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Party Books

2021-22 Pennekamp Party Books

What are Pennekamp Party Books? Party Books are Pennekamp parent-hosted parties that are held throughout the school year. They are a wonderful way to meet other Pennekamp families and they offer a fun variety of themes and activities.

How do I buy tickets? Tickets will go on sale at about 9:00am on Tuesday, October 19th. An email will be sent to everyone in the Pennekamp email database and the link will be posted online. Tickets are first come first served and many sell out quickly, so mark your calendar or set a reminder!

Where does the money go? 100% of ticket sales go to Pennekamp, so it’s a great way to have fun with others in our Pennekamp community while giving back to our school! All party hosts generously pay for all costs out of their own pockets.

Refund Policy - Please note there are no refunds for tickets purchased. If a guest is unable to attend after purchasing a ticket, they can choose to give/sell to another Pennekamp family or consider it a donation to the school. You can also contact Caroline Chon so we can try to contact our waitlist for a ticket exchange.

Questions? Email Caroline Chon at




Challenge Accepted! Adult Scavenger Hunt - Thursday, October 28 (7:00-10:00pm) - Come join us for a night of adventure, drinks, food and prizes all right here in our PK neighborhood. Meet at The Hanger and be sent off on foot to complete a series of challenges with your team. Collect pictures and items along the way and celebrate your winnings back at The Hanger outdoor patio. Prizes will be awarded based on team points. Teams will consist of 4-6 people. You can choose your team or the hosts will set you up. An email with details will be sent out following the sign-up. Everyone is welcome - reach out to others and let’s have a great night with old friends and new.

$40/tickets – adults only (40 tickets)

Hosts: The Johnsons, Dupees, Thomases, Yangs, & Kansals


Pennekamp in a Pickle - Sunday, November 14 (3:30-6:30pm) - Pennekamp's in a pickle (ball) big dill! Find a partner and head out to Manhattan Country Club for a Pickleball tournament! The winning team will relish in the bragging rights. Cash bar is available. 

$80/pair – team of two adults (17 tickets)

Hosts: Beth & Aaron Orozco, Katie & Jason Ranne


Holiday Treats - Kids Zoom Cooking Class - Friday, December 3 (5:00 - 6:30pm) - Season's greetings and eatings!  Get your kids in the holiday spirit as they make edible wreaths - one savory, one sweet - via a Zoom cooking lesson with resident Pennekamp chef (and mom), Marian Guirguis.  Ingredient list will be emailed to participants one week prior to the event. 


Host: Marian Guirguis


Sushi Soiree - Friday, December 3 (7:00pm) - Roll on over to this beautiful backyard soiree! Enjoy a delicious sushi dinner prepared by an on-site chef and thoughtfully selected and sourced by our resident Pennekamp seafood expert, Christine Ngo of H&N Group, one of the leading seafood providers in the world. Sake and wine will be provided to compliment your dinner. You won't want to miss this tasty party! 

$125/ticket – adults only (30 tickets) 

Hosts: Christine Ngo and Dat Trieu

*Proof of vaccination will be required to attend this event.


Sweat and Sip Sunday - Sunday, March 6 (10:30am - 12:00pm) - Full 1-hour HIIT-style workout indoors at Afterburn Fitness. The class is for men, women and kids age 14 and over with mimosas, protein smoothies, and light bites after. Several raffle prizes to win and all attendees get a goody bag. Free childcare! 

$35/ticket - adults and kids 14 and over (50 tickets)

Hosts: Heleana Jordan, Matilda Sung, Wendy Leicht, Bethann Cohen, & Ellen Fayzano


MLK Day Kids Sports Beach Camp - Monday, January 17 (9:30am - 12:30pm) - No school on Martin Luther King Day? No worries! Send your kids to the beach for a morning of FUN---dodgeball, tug-of-war, potato sack races, capture the flag, and much, much more!! Drinks, snacks, and a pizza lunch will be provided. Kids will be grouped by grade and will not be allowed in the ocean. Public bathrooms are located on 22nd St. Adult-to-kid ratio will be 5:1. 

$50/ticket – PK students! (30 tickets)

Hosts: Lindsay Wade, Kara Peterson, Kristi Horstman, & Jordan Holtmeier


SUCCa For You - Succulent Arranging Party - Thursday, March 3 (6:30-9:30pm) - Get creative and connect with nature!  Allison Madison of Beach Girl Succulents will guide you as you create your own beautiful succulent arrangement. Various succulents, a planter, planting materials, and tools will be provided. A tapas-style dinner and libations will be flowing to bring out your inner gardenista. 

$70/tickets – adults only (20 tickets)

Hosts: Julie Kim, Allison Madison, Jennifer Yee, Charlene Cady, & Melissa Munsell


Pennekamp Poker Face - Friday, March 18 (6:00pm) - Ante up, Pennekamp Dragons, and don't let anyone call your bluff! Come hold 'em, fold 'em, and enjoy appetizers and drinks. Your ticket reserves your seat at the poker table, and there will be a $25 minimum buy-in on-site. 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will each take home a piece of the pot! 

$75/seat plus $25 minimum buy-in at the event (18 tickets)

Hosts: Bethann & Kevin Cohen, Heather & Jerry Newman


Mindful Dragons Kids Yoga Class - Saturday, April 23 (9:30-11:00am) - Tap into your inner peace with a kids yoga class led by Breathe & Learn instructor, Heather Tuttle.  Post-workout snacks and beverages to be provided. 

$35/ticket – boys & girls! (13 tickets)

Hosts: Angie Smith & Emily Goldstone


Taco 'Bout Tequila - Friday, April 29 (7:00-10:00pm) - Hey PK dads! This is nacho ordinary tequila tasting! Join fellow Pennekamp dads for a taco dinner and tequila tasting, conducted by our resident mixology maestra, Beth Orozco. Sip sip hooray! Don’t siesta on this fiesta! 

$75/ticket – dads only! (20 tickets)

Hosts: The Chons, Schaefers, Rannes, & Orozcos


Getting Dicey and Spicy - Thursday, May 12 (7:00 - 10:00pm) - Make no mistake...this is not your mama's bunco because things are about to get dicey and spicy at this PK bunco bash. Join us for a fun night of rolling the dice, laughing and mingling with your fellow PK moms, cocktails (did someone say spicy margaritas?!), and bites. No experience necessary...this is a fun and easy game that anyone can play. Prize for the winner. 

$60/ticket – moms only! (32 tickets)

Hosts: Heather Brady, Raquel Camassa, Jordan Holtmeier, Julie Kim, Rebecca Vaughan, & Fara Weiner


Gals & Games - Thursday, May 19 (7:00pm) - The long awaited return of Gals & Games orchestrated by the famous Cal’s Games! Socialize and play with other PK moms in a well-ventilated indoor/outdoor setting. Food, drinks, and prizes for the lucky winners will be provided! Hope to see you there! 

$90/ticket – moms only! (50 tickets)

Hosts: Krystle Garciaparra, Crista Cordeiro, Melissa Munsell, & Michelle Gable


Last Call 5th Grade Parents - Saturday, May 21 (6:00 - 9:00pm) - 5th grade parents...this is your last hurrah! Dinner, drinks, dancing, and music under the stars as we celebrate the last time together at Pennekamp! 

$75/ticket – 5th grade parents only! (40 tickets)

Hosts: The Ellmans, Shaughnessys, Cohens, & Skaars