WHHS Walnut Gatherings

Listed below are the parties currently offered in 2024. Check back again as we will add more parties throughout the year! All parties can be purchased by clicking here

Westside - Are you Smarter Than a Walnut Hills High Schooler? Friday, September 20 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Finally, a chance to show off that useless information you have in your head! Come join us for a Trivia Night. Come with your friends as part of a team, assemble a team once you are there, or go it alone!

Place: West Side Brewing | 3044 Harrison Ave (Westwood)
Hosts: Michele Kay | Dawn Kurchak
Menu: Catch-a-Fire Pizza | Beer & soft drinks ** includes 1 drink ticket and pizza (additional drinks and food available for purchase)
Entertainment: Prizes for each of the 3 rounds and a GRAND prize
Price: $30 / person
Fusion Feast - A Celebration of Korean and Filipino Delights Saturday, October 5 | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Prepare your palate for a gastronomic adventure as we showcase the rich and vibrant tastes of both Korean and Filipino cuisines. From savory bulgogi to delectable dumplings, and many more - our menu promises to take you on a journey through the diverse and delicious world of East Asian and Southeast Asian culinary traditions.

Place: John & Carol Gillotti's Hanok | 3726 Sherbrooke Drive (Evendale)
Hosts: John & Carol Gillotti | Jay & Tara Limoco | Oronde & Quincy Williams
Price: $40 / Person
Senior (Class of 2025) Parent Oktoberfest Saturday, Oktober 19 | 7:00 PM

College essay complete ✅
FAFSA complete ✅
College visits ✅
Cap & Gown ordered ✅

It's time to celebrate Oktoberfest with other senior parents!....Don your best Lederhosen or Dirndl and yodel your way over to our haus for an evening filled with fun. Indulge in pretzels, savor beer cheese, and dance to the beat of authentic German music — WHHS style! Prost! (cheers) to a night you won't want to miss.

Place: Haus of Jen Shea & Rob McCracken | 3050 Observatory Ave (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Lisa & David Crawford | Tonia & Adam Elrod | Libby & Kevin Frank | Becky & David Gash | Carna & Bryan Hamilton |Karen Floyd & Glenn Leggett| Jen Shea & Rob McCracken | Liz & Jeff Schlaudecker | Veronica & Ted Tollefson
Menu: Soft pretzels, beer cheese, & other German fare | German style beers, non-alcohol beer and wine
Price: $40 / person
Pilates Night Out!
Pilates Night Out! - Event Closed
Thursday, March 7 | 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
Rare Bourbon and Cocktail Party
Rare Bourbon and Cocktail Party - SOLD OUT
Friday, April 12 | 7:00 PM

Please join us for a rare bourbon and cocktail gathering in a gorgeous 1920's art deco cocktail parlour! We will taste rare and allocated bourbons — perfect for savoring while celebrating life with other Walnut parents. For those with the utmost discerning bourbon palates, purchase your spot ASAP - only 12 spots available for this intimate evening!

Place: Home of Joe & Leah Beckman | 3658 Ashworth Dr (Hyde Park)
Hosts: Eileen & Eric Aber | Leah & Joe Beckman
Menu: Rare and allocated bourbons, cocktails and wine; light appetizers
Price: $40 / person
¡Viva la Fiesta!
¡Viva la Fiesta! - Event Closed
Saturday, April 20 | 7:00 - 11:00 PM

NOT your traditional 4/20 celebration - we do have the food though! It will be quite a FIESTA with traditional Mexican dishes, free-flowing cervezas and a special cocktail. Grab your dancing shoes; 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
9th Grade (Class of 2027) Parent Euchre Tournament
9th Grade (Class of 2027) Parent Euchre Tournament - Event Closed
Friday, April 26 | 7:00 - 10:00 PM

Parents, leave the kids to their video and pizza and join other WHHS parents for an evening of euchre with homemade bar food and an open bar. No partner, no problem! We can pair solo attendees upon arrival. Don't know how to play euchre (or need a refresher)?...arrive by 7:00 pm and we will spend the first 15-20 minutes going over the basics. Sign up right away - this one is sure to be another sell out - this deal is a steal!

