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An Annual Event-Christmas Eve with the TBA Family

  • Dec 24, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Come celebrate Christmas Eve with Good Friends!

Everyone should be with family on Christmas Eve, so if that's not possible come spend it with your TBA Family.

Bring your favorite Christmas side dish and drink to share, and some funny stories.








It is always fun to give and get presents on Christmas and this is a great opportunity to gift or re-gift, so if you want to be in on a gift exchange-bring a wrapped item, no set value but often less is more and often funnier too, for a gift exchange. If not, watch and enjoy the rest.

 

 

 

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  • Lori

    Really nice way to spend Christmas Eve! Thank you so much Jill for having all of us in your home! What a fun night.

    December 27, 2013

  • Lisa

    I was only there a short time but that was all I needed to see how much fun everyone was having at this event! Love the new condo Jill!

    December 27, 2013

  • Lazy S.

    Awesome party, great games, fun people! But I forgot to try the koogel! :-(

    December 26, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry you missed it. I can make it again some time. There was not much left.

      December 26, 2013

  • Jill K.

    I have a few items that were leftover, besides all the food, and they need owners-red salad fork, Black serving spoon, and covered plastic cup that had some beer in it I don't have the beer anymore lol

    December 26, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Thank you everyone who came to christen my new condo and share Christmas Eve with me. I had a blast!! Merry Christmas dear friends.

    5 · December 24, 2013

    • Jill K.

      You could start an new business Doug. Pedicures by Doug, okay perhaps that isn't the most creative name.......

      1 · December 25, 2013

    • Doug

      You're my first customer Jill! :-) then let's line then up for a pedi and foot massage....I see a business in the making here :-)

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • Karen G

    Really nice Christmas Eve with some really nice Christmas elves. Loved all that wonderful food, especially that chowder! The gift exchange was great fun. Thanks Jill for another great Christmas Eve!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, Jill, is any spot left for me to go?

    December 24, 2013

    • R J M.

      Ahem. Thank you, Lingling, for the food. And for stealing the chocolates from Doug.

      1 · December 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Doug, RJ, Jill and everyone! Sorry for stealing your chocolates Doug, will bring back next year if possible :) at least you liked the food I brought! Thank you RJ for getting me water and making sure I was comfortable there, thank Jill once again for this fabulous night!

      1 · December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've never had so much fun stealing a gift in my life!

    4 · December 25, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Thanks for the morning laugh Debi

      December 25, 2013

  • Mike

    Really nice party and great to spend Christmas Eve with the TBA Family

    December 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you Jill for hosting & opening up your home to us. I had a Super time! Great food,great people, fun games & a wild gift exchange.Beautiful home & great view. Enjoy your new home see you soon.Merry Christmas!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Dorian L.

    SPECTACULAR !!!!

    1 · December 25, 2013

  • Brenda H

    Really nice evening with friends. All the food was so yummy! Jill our host was the best! Thanks for having us as your guest.

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • Rose A.

    Thank you Jill for a wonderful Christmas Eve party. Lots of fun...good friends, food, and games. Your home is lovely. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • Geza

    Jill, you are really a great hostess and party planner. You have an amazing talent in keeping an eye on everything from availability of libations to circulation of gifts. The gift exchange was a lot of fun, and I loved your photo show with the Christmas music.

    1 · December 24, 2013

  • jerry g.

    Merry Christmas Jill and everyone at TBA! I thought it was full and just planned on staying home. Didn't read about the opening until a little while ago. Tomorrow I'm going out to christmas lunch. Is anyone else doing this? I just want to be over by the beach somewhere.

    December 24, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Sorry you couldn't make it Jerry. We had fun-but next time for sure

      December 24, 2013

  • gary s.

    very nice time....Merry Christmas everybody!!!!!

