***NOTE*** If you plan on attending, you MUST send either your email address (one that you will check!) OR your cell phone number to the email address specified below BEFORE MIDNIGHT on SATURDAY, MARCH 8th.
***IMPORTANT*** If we have not received EVERYONE'S payment by SUNDAY, MARCH 9 at MIDNIGHT, WE WILL BE CANCELLING the party on MONDAY, MARCH 10. The cost for the Nature Center turns NON-refundable on Monday afternoon and neither Lisa nor I care to dip in to our vast trust funds.
***DON'T DELAY***. The fee per person is $12 and is non-refundable. The cost covers your attendance that evening during which we will show a film, serve a casual dinner and provide delicious, non-nutritious movie snacks.
So send an email - NOW - to [masked] with your cell phone number OR an email address.
Include your first and last name in the email. If it's different than the name on your profile, please let me know so I can figure out who's writing to me!
Upon receipt of your phone # or email address, a payment request will be sent to you through Paypal. You do not have to have a Paypal account to pay, none of your personal information will ever see the light of my or Lisa's day, and it will not cost you anything to pay using Paypal. In fact, it costs US to receive the money. :-O
I tested this process by sending a payment request to a non-Paypal user and she said paying the request couldn't have been easier.
Attendance is capped at 50 people.
Lisa and I put our heads together and have come up with what we believe is going to be a blast of a time!
Let me set the vibe.....
You're 11, maybe 12. You've been given permission to give/attend a pajama/slumber/sleep-over party. Grabbing your sleeping bag, you arrive at the party wearing your comfiest pj's because you know, you're with your friends so who cares?? It's March so, of course, it's requested (though not required) that your pajama's be Irish/green/St. Patrick's Day-themed. The Legion for Deceny will NOT have to come and drag you away as your pj's are appropriate to your age and reflect your exemplary upbringing. (hint) (hint)
Throwing your sleeping bag (or over-stuffed, BIG pillow(s); or bean bag chair by the fireplace (did I mention there is a real, working, circular, fireplace in the Nature Center where we'll be and that they’ll let us use?) you belly up to a table to feast (remember: you are ELEVEN YEARS OLD: leg of lamb, crown roast, or braised duckling is NOT on your radar) on pizza and/or a party sub, accompanied by water or various kinds of soda. And, if the universe cooperates, cupcakes.
Carb-loaded, soda-sugar jazzed up, you make your way over to the movie snacks table where you choose from M&M's, Twizzler's licorice, boxes of Cracker Jacks, Fiddle Faddle, Puppy Chow (some godawful thing Lisa loves), Chocolate Malted Milk Balls, and an as-yet-to-determined non-chocolate candy.
Spreading out your sleeping bag, blanket, bean bag chair or over-stuffed pillows on the floor....it's time to get comfy and roll film.
Ok. Vibe set. Are you game? Do we have a game on signal here?? Then SHOW US THE MONEY so we can do this people!
Couple more things:
If there's a particular beverage or movie snack that you want which we aren't offering, please feel free to bring your own.
While it's not an obligation by any means, if anyone chooses to bring something to share (chips/dip/cookies/whatever), please feel free.
We're starting to think about pre-film entertainment.
Anyone that has Little Rascals, Bugs Bunny (really ANY of the Warner Bros. old-school cartoons) DVD's is HIGHLY encouraged to bring them.
Speed Racer, Rocky and Bullwinkle , Mighty Mouse, or Pop-eye cartoons are also highly encouraged.
Anyone offering any cartoon made after 1976 should expect to have the DVD thrown in to the fire.
THE MAIN EVENT: What movie???
I know the ones knocking around MY brain but we want to know what movie YOU would like to watch.
Something FUN. Not terrifying, rife with car chases, explosions, and general mayhem. Think....classic....non-violent**....and funny is always good.
**The Godfather is an exception to this. It's too brilliant to pigeon-hole in any way. Just sayin'.
Please post your suggestions in a comment and SOON! If you actually have the DVD, it's not scratched to bits and are willing to bring it, please say so in your comment.
Lastly...you may ask, "How does Saint Patrick's Day fit in to this party??"
Truthfully, the Saint Patty's thing is because neither of us can bear having a party without decorations. I'm actually Irish-Italian so pizza and green-themed pj's suit me fine.
Come on - come out and play! :)