Ed's Friday Backyard Social

  • August 9, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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LET'S CELEBRATE THE END OF THE WEEK WITH A BACKYARD SOCIAL AT ED'S HOUSE !! It's time once again to head on over to Ed's party place in Villa Park (next to the City of Orange) for another wonderful evening of relaxation and socializing. Why put up with the hassle of going to a bar, dealing with credit cards, tips, and paying your tab, as well as worrying about valet parking when you can be in a private, relaxing setting among friends! We've had great fun with our previous thirteen year successful track record of Backyard Happy Hour events at my house, so now it's time to continue the 2013 Happy Hour season with another "Ed's Backyard Social Happy Hour." Here's the deal: Come on over starting at 6:00pm and bring your $5.00 fee for the party admission, your favorite party drink, some appetizers to share, and of course your great fun Happy Hour attitude! You are also always welcome to bring your bathing suit and towel to hang out in the jacuzzi or jump in the pool and talk about something fun and silly. If you don't wish to go in the water, that's okay too. Just come on down and hang out around the jacuzzi and enjoy my private backyard oasis with good friends, complete with two lava rock fire pits, parklike grounds, pool, jacuzzi, outdoor bar, good music, etc. It's a great way to celebrate the weekend! Especially during those nice Summer nights. This event is cross-posted with several other fun Meetup groups so we should have a great turnout! Don't count the numbers on just this Meetup group. Directions to my home will be emailed right after the RSVP deadline of 3pm August 8  (the day before the party) only to those who have RSVPd "YES" before the 3pm August 8 deadline posted above. Hope to see you there!!!

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  • John

    Fun party.

    August 12, 2013

  • Ed H.

    Thank you for all the nice comments about my party! Glad you all had a good time. Mark your calendars for my next house party, "Pajama and Toga Costume Party" on September 21! Details will be posted soon. See you all then!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Prinnie

    Hey Everyone,
    I don't think it's posted but we will be going to DP Concert in the Park tomorrow (SUN 8/11) for ABBAfab (Tribute to ABBA). You're welcome to join us at 2:30pm at Sea Terrace Park in Dana Point...Lovely Paula (and myself) will be setting up blankets for us! Thank you so much Paula.

    August 10, 2013

    • Prinnie

      Blankets are set up near front and center stage. Look for Bart Simpson blanket behind the pink and blue tarps. Hope to see U there!

      August 11, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    great as always

    August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a good time, I met new friends and saw some old friends from OC Good Life :))
    It was nice to meeting you Ed :))

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Isamu

    It was great

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Prinnie

    Ed, thank you again for being so awesome...There ought to be a law against having that much fun!

    August 10, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Fun & enjoyed meeting more new nice people.

    2 · August 10, 2013

    • Steve

      Sharon, glad you had fun. Aren't Ed's parties just the greatest?

      2 · August 10, 2013

  • Prinnie

    Ed, thank you so much for being the HOST with the MOST! We had a wonderful time...The food/drinks and company were great. Can't wait for another one...Enjoy your upcoming adventures as well!

    2 · August 10, 2013

  • Indiana

    Another awesome party! Thankyou ed for putting this on for us all.....so much fun! :)

    2 · August 10, 2013

  • Kurt

    Thanks Ed for hosting a great night. Enjoyed seeing your cars and especially the beer bottle collection!! Met some awesome folks and overall had a great night! Thanks for getting me out of the house!!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Steve

    Another fantastic party at Ed's. Great turnout, nice people, a huge amount of excellent food too. I had a great time. Ed's house is perfect for parties. Thanks Ed!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Irina M.

    Cant see address where to go );

    August 9, 2013

    • Irina M.

      What ever

      August 9, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Irina, I emailed the address to everyone who RSVP'd at 3pm on 8/8. Did you check your SPAM folder? Also, I wonder why you needed my address at all as you have already been to at least a dozen of my parties in the past. Sorry I did not see your note until now.

      August 10, 2013

  • Paula H.

    Great party Ed! Had a blast and met some great new people. Danced, danced and danced. Thank you for being such a gracious host!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My first party at Ed's. Didn't know what to expect. No problem...a fun group of people, friendly and easy to meet and talk to.

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Gretchen

    Great!

    1 · August 9, 2013

  • Irina M.

    All right no address no invitation ); have fun all if you lol

    August 9, 2013

  • Irina M.

    Is any one has address ??

