Winter Masquerade Ball

Update: 11/12

A few people have asked for an updated Itinerary and Menu options to be added here so voilà:

Itinerary
19:00 The Ball commences
20:00 Enjoy a 3 course dinner
22:00 DJ Starts
00:30 DJ Finishes
00:45 Last orders at the bar!
01:00 Carriages

01:00+ trying to find somewhere to continue but proving difficult - could also visit Actress and Bishop on mass? ;)



Meal Options: - pre order  via http://svy.mk/1aLACjr

I am pleased to say we now have our Menu sorted and a link available to make your choices: ­ For those who have a +1 just use the link again with choices or forward the link. If forwarding the link please remember to tell them to add your name too so we know who the +1 is :)

* Smoked Salmon, Dill blinis with lemon Crème fraîche and a caper and shallot dressing
* Pressed ham hock terrine, toasted sour dough with a caulifower and baby onion piccalilli
* Garden pea and mint soup finished with Crème fraîche and onion bread croutons (v)

* Slow braised shank of lamb, creamed potatoes, roast honey root vegetables and finished with a thyme and redcurrent jus
* Roasted fillet of salmon, olive crushed new potatoes, buttered asparagus and a prawn and mussel cream sauce
* Orza pasta with roast Mediterranean vegetables and a rich tomato sauce (v)

* Vanilla and maple syrup cheesecake, whisky chocolate sauce (v)
* Dark Chocolate tart with pistachio ice cream (v)
* Vanilla panna cotta and fruit berry compote (v)

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Birmingham Social will be 7 years old in January and we are having a fine Masquerade Ball to celebrate! Come and enjoy a sophisticated evening with friends which will include a 3 course meal, mystery, glamour and intrigue.

After dinner, the entertainment continues with our DJ, put on your mask and take to the dance floor. Dance the magical night away in great company for we shall be musically inspired and thoroughly entertained! The ladies will shine and the gentlemen will enchant ... Drinks will be available from our own bar on a purchase basis.

Our colours of the night are silver, gold, black, white, purple and, of course, Birmingham Social's signature red! Ladies should wear cocktail, evening or ball dresses and men should wear Tuxes or Suits.

We encourage you to bring your masks along and pay homage to a great Venetian tradition...

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Please pay within 3 days of RSVP'ing £45 per person preferably by BACS transfer or cash at branch to my Halifax social account.  Name: Prem M  Sort code: 11-18-11  Account number: 00929919 - leave your name and 'Ball' as reference when paying.

You can also pay me (Prem), Nojmul or Sammy at any meetups they are attending too and then I will do a transfer to the holding account so all funds are kept accounted for.

Either method used do also add a comment on the event page to say you have paid which will help me keep track of logistics and save me a lot of time having to double check. Thanks.

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  • Prem M

    Here are a few more photos I have received, the should be visible even without a Facebook account :) https://www.facebook.com/media/s...­

    March 23

  • Brenda G.

    These photos are. Wonderful,..thank you Rob

    February 9

    • Prem M

      All being well the photos from the other photographers will be up in the next few days...

      February 9

    • Beverley

      Ahh good might be one of me then, (thought I'd maybe broke the camera!!!).

      February 9

  • Rob H.

    Hi All,

    Photos from last night should be available on the link below:

    http://www.photobox.co.uk/1x9C7...­

    5 · January 26

    • Stacey

      The photos are brilliant Rob, thank you! Thanks for uploading them so quickly!

      January 27

    • Rob H.

      Glad you like them Stacey

      January 27

  • Billi

    Thanks a great night with great people !

    January 27

  • Mariam H.

    Great

    January 26

  • susan w.

    Fantastic night thanks to everyone for making it so. X

    January 26

  • Paul R.

    Great night with some fabulous people!!!!

    January 26

  • Angela

    Fantabulous!!

    1 · January 26

  • Angela

    Great night guys, well done for organising! Big shout out for table no. 9 'the naughty table', my cheekbones still hurt from laughing soooo much xx

    4 · January 26

    • Aneela

      Fab night!!! Thank you v much to organising team, you did a great job!!

      1 · January 26

    • Shabs S.

      Yes, what a perfect and great party! Very well organised, thanks! Great company, full of laughter and dancing! :)

      January 26

  • Cheryl P.

    Great night, good food, good times...well done to the event hosts!

    January 26

  • Jennifer

    Thanks all. Had a blast.

    1 · January 26

  • Anna

    Brilliant night!

