***We'll be having Dinner, Music with Dancing and holding a Yankee Swap Gift Exchange***
The charge will be $10.61, that covers a DJ, the venue which has a full kitchen, tables, and chairs, the dance floor, paypal fee and door prizes to be given with any cash overages so make your plans now!!
*Food: Turkey and Ham are included in the price as well as soft drinks and coffee. Bring your favorite Side dish, appetizer, salad, dessert or Christmas Cookies to share. When you RSVP, please tell us in your RSVP what you will be bringing and we'll update the list so others can try to round out the categories and not duplicate too much. Please bring a serving utensil for your dish if necessary.
**Bring your own alcoholic beverage of choice and please drink responsibly. Non alcoholic beverages will be provided.
***Gift Exchange: Bring a wrapped present for the exchange...this can be a "re-gift", something you received but would never use, something hilarious, a used item from home, or anything else you can think of. (value not to exceed $15 can be as low as $5)
If there is enough interest we will increase the attendee limit. Last year we had 93 people attend.
EVERYONE'S BRINGING THEIR OWN ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE OF CHOICE AND WE WILL BE PROVIDING NON-ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND COFFEE. THESE ARE THE FOOD CATEGORIES TO BE UPDATED WITH RSVP POSTS:
- Chris (Chips)
- Karen (Spinach Dip)
- Sabina (Stuffed Jalapenos)
- Linda (Veggie Tray)
- M.C. (egg rolls)
- Janet (7 layer bean dip & scoops)
- Tara & Darren (cheese ball and garlic dip with veggies)
- Kyle (pot sitckers)
- Dawn ( goat cheese rolled in pistachio nuts and cranberries with crackers and blue cheese topped with honey mustard served with thick pretzel sticks.)
- Susan (Middle Eastern appetizer & Salads)
- Larissa & Richard (Caprice Salad)
- Vickie (Fruit Salad)
- Shelley (chines salad-coleslaw)
- Mark (grape salad)
- Margo (green salad-with citrus and candied pecans)
- Carol F. (salad or side)
- Kimberly P. (Asparagus Salad)
- Margo (mixed green salad)
- L.A. (Potato Side Dish)
- Francine (pasta salad)
- Larissa & Richard (Roasted Asparagus)
- MaryAnn (Potato/Rice dish)
- Alexis (Pasta Dish)
- Amy (Piergoie Casserole)
- Christine R (Veg. Side Dish)
- Paula & Walt (Stuffing)
- Kevin (stuffing)
- Carol D. (side or salad)
- Rita (veggie side dish)
- Cynthia & Brian (glazed carrots)
- Heather W.
- John Van Engelen (mashed potatoes)
- Lareen & Andy (sweet potatoes)
- Janine & Mike (veggie dish)
- Sheri (home-made mac & cheese)
- Protz & Margarita (yellow rice w/chicken & vegetables)
- Marie & Mike (green beans)
- turkey (NAN)
- ham (NAN)
- Gail (Cedar planked salmon)
- Janet (Pecan Pie)
- Karen (Sugar Cookies)
- Lacala (Dessers/Appetizer)
- Rob E
- Dr Debi & Sean
- Jeanette (pumpkin bread) home made, hmmmm?
- Jim & Rose (Pumpkin-butternut squash bread pudding pie)
- Dr. Debi
- Ana (pie)
- Carl & Nancy (apple pie)
- Doug D.
- Suzanne (toffee and marble)
***You must leave with what you brought, please no leftovers for cleanup!!!***
WHAT IS A YANKEE SWAP?
The whole idea of a Yankee Swap is to have fun with "unusual" gifts. Probably not the kind of gift you would normally give, but I could be wrong there. Wouldn't be the first time. Everyone brings a "Gag" gift to the party or something they would like. It can be an unusual re-gift (you know, the one you puzzled over for some time trying to figure out "what was she thinking", or a simply crazy gift you stumbled across on Black Friday, well I think you get the idea.
This is not your normal Christmas Gift Swap. Now be creative and become the mischievous Santa you have always wanted to be!
Everyone who brings a wrapped gift will be given the chance to draw a number upon entering the party. They will then put their gift in the designated area after entering. We will have 8 people open gifts at a time so if you plan on stealing a gift you need be faster than your competition and have entirely opened your gift. This will expedite the swap and be cause for some hilarity.
We will begin by calling the numbers 1 through 8. The person who receives the number 1 will pick a gift (that is not their own) from the pile and open it for all to see (or models it, reads it, or demos it). Then number 2 through 8 will do the same. The first 8 will then be seated. The people with numbers 9 -16 then will choose gifts and open them one by one. They then must decide whether to keep their opened gifts or swap them with any of the first 8 player’s. Every 8 people in the order of their drawn number then gets to select a wrapped gift, open it and decide whether to keep it or swap it for any other gift someone has already opened. Opening of gifts and swapping takes place until all the gifts have been chosen. Finally, the person who picked first with the number "1" gets to choose from all the gifts or keep what he/she has already received. In the end, the gift you are holding is the gift you take home.
Rules: All opened gifts must be left in plain sight until the game is over. No hiding of gifts or you forfeit your gift to the person that catches you. During the selection of a wrapped gift, the participant may visually inspect the gifts, pick them up and/or gently shake them. If a gift gets damaged by any means while in your possession you cannot swap it.