WHHS Walnut Gatherings

Listed below are the parties currently offered in 2023. Check back again as we will add more parties throughout the year! All parties can be purchased by clicking here

7th & 8th Grade Parent Trivia Night Friday, April 28 | 7:00 PM

Finally, a chance to show off that useless information you have in your head! Come join us for a Trivia Night hosted by a professional trivia company - Questionable Company. Come with your friends as part of a team, assemble a team once you are here, or go it alone!

Place: Home of Erin & Todd Kelley | 2959 Alpine Terrace (Mt Lookout)
Hosts (7th & 8th Grade Parents): Marcelle Bobst | Erin & Todd Kelley
Menu: Heavy bar bites; mix your own drink station & beer
Entertainment: Questionable Company - a professional trivia company, their highly engaging host, prizes and music
Price: $40 / person
Cinco de Mayo Saturday, April 29 | 7:00 -11:00 PM

Join in a Cinco de Mayo celebration! It will be quite a FIESTA with traditional Mexican dishes, free-flowing cervezas and a special cocktail. Grab your dancing shoes and shake your maracas! After this fiesta, you'll need a siesta! Bienvenidos!

Place: Casa de Jilda y Brian Adams | 2343 Vista Place (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Brian & Jilda Adams | Nikki Kingery & Dave Caudill | Aaron & Beth Latto | Craig & Damariz Propst | Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Cervezas, special cocktail and traditional Mexican dishes.
Entertainment: Inspired dancing
Price: $40 / person
Bourbon Tasting Saturday, May 13 | 7:00 - 11:00 PM

Please join us for a friendly soirée to celebrate all things bourbon: ranging from the familiar to the exotic, light bites and other beverages for the non-bourbon drinkers. This party will leave you with a deeper appreciation of the nuances of bourbon and a whole new set of friends!

Place: Home of Amy & Jim Kattman | 1314 Observatory Drive (Mt Lookout)
Hosts: Chris Koper-Almand | Maggie & Ben Anderson | Sarah & Jonathan Evans | Erin & Tyler Green | Amy & Jim Kattman | Angela & Jeff Monnin | Heather Quinley & Tom Polger | Grace & Tim Royalty | Sonia & Harish Sonecha
Menu: Bourbon & other sippers; inspired hors d'oeuvres
Entertainment: Swirl, sniff, taste and toast!
Price: $45 / person
The Amazing OTR Red Bike Race Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Grab a partner (must be able to ride a bicycle) and join in this amazing race in which 10 teams of two race on Red Bikes around OTR (Over-the-Rhine) and downtown Cincinnati in competition. Contestants travel mostly by bike, sometimes by foot or streetcar. Clues provided in each leg lead the teams to the next destination or direct them to perform a task (either mental or physical). The team that arrives first in the final leg is awarded the grand prize of $100. Locations vary from parks, to businesses and restaurants.

Place: Starts & ends in Washington Park | 1230 Elm St (Over-the-Rhine)
Hosts: Kara and John Twachtman
Menu: After race picnic lunch
Entertainment: Experience Cincinnati from a unique perspective
Price: $60** / team of 2 ** plus $10/person Red Bike rental day of (no E-Bikes please)
Bring: Credit card for $10 day pass rental | Bicycle helmet
Its a New England Style Clambake! Saturday, August 12 | 6:30 - 11:00 PM

Join us as we say goodbye to summer. We're serving up a traditional New England clambake (minus the sand, seaweed and hot rocks) along with kegs and cocktails. By the end of this "spe-shell" night, you will be happy as a clam — oh shuck yeah!

Place: The Curps' backyard | 216 Greendale (Clifton)
Hosts: Liza & John Curp | Grace & Tim Royalty
Menu: Traditional clambake, beer and cocktails
Price: $45 / person
Benagls 1st Away Game Party SEPTEMBER | Date and Time TBA in late April

This couple throws a party like Joe Burrow throws a football — like no other! Come join as the Bengals pursue their first road win of a thrilling season. Catch all the action on large screen televisions. Nowhere else can a pigskin fan watch this game alongside a full sized pig — that's right, Bixo, their pet pig! Plenty of drinks and delicious fare provided (see menu below). You will eat like a champion.

