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It’s Time to PARTY! | January 5, 2008

The weekend is here and it is time to party.  Why not let delicious, vegan treats and drinks steal the show by letting party-goers know that party food can be animal-friendly.  Tonight we are having a few friends from the dog park over to hang out.  Nothing fancy – just friends, video games, and animal-friendly snacks and beverages. 

Some of our favorite party recipes include cupcakes from Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World,  Chex Mix with vegetarian worchestershire sauce, fresh fruits and veggies, vegan dips, and of course vegan beverages.  Even the most apprehensive of your friends will melt for the vegan cupcakes.  “Regular Chex Mix isn’t vegan?” a guest might ask.  Nope – the recipe on the box calls for worchestershire sauce, which is usually made with anchovies (yuck).  But not to worry,  the vegetarian bottle in your cabinet tastes exactly the same while being anchovie and cruelty-free.  

When a friend asks what beers you have, offer a selection of delicious vegan beer and wine.  “No Guiness?”, someone asks.  Nope – its made with fish bladders (isinglass), which often end up in the beer. 

As your friends praise the vegan dips, point out that it is cholesterol free and doesn’t have any gross things like pus or scabs from udder infections and irritation.  You have to find the right balance of education (keep it light) and fun (let the delicious food do most of the talking).  It’s a party – not an anti-fur protest – so don’t get too in-your-face about non-vegan food.  Relax and have fun with your friends but make a point to slip in a few informative facts throughout the night, if it comes up.  And if someone asks, have copies of the reicpes or names of specific vegan products to pass along. 

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Hello - we are Jenny and Ryan, a couple living in Brooklyn, New York. We are both busy with school and work but try to take time to do something every day to make the world a better place for animals. Occasionally we may link to outside websites for additional resources, but we do not necessarily endorse all policies of these organizations. Despite the title of our blog, the focus is not only on walruses. So what's with the title? We named this blog after our cat, Wally, aka The Walrus. We are the proud parents of two cats (Wally and Tito) and one dog (Luigi).

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