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Holiday Party (Gift Bag or Wrapped Gift)

Add your name and what you are bringing by clicking here. Everyone must bring  food or dessert or drink. 

Food: Let us know what you are bringing. Will you bring a food?  If so let us know specifically what food you are bringing. This can be a meat like hot chicken wings, turkey, ham, fried chicken, beef, chicken salad, etc. Don't forget to bring a side dish like cous-cous, vegetable, salad, pasta, rice, etc. 

Dessert:  If you are bringing sweets let us know what it is so we won't have too many of the same exact things. Desserts can be candy, ice-cream, pound cake, carrot cake, chocolate cake, apple pie, sweet potato pie, cupcakes, brownies, lemon pie, banana pudding, banana bread, red velvet cake, or any other dessert you can think of.  Follow the 50% rule in other words bring enough of your dish only for a little over 50% of the number of people who've RSVP'd to avoid too many left overs (i.e., 16 people RSVP YES, bring enough food for 8-10 people). 

Drinks: Let us know if you planning to bring drinks.  Specifically how many cases or liters/gallons are you planning on bringing so we know if we will have enough. Will someone please bring bottled water? It's ok if you want to bring  beer, mixed drinks, wine, sangria or other adult beverages so long as you drink responsibly.


Paper Goods and utensils: I will bring cups, plates, and utensils. Can someone bring napkins or paper towels please? 

Games: Let us know if you are bring a game or games. We'll start off with at least 2 icebreakers/games as a fun way to introduce ourselves. We'll play is Dirty Santa, AKA "White" Elephant", etc.  If you plan to participate bring a wrapped gift (or in a gift bag) with a value of at least $10 but no more than $20. If you're bringing a guest, in order for them to play the game, they would also need to bring a gift. Please post if you have any board games, taboo, cards,  other things that you can bring. I need to know if we will have volunteers that will bring games. 

Guests: Feel free to bring other women family and friends  18 years old or older. Just make sure you include them in your RSVP.

Post what you are bringing by clicking here. What you're bringing: Post what you're bringing so that everyone can see it and this will hopefully keep us from having too many duplicates of the same foods/drinks .

WHAT ARE YOU BRINGING? I'm bring salad, 2 bottles of wine and fried chicken. 

GIFT BAG or wrapped gift. Dance, dance, music, games, Food, drinks, great friendship, more games, inspiration, holiday cheer, networking, fun, fun, and fun, Gift BAG or bring a wrapped gift. (worth at least $10 but not more than $20). This is a great opportunity for us to hang out and get to know each other. Friendships are important. Let's enjoy the Holiday season, get inspired to conquer the New Year, network with great women, enjoy life, relax, dance, dine & be fine!!! 


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had fun! It was nice meeting new people and coming together in unity...

    3 · December 8, 2013

  • Alisha C.

    Really fun, with so much food.

    1 · December 10, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      yes. we had a lot of fun and I loved the fun but I didn't get enough all the chocolate pie was gone by the time I went to get a piece and I wanted to take some meatballs home but I missed them.

      December 11, 2013

  • Gail

    Wonderful!!!! Good food! Great people! I love my candles!!!!!

    December 8, 2013

    • Terrell

      Love (my) your candles huh? I bet you do... ;-(

      2 · December 8, 2013

    • Cheryl K.

      I love the candles and the Carress gift set before you and Gail took them away. LOL! that's alright you both enjoy your gifts. It was a pleasure meeting you both. I hope to see you two ladies at a another group function.

      2 · December 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ladies, I really enjoyed meeting everyone and was so happy to see real diversity - our age ranges, our beauty and aour experiences were all different but we found a way to see what we have in common. There's nothing we can't do together!

    4 · December 8, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    Special thanks to Lorraine for being a leader and a great inspiration. You motivate me to be a better person, to be more fit, and to think positively. The future is bright.

    3 · December 8, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    Wow. The way we rock together is awesome. The diversity, the friendship, and the networking here is amazing. This group is superb, from a medical surgeon, moms raising toddlers, authors, artists, administrators, students, a music video vixen and even a lady who jumps out of airplanes. And super positive attitudes. So much fun. Let's do this again, See ya on Dec 27.

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • LaTrese R S.

    I just wanted to thank everyone for coming out. I had a great time socializing with you. I also enjoyed the gift exchange... it was really FUN. Good food, and drinks and GREAT LADIES :-) I look forward to doing more events with you all.

    2 · December 8, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      Thanks for opening up your home to all of us. Your warm smile and you willingness to host this is very much appreciated. Thanks for being so generous and giving. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

      2 · December 8, 2013

  • Terrell

    I had a great time. Great meeting everyone!

    2 · December 8, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      Thank you so much. I really know in my heart that your presence was so crucial to this party being a success. You are truly a leader. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!!!

      1 · December 8, 2013

  • Camilla N.

    I had a great time talking with all newly met girlfriends

    3 · December 8, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      Great seeing you. You are so much fun and looks like you found some new ladies to hang out with. Love it.

      December 8, 2013

  • Allyson M.

    Hello Ladies of The Rdu Girlfriends I want to apolgizefor not making it lastnight I had a family Emergency that had to be taken care of I'm is was a TOP NOTCH NIGHT and hopefully I'll make another grathering with you Ladies
    Thanks , Allyson

    December 8, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      That's ok. Things happen. We hope you are well and that your emergency ended up being resolved. Call me or text me or email me when you get a chance. We'll be meeting again Dec 27, Friday Night at Papa mojo's roadhouse in Durham, 9:30pm. Let me know if you want to be on the list.

