What is a pasta party?
Typically the night before a big meet the team gathers together to load up on carbohydrates and have some fun. These are great bonding experiences for the athletes. The party is hosted by a teammate. The host is responsible to provide their home, plates, cups, napkins, silverware, salad dressing, butter and of course the pasta with sauce. Meatballs are VERY popular but not required.
Runners will be assigned a food/drink to bring, by grade level.
Families that have hosted in the past could be very helpful in advising how much pasta should be prepared for the team.
The parties are usually well attended. You can expect 50-80 athletes at your home for the pasta party. The modified parties are held right after practice from 4:30 to 6:00. The varsity and junior varsity parties usually start at 6:00 PM and end at 8:00PM. The coach will usually attend the party to help supervise the team. It's very helpful to have a couple of parents share the hosting responsibilities.
If your athlete has a special dietary concern or restriction, please feel free to send something that is suitable for them to eat and have them join the party for the team bonding experience.
If you are interested in hosting a team party, please talk to the coach or contact the boosters.