I saw “9 Reasons To Bring Back Cocktail Parties” from Huffington Post this week and decided to create my own list for Catholics. Building on top of what they wrote, I thought it would be appropriate to make the list more “family friendly” — lots of folks posted on Facebook that they love this idea and have tried to do it. Well, here are reasons we Catholics should throw a cocktail party if you haven’t already! (PS – I’ve started a Classic Cocktail Series on Tuesdays so be sure to check it out for ideas!)

1. Try new drinks like classic cocktails without paying $15 for it because you need to save money for Catholic school. Or go for your old favorite and no one will judge you — I see you drinking that Jack & Coke.

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2. You can bring your children and not worry about what other people in the restaurant will say when they want to run around — shirts and shoes optional.

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3. You can chat about the saints and theology, with books around to reference (finally that Canon Law book is useful!).

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4. You can invite your priest over and he can bless your house at the same time. You also can earn graces for the next time he hears your confession.

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5. You can drink your own homebrew that you made with your Catholic buddies from the Catholic Drinkie’s upcoming book, “The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism.”

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