Fiesta! Potluck, Cinco de Mayo -- Sat, May 4th

  • May 4, 2013 · 5:00 PM
  • Location to be e-mailed to final guest list 1 week prior to event

What could be better than starting off summer making new friends over shared Mexican/Spanish food (tapas?), music and Margaritas and Sangria on a (hopefully) warm Saturday evening. A very kind Member has offered her home and patio with gas BBQ in Mill Valley for a Fiesta!, complete with a piñata filled with mystery goodies.

We're expecting about 50 people total from several different Meetup groups so we'll need multiples of appetizers, entrees (marinate something for the BBQ?), sides, desserts, libations. A prize will be given for the best (flavored?) Margarita and Sangria recipe (bring enough for 8) so look through your recipes!!

Please indicate what you'd like to bring in the comment section of the RSVP box. Because of the multiple Meetup listings, we can't be too specific about the potluck food so just bring your favorite Mexican/Spanish-themed recipe (home cooked preferred) and a few bottles of beer/Sangria/wine/libation to share with 6-8 people. If you have a favorite Spanish/Mexican music CD, pls bring it too!!

We're asking for a $5 RSVP fee to cover purchasing the piñata, piñata goodies, BBQ propane, serving pieces, etc. Please know that it will be nonrefundable, so plan accordingly.

I'll send weather and food updates as the date gets closer, especially if we're lacking in a particular food category. If you're interested in helping out in other ways such as manning the BBQ, rotating potluck dishes, decorating, helping people with their coats, cleaning up, etc,  PLEASE  let us know as well. Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated. Thankx Everyone. I'm looking forward to a fun evening making new friends and eating wonderful food!

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  • Sharron A.

    Lots of different dishes for event, nice location

    May 7, 2013

  • Sharron A.

    Nice setting and various dishes were brought

    May 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time Saturday. Nice to meet all of you from this new group. : ))

    May 7, 2013

  • RZ

    Great

    May 5, 2013

  • Sheila-Merle J.

    Bravo to Aparna and Morna. Great hosting and beautiful location.

    May 5, 2013

  • jessica

    I agree with everyone--great party! Thanks Morna and Aparna.

    May 5, 2013

  • Caryn

    Thank you Morna for organizing such a fun party and thank you Aparna for sharing your lovely home.

    May 5, 2013

  • Laurie R.

    Thank you to our lovely host and to Morna for organizing the event. Great job!

    May 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    very nice!

    May 5, 2013

  • Helene H.

    Hi Morna,
    It was great meeting you! Thank you so much to you for having organized such a wonderful gathering of friendly people as well as so much tasty food.
    Also thank you to the home owner; so warm and welcoming!
    Helene

    May 5, 2013

  • Toni W.

    Lovely home...thanks so much for having us all!

    May 5, 2013

  • Terry

    Congratulations to the host and the organizser for this fabulous event. I had a blast! See you next time. --Terry

    May 5, 2013

  • RZ

    Thanks Morna for a nice evening and to the house host, great job, really enjoyed, terrific setting. Congrats for putting together such a great gathering. Be well, Rafael.

    May 5, 2013

  • Morna

    I had a great time and I was a host. I really appreciated everyone's generosity in bringing food and drink to share and in helping here and there with cleaning up. Thankx!

    May 4, 2013

  • Toni W.

    I've made grilled asparagus with chili flakes

    May 4, 2013

  • Terry

    I'm bringing chicken chorizo posole.

    May 4, 2013

  • Peter G.

    Desert... Where is the party located?

    May 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring roasted asparagus instead of guacamole.

    May 4, 2013

  • Caryn

    I will bring Guacamole and chips and Negra Modelo.

    April 23, 2013

    • Morna

      We converted You!! Yay!

      April 23, 2013

    • Caryn

      haha...yes you did.

      May 3, 2013

  • Laurie R.

    Looking forward to this! How does Tres Leches Cake sound? If there are too many sweets, would it be too "off topic" to make Brazilian cheese bread? The advantage would be, it's gluten free (and delicious). Any opinions? Can I also bring a beverage that is non-alcoholic? Thanks!

    May 1, 2013

    • Morna

      Hi Laurie, Both sound good. Another Meetup person is bringing Tres Leches cake, if that influences your decision. Yes, to non-alcoholic. Glad you're coming.

      May 1, 2013

    • Laurie R.

      Thanks, Morna! That does change it up for me...so I will make the cheese balls. They're delicious and I've made them many times before...Will bring a non-alcoholic beverage as well...Looking forward to seeing you again.

      May 2, 2013

  • RZ

    Hi people. Would like to join you but before RSVP and then not being able to be there would like to secure a ride from SF, 12th St. and Folsom. If any can offer one please let me know send email to [masked] to RSVP. Thanks, Rafael.

    April 30, 2013

    • Helene H.

      Hi RZ!

      April 30, 2013

    • Terry

      RZ, I'm still trying to get wheels for this event. City Car Share wants--get this--freedom to hit my credit card for a cool $1,000 if they feel like it. Can't be right so am still trying to sort it out. I have paid as if I'm going. Hope I do!--Terry

      May 1, 2013

  • RZ

    Bringing lots of chocolate, dark and milk.

    May 1, 2013

  • Sheila-Merle J.

    I will bring a flan pie.

    May 1, 2013

  • Janis

    I'm going to bring some homemade mexican shortbread cookies.

    May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing Mexican rice ... a side dish.

    If anyone wants a ride from San Rafael, please let me know.

    May 1, 2013

  • Cynthia O.

    I'm looking forward to meeting everyone at my 1st meet up! I'll be bringing chile rellenos, and a surprise!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring guacamole & chips.

    April 29, 2013

  • Helene H.

    Is anyone coming from the East bay around the Berkeley/Oakland area ? I would love to carpool with someone and would be happy to help with gas & bridge as I cant' drive that far due to my back injury.
    Thank you!
    I will bring salsa, chips and wine

    April 28, 2013

  • Cathy

    I plan to bring a Mexican frittata and beer.

    April 27, 2013

  • jessica

    I'll bring frijoles negros y arroz and vino.

    April 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    bringing a pitcher of fruit (maybe watermelon) aqua fresca and Mexican coleslaw

    April 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring a whole lot of green salad that would help the Mex food to go down pleasantly and leave the side effects for later in the evening...

    April 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring enchiladas

    April 23, 2013

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