Christmas Party

  • December 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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Santa Claus cannot deliver the gifts this Christmas.
I have stolen his reindeers and sleigh.
Let us party and wait for him no more.
We will wait for you!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

Are you ready and excited for Active Internationals’ very first Christmas Party? Christmas means the warmth of family and friends, thank you so much for choosing to spend your time with us. I know you have been waiting and asking party details, here there are:

In the house: I will provide snacks, appetizers……and MUSIC.

Food: Please bring one of the followings: an appetizer, main dish, side dish, salad bowl, fruit bowl or desert (no chips or dips please). If you could let me know ahead of time what you are bringing it would be much appreciated so we do not have two of the same food items.

Drink: Please BYOB; I will have some wine, beer and liqueur along with soda and water.

Gift Exchange: It’s really fun to play “white elephant” gift exchange game. If you would like to participate please bring a gift, not to cost more than $15 (something silly, something funny, something people would fight to keep).

Optional: Abid suggested “bring a gift for a child” event. We will donate the collected items to Phoenix Children Hospital as “Active Internationals”. Please bring unwrapped, unused children toy if you would like to participate. Please check the “Toy Drive” event details.

Dress Code: Let’s dress up :) pretty please…

RSVP Change: Please update your status if you will not able to join us. We have a huge waiting list and I don’t want to leave anyone out.

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  • Işık (.

    Thank you so much everyone, it was the awesomest party. I hope you guys are enjoyed as much as I did :)

    6 · December 22, 2013

    • nancy "sunshine" p.

      Actually...we want more info..keep on going

      1 · December 23, 2013

    • Tony Z

      No, thank you for putting this one. It was a ton of fun. I loved it and I imagine the rest did too. See you soon. :)

      December 26, 2013

  • Hedy

    What an awesome party. Thanks to everyone for attending! Thanks to Isik for having us in her house. And thanks to everyone who helped before and after the party to prepare and cleanup. Everyone, party is not over yet! Get ready for the New Year Party!!! More fun stuff are yet to come!!! See you at the New Year Party!!!

    4 · December 22, 2013

    • Tony Z

      Your party was incredible. Dancing, eating "exotic" foods, and great guests. Clean up was no problem. See you at New Years or another upcoming event. Thanks so much for putting this on, you and Ishik.

      December 26, 2013

  • Tran L.

    Wonderful evening. Worth the drive from the east valley. :)

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Abid

    Thank you, Ishik. Great party, happy people, good wine and food. Thank you so very much.

    1 · December 23, 2013

  • Jasmin

    sorry to miss it..

    December 22, 2013

  • Michael W W.

    Was a lot of fun!! Thanks and thanks for all you do!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Albert

    Active Internationals really knows how to Celebrate and create new connections!!! Thank you Isik for opening the doors to this wonderful event!!!! Happy Holidays to all!!!! :)

    3 · December 22, 2013

  • Richard

    interesting people, fun party

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Thanks Richard, it was good to see you again...

      1 · December 22, 2013

  • Surin K.

    The food was very good, great party and I thank you....Isik

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a F A N T A S T I C party!!!.....Thank you Isik ....;)

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, can't make it out tonight. Enjoy!! Merry christmas and hope to meet all soon :)

    December 21, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Thanks Liz, you too...

      December 22, 2013

  • Tedric

    I got back late from a trip and can't make it any more, my apologies. I look forward to meeting you at one of the upcoming events!

    December 21, 2013

    • Işık (.

      we had a great time, hope to meet you next time :)

      December 22, 2013

  • Ryan

    I had a death in the family today and I am trying to arrange my travel, so I will not be able to attend ...thank you so much for the invite dear

    December 21, 2013

  • Susan C.

    FANTASTIC in every way

    2 · December 22, 2013

  • Alla

    Amazing party! Fun people! Thank you for hosting, Ishik!

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Fabulous party Isik! Thank you for opening your home to all of us and for bringing together such a wondrous variety of great peeps with whom to meet and mingle! Hope your brother Berke still has plenty to eat today! :)

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Richard

    Interesting people fun party gracious hostess

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Yadu

    Thank you for a wonder party

    1 · December 22, 2013

  • Mary Ann W.

    Wonderful party! Thanks for having us!

    1 · December 22, 2013

    • Işık (.

      It was so much fun, I will load photos tomorrow :)

      December 22, 2013

    • Işık (.

      I mean today....but need to sleep now...zzzzz

      1 · December 22, 2013

  • Shantrice S.

    Fantastic! Had a wonderful time!!!

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Laura Z.

    Still under the weather with the flu :(

    December 22, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Sorry Laura, I hope you feel better soon...

      1 · December 22, 2013

  • Rich

    very fun great mix of people

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Richard

    By popular vote with one overriding veto I will be bringing a rotisserie chicken

    1 · December 21, 2013

    • Yadu

      I will be bringing "Dry Samosa". -

      December 21, 2013

  • Coco

    Thanks Ishik! I will bring a bottle of red wine.

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Richard

    Czech beer or Premium vanilla ice cream? Can't make up my mind.

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Dawn & A.

    So sorry to cancel, family emergency.

    December 21, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Sorry to hear that, hope everything is OK. I was looking forward to meet Dawn, see you guys soon.

      December 21, 2013

  • DJ Roy the Dirty B.

    I wish I could be there tonight but, I djing a Christmas party. Looking forward on meeting everyone on new years eve :-)

    1 · December 21, 2013

  • Işık (.

    I hope everyone received my address and contact info email. See you all tomorrow night :)

    1 · December 20, 2013

    • Carolyn

      Still looking for it.

      December 21, 2013

  • Rabina B

    Not feeling well have great time guys

    December 20, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Sorry to hear that Rabina, I hope you feel better soon. We have a new member Zoey, she is from Guyana and was so excited to meet you.

