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Geeky Halloween Cocktail Party & Potluck @ Alicia's!

  • Oct 27, 2012 · 7:00 PM
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I'm excited to host my first Geek Club Meetup as a Halloween party!

I will have 2 blenders & lots of vodka, rum & gin with mixers for people to experiment or mix their favorites. For those who prefer beer, there might also be some interesting flavors to try out.

Please bring a Halloween themed dish to share - even if only the color fits the theme. We need main dishes & side dishes since this is during dinner time. Please put in your RSVP or comment what you'll be bringing so we don't get too many duplicates.

Costumes are encouraged!

I'll be showing horror movies (mine or yours) as audio wallpaper during the party to keep the mood right.

I have over 200 games - many are horror themed so we can play some games after we've gotten the cocktails & food started. (Is anyone interested in gaming before the party? I might be up for hosting some of that.)

I'm in Sunnyvale near the Mountain View border & will send the exact address to attendees a couple of days before the party.

As we get closer, if it looks like clear skies, I'll open up a few more RSVP slots because I have a great front porch with extra seating.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll let you guys tag yourselves. I'm going to bed and not waking up until tomorrow night. x.x

    October 28, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I am still in bed! Lol

      October 28, 2012

    • Orchid

      Thanks for taking photos and uploading them!

      October 28, 2012

  • Orchid

    It was a FUNtastic night! Met fun and friendly people, watched awesome movies (I'm ordering the Evil Dead Trilogy btw) and Alicia was an excellent hostess. Thank you Alicia! :)

    October 28, 2012

  • Brenda

    Alicia, you are a great and fun hostess! Fisher woman noises aside. lol. Neat group of people to gather with.

    October 28, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    I had a blast!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great party! I had a lot of fun.

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    First meet up that I was actually able to attend and it was very fun. Great people and a fun night. Thanks, Alicia!

    October 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will upload photos as soon as I can get my computer to cooperate!

    October 28, 2012

  • Jessica M.

    Good spread of food, fun movies, great conversation.

    October 28, 2012

  • Dennis S.

    How do people feel about sushi? My original plan was pizza but someone beat me to it before I got off the wait list.

    2 · October 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good to me!

      October 27, 2012

    • Jessica M.

      I LOVE sushi!

      October 27, 2012

  • Orchid

    We're running a tad bit late but I'm bringing cookies, marshmallows and fruit. :)

    1 · October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Since I'm not going to drink anything (total lightweight that's the DD) would you like me to photograph the party Alicia?

    October 27, 2012

    • Brenda

      Emily thinks she has to be sober to operate her camera? Hmmm - somethng wrong with this picture. Kidding!!!

      October 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Lol Brenda I've seen those "drunk photos" before. They typically consist of up-nose shots and blurry feet. :)

      October 27, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    I've updated the info to include potential gaming beforehand if folks are interested. I've also noted I might add a few more spaces if it looks like the rain will stay away.

    October 21, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I don't think Larry is coming anymore, but I'll make sure he updates his RSVP. He had a rough night yesterday. I will bring Arkham Horror anyway, but I won't be arriving early anymore. See you at 7!

      October 27, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      Ok. Great! I'll see everyone at 7pm.

      October 27, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    Ice is also a fairly cheap option to bring since some are having a hard time choosing food. I'm going to need 4 bags because I'm keeping some drinks in coolers. But snack foods are always a great option and desserts are perfect if you're arriving late.

    October 27, 2012

    • Dennis S.

      I also have a cooler I can bring if needed.

      October 27, 2012

    • Brenda

      Dennis, as Alicia says, better too much than not enough, so pls do bring it!

      1 · October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would Keith, but I'm using the iPhone app and it poss where it likes. I tried using it through safari but I have to log in every time even though I check to remember me and it was getting annoying.

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Has*

    October 27, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      You should reply to comments instead of leaving a new one every time. Especially when you are replying to your own comments.

      October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Robert had a decent sized cooler. And I found my charger

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    ...if I can find my charger

    October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have been perfecting a recipe for glow in the dark jello shots with Larry. I can bring those and some potato salad.

    1 · October 22, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      Oh! I may have to pick up some black lights. I'll see what I can do.

      October 26, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      Yes, Larry, if you can bring black lights that would be awesome. I have one more store to try & I'm worried I might not find them there either.

      October 27, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    Oh, what do you guys think...

    It won't rain tomorrow.
    I have a couch & 6 chairs inside plus standing room (it's a cocktail party after all).
    I have 6 chairs & a table outside plus standing room.

    Should I open up a few more spots?
    ...or will we be too tight in just a dining room, living room, patio space? When I've hosted parties here in the past we were all close friends so space didn't matter.

    I'll leave this up to mob rules.

    October 26, 2012

    • Larry

      Lets keep the party intimate.

      October 26, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      Ok. The closest thing we have to a mob has spoken. I won't add more room on the list. It looks like some are freeing up space anyway.

      October 27, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way Robert is my guest. He just made his own meet up because the +1 option wasn't working when I RSVP'd

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill bring along one of my games I have. It's not Halloween but extremely fun in a large group. (Quelf) we won't have to play it but it'll be there for those who would.

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I should say 1 lb = 4 to 6 sandwiches. I love heaping on my meat so it only makes me 4 lol.

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would call and ask if they serve their meat by the pound first. Some Arby's don't do that. And it's around $5/lb (I don't know about here that was in Nebraska lol)

    October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    By the way a really easy main dish to do is to get a few pounds of roast beef from Arby's (if they have that available here) and some cups of au juice, mix them into a warmer, bag of buns and BBQ sauce and bam main dish. :) (1lb is about 4 sandwiches)

    1 · October 22, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      There is an Arby's less than a mile from my place if anyone wants to try this option. I even have a crockpot!

      October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill probably be bringing a salad and most likely a dessert. What kinds of dressings do you guys like?

    1 · October 22, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'm thinking Ranch, thousand island, and Italian. Would that cover pretty much everyone? Or is there a must have for somebody?

      October 25, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      I think those are perfect!

      October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    No problem Rob :) Pizza is always the best party food

    October 26, 2012

  • Rob

    Great, I'll bring a jumbo pizza to bake.

    1 · October 26, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    We could all pool in for pizza haha

    1 · October 26, 2012

    • Rob

      Actually I have a few pizzas I can bring, thank you for the suggestion Emily. Alicia, is there an oven I can bake one in ?

      October 26, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      Of course you can use my oven! :)

      October 26, 2012

  • Alicia H.

    For main dishes, if you're worried about cost, you can share the cost of a main dish with someone else. Discuss! :-)

    October 26, 2012

  • Jessica M.

    Steven and I have apples and cheese, at the moment. Maybe some apple cider.

    1 · October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be bringing a dessert of some kind maybe a jello mold green

    1 · October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Rum. :)

    October 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Idk what happened but I ended up posting to Rachel Cs meetup somehow even though I'm not RSVPd there.

    October 21, 2012

    • Zeus

      LoL

      October 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    What kinds off food for the potluck do you need? Snack food/main dishes/etc. ?

    October 21, 2012

    • Alicia H.

      That's a great question. I'd definitely like some main dishes to help balance the alcohol. I'll update the info up there again.

      October 21, 2012

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