Here at Quirk we know how to work hard and play hard. Our monthly office parties give us an excuse to celebrate. Katie Hatz, our resident party designer, picks fun and quirky themes for us to play with. We went for a Pink Piggy Party in March. We celebrated with pig ear headbands, ate pork-inspired treats, and played pink pig balloon volleyball.
Check out some photos, our music list, and great recipes below. Oink, oink!
From left to right: Jane Morley, Editorial Assistant; Mari Kraske, Publicist; Jason Rekulak, Associate Publisher and Creative Director; and Nicole De Jackmo, Publicity Manager.
Katie Hatz, Designer, creates pink pig balloon decorations.
From left to right: Andie Reid; Junior Designer; Margaret McGuire, Editor; Katie Hatz, Designer
Our Party Mix
By DJ John J. McGurk
Pork and Beans – Weezer
No Mercy for Swine – Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Pigs in Zen – Jane’s Addiction
Ham ‘N’ Eggs – A Tribe Called Quest
War Pigs – Black Sabbath
The Spam Song – Monty Python
Pigs on the Wing – Pink Floyd
Canned Ham – Norman Greenbaum
Three Little Pigs – Green Jelly
Recipes For Snacks
Maple Bacon Krispie Treats from Katie Hatz, Designer, Baker and All-Around Crafty Gal
3 tablespoons butter
10 oz (1 bag) marshmallows
1/2 cup maple syrup
6 cups puffed rice cereal (I like to get fancypants brown rice when I'm feeling saucy)
1 pound bacon, cooked and coarsely crumbled
Melt butter over low heat in a big pot. Add marshmallows and stir until melted, then add syrup. Stir in cereal and crumbled bacon until coated, then press into buttered 9x9 pan with buttered spatula. Let cool until set.
Bourbon Soy-sage Balls courtesy of Mandy Sampson, Quirk's Production and Sales Assistant