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March 16, 2010 9:28 AM   Subscribe

What should I call my adults-only, secular, cocktail-intensive Easter egg hunt on the invitations?

I'm hosting an brunch & egg hunt for 15-25 thirty-somethings, mostly single, on Easter Sunday. I expect it will be cocktail-drenched.

The genesis of the whole thing is a keen desire to decorate eggs... if you're going to spend time patterning eggs, they should be blown out.
Once you're that far in, people should get to hide them.
And hunt them.
And eat the useful bits of those blown eggs in frittatas, quiche, tortilla de patatas, waffles, pancakes, scrambles...

Please help me come up with an event-name to put on the invitations.
posted by janell to Food & Drink (47 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
 
Are the others going to help with the decorating and hiding, or only with the hunting and imbibing?
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:33 AM on March 16, 2010


Pickled Eggs
The Shell is Out There! The Eggs Files
The Great Ovate Escape
All the Eggs, None of the Hymns
Not Your Grandmother's Easter Basket
posted by GenjiandProust at 9:34 AM on March 16, 2010


Bloody Mary's Springtime Egg Hunt Brunch
posted by amethysts at 9:35 AM on March 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


The Pickled Egg Hunting Blowout
posted by craven_morhead at 9:35 AM on March 16, 2010


All the Eggs, None of the Hymns

It's easy to read an extra 'e' into that one, which changes the flavor somewhat.
posted by soma lkzx at 9:38 AM on March 16, 2010 [3 favorites]


Easter Eggstravaganza
posted by Go Banana at 9:39 AM on March 16, 2010


Janell's Ovum Holiday
posted by Pecinpah at 9:41 AM on March 16, 2010


The 1st Annual Ovum Quest Tippler's Banquet

Alternately: OvumQuest 2010
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:42 AM on March 16, 2010


with the tagline "Eat, Drink and be Scrambled!"
posted by MexicanYenta at 9:43 AM on March 16, 2010 [8 favorites]


Blowing and Breakfasting
posted by Outis at 9:43 AM on March 16, 2010


Rovin' for Ovums Annual Spectacular!
posted by iamkimiam at 9:44 AM on March 16, 2010


Seculeaster
posted by phrakture at 9:45 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-intensive Easter Egg Hunt

I don't think that this can be improved on.
posted by Danf at 9:45 AM on March 16, 2010 [15 favorites]


Scrambled, Not Shirred
Hunter and the Hunted
Cocktails and Cottontails
posted by iconomy at 9:48 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Easter Keg Hunt!
posted by Jon_Evil at 9:55 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I have to agree with Danf here. It's hard to imagine a better name.
posted by milarepa at 9:56 AM on March 16, 2010


Go with one of the pagan names: Ostara; Vernal Equinox; Eostre; Ostarun; Mean Earrach; Lady Day

Im pretty partial to Lady Day. Although Ostara Egg Hunt has a nice ring to it.
posted by damn dirty ape at 10:00 AM on March 16, 2010


Ova Indulgence.
posted by fish tick at 10:03 AM on March 16, 2010 [14 favorites]


I like iconomy's Cocktails and Cottontails.
posted by onhazier at 10:04 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


janell's Hard-boiled Paschal Scramble.
posted by Abiezer at 10:05 AM on March 16, 2010


Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-intensive Easter Egg Hunt

I was just going to post this. There are so many qualifiers that no cute name you come up with will reliably communicate all of them the way a straightforward description will.

Actually, I'd do it like this:
Seculeaster [large font]

An Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-Intensive Easter Egg Hunt [medium font]

[Full description in smaller font.]
posted by Jaltcoh at 10:07 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


It should go over easy if you poach a few lines from here, don't scramble them too much though. But as it's 'adults-only" you don't want to coddle your guests too much. Would it be too hard-boiled to call it a "roll your own" party?
posted by Cold Lurkey at 10:08 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Don't Count on It: Easter for Basket Cases
posted by The White Hat at 10:09 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-intensive Easter Egg Hunt
I don't think that this can be improved on.

I'm a little wary of anything that says "adults-only;" I don't want to be the only one who shows up not realizing that its a orgy.
posted by modernserf at 10:13 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


I just got invited to an Easter Minus Jesus party, you could steal that I'm sure.
posted by Mach5 at 10:14 AM on March 16, 2010


Easter: Older than Jesus, young as an egg. Come for the omelets, stay for the keg.
posted by fish tick at 10:24 AM on March 16, 2010 [7 favorites]


Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-intensive Easter Egg Hunt
I don't think that this can be improved on.

I'm a little wary of anything that says "adults-only;" I don't want to be the only one who shows up not realizing that its a orgy.


