Christmas Party

  • December 14, 2013 · 1:30 PM
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Welcome to our Annual Holiday Party!

This year we are going to have a pot luck. We have so many wonderful cooks and people with creative ideas for pot luck, we decided this was worth a try!!

We have rented the Island Lake Community Center just north of Silverdale. The building has the capacity for 100 people and has a full kitchen with all amenities. You can check it out by going to:

  http://www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Parks/Pages/regionalparks/island_lake_county_park.htm

Directions: From Silverdale Way NW: Take the Bennington Drive NW exit.  There will be a Chevron Station on one corner of the street.  Follow this road to the Community Center.  Bennington Drive is the most direct route to take.

Are you ready for some fun!!!??  We will do a “White Elephant gift exchange”.. Please bring a “tasteful” gift that can be used by anyone. Wrapped nicely … this can be a re-gift, something you no longer want, something nice, something silly …. HAVE FUN WITH THIS! 

We will hand out numbers beginning with 1 to however many bring gifts . The first one starts the game by picking a gift and opening it, number 2 will pick a new gift or the previous one picked.  We do this until all gifts are open, the first person ends the game by trading his/her gift or opting to keep it .

This year we are collecting food to help fill the Kitsap helpline food bank. Anything non perishable is welcome ~ boxed dinners, can goods, cereal, peanut butter… anything helps ….. Please do not donate expired items from your cupboards!!

As a reminder this is what to bring and info:

Party Starts at 1:30 pm (we will set up at 1:00 if you want to help, please come then!)
Bring a pot luck item.

Bring a tasteful white elephant gift, nicely wrapped.
Bring a donation item for the food drive .

FYI: We cannot have alcoholic beverages at this facility, but punch, coffee and tea will be provided.


 Just before the gift opening, we would like to take a group picture around the gifts.  So bring your smiles and holiday cheer and let's party!!!



(Susan Kasten will be collecting fees for this meetup  ~ please note this is going to be a prepay event.. I will mark you paid as you pay... please check your email for my address if you want to mail payment to me.)

UPDATE: 12/9/2013 - Please bring your fees with you if you have not paid as yet.  We will collect them at the door.







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  • Cynthia

    Thank you all so much for making me feel welcome. I had a great time and will definitely make the trip down again. Thank you to all who planned and decorated! (I posted a comment that I don't see; sorry if this is a duplicate!)

    December 16, 2013

  • Patrick K.

    I posted yesterday that I was held over at work and could not make it. Now I see my comment is missing……:( In any event, I was very much looking forward to attending and disappointed that I missed all the fun.

    December 15, 2013

  • Lesley

    Thanks Cynthia. I found it to be more fun when I was part of the planning and contributing to the warmth and atmosphere of the event and the cleanup. !! I'm planning on continuing this type of involvement as time goes by !!

    December 15, 2013

  • Cynthia H.

    Wonderful party! Great Venue! Well planned and enjoyed by all. Kudos to all who helped!

    December 15, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    Too bad for the people who did not attende. They missed a great party that was well planned and fun. So many people sign up and then do not show up. You missed a good time. It was fun to see people that I do not see the rest of the year. Have a Merry Christmas.

    1 · December 15, 2013

  • sada r.

    I so enjoyed seeing all your wonderful people again!! What a super surprise. I delight in it. Sue, Susan, Sheila, Lynn, Ron, Christmas tree people, all who were conducive to making it such a gala event. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
    The place superb, the food fine, and the gift exchange such fun. My pot now adorning my counter, celebrating Christmas with me. Have a great one,
    Lovingly, Sada

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • Pam H.

    Today's party was perfect. Thanks to all of you who did a terrific job making it happen. I really had a good time.

    December 14, 2013

  • susan k

    Fabulous!!! A perfect spot for so many wonderful people... Thanks so much for all of the help.. You "rocked it"!

    Merry Christmas to all of our special friends!

    December 14, 2013

  • Pam J

    Wonderful to share the holiday with friends. Great food, conversation, and laughs.

    December 14, 2013

  • Sheila W.

    Great fun, thanks for everyone that helped set up and take down. So easy when everyone helps. Merry Christmas my friends.

    December 14, 2013

  • Sue

    Lots of fun! Thanks to everyone who helped with this event. It went so well with many worker hands. Great venue too. We have a hat that was left behind. I will post a picture...I have it, so let me know if it is yours!

    December 14, 2013

  • Maureen K.

    Fun and more fun. Sue and Susan did a really good job. thank you.

    December 14, 2013

  • Rachel

    Thank you Sue, Susan, Sheila, Richard, Bob, Linda and the rest of the merry elves who decorated and cleaned up. Great party.

    December 14, 2013

  • Mike

    It was fun!

    December 14, 2013

  • Lesley

    Really enjoyed.. pot Luck idea better idea and the building was great for our group !!! Better than a restaurant.. Great food !! Fun gift exchange.. But it was suppose to be White Elephant .. !!! and there were so many really nice gifts.. FYI.. I announced lots of Tea & Hot boiling water in kettle on the stove. But I guess the Tea drinkers didn't hear me yell out !! The Hot water was in a white Kettle on the stove and was ready the same time as the coffee. I heard people were heating water in the microwave.. I WISH I HAD KNOWN .....I WOULD HAVE YELLED OUT AGAIN !!
    Any way I think we all had a good time. HO HO HO ... MERRY CHRISTMAS.

