Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Your Own Coconut Bliss Party, and our 2009 Invitees

We have selected our 2009 "A Night of Bliss" invitees and have just shipped off 50 Coconut Bliss "parties-in-a-box" to locations across North America (one evne from Canadia!). Thanks again for all your amazing contributions! A list  is at the end of this post, and you can view them by clicking here.

Even if you can't make it to our party, you can still have your own Night of Bliss party on November 7, or any other night. In fact, you can even throw a "Morning of Bliss" brunch if that excites you, complete with Mimosas and Bloody Marys or fresh waffles!

A Coconut Bliss party is a great opportunity to connect with those you love, break the ice with new friends, and soften the ice with someone you've had tension with. Coconut Bliss has a way of bringing people joyously together. Nothing like melting Bliss to melt barriers between people! This is your party, so create it in whatever way you and your guests will enjoy, be that kirtan and candelight, or celto-punjabi-dub-hop and strobe lights.

Suggestions on Who to Invite:
  • Friends and family who love Coconut Bliss
  • Friends and family who've never even heard of Coconut Bliss
  • People you would like to get to know better (e.g., your favorite checker at your local market)
  • Your next door neighbors
  • Your co-workers (one you like and one you avoid)
  • Children (they help awaken giggles, silliness and pure enjoyment)
  • A neighborhood stray kitty (cats love Coconut Bliss)
Serving Ideas:

We enjoy Coconut Bliss best in glass or ceramic bowls, especially handmade ones. It's fun to have lots of toppings, such as sliced mangoes or bananas, fresh berries, toasted nuts, goji berries, or cacao nibs. In Italy, they like to pour a freshly pulled shot of espresso over vanilla gelato (they call this "affogato"). Get creative!

Activities for Your Party:
  • Invite your guests to feed each other at some point during the party
  • Blindfolded "guess the flavor" contest
  • Create a performance and video it (send us the link!)
  • Extend your bliss by sharing foot or back rubs (or tummy rubs if some have over-indulged)
  • Have a sharing circle about what brings you bliss
  • Twister Bliss
After your party send us links to your photos, videos and stories! If you're on Flickr, you can join our 'photo pool' :

Please share your ideas with us! Leave us your comments. Thanks! :)

AND here are the invitees:

  • Jessica Brown - Juneau, AK
  • Brittany Shelton - Fayetteville, AR
  • Koali Pontual-Thorne - Patagonia, AZ
  • Jennifer Stroup - Long Beach, CA
  • Wendy Yu - Los Angeles, CA
  • Christian Hellmers - Del Mar, CA
  • David Ray - Sebastopol, CA
  • Debbie Paul - Sacramento, CA
  • Lisa Franzetta - Oakland, CA
  • Vanessa Smith - Nevada City, CA
  • Kelly Brozyna - Longmont, CO
  • Marie Woodhull - South Glastonbury, CT
  • Ruthie Berman - West Palm Beach, FL
  • David Soleil - Decatur, GA
  • Colin Lusher - Honolulu, HI
  • Jamile Shirley - Ames, IA
  • Ashely Bagot - Chicago, IL
  • Maggie Schmit & Elli Plunkett - Bloomingto, IN
  • Terri Deletetsky - Brookline, MA
  • Maryann DellaRocco - Ellicott City, MD
  • Anne Jacobs - Newcastle, ME
  • Jennie Smith - Menominee, MI
  • Stacy Gangestad - Farmington, MN
  • Ariel Berube - Charlotte, NC
  • Grayson Hoberg - Harvey, ND
  • Justine Levine - Flemington, NJ
  • Robyn Howard - Somerset, NJ
  • Whitney Krueger - Santa Fe, NM
  • Jaimie Shaff - Brooklyn, NY
  • Nancy Guberti - Scarsdale, NY
  • Michelle Brose - Staten Island, NY
  • Elizabeth Stark - Beachwood, OH
  • Melissa Helsel - Mustang, OK
  • Sukita Crimmel - Portland, OR
  • Traci D'Elia - Hillsboro, OR
  • Jessica Dadds & Casey McDonald - Portland, OR
  • Paolo Vidali - Philadelphia, PA
  • Randa Clark - McKees Rocks, PA
  • Margaux C. Chang - Daniel Island, SC
  • Michelle Kane - Spearfish, SD
  • Kym Colella - Brentwood, TN
  • Becky Martin - Katy, TX
  • Cresta Schiefer - Park City, UT
  • Meaghan Sutherland - Arlington, VA
  • Adrienne Fortune - Milton, VT
  • Brandie Kajino - Vancouver, WA
  • Kimberly Halinen - Spanaway, WA
  • Spencer Beard - Seattle, WA
  • Scott Rudolph - Appleton, WI
  • Josh May - Vancouver, BC

~Vince, Larry, Luna & Kiley


  1. I'M SO EXCITED THAT I WON!!! Representing from Ohio :)

  2. I can't wait to get my kit! I'm co-hosting my party with the APPLE Center for Sustainable Living opening exhibit night (focusing on sustainable holidays). Also checking into if I could get written up in the newspaper (small town!) for winning the contest and hosting the party.

  3. Weird, not sure why that comment posted as a number. It's me, @CoachVanessa :-)

  4. My Night of Bliss will not only be a party, but a FUNDRAISER! :) We're asking all of our guests to bring $3 to be given to either Doctors Without Borders or Mercy for Animals. We will match all donations (up to $200). Everyone who donates will be entered into a raffle to take home a pint of delicious Coconut Bliss and other vegan goodies.

    Thank you, Coconut Bliss, for making this fundraiser (and party) possible! :)

    ~Jessica & Casey

  5. Cool! Cool! GREAT!
    We love you people!!!!
    -Vince Da Blisser (CB HQ, in Eugene, OR)

  6. Just posted a taste test review video of Coconut Bliss! :

  7. Mahalo to the Coconut blissers everywhere. We shall celebrate tasty bliss one grand night and many other nights to come! Let the bliss begin.

    Del Mar, CA

  8. So excited to be hosting a Coconut Bliss party! We're tagging it onto a local seasonal cooking class that we're offering so it will be a great ending to a Saturday workshop. Thank you!

    Los Angeles, CA

  9. Hi Wendy,
    I saw your twitter post about the cooking class, it looks like a great day!

  10. I'm having my party the next day, actually, with the high school youth group (some of whom are vegans) that I advise! On that day we will also be making posters about world hunger, in preparation for our food drive and service project at the local food bank ... so it'll be a great way to start a conversation about not just donating, but changing the way we eat so that others might eat, too. Thanks, Coconut Bliss!! :)

  11. maholo back to you Christian! Hoping the surf is also up in Del Mar. :)

  12. Thanks for the comment and your welcome! I do LOVE coconut bliss!

  13. Here's what's happening for the South Dakota night of Bliss!

    We will send pictures of blissful friends. Thanks so much for the box of goodies and your delicious Coconut Bliss!


  14. Hello I love your article is very good ... should put more information on your topic Our Bliss is Your Bliss

  15. very informative and interesting blog.
    Thanks for sharing:-)

  16. @ Spencer iowa hotels:

    Thank you! Actually, this blog has been retired. Our new one is at

    and we're releasing sneak preview videos of our 4 new flavors...feel free to cruise on by. :)
    Vince Da Blisser (from the the Coconut Bliss Mothership)