Annual FSC Re-Gift Party & Potluck

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

re.gift

verb \re-gift\

: to give someone a gift that was previously received from someone else

Please join members of the Fairlington Social Club for our annual re-gift party & potluck dinner on Friday January 10, 2014 at the Fairlington Community Center located at 3308 South Stafford Street Arlington, VA 22206 at 7:00 PM.

If you exchanged gifts this Christmas season it's likely that you received a gift that is just ... well, ... um, ... not very useful.

Or maybe it's useful, but you already have one or two of them.

Or maybe you don't like the person that gave it to you so you can't stand the thought of keeping the gift.

Instead of trashing it, instead of letting it sit in your closet, ... bring it to the Annual FSC Re-Gift Party.

It could be hand soap, a book, a clock radio, a chia pet, a bird feeder, a snorkel kit, a desk calendar, ... whatever. But, here are some simple guidelines:

Your gift should not be perishable/baked goods.

Do NOT buy an item for this exchange.

Not necessary to be gender neutral.

Be prepared to tell the story behind the gift. Hopefully it's a good one!

Minimal wrapping is good - we don't care if it's in a bag as long as it's concealed.

We'll do potluck drinks & light snacks, then re-gift.

Park on the street or in the community center lot.

Enter main entrance to the community center and turn left and go down the hall to room 100.

FSC Re-Gift Party Rules:

Each re-gifter brings a wrapped gift which are placed together.

Each re-gifter then draws a number out of a hat to determine in what order they will take turns selecting a gift.

The first re-gifter opens a wrapped gift and their turn ends.

On subsequent turns, each re-gifter can select and open a new wrapped gift or has the option to "steal" another re-gifter's  already opened gift.

When a re-gifter has a gift stolen, they can choose another wrapped replacement gift or steal an open gift.

One cannot immediately steal back the gift that was just stolen from them and must wait at least one turn before stealing back a gift that was once in their possession.

A gift may be stolen a maximum of 3 times and cannot be stolen again.

The game is over when the last re-gifter has taken their turn.

Check out photos from previous events:

http://www.meetup.com/Fairlington-Social-Club/photos/12547812/

http://www.meetup.com/Fairlington-Social-Club/photos/5436432/

http://www.meetup.com/Fairlington-Social-Club/photos/509972/

Hope you can make it!

Please let us know in your RSVP if you can bring a food/drink to contribute to the potluck...

 

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  • Kim

    I had a great time! What a fun group of people!

    I can't believe I got stuck with the nutcracker pot at the very last minute!

    January 10, 2014

  • Marc

    I love my Christmas mugs ... And my new remote controlled tarantula!

    1 · January 10, 2014

    • Kim

      Well, you weren't real thrilled until the regifting with candy in them came up! LOL

      January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really good folks who are humorous and lively

    January 10, 2014

  • Elsa

    runnin late. leavin house in a few and will be there about 730

    January 10, 2014

  • james c.

    I am going still be work until 7 is it still ok for me to there around 8

    January 10, 2014

  • Ann M.

    Diet soda and chips- they balance each other out

    January 10, 2014

    • Peter

      I like that rationale. ;)

      January 10, 2014

  • Kim

    I'll be there a little late...around 7:30 with a cheese plate.

    January 10, 2014

  • Kristina

    A work issue has arisen & I won't be able to attend tonight - happy regifting!

    January 10, 2014

  • Jin, Z

    Sorry. Got plumbing issue in my Arlington house. Have fun and enjoy your weekend.

    January 10, 2014

  • Allie

    I'll bring a few snacks, as well as plates/napkins/cutlery and a non-soda beverage.

    January 10, 2014

  • Jean

    Hummus and chips. Also sodas and some cups too (for all that soda!).

    January 10, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a fruit tray.

    January 10, 2014

  • Steve

    Pasta Salad

    January 9, 2014

  • Jenn

    I will bring a dessert.

    January 9, 2014

  • Gary

    Colonel Sanders and I will bring a Bucket O' Wings to the party.

    January 9, 2014

    • Maralee

      Gary, I'm going to be coming straight from a work party. If I can convince you to go to popeye's instead I'll spring for a second bucket and I'll pay you when I arrive.

      January 9, 2014

  • Peter

    Not sure yet what I'll bring in the way of eats. Something tasty, though.

    January 9, 2014

  • Stacie

    I will bring some chips and dip

    January 9, 2014

  • Kristina

    I will bring some sodas

    January 9, 2014

  • Susan

    Bringing a veggie tray.

    January 9, 2014

  • Marc

    I'll bring some REALLY good chips and salsa.

    January 8, 2014

  • Gary

    Please update your RSVP for our Re-Gift Party & Potluck this Friday night at the Fairlington Community Center to indicate if you are bringing any food or beverages.

    In addition to re-gifting, we plan to have light snacks. In the past members have brought such things as soft drinks, brownies, chips & dip, etc..

    View photos from previous FSC Re-Gift parties (links above) to get a flavor of what it is all about.

    Arlington County prohibits alcohol on county property so some folks plan to head down to Shirlington Village at 9:00 PM to quaff when our party ends.

    See ya Friday night.

    Gary

    January 8, 2014

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