Twinkie Eiffel Tower: Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever PARTY!!!

Made by Reese (Subject to Change, Prateeksha, Brent, Vanessa and David
Made by Reese (Subject to Change), Prateeksha, Brent, Vanessa and David

In honor of Twinkie’s Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever, my group of friends and I decided to hold a party to commemorate this special occasion.  Eating Twinkies, for many of us, was a quotidian task we all had in common. When Hostess went bankrupt–thus removing these delectable treats from the palms of our hands–many of us were nonplussed. Why Hostess? We love your yellow cakes with sugary diabetes cream inside.

Thank heavens Twinkies came back July 15, 2013!  In lieu of this wonderful day in foodie history, I tasked my friends in  rummaging grocery stores for Twinkies. Many of us  frequented  a legion of Walmarts (Twinkies can be found in 1,600 Walmarts) in the DMV area and even spent mad cash on them. It was worth the investment since we don’t know if Hostess would file for bankruptcy again. Workers were still laid off and its company structure hasn’t shifted into many new paradigms.

Finding these pieces of gold were quite hard..
Finding these pieces of gold were quite hard to find..

Between a group of us, we were able to amass 40-50 Twinkies for this shin-dig.Pretty impressive since Twinkies  massively sold out in several Walmarts.

Brent and Prateeksha made a hammerhead shark and Marge Simpson
Brent and Prateeksha made a hammerhead shark and Marge Simpson

We wanted to make this intimate yet convivial gathering singular, spectacular and SWEET! So a few of us devised a list of activities for our Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever Party. So here’s a short list for your viewing pleasure:

I made Stonehenge with two aliens looking in :)
I made Stonehenge with two aliens looking in 🙂

Above all it’s wonderful that almost everyone in the group was creative since we were able to create uber cute Twinkie creatures like this one below!

Creepy Crawly Twinkie!
Creepy Crawly Twinkie!

Festivities commenced by 8:00 p.m since that was when everyone had their fair share of pizza, fried chicken–haha, I convinced three party-goers to bring me fried chicken–and they DID!–sweet tea and hummus. More importantly my good pals Brent and Prateeksha brought caramel sauce, marshmellow cream, gummy worms and chocolate sauce so we could transform our Twinkies into mini birthday cakes. Too bad I didn’t take pictures of that. Forgive me?

Reese (Subject to Change) won every single competition
Reese (Subject to Change) won every single competition

Our fiercest competition was the Despicable Me Twinkie contest since most competitors made unique Twinkie characters such as Marge Simpson, Mario, a Hammerhead Shark, a Super Hero, and even a Despicable Me character. Reese (See Above) sedulously followed the directions and made a minion.  No wonder he won!

David was close to winning--impressive!
David was close to winning–impressive!

After the Despicable Me contest, many of us had a Twinkie Trivia contest.  Before delving into this competition, several of us came in with zero knowledge about Hostess, minus it going bankrupt for union and financial issues, but we all walked out learning more about Hostess collectively. In the real world, team work is essential to company growth so I wanted everyone to work together as a team. If people ignored that precept than I would deduct group scores.

The girls :)
The girls 🙂

After Reese’s team won–Prateeksha’s team did put up a good fight–everyone else was craving something sweet.Pizza, fried chicken and snacks were not going to satiate these cravings so we needed Twinkies: PRONTO! A Twinkie eating competition had to take place.

Vanessa shattered the foodie glass ceiling and won.
Vanessa shattered the foodie glass ceiling and won.

Vanessa was the only woman  coming into the competition and the only winner to come out. She beat six hungry guys in 30 seconds. Very Impressive, huh!

Sparklers? David did a magic trick that day. You should've been there..
Sparklers? David did a magic trick that day. You should’ve been there..

I had sparklers from July 4th still lying around so we all went outside to celebrate Twinkies making the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever. Great marketing ploy Hostess! It felt like we all were 6 years old again since many of us were snacking on Twinkies and playing with Sparklers.

Made by Reese (Subject to Change), Brent, Prateeksha, Vanessa, and David
Made by Reese (Subject to Change), Brent, Prateeksha, Vanessa, and David

Before I executed this party, I performed an exhaustive Google search on Twinkie buildings, constructions and monuments. Before this part even existed, A TWINKIE EIFFEL TOWER NEVER EXISTED! So I decided to bring the group together, flashed them a recent picture of the infamous Eiffel Tower and gave everyone 30 minutes to make a Twinkie Eiffel Tower. The only supplies the group had left were toothpicks, glitter glue and left over twinkies. Regardless of limitations, everyone did a stellar job.

Made by Reese M, Vanessa C, Prateeksha N, David C, Brent B
Made by Reese M, Vanessa C, Prateeksha N, David C, Brent B

When it came to making this work of art: Vanessa, architect, double checked the supporting Twinkie legs; Reese, lead singer of Subject to Change, fastened tooth picks unto each Twinkie leg; David, engineer, calibrated the “Twinkie weight” evenly; Prateeksha, publishing, started the process; and Brent, urban planning, surveyed  the parameters. If you wanted to know what I did, well, I managed this entire project seamlessly since everyone involved was sagacious, creative and bent on doing a wonderful job.

Poor Howie
Poor Howie

It was getting late but before everyone went home, we held multiple  arm wrestling matches. For the first match, Vanessa went against me and won, hands down. The penultimate prize for the first match was an opportunity to slam a Twinkie unto Howie’s face. It was a scrumptious prize since he had it coming.

Are you a Twinkie lover? How did you celebrate the Sweetest Comeback in the History of Ever? We would love to hear how you celebrated!

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