    August 9, 2013

  • Rachel

    Aaahhh I was going go n be a looky loo but can't emergency came up :(

    August 9, 2013

  • mike m.

    Need address

    August 8, 2013

    • Ed H.

      In addition, our policy requires members to post a recognizable photo of your face. Your profile photo is not acceptable. Please change it ASAP. Thanks.

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • Irina M.

      I don't see address Ed?

      August 9, 2013

  • ELSA D.

    Something came up and I won't be able to make it.
    I know I am missing a great party, but probably next time.
    And for just $ 5 to open your house to all of us, is just a big generosity. So thanks a lot Ed.
    Have fun everybody !!!!!

    August 9, 2013

  • Giselle

    just got called into work. May show up later tonight

    August 9, 2013

  • Kurt

    Any spots left? I'm in!

    August 9, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Check your email.

      August 9, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    I'm a maybe.

    August 9, 2013

  • Irina M.

    Hello darling I am glad to see you again !! $10 credit still exist

    August 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Of course.

      August 8, 2013

    • Irina M.

      Спасибо(; see you tonight can't remember address

      August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, my friend will not make this time, just me :))

    August 9, 2013

  • Paula H.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone! Should be a great party Ed and thank you for opening up your home! I'll be bringing some Skinny Pirates and some good munchies, Arrgghh!

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Prinnie

      Woohoo! Argggg Matey...What about the Muskateers? LOL

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • Paula H.

      All for one and one for all!

      1 · August 9, 2013

  • Jim V.

    Just a heads' up. It will be just me.

    August 8, 2013

  • Donna

    Sorry, something came up in the family, I really wanted to attend! Hopefully next time!

    August 8, 2013

  • Steve-O

    1

    August 8, 2013

  • Rachel

    This will be my fist I'm excited to go

    August 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Should be fun!

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • Steve

      Rachel, we're excited to meet you.

      1 · August 8, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Ya know...I'm not going to let other non member friends determine my fate! I am going to go without them and experience your function/party myself with my own opinion. It appears you have been doing these for awhile and it seems to be working for you. So since I haven't been before, and I prefer no costume, now is a good time to check it out! I plan to enjoy as I have been doing on all other meetups and make my own opinion!
    I also noticed you said bring appetizers...so will there be any main course or BBQ since a backyard event? So I know if I should eat a meal before I go or if there will be staples or enough main food there? Thanks for update...Again being 1st time there. I need to eat a decent diet being Type II... ;-(
    Thanks

    2 · August 8, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Good attitude! Everything will be explained with the email I send out at 3pm today. I think I am done with these comments!

      1 · August 8, 2013

    • Steve

      Sharon, there's usually lots of great food, an incredible amount. That's not to say you shouldn't grab a bite especially if you have to eat a certain way.

      You're going to love it! Lots of very nice people.

      2 · August 8, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    I would hope with all these attending being adults, that they are responsible in helping keep your home you open for them decent and not thrash it like teenagers!...! I usually help clean as I go but being a past F/A I'm used to picking up after others!! LOL But I would think they would respect your home especially being mature adults and most having or had homes themselves! Even with alcohol being involved!....Let's hope! (unless they think they don't have to due to paying for it!) That would be sad...

    August 8, 2013

    • Ed H.

      You are overanalyzing again!

      August 8, 2013

  • Dana

    Looking forward to my first Ed's party! I am excited to meet new friends, see you there. :-)

    August 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Look forward to meeting you!

      August 8, 2013

  • Dyanna B.

    My first meet up!! Cant wait! Thank you so much for extending your hospitality.

    1 · August 8, 2013

    • Ed H.

      My pleasure!

      August 8, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    The friends are who made the comments & questioned the charge. They've decided not to go. So no RSVP for them. To understand further, I'vee discussed this with other Meetup members who have stated you're making money, obviously. I'm not used to paying for home parties that are potlucks & w/no entertainment included. I can understand cleaning but l know what cleaning costs. Now w/over 110 people! U don't need my guests. But gotta say they made good points. As our friends have parties & don't ask for anything except a dish to share & Byob.
    But Yes you must be cool to open your house to these members to attend & hava a place to party & meet! That's cool & nice!
    Again I was just passing on to them the info.about the party to see if they want to go. That was their feedback I shared with U. Which brought it to light for me. I guess others already had concluded as members. I'm kinda new to this & to your parties. I'm sure they're good & fun. This will be a new experience as I like

    August 8, 2013

    • Ed H.