    2 · January 26

  • Frank F.

    Had a really great night

    1 · January 26

  • donnett

    A great night with old friends and new .xxx

    1 · January 26

  • joie t.

    This event was ABSOLUTELY FAB! ... The activities, the venue, the attention to detail, the organizers, the people, all exceeded my expectations! :D

    2 · January 26

  • Prem M

    Fantastic night out, thank you Asabe for suggesting it and also a huge thank you to all who made it a pretty amazing night... See you all soon :)

    4 · January 26

    • Prem M

      Thanks also especially too Asabe, Cain, Noj and Stacey who put in a lot of effort to make this event happen. Without them this event would not have come through...

      9 · January 26

  • Richard

    Good night out

    1 · January 26

  • Fran

    Fabulous

    1 · January 26

  • Saf

    Amazing!!!!!!

    1 · January 25

  • Prem M

    Just a quick update to say please try to arrive on time.

    If anyone is using the NCP car park, we have a 50% off rate, please see hotel reception prior to returning to the car park. Also if you go to level 3 their is a link passage into the hotel which is useful if raining. On street parking is also available and free after 7:30 i believe though do double check for parking restrictions just in case.

    I for one am quite excited, its going to be a pretty amazing night!!

    See you all later :)

    6 · January 25

    • Steven K.

      We're here already stopping in hotel :-)

      1 · January 25

    • Prem M

      A few of us will be there around 6:30 to add our bits to the decor... ;)

      See you guys shortly...

      January 25

  • Angela

    I'm driving from Stechford if any one is close and wants a lift in ~ can't guarantee i'll be there to the end for a lift back though!

    January 25

  • Sammy B

    I hope everyone has a wonderful evening. Xx

    1 · January 25

  • Prem M

    Just removing the names of those who had rsvp but still not paid.

    It should also be noted that this event can only be attended by members and guests who have paid, due to insurance purposes.

    January 21

    • Prem M

      Though we can still squeeze 2 people in with standard menu options :) just contact me directly 07523 730 658.

      January 21

  • amrit s.

    Hi prem, I'm aware rsvp are closed but will there be a waiting list?

    January 18

    • Prem M

      Amrit, variations on meals are no longer available. you also need to choose a dessert.

      January 19

    • amrit s.

      Hi prem, if it still possible can I order the chocolate tart for dessert please. Look forward to catching up with you on Saturday

      January 20

  • Beverley

    Hi Prem I have swooped in at the last minute. The money has gone into your account. Can you change my rsvp please?? Will email you my menu option. :)

    January 19

    • Prem M

      Thanks Beverley. confirmed payment and menu received :)

      January 19

  • Arith

    Hi guys....unfortunately I now cannot make the event
    :((
    I therefore have a ticket available if anyone needs it?

    January 16

  • Alex

    Paid and meal selection sorted :)

    January 14

    • Prem M

      Thanks both confirmed, looks like a few are leaving it lastminute.com :)

      January 14

  • jamil

    Hi Prem - menu choice made. "+1" has spoken to the venue so that is in hand.

    January 14

    • Prem M

      Thanks for the update, appreciated :) Almost there now.

      January 14

  • Paul D.

    paid

    January 13

    • Prem M

      confirmed received and thanks for prompt filling in of the menu :)

      January 14

  • Aneela

    Hi Prem - I have transferred £45 into your bank account. However, when I tried to choose menu options, survey monkey is telling me the survey is closed.. ?

    January 10

  • Prem M

    Think its due for a timely reminder to those who still need to make payment and also for those who have not filled out their menu options (http://svy.mk/1aLACjr­).

    Less than 3 weeks to go now.

    Hope you've got your outfits and masks ready or maybe looking to leave it till last minute? I am looking forward to a pretty amazing night :)

    Our cut off date to send in full amount and menu options is the 15th January!!

    January 5

    • Jannine

      Thanks very much Prem :) Will sort it today :)

      January 10

    • Prem M

      No problem, glad to be able to help out :)

      January 10

  • Lauren C

    Hi Prem,

    Was just wondering what (if any) drinks are included at the hotel. Am going to assume we get wine at the table and than any extras we have to pay for ourselves at a bar or something?

    January 4

    • Prem M

      Sorry Lauren, There is no budget currently for inclusive drinks. Wine and other drinks will be available from the bar, I am currently awaiting a preorder price list which will reduce the cost of some drinks.

      January 5

  • Paul R.