      December 8, 2013

  • Cheryl K.

    My friend and I enjoyed meeting all of you. Latrese and Anglea great idea. Latrese that was nice of you to invite the group into your home. We must do this again.

    3 · December 8, 2013

    • Keshia

      I agree. Great hospitality and fellowship. It felt great to be surrounded be so many amazing and positive women. Looking forward to the next time.

      3 · December 8, 2013

    • LaTrese R S.

      Thank you Cheryl, I was very HAPPY to do it. :-)

      1 · December 8, 2013

  • Allyson M.

    Hey LADIES RUNNING LATE BUT IM COMING

    December 7, 2013

  • Allyson M.

    Hey I never got the address

    December 7, 2013

  • Gail

    What's the gift dollar amount

    December 6, 2013

  • Angie

    I would love to attend this Meetup.Anyone in the North Raleigh/Wake Forest area?If so...Looking to Carpool :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Rebekah

    Im bringing pasta salad and a bottle of champagne

    December 7, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    http://www.meetup.com/The-Real-Girlfriends-of-RDU/pages/Holiday_Party_Details/
    Bring a Gift BAG or bring a wrapped gift. (worth at least $10 but not more than $20). This is a great opportunity for us to hang out and get to know each other. Friendships are important. Let's enjoy the Holiday season, get inspired to conquer the New Year, network with great women, enjoy life, relax, dance, dine & be fine!!!
    Update what you are bringing to eat by clicking here.http://www.meetup.com/The-Real-Girlfriends-of-RDU/pages/Holiday_Party_Details/

    1 · December 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Angie, Wish I could go but have another engagement that day. Have fun everyone.

    December 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, let me know when you have another show and I will be there. You put on wonderful shows!

      December 6, 2013

    • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

      Dec 27, papa mojos roadhouse

      December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ill bring a side. Im no chef but ill pick up something precooked. And i may be a little late, but ill be there.

    December 6, 2013

  • Rebekah

    Is there a list of whats still needed?

    December 5, 2013

  • LaTrese R S.

    Looks like a great menu, I'm really looking forward to this event!

    December 5, 2013

  • Nakia

    I will bring a cheese tray

    December 4, 2013

  • Keshia

    I will bring fresh fruit. Mmmm goes great with shrimp, cheese and crackers, meatballs, and wine. Not sure if anyone has played the "Things" board game. It would be a great ice-breaker game.

    December 4, 2013

  • Terrell

    I am bringing a friend not on meetup as a guest. She lives in Durham. She will bring 3-4 2liter sodas. I didn't see soda on the list, only wine for US wine-os. I will also add to the food list you posted.

    December 1, 2013

  • samatha j.

    Hello ladies I'm very excited to finally meet everyone!!

    1 · December 4, 2013

  • Abeni

    I am going to miss this afterall. I cannot wait to meet you ladies! Next time.

    December 2, 2013

  • Jocelyn M.

    Hi Ladies, excited to meet everyone. Not sure what to bring but I'll check the list and add to it.

    December 2, 2013

  • Camilla N.

    I'll bring a dessert

    December 2, 2013

  • Jocelyn M.

    Hi Ladies, excited to meet everyone

    December 2, 2013

  • Lori

    I'll bring a dessert, a gift and probably a bottle of wine

    December 1, 2013

  • Allyson M.

    Im bringing meatballs because there AWESOME and some wine

    November 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey ladies I'll bring chips and dip and some wine

    1 · November 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well I bring a desert: turtle creme pie. not sure if I'm suppose to bring a gift.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Cheryl K.

    I'm going to bring Sausage and Cheese Dip with crackers or Scoops and a gift.

    1 · November 22, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    This link. Will you ladies help me keep this up to date? http://www.meetup.com/The-Real-Girlfriends-of-RDU/pages/Holiday_Party_Details/

    November 18, 2013

  • Terrell

    I also have Taboo, Guestures, and cards. I however, am a spade-ologist..hoping there are others.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Cheryl K.

    This will be my first MeetUp with the group. I try to attend some meetups with you all but seems like I always have something to do on those days. I would like to participate in the gift exchange and not sure what to bring to eat but I'll let you no. I'll let you know before the week is up. Seems like fun

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm bringing shrimp and roasted veggies.

    1 · November 18, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    What are you bringing?

    November 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Should I bring a gift? What else is needed... can you email me with details [masked]

      November 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be a great way for me to meet new friends. How exciting! What should I bring?

    November 17, 2013

  • Terrell

    Is this a pot luck or do attendees pay to contribute to the food cost or what? For now I am more like a maybe because of the drive, just wondering...

    November 16, 2013

  • Angela Real Girlfriends of R.

    So this is the holiday party with gift bag, games and fun. Not to be confused with nov 8, dave and busters ladies night.

    November 8, 2013

  • Gail

    Aaaawwww I have another event that night that starts at 9.....I may come but can't stay long :( will still bring a gift. .... love the holidays!!!!

    November 7, 2013

  • Gail

    God idea. Sounds like fun Angela!

    November 7, 2013

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