      December 20, 2013

    • Rabina B

      Thanks sweetie .Please tell her I am really looking forward to meeting her soon. Wishing you and Berke a merry Xmas . Xoxo

      1 · December 21, 2013

  • Sree

    Wear your best Santa and elf outfit. It is the season!!!

    2 · December 21, 2013

  • Jessica W.

    Isik, I was going to work on what to bring for food tomorrow but do you have any suggestions for what I should bring based on what people are already bringing for food?

    December 20, 2013

    • Işık (.

      I will email you address, contact info and what to bring ;)

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Işık (.

    I emailed address and contact info, please email me if you didn't receive one.....

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Jessica W.

      I don't think I got it... Where does the email go to? Is it through meetup? I don't go on here much... lol

      December 20, 2013

    • Jessica W.

      I just updated my email address on meetup so now if you email me I will get it. Could you resend info? Thanks! :)

      1 · December 20, 2013

  • Rich

    Are some of us wearing our Santa suits?

    1 · December 14, 2013

    • Albert

      YES Rich, you can be Santa!!!!! :)

      1 · December 15, 2013

    • Jessica W.

      Rich, I don't have a santa suit! LOL

      December 20, 2013

  • Surin K.

    I will bring European variety cookies plus....... I am looking forward to joy this (1st) event. Vous voir tous bientôt!

    1 · December 19, 2013

  • Vidya

    I'll be coming a little late around 7:30-8pm..

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • aysegul

    Unfortunately we won't be able to attend. Have a wonderful party everyone and merry christmas!! :-)

    December 18, 2013

    • nancy "sunshine" p.

      Sad that you guys won't be there. Happy I will see you New Year's eve...enjoy your cruise my friend.

      2 · December 18, 2013

    • aysegul

      yes, we'll be back ;-)

      1 · December 18, 2013

  • Antonio T.

    Sorry I can't make it. I will be out of town. I do hope to participate in future activities. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.

    1 · December 18, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Grazie mille e Buon Natale...

      December 18, 2013

    • Antonio T.

      Grazie, anche a te. A presto.

      December 18, 2013

  • Yadu

    I was looking forward to attend, but unfortunately got involved in a minor car accident. I am OK but Car is in the shop and 'am not sure if I would get it back by Saturday?

    Was wondering if someone could give me a ride ? I live in the East Valley. Cross-Streets - Alma School & Chandler Blvd.

    Please call if some one is attending the event from the East Valley.

    Thanks

    Yadu
    [masked]

    December 18, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Sorry to hear that, Im glad you are OK....

      December 18, 2013

    • Shantrice S.

      Hi Yadu, I'm sorry to hear about your car and am glad you're ok. I can pick you up. I don't live too far from you if you still need a ride on Saturday. [masked]

      1 · December 18, 2013

  • Morty

    Organizer, I have a question.

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Himmmm what about no :-)

      1 · December 17, 2013

  • Nisha J.

    Hey Ishik,
    I was thinking of getting vada pav ( potato fritter stuffed in bun ). Let me know if that sounds good.

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Nisha J.

      Isik, I also wanted to know what is your house address?

      December 17, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Didnt you receive my email?

      December 17, 2013

  • Shantrice S.

    I wanted to bring a pasta salad, but I don't know if I can bring enough for so many people. I will try :)

    1 · December 17, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Dont try to make it for 70 people ;)

      December 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ishik, I received your address I will bring chocolate scotcheroos

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Susan C.

    Ishik.........received your address and will be bringing avocado appetizers

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • Morty

    I will bring best Samosas made in the valley :).

    4 · December 11, 2013

    • Albert

      I CANT wait to taste on Malaga!!!!

      1 · December 15, 2013

    • Vidya

      Murty, Sounds good....I wasn't sure if everyone would like Dhokla...I'll get that or something else

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • Albert

    You guys all Rock!!! Wishing you a Magical time of the year!!! Full of life, joy, happiness, understanding, magic, prosperity, peace and much more...Happy Holidays everybody!!!! :)

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Işık (.

    The awesomest people on earth (yes make up words sometimes), my dear international family, I feel so grateful that you want to spend your Holidays with us but unfortunately my house cant host more than 60 people. I have to close RSVP :(

    December 12, 2013

  • Jessica W.

    Hello Isik! Let me know if there is space for me! Miss you and all the wonderful people in the group! :)

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Of course I will have space for you :)

      1 · December 12, 2013

    • Jessica W.

      Yay! I'm looking forward to it!! :)

      1 · December 12, 2013

  • Sherry

    Isik, It was so nice to meet you last night. It was fun and had opportunity to meet friendly people. Also thank you for accepting me for Christmas Party, unfortunately I am not able to attend. You all enjoy the party and have a Merry Christmas.

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Işık (.

      It was great to meet you too. Thank you so much letting me know in advance we have so many people in waiting list. Hope to see you soon :)

      December 12, 2013

  • Gus S.

    What are the chances to join the festivities for guest in the waiting list?
    Isik.. Sei Italiana?

    1 · December 12, 2013

    • Işık (.

      Ciao Gus, sono la Turca, parlo un poco. Sono andata centro culturale L'Italiano ma loooooong time ago. I think I will accept all waiting list and close the RSVP because I cant host more than 60 people in this house. It will be really cozy already. So count yourself in....ci vediamo dopo.

      December 12, 2013

  • Tony Z

    Wow, this place is popular. If I get admitted to the ball/festivities of xmas, I will dress up as a white elephant. Ok, maybe not, but I will act like one. Maybe. Anyway I had fun tonight at the dinner at the Latin Bar. ciao.

    1 · December 11, 2013

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