This week’s Think Write Thursday is to plan a dinner party, inviting 3 people, living or dead. To guide you, consider some or all of these questions: obviously, who will you invite? How will you invite them? What will you serve? Will it be a fancy dinner or a casual affair? What will the topics of conversation be? Who will go home early and who will stay the longest?
Surprisingly, I really struggled with this post – there are so many possibilities and even more conversations!
So, who would I invite?
First off, I will admit here freely that I would IMMEDIATELY call a cleaning person.
While they are whisking about spiffing things up, I would be working on the list of invitees…
Here is where the challenge comes in – the hardest part of this, who do I really want to invite?
I had entertained thoughts of HRC, or Gloria Steinem, or Winston Churchill… Or perhaps a more historical dinner with Abraham Lincoln, or George Washington, or Alexander Hamilton… Or maybe a knitter’s dinner with EZ, or Franklin Habit, or Kate Davies…
I really was leaning to the Knitter’s dinner and then yesterday happened…
After seeing some of the hearings and watching the debacle that was hilariously called a “press conference” yesterday – I realized exactly who I need to invite:
Senator John Lewis, Carl Bernstein, and Michael Moore
I know, right?
An evening of resistance training and planning is just what I need.
What to eat, well since I would NOT want to miss out on any conversation – I would likely set up a meat and cheese board with appropriate cocktails.
Topics of conversation? Obviously, RESISTANCE!! And, I think Michael Moore has some excellent ideas on that very subject, but I think that the things that John Lewis would add with his rich history in peacefully protesting for the people’s rights are vital. And, Bernstein – I mean really. We will need excellent investigative journalists in the coming days – perhaps more than ever!
I would hope that conversation would continue long after the food had dwindled and that we would all be surprised by the lateness of the hour at the end of the evening. And, perhaps over the course of the evening, I would be left feeling that things won’t be as bad as I fear they will…
Now, tell me about you – who would you invite?
If I promise to help spiff things up, can I please come, too? What an excellent guest list you’ve come up with! I know I could use an evening of resistance training, and these guys are three of the best. I’m planning a lunch with Cory Booker because he chose not to keep quiet, and you’re invited!
Fun guests Kat! I like Bonny’s choice of Cory Booker as well!
I’m with Bonny, too. I’d love to help before, during and after! Still thinking on my list…way too many folk…tbc…
I’m packing up my cleaning supplies and immediately heading to your house! Then I’ll just sit quietly in a corner . . . to listen and learn. XO
Oh man! Can I please come? I’ll help with the charcuterie!
That’s the most excellent evening you have planned! There would be so, so much to learn and talk about. My first thoughts were Eleanor Roosevelt, Elizabeth Zimmermann, and Michelle Obama. I’m all about the ladies!
Wow. I couldn’t have come up with that list if my life depended on it! But once read…I’d like to come along too!
Now that would be one interesting and informative party! ..and like everyone else, I’d love to be invited, too (and I wouldn’t even bother to tidy up anything in preparation … I can’t imagine any of us/them would care!)
Now that would be quite an evening! I wanted to write about this but not quite back to a clear head yet. I would invite my mom, my gramma, and my daughter so we could talk about raising children and motherhood.
I love how you are hiring a cleaning lady 🙂 I’d come and clean for free if I could come to the dinner. I am still on a news diet…gingerly checking very infrequently so as not to assault my senses…
Sounds like a lively evening!! I hadn’t thought of hiring a cleaning person, but of course to present my home in the best possible light, it would require one. Thankfully, the guests I chose would not care a whit about the state of my house 🙂
I’d like to invite Norah Gaughan, who has a new book I wish I could afford, and Franklin Habit and the woman who does the podcast Mornings at Squam Lake. That would be one dinner party.
To start with I’d offer crudite. I’d have a casserole that has cheese, eggs and vegetables, sweet potatoes and green salad with cranberries, pecans and blue cheese. Spiced hot cider would go with this. Baked apples with cream for dessert. None of those things would take much of my energy so I could knit while listening to conversation about creativity, earliest memories of our favorite handwork and hope in this time of political distraction in the US. That would be plenty.
I’d definitely like to have someone come in to clean ahead of time. I’d really like my friend Margaret who has a degree in textile design come over to help me dress the table. She’d be free to stay and have dinner with us.