Holiday Get Together, Drinks, Potluck and Dirty Santa Gift Game!

  • December 14, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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This is a time to get together with friends, have some soup, eggnog, good conversation and be merry. Children welcome. This event is for everyone in the greater Orlando freethought community.

This is a potluck. BYOB. Bring food to share!

Please note the comment below where you share what category of food you are bringing.

How to play Dirty Santa

Bring a gift valued around $10 -$15
The gifts are put in the center of the room or on a table where everyone can easily pick-up, shake, inspect and select a package.
Players sit in a circle around the gifts and each player is given a random number on a piece of folded paper
Player #1 picks a gift and opens it, shows it around, models it, reads it or demos it (depending on what it is of course).
The person with slip of paper #2 is next. That person can either select another unopened gift or take the gift #1 had opened.
If #2 takes #1's gift, #1 must select another unwrapped gift
Next it is #3's turn. #3 has two choices. #3 could select a new unopened gift, or take an already opened gift However, a gift cannot bounce back and forth between two players without someone else taking possession of the gift in between. So, #2 cannot select #3's unwrapped gift because it was just previously taken from #2.
So each player (after the first player) has two choices. When it is your turn, you take a new unopened gift from the table or you take someone else's opened gift.
A gift can only be stolen 3 times, when it is in someone's possession for the third time, then it retires and is no longer in the game, and whoever has it gets to keep it.
If you've never played this before it sounds complicated but it's a lot of fun and for some people it comes a strategy game to get the gift they want. :)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a good time. Thanks for opening up your home again, David and Jocelyn!!

    December 16, 2013

  • Alan G.

    Perfect. I wanted to stay longer but couldn't.

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Stina

      Sorry I missed you!

      1 · December 15, 2013

  • Yolanda K.

    Thank you Jocelyn and David for your hospitality, thank you Sandra and Mike for organizing this amazing event and thank you everyone for making this my best godless first holiday celebration. I had a delightful time. My best wishes for a happy holiday season. Felices Fiestas!

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • Stina

      Igualmente, Yolanda! Buen viaje!

      2 · December 15, 2013

  • Chris

    Lots of fun. Ho...Ho!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Shamrockjulie

    Big thank you to our hosts Jocelyn and David! It was great getting together for our very own holiday celebration. I always enjoy the people in our group so much!

    2 · December 15, 2013

  • Sandy

    I had an awesome time with families friends and enjoyed meeting new people, random and interesting conversations as always. I'm also so happy my Dirty Santa game was enjoyed....even if I messed up a couple of numbers ;)

    4 · December 15, 2013

    • Sandy

      That's supposed to say familiar friends

      3 · December 15, 2013

    • Jocelyn

      It was a great idea!

      2 · December 15, 2013

  • Evan W

    Hey guys! I had a great time tonight, I really enjoyed all the stimulating conversations and fascinating personalities. Tonight was my first time going to a meet-up like this and I didn't know what to expect but I'm glad I decided to go. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again.

    -Evan

    4 · December 15, 2013

  • Yolanda K.

    Excellent

    December 14, 2013

  • Swami

    Address, plz. (fb msg is fine.)

    December 14, 2013

  • Robert "Bob" W.

    How long do you believe the party will go on?

    December 14, 2013

    • Robert "Bob" W.

      Forget the question I'm not going to be able to make it.

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need address please

    December 14, 2013

  • Sandy

    For everyone wanting the address, a private message can be received from the hostess Jocelyn.
    For anyone taking part in Dirty Santa Game, gifts should be wrapped, I'll be hosting this game and helping to watch the fun and steal strategy rules. I was thinking to start the game at 7 to give people a chance to relax, eat, talk and some late arrivals.

    December 14, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      suggestion: have organizer click on "organizer tools" or something like that pull down, select "email attendees" to send address to those who are rsvped yes

      2 · December 14, 2013

    • David W.

      Message me or Jocelyn by clicking on our profile and clicking send email. Thanks.

      December 14, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    btw for the yankee/dirty santa swap, I assume gifts should be wrapped gifts :)

    out of curiosity any chance some euro/strategy gaming may break out? I'm guessing w/40+ finding a free table though may not make it possible?

    December 14, 2013

  • Katrina A.

    I'm either bringing baked ziti or jamabalya.

    2 · December 13, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      if voting is allowed I'll vote for the jamabalya!

      December 14, 2013

    • Katrina A.

