"Fat Tuesday" - Mardi Gras Masquerade Party

It's time for a Mardi Gras Party and we are gearing up for FANTASTIC "Fat Tuesday" event!!!
There are over 100 people signed up for this event on other meetup sites!! We are teaming up with Lively Friends of South Bay, No Flakes La Singles and Xavier at Club 705 in Hermosa Beach for what will be one of the BEST Meetup Mardi Gras Parties EVER!!! The tradition of Mardi Gras is celebrated annually around the world. Its origins can be traced back more than 5000 years ago to the ancient Greeks. Mardi Gras (from the French words, meaning "Fat Tuesday"), or Carnival (from the Latin words carn-caro levare, meaning "removal of flesh"), is a Christian festival that embodies many traditions that originated with the ancient Greeks and Romans--relating to their gods and religious festivals honoring spring fertility rites. In the early Middle Ages, the Catholic Church was unable to abolish all of these ancient traditions after converting pagan tribes to Christianity. The Church was forced to adapt many ancient feasts and festivals, originally celebrated in honor of pagan gods, to Christian beliefs. Today, revelers on parade floats still don the regalia of the Greek god of wine, Bacchus, during Mardi Gras celebrations. Now that the history lesson is over, lets get to the fun part. We will be celebrating Mardi Gras at Club 705 in Hermosa Beach. The party fee will be $15 ($20 at the door) and includes: - 1 FREE Well Drink - One Dozen Mardi Gras Beads - Mardi Gras MASK - Door cover charge - Free Parking (in the attached parking structure at Club 705) PLUS Chances to win prizes such as: -NEW IPOD Nano (for most beads collected by the end of the party) -FREE drink tickets - fun games and contests! This party is costume optional for those who do not want to purchase or wear a costume. IT"S ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN!!! Your admission fee includes a free mask, so after paying your $15 fee, you do not have to purchase anything else other than food and drink.
WE HAVE THE ENTIRE BACK AREA OF THE CLUB WITH PRIVATE BAR - JUST FOR OUR PARTY There will be LOTS of games and prizes to be won during this night of drinking and debauchery. As an example, we will be having the 1st annual No Flake Singles Mardi Gras Piñata beatdown... with lots of cool goodies as well as some drink tickets inside. There will be some games that include whip cream and much more... Our "BIG GIVEAWAY" of the night, a brand new iPod Nano, will be for person who can collect the MOST strands of beads by the end of the night - by ANY means possible! (NO OUTSIDE BEADS ALLOWED - Cheaters will be booted) They will also have bragging rights as being crowned the first King or Queen of our 1st annual event. OUR DRINK AND FOOD SPECIALS DRINKS Draft Beer $4 Bottled Beer $5 Well Drinks $4 Premium Drinks $9 (Grey Goose, Patron, Belvedere, etc) Wine White/Red $5 APPETIZERS Calamari Fritti $5 Chicken Quesadilla $5 Chicken Strips $5 Chicken Wings $5 Fried Zucchini $5 SUSHI California Roll $5 Spicy Tuna Roll $5 Caterpillar Roll $9 Spider Roll $9 Dynamite Roll $9 Prizes for: Best Mask Best Overall Costume Most Creative Use Of Beads Sexiest Costume Female Coolest Costume Male Contests: Piñata Beatdown Sexy Banana Eating (ladies compete) Sexy Pie Eating (men compete) More to come. Send your ideas. So start shopping for your best Mardi Gras costume (or not) and come join us for a fun "Fat Tuesday"

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