Potluck at Anna's + Kitchen Item Exchange - "What You Can't Live Without"

***Anna will be hosting us!  I'll send out her address and phone number to the yes RSVP's in a week.  Thank you!!!***

 

This is a general potluck with a "dirty Santa" swap (also called a White Elephant exchange around the holidays) of cooking or kitchen items.  Please bring a potluck dish and/or a bottle of wine.  There's no theme for this part.

Bring a kitchen or cooking item priced $5-15 that you LOVE.  Please do not wrap it.  Each person will introduce the item they bring and why they love it. We'll draw numbers to see who picks first.  Items can be "stolen"!  You will be giving away the item you bring and taking home a different item.  We'll learn about new gadgets, etc. and have some fun while doing it.

If you RSVP "yes", please make sure to un-RSVP with at least 2 days notice if you can no longer make it.  We want to accommodate people on the waiting list and that's a challenge without some advance notice.

If the event is full, please add to the waiting list!  Spots often open up as the event gets closer.

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  • courtney

    Thanks Anna for hosting. Had so much fun.

    March 13, 2013

  • Steph L

    Anna: So nice to see you again! Thank you for opening up your home, and turning us on to the "dinner menu" - can you share the site this comes from please. Thanks, Steph

    March 13, 2013

    • Anna

      Hi Steph, so glad to have everyone! The site is emeals.com. they make me look more organized than I actually am.

      March 13, 2013

  • Jackie

    Anna ~~ thank you for hosting ~~ your home is beautiful. Such a fun evening ~~ loved the exchange. Hope to see you at the Game Night at my house next Wednesday. It's a new, on-going 'every 3rd Wednesday' of the month gig so if you can't make this one catch us in April! Looking forward to seeing many of you at Fondue Fun at my place too! :-)

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun at my first get together with this group. What a great bunch of ladies. Thanks for hosting, Anna.

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great evening! I'm glad to be part of this group! Enjoyed the variety of food that everyone brought ~ I ate WAY too much dip;)

    March 12, 2013

  • marci b.

    Loved it. The exchange was a great idea!

    March 12, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Loads of fun and great food! Thanks, Anna!

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anna,
    Thank you so much for having me.
    Ladies, I am so glad to meet you all.
    The "swap" was really funny.

    March 12, 2013

  • Jody S.

    I am so sorry that I am not able to make it. I have been under the weather and went to the doctor late this afternoon. She is treating me for strep. I feel ok but just not there. Please forgive me if someone else could have made it. I thought I could.

    March 12, 2013

    • Amy

      I'm sorry you're sick!!! Guess it's a good idea to stay home if you might have strep. Hope you're all better and can join us soon.

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey ladies, Im sorry I won't be able to attend tonight. I woke up not feeling well and need to rest tonight. Plus I don't want to get anyone else sick as well. I will look forward to the next meetup. I hope someone can go in my place and have fun for me tonight.

    March 12, 2013

    • Amy

      Feel better!!!

      March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ugh...have to cancel, just found out I have to work late tonight.

    March 12, 2013

    • Amy

      Yuck! Sorry you can't make it!

      March 12, 2013

  • Michelle

    Not feeling good today - sorry for the late notice!

    March 12, 2013

    • Amy

      Sorry to hear it, Michelle. I forgot what you were bringing but remember that we talked about it at the last event. I was looking forward to seeing it! Feel better!!!

      March 12, 2013

  • Cindy

    Sorry, something came up.

    March 11, 2013

  • Lavon K.

    Hey ladies. I will not be able to make this one.

    March 11, 2013

  • Laura W.

    So sorry to cancel the day before. Husband just got pulled away for the week. Looking forward to Fondue Fun.

    March 11, 2013

  • Amy

    I have emailed Anna's address to all attendees tonight. Please let me know if you did not get it and I'll email you through Meetup. Check your spam!

    March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm new to the Denver metro area (from Dallas TX) so I'm very excited to meet you ladies from Parker! I have only been here a little over a month and I'm going stir crazy because I don't know anyone except my boyfriend and his roommate . Love the Dirty Santa swap idea but with kitchen stuff. See you next week!!!!

    1 · March 8, 2013

    • Amy

      Welcome, Natalie!!!!

      March 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Catch ya next time!

    March 5, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Looking forward to seeing you all...thanks Anna for stepping in as our host! This is a great group of ladies!

    March 3, 2013

  • Lisa

    Anna thanks for hosting. I'm glad that the evening is going to continue despite all the hijacking and changes bringing much confusion. Will explain all at the event.

    March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anna,
    Thank you for including people from the wait list:)

    March 3, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Amy... surely you meant Jackie is also hosting the next MONTH (not the next night)...looks like the fondue party is April 4th.

    March 1, 2013

    • Amy

      Yes! Thanks for catching that, Laura. Been a long week. :)

      1 · March 1, 2013

  • Amy

    Hello! Thank you to Jackie for offering to host on March 12! Since she's hosting us for the next night (fondue!) I thought I'd give a day to see if anyone else would like to host March 12 at their home. Please let me know if you do! Please email me your address via Meetup email to keep it private. This event is still on, the location is the only thing that will change! Thanks everyone!

    March 1, 2013

  • Jackie

    Sounds good!

    March 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    That's great Jackie! I still want to come, just feel more comfortable with someone with experience hosting so I can get more familiar with the group. Should be the same RSVP/waiting list numbers. An event change email will be distributed presumably much like the one that just went out yesterday. Thank you so much.

    March 1, 2013

  • Kathryn L.

    No worries LIsa it will be easy to get another host. Thanks anyway.

    March 1, 2013

  • Jackie

    I would love to host! I am also hosting Fondue Fun but the more the merrier! :-)

    March 1, 2013

    • Jackie

      We can also add the folks on the waiting list :-)

      March 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    Ladies. I may be out of the loop too much to understand how this works. Would anyone else be interested in hosting this fun event? I still think it sounds like a great night. Just feeling like I don't know enough about group yet.

    March 1, 2013

  • Lisa

    Lisa G it looks like there's room for one more at this point. Really glad this is getting great interest. Will be a really fun night!

    January 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sounds like a terrific night! I'll bring my mom - the best cook I know. :)

    January 23, 2013

  • Amy

    Kathryn, are we playing show and tell or giving something away?

    January 23, 2013

    • Kathryn L.

      We are "exchanging" or giving away like a white elephant trade--picking numbers and you can take or steal. Nothing wrapped and people will say what they brought and why they Love It!!

      January 23, 2013

    • Kathryn L.

      Can be food, or gadget, book, anything that you Love and feel like you cant' live without

      January 23, 2013

  • Steph L

    I know exactly what i can't live without! Fun theme!

    January 23, 2013

  • Laura W.

    I think what I can't live without would be a shorter list! I love the theme and excited to finally make one of these! Thanks for hosting Lisa.

    January 22, 2013

  • Laura J.

    Ugh oh...I may have to bring half my kitchen!

    January 22, 2013

    • Amy

      Absolutely!!!

      January 22, 2013

  • Amy

    Thanks for hosting, Lisa! As a cookbook lover, I might bring a beloved cookbook. ;)

    January 22, 2013

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