    December 24, 2013

  • Howie

    Great Part Jill. I really had a great time. Thanks for having us over

    December 24, 2013

  • Garges

    Jill, you are an amazing hostess and the party was a grand success! Such a spirit of Christmas with friends (except for the gift exchange where everyone kept stealing my gifts!!!). Seriously tons of fun... and I did end up with the oh-so-soft blankie for my granddaughter!!! YAY!

    3 · December 24, 2013

  • maureen

    I am unable to come. I'm too exhausted to go. Have a merry Christmas!

    December 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And bring our mystery gifts to exchange, right?

    December 24, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Games.....of course

    So we have 3 Christmas games/challenges set up for your enjoyment

    Cookie decorating-bring sprinkles etc if you have them-the more the messier-LOL

    Nametag Fantasy-could be anything right?!?!?!

    Christmas Guessing Game-okay this is the hard one-but it has the best prizes!!!

    I look forward to seeing you all soon.

    Ho Ho Ho

    Jill

    December 24, 2013

  • Michael

    Unable To Attend...Thank you very much Jill for opening your house to us...Merry Christmas to all!!

    December 24, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Merry Christmas Michael

      1 · December 24, 2013

  • Jill K.

    As parking is limited, please try to carpool if possible, it's more fun anyway! You can use this message board to find carpool buddies.
    My cell is[masked], call if you get lost.

    December 23, 2013

  • Rose A.

    Pinwheel appetizers. I am looking forward to spending time with everyone on such a special evening! Thank you Jill for hosting!

    December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rose give me a call, we can go together.

      December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Rose & I will be coming together. See you soon!

      1 · December 23, 2013

  • Deborah M.

    I'm not going to be able to make it to the party. Someone on the waiting list can have my spot. Merry Christmas!

    December 23, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Merry Christmas Deborah.

      December 23, 2013

    • Karen G

      We will miss having you there. And you will miss my snickerdoodles. But have a very Merry Christmas where ever you end up!

      December 23, 2013

  • Betty

    Sorry, Plans have changed. Merry xmas

    December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Do you need anything else? I am making the koogle.

      December 23, 2013

    • Jill K.

      We should have plenty Ronna, thanks

      December 23, 2013

  • Brenda H

    Jill, I found my recipe for seafood chowder, so I will be bringing that as an appetizer instead of the crab dip. Is that OK?

    December 23, 2013

  • maureen

    Thank you

    December 23, 2013

  • Karen E

    Please let me know if someone cancels. Would love to attend!

    December 23, 2013

  • maureen

    Hi Jill, can you resend me your address I can't find it.

    December 23, 2013

    • Jill K.

      I'll send it out again to everybody today Maureen. I suspect you aren't the only one!!

      1 · December 23, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I saved it! Looking forward to seeing everyone tomorrow night!

      December 23, 2013

  • Howie

    Hi Jill. Just got your email but noticed that you left "Gulf Blvd" off the address you listed.

    December 20, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Thanks Howie! It's on the photo but you are right, how is Santa ever going to find me if I don't tell him I am on gulf blvd!

      December 20, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Since our get together is happening during "dinner" time, I thought it would be great if we had some more substantial food. I will be making a roast of pork-or ham-havent decided-so those of you who haven't yet chosen the food you are bringing, if you could bring a side dish-hot or cold is fine-to go with the ham/pork roast-that would be great.
    Please let me know what you are bringing so we have a wide range of items to sample.

    December 14, 2013

    • Karen G

      Snickerdoodles are baking!

      1 · December 19, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Yummy Karen

      December 19, 2013

  • Jack S.

    Thank you Jill.

    December 19, 2013

  • Jack S.

    Jill.. Sorry, I will not be able to attend. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas.

    December 18, 2013

    • Jill K.

      We'll miss you Jack. And your key lime pie!!

      December 18, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Rich, sorry I forgot about your pumpkin pie, I love pumpkin pie!!!

    December 17, 2013

  • Marie S

    Jill, I'm finally getting around to putting 'Christmas' plans into place. I really thought this event started at 4pm and was going to come by for an hour or so since my son is coming to visit me from out of town. (I didn't know the final plans until very recently). There is a long wait list, and since I do have family here, I'd like to give my spot up to someone else and have changed my rsvp. Thank you for hosting this wonderful event, and Merry Christmas to all!

