink. Please post what you’re bringing. Children are welcome. We suggest you bring their favorite drink too.

Savory Vegan Ideas: See vegan tapas, vegan yum yum, 101 cookbooks (not all vegan), Peta, And for those who don't cook!
sushi rolls
mini burritos
rice paper veggie rolls
yeast bread rolls
tortilla rolls
stuffed mushrooms
dips with crakers or toasts:
olive tapenade + toast/crackers
hummus + toast / crackers / or veggies
babaganush + toast / crackers / or veggies
guacamole + chips
pizzas bites

Sweet Vegan Ideas:
fruit turnovers
cup cakes or muffins
fruit bars
stuffed dates
little sweets…

* Please make sure all food is vegan, containing no dairy, eggs, or any animal product.
Some vegans choose not to eat honey, so please avoid that as well.

** And while we’re at it, let’s try to keep GMOs away too. So please only organic soy and corn and look for cane sugar (such as Florida Crystals) if you can’t afford organic.

To help people with allergies, please bring a card with the ingredients used.

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  • Corey

    I am so sorry I missed this one. I was so sick. Looks like a good time was had by all.

    December 20, 2011

  • Kris

    What a wonderful holiday party as always! Thanks Don and Allesandra for welcoming everyone into your home. :)

    December 19, 2011

  • Cheryl C.

    Thank you, Alessandra and Don for hosting a wonderful evening!

    December 18, 2011

  • Karen R.

    Thank you so much for opening your home and hearts to everyone. It was a wonderful event the food was great and it was such a fantastic atmosphere. Everyone was so happy!!! I am looking forward to sending out the Vegan message in 2012 with Veg Sarasota. Karen

    December 18, 2011

  • Alessandra

    I was very happy to see you all familiar faces as well as many new ones! Thank you everyone for coming to our home to celebrate the holidays together and for sharing some Fantastic food! I personally enjoyed the spectacular mezze platter, spring rolls, domas, brownies, ginger cookies, cheesecake, turnovers and many, many other treats.

    December 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    The food was WONDERFUL! My husband is not vegetarian nor vegan, but was impressed with & did really enjoy some of what we prepared, and for me that is significant.

    December 18, 2011

  • Francis

    LOVED IT! All of the friends I know and all of the new folks I met. Sharing, enjoying and dancing (a few of us). Stories shared! New food ideas to try. Lots of networking. A valuable RAFFLE for me. And a great home in which to enjoy it.

    December 18, 2011

  • Cully M.

    It would be difficult to not enjoy the company of kind and compassionate Vegans. I had a blast. Met lots of wonderful new friends.

    December 18, 2011

  • Joseph p.


    December 18, 2011

  • Pam D.

    I had a wonderful time! What a great group of people!
    Thank you Don and Alessandra!

    December 18, 2011

  • Albert C.

    Very nice get together, good food and get together.

    December 18, 2011

  • Steve

    Thx to D&A for another great Xmas party!

    December 18, 2011

  • Pam D.

    It was wonderful. Thank you Don and Alessandra!!

    December 18, 2011

  • Don B.

    The VegSarasota community does it again! Amazing food and super people with a heart. Thanks for coming everyone & Merry Christmas!

    December 18, 2011

  • Cully M.

    Had a wonderful time, met lot of friendly people. Couldn't have been better. Very glad I came. Thanks for the invite.

    December 17, 2011

  • Alessandra

    Looking forward to seeing you all!!!

    December 16, 2011

  • Pam D.

    I have a 4 foot folding table I can bring.

    December 15, 2011

  • Don B.

    Hi Friends, our plan to get more chairs fizzeled. So if you have folding chairs (most important) or folding tables you could bring, please let me know. Thanks

    December 15, 2011

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