      Sorry, Jeff. I already made the ziti but it'll be as good as the jambalaya :-)

      2 · December 14, 2013

  • Cecilia

    Hi, Jocelyn and Mike
    Please, let me know if is this the right address 100 S Hart Rd, Geneva, FL 32732?
    Thank you.

    December 14, 2013

    • Jocelyn

      Hi- That is not correct. I am sending a message to you privately.

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • Jud

    I'm sick :- / Bummed that I will miss a great party.

    December 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Gonna miss those subs, Jud. Hope you feel better.

      December 14, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    I'll be bringing home made apple crisp w/a twist (some chocolate chips mixed between the apples). If I time it right it should still be warm when I arrive.

    2 · December 14, 2013

  • Southernliberal

    Bringing shrimp cocktail. Spending most of the day studying so no cooking this time!

    1 · December 13, 2013

  • Dori

    Is anyone bringing their kids?

    December 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Our kids will be with their grandparents. Sorry. :(

      December 12, 2013

    • Southernliberal

      I'm bringing my 6 yr old, so that's great news! Looking forward to tomorrow.

      1 · December 13, 2013

  • Jud

    garlic pudding. Buhht seriously, Rolling Rock and subs.

    December 13, 2013

  • Jeff M.

    looking at google maps street view there doesn't appear to be anything but a gas station at CR 426 and SR 46, Geneva... and googling "El Rancho geneva fl" it pulls up a El Rancho in DeLand... is there a more exact address? Thanks!

    December 11, 2013

    • Sandy

      Hi Jeff, Please message the host Jocelyn for her address.

      December 11, 2013

    • David W.

      I sent it to him!

      2 · December 11, 2013

  • joe g.

    My first time going to one of these meets so I'll bring the pork shoulder. I hope there are no Muslims or religious Jews are at attendance cause they will miss the juiciness of this Pork.

    3 · December 11, 2013

    • Jeff M.

      you'll want to include Seventh-day Adventist (or any other Christian sect that adhere's to old testament diet rules)

      3 · December 11, 2013

  • Jackie

    I'm thinking of bringing a Greek spinach pie dish

    2 · December 11, 2013

  • Shamrockjulie

    I am going to try to make this. I am seeing the Hobbit earlier int the day and and will be coming straight from there. What can I bring from the store (cups, plates, ice, drinks etc). Let me know what I can bring from ye ole Publix.

    2 · December 10, 2013

  • David W.

    Spinach dip and corn chips being brought by one guest

    December 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ohhh, yummy!! I hope they are bringing a lot!! I love spinach dip!! :)

      December 10, 2013

  • Tony P.

    In honor of the season - Shepherd's pie (vegan)

    "The Flying Spaghetti Monster is my shepherd, I shall not want"

    3 · December 10, 2013

  • Cecilia

    I'll bring homemade Bruschetta with hummus

    2 · December 10, 2013

  • Mark F.

    We will bring fruit salad and a vegetable plate.

    2 · December 9, 2013

  • Alan G.

    Homemade vegetarian minestrone soup for 12!

    3 · December 9, 2013

  • Jocelyn

    FOOD! - Perhaps people should give a category of food they are bringing so that we don't end up with 20 bags of chips. :)

    I will have a crockpot chili.

    December 9, 2013

    • Sandy

      Bucket of Fried Chicken

      2 · December 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jocelyn, would you like me to bring some sour cream to go with your chili? Some people like that, and I have an extra container.

      1 · December 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We will bring corn casserole.

    3 · December 9, 2013

  • D.F.

    Red beans and rice with sausage. I was also going to bring the ingredients to attempt white sangria. Is it easy to mess this up? ;0)

    2 · December 9, 2013

    • Stina

      I'm taking a cocktail wiener surprise! ;-)

      4 · December 9, 2013

  • Kathryn

    Choc. chip cookies

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Robert "Bob" W.

    So many things going on this weekend. Sister and niece coming in from out of town Friday late afternoon and I am taking them to Camp Boggy Creek's Annual Christmas Parade Saturday afternoon. And Sister want's to see some Christmas sights in the area. Will see if they would be interested in attending for a little bit. I am going to put myself down with 2 guests but it's tentative. Could I borrow the oven for 30 minutes or so if I do come over? I'll go run with the Chili theme and bring "flautas"

    1 · December 9, 2013

  • Southernliberal

    Sounds great! Looking forward to introducing my family to the group.

    3 · December 7, 2013

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