DINNER & RE-GIFT YANKEE SWAP ~ DOCKSIDE RESTAURANT, WAKEFIELD, MA

Hello ladies:

JOIN US FOR A DINNER AND YANKEE RE-GIFT SWAP :)

We have had a fantastic time lasts year with this re-do yankee swap that it has become another one of our yearly traditions!

The holidays have come and gone and I'm sure we all have something we received that may suit someone else better and at this party regifting is welcomed...lol :)  I have made reservations for our regift YANKEE SWAP~!  If you don't have a gift to regive I'm sure you can find some great values after the holidays for a  $20 gift!

WHEN:  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 16th, 5PM

WHERE:  Dockside Restaurant, 1099 Main St., Wakefield, MA

TIME:  5:00 P.M.

GIFT VALUE:  $20.00 approximate, sometimes we don't know what someone spent on a gift:)

We all will  have a bill to settle based on drinks/buffet/tip, at the end of event.  Depending on total number of final attendees we might end up ordering off menu (is 20 -25 people) anything over we will have another buffet dinner and split bill evenly.

Not familiar with a YANKEE SWAP ~

In Yankee Swap each participant brings a wrapped gift, marked with who gave it (thank you to our member that suggested this....last years gifts were fantastic :) and places it in a designated area. Guests are given numbers as they arrive, or their names are randomly drawn, and they select and unwrap gifts from the pile in that order — with a twist.

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). During the selection of a wrapped gift, the participant may visually inspect the gifts, pick them up and/or gently shake them.

The person who receives number 2 then chooses a gift and opens it, and then must decide whether to keep it or swap it for the first player’s gift. Each person in order then gets to select a present, 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 presents have been chosen. Finally, the person who picked first 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.

 

 

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  • Julie F.

    I had a great time. Thanks Sue.

    February 19, 2013

  • Ellen

    Lots of laughing, good foodn fun people, thanks for organizing it Sue!

    February 18, 2013

  • Denise M.

    F-U-N !! Thanks to Sue for organizing the Meetup. We had lots of laughs during the Yankee Swap !!

    February 18, 2013

  • Vicki

    Had a great time! Fun swapping gifts, the food was yummy too! Nice seeing everyone.

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Sue

    LOL Paula you are to funn! I was good all week 100% so I could give a little last night! Thanks for coming it was a great time as usual....we have fantastic ladies!

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Paula

      It's the old parochial school upbring (guilt) I jokingly said to Denise while in the buffet line that I expected Dr. Dan to be walking in to check on us...

      1 · February 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really a very enjoyable, fun event - thanks to the organizers and participants!

    February 17, 2013

  • Paula

    Sue, It was fun.. thanks to you and your assistants. the food looked good... I had to pass on the really yummy things because of Dr. Dan whispering in my ear..lol

    2 · February 17, 2013

  • Ronni

    A very fun time!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Trisha

    Thank you Sue C and Sue B for a fun night .Yankee Swaps are so much fun ! The food was delicious with a great menu. Thanks again for all your planning to make such a great night !
    Trisha

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Sue

    Fantastic ladies, an event full of FUN. After all that's what we are all about !!

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Connie

    Excellent

    1 · February 17, 2013

  • Donna

    Excellent!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Sue

    A big thank you to Sue B for running swap - great job!!! Quick, fun and efficient!!! For bringing numbers and basket too!!!
    Denise thanks for taking and posting pictures! You ladies are the best!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Roberta

    Thank you once again Sue for a wonderful time!!!!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Marjorie

    Great fun!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Jill

    Had a lot of fun! Thanks to Sue for organizing another great event!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun tonight! Great food and laughs! Loved spending time with friends.

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Sue

    Had a fantastic time with great ladies! Food was delicious and yummy loved the rolls and american chop suey! A nice change! lol Love my new Nine West Bag! Our Yankee Swaps are always a blast and where can you go for a $13 night!???

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Pat D.

    Fun time!!

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Sue

    Ok ladies swap should be over in about 10 minutes 7pm.

    February 16, 2013

  • Sue

    We are a go:). Snow is due later in evening. See you ladies tonight:(

    1 · February 16, 2013

    • Katie

      I'm thinking Omg finally get to see the girls and a storm Uugh looking forward to tonight :)

      February 16, 2013

    • Roberta

      Let's hope the snow amounts to nothing!!!!

      February 16, 2013

  • Sue

    As of right now we are still on......please do check site tomorrow. If weather is bad I will cancel. (spoke with restuarant today on my concerns of weather).

    February 15, 2013

    • Sue

      As you know living in new england it could be nothing or could be later in the night, when we are all home from event. So let's just wait and see what is predicted tomorrow:)

      February 15, 2013

    • Paula

      thanks Sue, will check later.

      February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is anyone wondering or worried about the weather? I have been watching the weather report and it is so vague!!!! Will we still have the meetup?

    February 15, 2013

  • Deb

    Just wanted to know if anyone knows approx how much dinner will cost. Do you divide the bill evenly among the attendees? If we are ordering off the menu and someone orders just soup it isn't really fair for them to have to pay for everyone's meals (just curious to how it is done)
    Thanks =-)

    February 15, 2013

    • Sue

      Last year it as $16/pp, we order a buffet, everyone has the same food:)

      February 15, 2013

    • Deb

      Thanks :)

      February 15, 2013

  • Sue

    Bill is divided by attendees, we are all having same thing, buffet has wen ordered. :)

    February 15, 2013

  • Sue

    Ladies food has been ordered.

    February 14, 2013

  • Donna

    Did you have to give them a definite head count now? I'm hoping to make it. Would love to meet up with all of you but I may have to leave earlier than everyone because I forgot I have something else I may need to be at around 9PM Sat. night.Will know definitely Fri. how long I can stay & let you know. Hopefully I can be there by 5 & stay for a few hrs. Sounds like a fun event! Please let me know if this is OK for everyone.
    Donna

    February 13, 2013

  • Cindy J.

    I just had a family commitment come up for this weekend.....and I was so looking forward to this :(

    February 11, 2013

  • Valerie

    Schedule conflict gone! :)

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Donna

    Great. Two of us will be there.

    February 9, 2013

  • Gloria ".

    Anyone coming from Dracut or Lowell area, for carpooling? (I don't drive at nite anymore) Will gladly contribute for gas.

    February 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my family baled on me. now i can come! hope there is a spot...

    February 7, 2013

  • Paula

    will the buffet offer any plant based items?

    February 7, 2013

  • Donna

    Love Yankee Swaps!

    January 31, 2013

  • Gloria ".

    will be a maybe, based on weather

    December 19, 2012

  • Ellen C

    I can help with the yankee swap. Sounds like fun!

    December 17, 2012

  • Denise M.

    I already have my re-gift ready for the swap !! ha-ha

    December 16, 2012

  • Sue B.

    I will run it again.

    December 14, 2012

  • Sue

    I always ask a guest to run the Yankee Swap and leave it up to who ever runs it :) Any volunteers?

    December 14, 2012

  • Roberta

    Are you maybe gonna do the surprise ending again?

    December 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    have to change the rsvp; family is coming in. sorry sounds like fun

    December 13, 2012

  • Paula

    sounds like fun..

    December 13, 2012

  • Nancy M.

    That sounds like fun!

    December 13, 2012

  • Valerie

    Schedule conflict with a class that I'm taking.

    December 13, 2012

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