2 minutes read November 30, 2016

Once upon a time, I went on a safari. It was my dad, my sister and me. I felt so mature. I was about 8 years old. I got to stay up way after bedtime and sugar crashed on jellybeans (which my parents normally never let me do). I was both excited and terrified. The latter had to do mostly with the fact that the windows of the bus didn’t close, and I knew that any wild animal could be lurking in the dark of the South-African night.

Flash forward 20 years. I decided it was time for another safari. But not just any safari. A Robot Safari dinner party. And although I couldn’t say it looked anything like my childhood safari memory, it did feel very much like being a kid again…

Everyone dressed up in theme,
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and brought a delicious dish in theme.
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We ate ostrich with computer chips (the chips unfortunately overloaded with oil in the preparation process).
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And although no wild animal lurked around, Ex Machina did.
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It’s not often I see so many monkeys in the house…
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running around with banana’s ;)
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or have robots casually fishing on the dinner table.
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It makes you wonder…
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Perhaps next Christmas dinner could be a wonderful excuse to transform old memories into new ones and play together…
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PS. So far Joran and I hosted a number of themed dinner parties: Circus of Illusions, Milkyway Takeaway, Magically Coloured Childhood Memories and Blacklight Science Fair.


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    David van der Loo

    November 30, 2016 at 12:39

    Haha, how cool! Love your creativity

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    November 30, 2016 at 16:39

    Creativity everywhere
    Thank you Mariëlle for remember us to enjoy to create and to live Happy :)

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      December 8, 2016 at 16:10

      Yes :) There are always small opportunities to do exactly that!

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    November 30, 2016 at 23:21

    It looks so fun! We had a robot party a few years ago and I loved it although we didn’t do themed food like this. We just did a tasty buffet but we did put up family portraits of robots all the way up the stairs

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      December 8, 2016 at 16:11

      That sounds like so much fun! Love the portraits of robots idea. Isn’t it funny how a theme can transforms the entire experience?


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