2022 Great Gatherings

To sign up for any of the following events,
just call the HEF office: 952-988-4097

*Margaritas & Macramé in the Greenhouse

Hosts: Jessie Jacobson, Tonkadale – Your Greenhouse Home and Sara Lazorik

Date: Thursday, April 7, 2022; 6:00PM

$65 per person; limited to 30 guests

Face masks required

Create a macramé plant hanger while you sip and dip, at Tonkadale after hours! Pot and plant included. Enjoy margaritas, bubbly beverages, tacos, and good company against a lovely backdrop of good vibes and greenery.


*Derby Day Party

Hosts: Amy and Alex Bisbee, Jen and Chris Carr, Jen and Chad Hoiska

Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022; 4 – 10pm

$40 per person; limited to 40 guests

Join us for the 148th renewal of The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports, on May 7. We will celebrate the Run for the Roses with Mint Juleps, Whiskey, Wagering, and hopefully, some Wins! Dress in your best; hats encouraged – the bigger the better! Can’t wait to cheer on the horses with you!


*Dudes and Drams

Hosts: Jim Cameron, BLVD Kitchen & Bar and Robert McNeill

Date: Friday, May 20, 2022; 6:30 pm

$65 per person; limited to 24 guests

Join your hosts Jim Cameron and Robert McNeill at BLVD Kitchen & Bar for an evening discovering the tastes and traditions of Whiskey. You will sample six distinctive whiskies that will whet your appetite for more. Heavy delicious BLVD appetizers will be served. Attendees are encouraged to arrange a ‘designated driver’ to see you safely home.


*Blissful Afternoon for Parent and Child(ren)

Hosts: The Nealy Family

Date: Sunday, June 5, 2022; 2 – 4pm

$25 per pair or $40 for one adult with two children; limited to 12 parent/child duos (or trios)

Kick off summer with this sweet activity for a parent and up to two children. The kiddos will have a blast decorating cookies in the shape of flowers and ‘H’s (for Hopkins of course). Parents can relax and socialize or join in to flex their creative muscle. Children aged 5-14, please. Beverages (some for adults only) and snacks provided.


Outdoor Woodfired Pizza and Beer Night SOLD OUT

Hosts: Ann and John Piepkorn

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2022; 5:30 – 10 PM

$45 per person; limited to 20 guests

This is so much more than pizza and beer. Gather in your hosts’ beautiful backyard for a variety of woodfired pizzas – complete with homemade dough and sauce – to relax and enjoy a lovely Minnesota June evening. Sip beer or soda as you marvel at how relaxing good company can be.


Tacos & Tequila SOLD OUT

Hosts: Jennifer and Rodolfo Trujillo

Date: Saturday, July 16, 2022; 6:30 PM

$45 per person; limited to 30 guests

Experience an authentic Mexican taco dinner, complete with delicious salsas and all the fixings. The three-flight tequila tasting will surprise and delight you; host Rodolfo Trujillo is a true aficionado and will introduce your taste buds to something remarkable. This July evening in the lovely backyard of your hosts’ Minnetonka home will be one to remember.


*Boogie Nights

Hosts: Sara and Rick Utzinger, Jessi and Kevin Wisdom

Date: Friday, July 29, 2022; 5-10 pm

$50 per person; limited to 30 guests

You haven’t had a Friday night like this in a LOOONG time – make the most of it! This adults-only pool/disco party will most certainly be a night to remember. If you want in on the stories first-hand, better sign up! Full-on disco ensembles are encouraged. And prepare to shake that bootie. Light appetizers and beverages provided.


*Best. Party. Ever.

Hosts: Marina and Michael Kern, Laura and Bill Norton

Date: July 30, 2022; 6:30 – 10:30 PM

$40 per person; limited to 40 guests

Join your Minnetonka hosts for a poolside party with friends, food, drinks, and yard games. Casual summer attire. Swimming optional. Fun required. Celebrate summer with this HEF Great Gathering tradition!

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