      I still think that you and your friends have missed the point, and I think from the other comments here as well as the fact that there are now over 150 people signed up to attend, you will see that you and your friends are in the minority in your thinking. I cannot recall that you have ever been to my house for party so I think you should not overanalyze things. You have NO idea what cleaning is involved after one of my parties! I assure you that it is a lot more than any housecleaning and repairs you have ever imagined! Come and just have a good time. I like fun, happy people at my house parties, not critics or people who that they are entitled to be entertained by me for free. As stated earlier, if you are uncomfortable with my party guidelines, please feel free to host your own party at your house and I will be happy to follow any guidelines that you dictate -- or I also can choose to go to a different event. Cheers!

      5 · August 8, 2013

  • Dave K.

    Going to the OC Fair.

    August 8, 2013

  • Sharon R.

    Just questions I've received from friends I've invited...Why a $5.00 fee if it's a backyard event, so no house clean-up?! Also was asked if $5. was for a band or DJ...Prob more would come if no charge like several other parties...or maybe just a donation. Since potluck & BYOB too. But just wanted to let you know I was questioned about this. Didn't know how to explain it to them since this is just an evening party and in the backyard! ;-)
    Also just figured $265.00 is lots more than it would cost to clean a whole big house if all or more show up! Max to clean a whole large house is up to $100.! But hey, you are opening up your home so you will get extra $ and left overs of food and booze! Hey not too bad for having a happy hour social! Maybe I shouldn't ask these friends that brought this to my attention...however, I have heard complaints about the fee/charge before from others in Meetup too...FYI...and that was at your large all day & night parties! Oh well...! Just sharing...

    August 1, 2013

    • Ed H.

      In addition, you state that you have invited friends but your RSVP does not indicate this. It only states that you are coming.

      5 · August 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Wow, is she serious????Why would you even have to explain yourself...You're a classy guy!...Go Ed, Go Ed Go Ed!!!!!

      2 · August 8, 2013

  • Prinnie

    Looks like the girls have convinced me and I don't think that I'm sailing the next morning. So, I'm in! Woohoo!

    August 7, 2013

  • Ed H.

    More fun people are signing up fast! Now there are over 150 people signed up for this party! Should be a great Summer evening for fun times! See you then!

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good news!!! I will be a little late, I have to work till 7 :))

    1 · August 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      No problem.

      August 7, 2013

  • Rachel

    Hi

    August 7, 2013

  • yvette m.

    Thanks for the acknowledgement Ed, I have to back out of this one due to work schedule;however, I will catch the next one. Look forward to meeting you all. Cheers....yvette

    August 7, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Catch you on the flipside!

      1 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will have parking for all these people? I am in Capistrano Beach. I could fit 3 in my car

    August 6, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Yes, there is ample parking in my neighborhood.

      August 7, 2013

  • Kimberly B.

    This is going to be one helluva party!

    August 6, 2013

  • Dee W.

    This will be my first ever meet up!. Hope I'll be welcomed and looking forward to having fun :)

    August 6, 2013

    • Ed H.

      You will have a great time I am sure! Welcome!

      1 · August 6, 2013

  • Ed H.

    There are currently nearly 100 people signed up for this event because this event is cross-posted with several other fun Meetup groups so we should have a great turnout! Don't count the numbers on just this Meetup group. Hope to see you all on August 9th! Full directions and instructions will be sent to all those that RSVP "Yes" on August 8th at 5pm.

    2 · August 4, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Due to a slight change in my schedule, directions will now be sent at 4pm on August 8, not 5pm. Thanks.

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Whoops, I meant to write 3pm, not 4pm!

      August 6, 2013

  • yvette m.

    Hello Ed, this will my first meet up and I am looking forward to meeting new friends. I just moved back here from the high desert [so glad to to be back in the OC] and I'm ready to enjoy the good life.

    August 6, 2013

    • Ed H.

      Welcome back to the OC!

      August 6, 2013

  • Donna M.

    Hoping to car pool with Alex for my first time at this warm, friendship stimulating event. I also live in Fullerton and guess feel nervous about attending.

    August 4, 2013

    • Sherry

      Thanks Ed, I appreciate that...it is kinda scary the first time for me too. Sherry

      August 4, 2013

    • Steve

      Sherry and Donna, you have nothing to worry about. We're anxious to meet you and after that, we'll all be your peeps. It's gonna be great!

      August 6, 2013

  • Jackie L.

    I'll be there at some point

    August 6, 2013

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