Place: Home of Erin & Todd Kelley | 2959 Alpine Terrace (Mt Lookout)
Menu: Heavy homemade bar bites with vegetarian and GF options. Mix your own drinks bar station & non-alcoholic drinks
Entertainment: Same partner, moving table style euchre tournament with prizes for winners and losers.
Price: $40 / person
7th Grade Coachella-Themed Bonfire Party - Madisonville / Hyde Park
7th Grade Coachella-Themed Bonfire Party - Madisonville / Hyde Park - Event Closed
Saturday, April 27 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

For the Class of 2029 7th graders & parent(s) who live in Madisonville / Hyde Park. Kick off Spring and meet other families in your neighborhood at this bohemian-themed outdoor party! We'll have a bonfire, music, flower crowns, temporary tattoos, body paint, glitter and other fun surprises.

Place: Home of Laura Broermann | 4322 Watterson St (Madisonville)
Hosts: Leah Beckman | Laura Broermann & Family | Leah Widdice & Family | Val Woodham & Family | Amy Yap
Menu: Appetizers, hamburgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, sides, s'mores and other desserts | Soft drinks, mocktails, cocktails, wine and beer
Entertainment: Experience Cincinnati from a unique perspective
Price: $40/Family - (3) Max in Family*
*Note: This is NOT a student drop off party. Each family must have at least one parent attending the party with their 7th grader(s).
Bourbon Tasting
Bourbon Tasting - Event Closed
Friday, May 3 | 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 | Adrea & Keith Beatty | Sarah & Jonathan Evans | Erinn & Tyler Green | Amy & Jim Kattman | Heather Quinley & Tom Polger | Grace & Tim Royalty | Sonia & Harish Sonecha | Kirsty & Marshall Winner
Menu: Bourbon & other sippers (unlimited bourbon pours, including premium pours, beer, wine and non-alcoholic); inspired heavy hors d'oeuvres
Entertainment: Swirl, sniff, taste and toast!
Price: $45 / person
8th Grade (Class of 2028) Parent Derby Day Party
8th Grade (Class of 2028) Parent Derby Day Party - Event Closed
Saturday, May 4 | 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Put on your fashionable Fascinators and Seersucker suits and join the 8th Grade Parents for a refreshing mint julep to celebrate the biggest day in racing — the 150th Kentucky Derby, aka 'The Run for the Roses'!

Don't miss "The Greatest Two Minutes in Sports" - the race starts at 6:24pm and will be displayed on multiple televisions.

Place: Home of Dana Atti & Scott Fiscus | 5066 Signal Hill Ln
Hosts: Dana Atti & Scott Fiscus | Orla & Randy Bowman | Emily & Bob Feldman | Leanne & Jed Golden
Menu: Heavy appetizers; mint juleps, wine and beer
Price: $40 / Person
Hell is Real - FC Cincinnati Watch Party in College Hill
"Hell is Real" - FC Cincinnati Watch Party in College Hill - Event Closed
Saturday, May 11 | 6:30 PM

FC Cincinnati travels to their in-state rival Columbus Crew at Lower.com Field. If you live in College Hill (or close to), come watch Luciano Acosta and Aaron Boupendza on a large screen television (7:30pm game start time). There will be plenty of excitement to get you fired up for the 13th MLS edition of Hell is Real. It's the Battle for Ohio. Stadium fare and beverages provided.

Place: Home of Jon & Julia Cabral | 1320 Wittekind Terrace (College Hill)
Hosts: Jon & Julia Cabral | Bob Finlay & Sharon D'Souza | Laura Micciche & Gary Weissman | Mary Beth Wright & Kurt Myers
Menu: Stadium Fare and beverages
Price: $25 / person
Glam Karaoke
⭐ Glam Karaoke ⭐ - Event Closed
Saturday, June 15 | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Sing, laugh, and have a blast at our Glam Karaoke night! Gather your friends, embrace your inner glam, warm up your vocal chords and get ready to sing the night away. If you’ve never tried karaoke before, this will be a safe place for your debut!

Place: Knox Distillery / OTR Stillhouse* | 2017 Branch St (OTR)
*a craft distillery that also serves house made brews and wines (with a performance platform)
Hosts: Jodi Bockenstette & Barry Gee | Orla Bowman | Amy & Daniel Carey | Michelle Kay & Karl Siemsen | Dawn Kurchak | Krissy Reinstatler | Megan & Troy Smith | Dorothy Wilson
Attire: Glamorous outfits — Studio 54 (think sparkles, rhinestones, gold lamé)
Menu: Ticket includes 1 drink ticket and light apps (full bar available - spirits, beer, seltzers, non alcs)
Entertainment: Huge catalog of songs to choose from
Price: $30 / 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 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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