The thing is that "easter egg hunt," by default, conjures up images of lots of children running around having fun, and adults mainly standing around supervising or humoring the kids by playing along. The OP clearly wants the opposite of this as a subversive twist on the custom, so this has to be made as explicit as possible. But it doesn't need to be in the title; it could be in fine print at the bottom.
posted by Jaltcoh at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2010


Combine Fish Tick's and your original description!

[movie trailer guy voice]

IN A WORLD WHERE the return of spring is heraleded by intelligent leporidae concealing boiled, painted chicken cells for children to find later....

ONE WOMAN DARES to make a difference!

ONLY SHE can gather the adults! ONLY SHE can wield the bloody mary mix! BUT CAN THEY FIND THE EGGS?


Jennifer Aniston!
Bradley Cooper!
And Seth Green as Skippy!


OVA INDULGENCE: An Adults-only, Secular, Cocktail-Intensive Easter Egg Hunt


(directed by Michael Bay)
posted by magstheaxe at 10:30 AM on March 16, 2010 [2 favorites]


Ester eggs. Perhaps Polyester eggs. Perhaps Polymorphusly Perverse Ester Eggs.
posted by effluvia at 10:36 AM on March 16, 2010


nthing "Cocktails and Cottontails" and I'm totally going to plagiarize your work. I hope you haven't copyrighted it yet.
posted by madred at 10:38 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


You also need a website with Polyester Eggs to go with this idea. Trick or treat.
posted by effluvia at 10:39 AM on March 16, 2010


We call ours "Sprassoveaster," to cover spring, passover, and easter. We also wear fancy, fancy hats. But this is the south, so.
posted by Fui Non Sum at 10:59 AM on March 16, 2010


The Boiled Egg and Poached Guest Party
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 11:06 AM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


Great Eggspectations.

Dickensian themed cocktails. Lots of gin. What could go wrong?
posted by MuffinMan at 11:17 AM on March 16, 2010


Bloody Mary's Springtime Egg Hunt Brunch

Dude, I so, so want to go to this party...
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:23 AM on March 16, 2010


I'm sure there's an "Albumen no chicka" pun here somewhere, but I can't make it work.
posted by fish tick at 11:34 AM on March 16, 2010


Eggs, Kegs, and Holy Spirits. Amen.
posted by deacon_blues at 12:06 PM on March 16, 2010


I can offer no event titles which can possibly top what's already been suggested, but I do thank you for hosting an adults-only party. Would that there were more such events!
posted by BostonTerrier at 12:18 PM on March 16, 2010


I second BostonTerrier and wish I could come to your event.

(But then again, I'm going to an Ostara party featuring a Sacred Jelly Bean Fight and a chocolate bunny sacrifice. Ahem.)
posted by jenfullmoon at 1:40 PM on March 16, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm going to an Ostara party featuring a Sacred Jelly Bean Fight and a chocolate bunny sacrifice.
Is the chocolate bunny being crucified?
posted by modernserf at 2:03 PM on March 16, 2010


Zombie Jesus Day Egg Hunt
posted by porpoise at 2:05 PM on March 16, 2010


Easter Keg Hunt!
Only if she's buying a bunch of kegs and hiding them in the woods for her friends to find. Otherwise it doesn't work :)

I also agree with Danf that you pretty much nailed it in your description.
posted by grapesaresour at 5:06 PM on March 16, 2010


The Anti-Easter Egg Hunt (for adults!)
A day of Eggs, Wine, and not-so-holy Spirits
posted by shesaysgo at 5:16 PM on March 16, 2010


Awesome! I've been laughing at Ova Indulgence all day, and I would go to "Bloody Mary's Springtime Egg Hunt Brunch" without the slightest hesitation.

I'm not going to make invitations until later in the week, but you have definitely given me plenty of material to work with --- Not-so-holy spirits? Easter for Basket Cases? --- and plenty of encouragement to go with the upfront sort of Cocktail-Intensive Easter Egg Hunt (leave your kids at home) title.

(It looks like BostonTerrier lives several time zones away from me, and I can't tell where jenfullmoon lives, but pdx folk who need a child-free space on Easter are welcome to MeMail...)

Thanks everyone.
posted by janell at 6:28 PM on March 16, 2010


Green Eggs, Ham and Bloody Marys.
posted by theora55 at 8:00 AM on March 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


My vote is for Ova Indulgence, but mostly I would call it a good time. When should I be there? ;)
posted by thekilgore at 7:10 AM on April 1, 2010


I went with "Not exactly holy... Spirits and Brunch" with subtitles laying things out (and alluding to roller-derby-esque Easter Egg Hunt rules).

Thanks, everyone.
posted by janell at 9:58 PM on April 17, 2010


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