    December 17, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Merry Christmas Marie

      December 17, 2013

  • Jill K.

    For those of you who have not responded to my repeated requests regarding what you were bringing, I have removed your RSVP as I can only assume that you have made other plans and cannot join us and are just too busy to change your RSVP. If that is not the case, please email me directly. I needed to take this step because I require an accurate headcount for planning purposes.
    So we have the food now, the condo is shaping up nicely, Scooter is very excited about getting so much company and I have even dusted off my decorations!! I have also come up with a cute-easy festive game for us to play for great prizes!
    Next challenge is parking-I will send an email regarding this-there is not sufficient parking to park at my condo complex so I am working on other options. If you could all start to plan to come in cars of 3-4, that would be a great help. More later.......

    December 17, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Garges is bringing yummy chicken salad

    December 17, 2013

  • Jim S.

    Since Publix does all my cooking for me, I'm going to be bring a shrimp tray.

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I do like shrimp! Good choice.

      December 16, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Yummy

      December 16, 2013

  • David C.

    If I get off the wait list I will bring Pecan Pie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 16, 2013

    • Jill K.

      So sorry David, I really just don't have enough room, I love pecan pie, I will have more events, I promise.

      December 16, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Thanks everyone for responding so fast, the menu is coming along very nicely now we are a little light on APPETIZERS now so for those who havent yet responded, an appetizer would be great

    December 16, 2013

  • Lori

    I will bring a garden salad.

    December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was going to bring 2 appetizers, but since you need stuff to go with ham/pork, I'll bring a potato casserole and one appetizer which will be date and chutney cream cheese dip with wheat thins. And of course, some wine.

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Perfect Dee thanks

      December 16, 2013

  • R J M.

    I'm going to bring my sleeping bag and shaving kit. I'll 'camp out' until the leftovers are gone - so Jill doesn't get stuck with all the calories. hohoho ;)

    1 · December 16, 2013

    • Jill K.

      That's so sweet of you RJ!!

      December 16, 2013

  • Betty

    I'll bring a good southern tradition, sweet potato casserole!

    2 · December 15, 2013

    • R J M.

      Thank you, thank you, thank you.

      December 16, 2013

  • Howie

    I'll bring a dessert.

    December 16, 2013

  • Dave A

    I'll bring a squash casserole. It's a lot better than it sounds.

    December 16, 2013

  • Marie S

    Jill, I would like to bring a cold veggie tray....is that ok with you?

    1 · December 15, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Excellent Matie, thanks

      December 15, 2013

  • Jill K.

    Hello everyone, i have heard from 18 of 44 regarding what you will be bringing to the Xmas eve festivities. If you are experiencing brain freeze and cant think of anything, we need vege side dishes, salads, casseroles, appetizers and sweets- if you need a specific suggestion, just ask. And of course, if tour plans have changed, dont forget to update your rsvp so we know not to expect you-THANKS

    December 15, 2013

  • Jill K.

    This is what we have on the menu so far:
    basil, moss & tomato skewers
    crab dip
    red and green pasta dish
    tray with meats and cheeses
    spinach dip
    noodle koogle
    cider with rum and cookies
    potato and Mac salad
    pumpkin pie
    key lime pie
    turtle doves???
    egg nog
    Stromboli ring
    pickled pigs feet and scrambled eggs
    Green eggs and Ham

    So we have a wide range of items, still many of you to decide on the delight you are going to bring to share-this is very exciting, getting everyone's traditions together, sampling the delicacies, sharing laughter with friends, I am so looking forward to it.

    2 · December 12, 2013

    • Debi K

      OK - I'll be healthy!! How about a veggie tray?

      December 13, 2013

    • Jill K.

      Veggie tray-perfect-its a good traditional Xmas food LOL-well it isn't but it should be!

      December 13, 2013

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