What is it?

The “Bacon & Bloodys” party is an annual charity event that starts the summer off on the right foot. It started as a random gathering of a few friends and has since grown to be a small gathering of like-minded individuals.

“What type of individuals is that?” you ask…

The type who like to have adult beverages, eat foods made “from scratch”, hang out with nice people, and do some good for the community in the process. If that sounds like something you’d be into, you are welcome to attend.

The hosts cure and smoke homemade bacon to be consumed in various ways throughout the event (with other, more filling food items as well). Guests are encouraged to indulge in any of the provided beverages (a variety of beers, an assortment of Bloody Mary ingredients and…water). Donations are taken and all money is given to a local charity. Historically the money has gone to the Chanhassen Public Library, but we are considering alternative destinations this year.

See the FAQ for more information.

Here is a summary of the 2015 event if you are still curious about the event.

Shirts, etc

Will there be shirts?

We think so. The cost will be $15-20/shirt.

Fill this form out if you are interested in one.

We charge what they cost, rounded up to the nearest dollar to keep it simple. No, we are not trying to make any money on them.

NEW! Bacon & Bloodys Music CDs
Our DJ (Vivianne) is working hard on the music playlist already. She plans to have CDs for sale with a strong sampling of the music from the party so you can reminisce about the event. They will be 2-CD sets with custom labels for $10.


Are children allowed?

No, the event is adults-only.

Doing this simplifies the party logistics significantly and avoids any accidents with kids crossing roads and such, which would basically be the worst thing in the world that could possibly happen.

What can I bring?

Money to donate, a hungry belly, and a positive attitude.

Food and alcohol are provided and all donations go to a local charity. We try to provide food that everyone will enjoy, but if meat is not your thing, you may want to sneak some crackers in your pockets.

Yes, we're serious.

How much should I plan to donate?
This is entirely up to you. If you are looking for a suggestion, calculate what you would roughly spend per-person for 4-5 hours of food and alcohol at a restaurant with pretty decent food and lots of new & old friends...and yard games.
Where does the money go?
Historically donations have gone to the Chanhassen Public Library, but we are considering other destinations as options this year. If you have an opinion on the matter, feel free to drop us an email.
Will I get a receipt to claim for taxes?
No. The tax benefit, even for the gross amount raised at the party, is not worth the hassle (just ask your accountant).
What if I have another question that is not asked frequently?
Drop us an email.