    December 14, 2013

  • Dee M

    Alot of fun, well organized, decorated, easy to find..thank you Sue, Susan, Sheila, Rachael and all of the organizers for putting this together

    December 14, 2013

  • Rhonda G

    Great turnout and great venue. Good time.

    December 14, 2013

  • Paul M.

    Very nice event

    December 14, 2013

  • Pam H.

    I am running late

    December 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aren't you going to be cold where just your reindeer antlers

    1 · December 14, 2013

  • sada r.

    Hey Emily, I see that you are going to the boomer's party on Sat. I was wondering if you would like to get together to car pool?
    My home ph. is[masked]-8316. Look forward to see you.

    December 11, 2013

    • EmilyG

      I can give you a ride down, but I am continuing on to an event in Port Orchard.

      December 12, 2013

    • sada r.

      No prob., Emily. I want to swing thru downtown Poulsbo and see their decorations and lights and do some shopping, too, so will see you at party.

      December 14, 2013

  • Pam H.

    What is the attire for today? Dressy or casual or dressy casual.

    December 14, 2013

    • Rachel

      You'll see everything. It's not super dressy. I am wearing reindeer antlers.

      1 · December 14, 2013

  • Barb P

    Was looking forward to this but have unexpected company coming. Merry Christmas to all. Barb

    December 13, 2013

    • Sheila W.

      And to you too Barb, enjoy your time off. See you in the New Year.

      December 14, 2013

  • Russell

    I have had to change my status to not coming, because of cold and flue, which I do not want to spread around. Have fun all.

    December 11, 2013

    • susan k

      Sorry, feel better soon!

      December 13, 2013

  • Laura W.

    All I want is friends and hugs!

    December 13, 2013

  • Laura W.

    I am coming for sure and fun. Can we celebrate by 50+ b-day?

    Laura

    December 13, 2013

  • Michael K

    Can the gift be an alcoholic beverage, like closed bottle of wine?

    December 6, 2013

    • Sue

      yes!

      December 6, 2013

    • EmilyG

      White Elephant - better be a joke or dumb bottle!!!

      December 12, 2013

  • carol

    Sorry to miss this, but my block party is at almost the same time. Have a great time.

    December 11, 2013

  • Brenda

    Sorry I have to be in Tacoma by 5:30

    December 9, 2013

  • Sue

    Time is fast approaching for the party. You can RSVP as late as Friday now. Since it is late in the game, please bring your $15 and we will collect it at the door from anyone who has not paid as yet.. See you Saturday and be sure to read the description above about finding the facility.

    December 9, 2013

  • Lynn M

    I have an event planned earlier on Saturday. I hope to, but may not get back in time to go to the Boomer Christmas party. So, I have given Ron all the ingredients and bowls for two different punches. Party on!!

    December 8, 2013

  • susan k

    The address to send the money is on the meet up message board. You can find that under the "DISCUSSIONS" tab at the top of the page! :)

    December 7, 2013

  • Patrick K.

    Had no idea fees for the Meetup page were collected twice yearly. I've only contributed once per year....on July 3rd. How much is the annual cost for the page? How do you collect from those who can't attend this event?

    September 19, 2013

  • Laura W.

    [masked]

    December 5, 2013

  • Laura W.

    Hi,

    Where do I send the funds for the party. Here is my email, if you want your address private.

    Looking forward to a wonderful group of friends. Happy Holidays!

    December 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wishing all an awesome time. I will be working a holiday bazaar

    December 4, 2013

  • Loa

    Rachel, thanks for the reminder...however, will be in Vancouver on the 12th (and Tucson beginning tomorrow) for daughter's defense of her dissertation at UBC, so not sure if I'll be back in time for the party.

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Pam H.

      Have fun.

      December 2, 2013

  • Ora

    Hello Rachel and all, Merry Christmas to you all. What a wonderful place you have chosen for your party. Unfortunately, I have already made other plans. Maybe next year. Party extra hardy for me.. Happy New Year. Ora

    December 2, 2013

  • Judith

    I will be gone that weekend. HAPPY TIME TO ALL!

    November 22, 2013

  • susan k

    We take up a collection for the site 2 times a year, at the July 3rd party and at the Christmas party, In the past not everyone has paid and the money was made up for by members that could. This year because we are renting a building, it is necessary for EVERYONE to help with the cost. I have advanced money from my account to rent the building for the Christmas party.
    Please let me know if you have any questions

    September 30, 2013

  • Patrick K.

    I work on Saturdays. Bummer!

    September 16, 2013

  • Pam H.

    How much do I send?

    August 29, 2013

    • susan k

      Price is 15.00 per person. ~ Thanks

      August 30, 2013

  • susan k

    I WILL MARK YOU PAID AS I RECEIVED THE FUNDS... I WILL ALSO KEEP AN OFF LINE SPREAD SHEET.. SUE F WILL CO-MONITOR THIS WITH ME

    August 28, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Out of town.

    August 19, 2013

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