Place: Home of Craig & Damariz Propst | 3541 Herschel View (Mt Lookout)
Hosts: Craig & Damariz Propst
Menu: Local beers, international wines, soft drinks | Burgers, brats and Texas chili (vegetarian options too) | Desserts
Entertainment: Bengals on large screen televisions, Bixo - their pet pig, foosball, football pool betting (optional)
Price: $30 / person (increases to $40 / person in late April, if available) Family pricing also available
Insider Tip: Sign up soon - the exact date/time are unknown, this is Early Bird pricing. It will increase in late April when the schedule is announced and the party could be SOLD OUT
80s Dance Party Saturday, September 23 | 7:30 PM - until cops arrive

Forget Netflix - we want our MTV! Walnut parents are going "old school," so pull on your parachute pants for a night of 80's music and fun. Party hardy with cool jams, rad drinks and gnarly noshes. Betsy & Brian are the consummate hosts - this will be a remarkable evening. Just remember: No parking on the dance floor!

Place: Home of Betsy & Brian Peerless | 3211 Fairhaven Lane (Amberley Village)
Hosts: Jilda & Brian Adams | Nikki Kingery & Dave Caudill | Liz Foreman & Erik Laursen | Karen Floyd & Glenn Leggett | Betsy & Brian Peerless | Damariz & Craig Propst | Melanie & Dan Prevost | Gayle Warm & Brian Swift | Veronica & Ted Tollefson | Laura & Michael Whitman
Menu: Rad drinks and gnarly gnoshes
Entertainment: Great music, dancing and people watching
Price: $40 / person
Pilates Night Out!
Pilates Night Out! - Event Closed
Thursday, March 2 7:00 PM

Come together for a fun introduction to reformer pilates at Attune Movement. Engage your body and breath in thoughtful, effective movement that utilizes the entire body to improve your muscle tone, strength and posture. A one hour private class for all skill levels. Afterwards, enjoy wine, charcuterie and community.

Place: Attune Movement Pilate Studio | 3751 Eastern Ave - 2nd Floor above Daylily Deli (Columbia Tusculum)
Hosts: Perin Goodman | Christy Lefever | Andrea Tutt | Britta Weinrich
Menu: Charcuterie and wine
Entertainment: Innovative instructor, energized music (a killer playlist), and WHHS community
Price: $40 / person
What are Walnut Gatherings?
Walnut Gatherings are parties/special events hosted by parents at WHHS with the goal of celebrating community, meeting new friends, and raising funds in support of our school. Each of these events (12-15 throughout the year) features a variety of venues, cuisine, and entertainment and are open to the entire Walnut community. 100% of ticket sales are donated to the Walnut Parent Association. These events build and strengthen our Walnut Hills community, while raising money for our school.

Some examples of past Walnut Gatherings are:
  • 80’s Dance Party
  • Murder Mystery Dinner Party
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration
  • March Madness Bier und Basketball
…..and many more!

How can I attend a Walnut Gathering?
Parties will be first available during the 2022 WalnutFest online auction. Any parties that aren’t sold out, will be listed on the Walnut Gatherings page, and will also be publicized in Under the Dome throughout the year. Some parties sell out quickly, so don't wait to purchase your tickets! New parties may be added during the year, so check back on this page to see what’s new.

Interested in throwing a party to support our school?
We are always looking for fabulous new ideas, involving more people, and reaching the entire Walnut community. Eastside, Westside, Central or wherever, we would love to hear your idea! Variety is the spice of life, and we would like to include new party ideas and locations. We have some ideas too, if you enjoy organizing and throwing parties. Please contact: WalnutGatherings@gmail.com
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