Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The 4th Annual Donuts in the Driveway

It's that time of year again! This is the fourth year of our "Donuts in the Driveway" tradition and each year it gets better and bigger!

The stats from this year:
175 people
30 lbs of donut dough = >500 donuts!!

It was a huge success and we love doing it. Of course when I say "we" - it includes the following amazing, stupendous, incredible, fantastic helpers:

The donut rollers, cutters and deliverers: Mom, Dad, Kip, Amy, Addie, Cate and SJ
The donut cookers: Wes, Kip, Dad and Addie
The glaze contributers: Jan and Mom
The babysitters (I didn't see SJ once the entire evening!): Jan and Eldine
The set-up and take-down workers: Wes, Wes, Wes, Wes, my kids, Dad and Kip

We couldn't have pulled it off without this amazing help!!!

This is just a fraction of the dough we rolled out before the party started. My parents (i.e. slaves) were in the kitchen rolling and cutting dough almost the full two hours of the party.
She helped a ton!!!
The scene before the mobscene.

She gets to taste the very first donuts!
The first-comers. It doesn't get really busy until after dark.

The teens and kids found the backyard to be the perfect hangout. And of course the treehouse was big hit.

Maybe someday I will get better pictures.

And today I finally got a few Halloween decorations up!


Diana Beck McCarty said...

Every year I'm amazed! I'd love to steal the idea but it makes me tired just thinking about it.

Rachel said...

Such a lovely tradition! And my mouth waters every year.

Jennette said...

This is my favorite tradition yours! In my dreams, we can be there one of these years to see it in person. Or maybe one of these years I'll try and replicate it (only on a much, much smaller scale)! Congratulations on another successful year.

katik said...

Looks like it was great! It's one of our favorite nights every fall and feel sad we had to miss it this year. Your family is amazing to help so much!

Julie said...

Fun! Sorry we missed it. I can't believe you got photos! It is so hard to host and be the photographer. WOW.

weatheringthejourney said...

I love this idea! Your donuts looked fantastic and you had great photos. So awesome!

MollyE said...

This is such a great way to bring your neighborhood together! Bravo!

Anna said...

You, my friend, are an inspiration. I would love to try this!