    Hi prem, I made my menu order last year, do I need to re confirm my order prior to the 15 th

    January 4

    • Prem M

      No need to, it's still logged

      January 4

  • Mark K.

    I've only just noticed this. Am I too late ?

    January 4

    • Prem M

      Not yet, food orders need to be in by 15th.

      January 4

  • Abigail B.

    Also Prem are we planning on going anywhere after 1am?

    January 2

    • Abigail B.

      ok thanks just wondered. Is there no where else as not to fond of that place myself

      January 2

    • Prem M

      Feel free to make suggestions, I and the peer group have gone through all the normal venues that are open late.

      January 2

  • Abigail B.

    Hi Prem I have now payed for this. My referance is Abi Barker ball
    I also have choosen my meal choices. Can you please confirm that both of them have gone though cheers

    January 2

    • Prem M

      Both confirmed received, thank you :)

      January 2

  • Paul R.

    Happy new year to everyone, does anyone know about seating arrangements at the winter ball

    January 1

    • Saf

      How about everyone sits wherever they like :)

      January 2

    • Prem M

      The hotel needs a seating plan in advance so meals can be delivered promptly. Which is why you need to pre order food using the link http://svy.mk/1aLACjr­

      January 2

  • Paul R.

    I think whatever is the easiest for the group as a whole . Who will be the elusive 80th person

    1 · January 2

  • Saf

    I wonder who the 80th rsvp will be :)

    January 2

  • Richard

    Paid in full

    December 31

  • Lesley G

    Hi Prem I would like to add a +1 to my RSVP but can't work out how to do it. Are you able to do it for me and I will then pay you by bank transfer?

    December 27

    • Lesley G

      Thanks Prem. I've paid direct into your bank account today - ref: Lesley G +1 Ball and menu choices have been completed.

      December 28

    • Prem M

      Cheers Lesley, confirmed received. Thanks @)

      December 29

  • Paul W

    Paid

    December 27

    • Prem M

      thanks Paul, Confirmed received.

      December 27

  • Anna

    Paid Ref Anna Weston -Ball, also have made my meal choices :D now I need to find a mask :D

    December 22

    • Prem M

      both confirmed received, thank you... not long now, just over 4 weeks :)

      1 · December 22

  • Kim

    Hi Prem - Wasn't sure if I submitted my meal order, then had a go and I think I did put it thru already. So, if you have 2 or maybe even more dinner requests for "Kim" OR "Kim M", I'm really only going to have one portion of each! Sorry for the confusion. :)

    December 18

    • Nojmul

      Hi Kim,
      There were 3 entries for you, all with the same menu choices so we have deleted 2 of them.

      December 19

    • Kim

      Oh dear! Thank you. :)

      December 19

  • Steve O.

    I've paid I think (or bought an expensive football) and headed straight for the cheesecake.

    Time to dig out that tux I guess.

    2 · December 17

    • Prem M

      Can confirm you have not bought a football thankfully ;) Good call on the cheesecake, I've gone for that too...

      December 18

    • Jennifer

      Hey Steve I see the girl girls girls speech worked.

      1 · December 18

  • Stacey

    H&M in the Bullring sell ladies masquerade ball masks for £5.99 for anyone whose looking.

    December 15

  • jamil

    Hi Prem, as requested letting you know that payment made for Jamil+1.

    December 11

  • Paul R.

    Hi prem just to let you know I've made my choices for winter ball menu. I can't make the social this Friday. Have a great xmas + new year

    1 · December 11

    • Prem M

      No worries Paul, See you in the New Year :)

      December 11

  • Billi

    How do you know if your menu selection has been accepted keep being sent to creating my own survey page? Am I being stupid again?

    December 10

    • Billi

      Does that mean I get two meals :-)

      December 11

    • Prem M

      sure if you buy another ticket ;) or I could delete one of them - the choice is yours :)

      1 · December 11

  • Prem M

    Just in case you have not spotted the email that was sent (Yes I know Meetup sends out a lot and often get filtered to junk/spam or binned - (you can reduce these though to essentials only though http://bit.ly/J3cthZ­ )) :) or the update in the description above I'm adding the update here for visibility. Update: 8/12

    I am pleased to say we now have our Menu sorted and a link available to make your choices: http://svy.mk/1aLACjr­ ­ For those who have a +1 just use the link again with choices or forward the link. If forwarding the link please remember to tell them to add your name too so we know who the +1 is :) Thanks again to those who have already filled in their menu choices too.

    December 10

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