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Girls Night! Theme: Roaring 1920's Speakeasy!

  • Apr 9, 2011 · 5:00 PM
  • Joanne's House

Time for our monthly "Girl's Night"!

So what are we going to do this this Girl's Night?! Whatever we decide! I'm hoping we'll have a theme for every month, and rotate to each others houses or to different locales. It'll be a great way to get out, make new friends, and have something to look forward to each month.

At the meeting, we will choose the date for the next Girl's Night, the location, the host, and the theme!

This Month's Girl's Night:
1. Date: Saturday, April 9th, 2011 at 5pm
2. Location: JoAnne's House in Portland
3. Host: JoAnne
4. Theme: Roaring 1920's Speakeasy

It's 1920 and Prohibition has just taken effect. Prohibition, during which the sale of alcohol was illegal, ran from 1920 to 1933, yet in San Francisco, where the thirsty, working-class populace refused to hop on the temperance wagon, spirits flowed in hotels, dance halls, coffee shops, clandestine rooms and underground tunnels.

You're invited to a secret speakeasy in a shady part of downtown San Francisco called the Cotton Club (otherwise known as JoAnne's House). However, you can't just show up, as you may be an officer of the law. When you arrive, knock on the door 3 times. Once the door is open, you'll be asked for the password. Tonight's password is:

"Josephine"

Make sure you dress up as a flapper, or you may be denied entry. Remember, if you don't look the part and don't know the password, the Cotton Club may be closed for the evening. If you don't know where to buy your Cotton Club outfit, check out this website where they have plenty of flapper dresses that are $35 and under:

http://www.flappercostumes.com/

Please sign up to bring one of the following by adding a comment when you RSVP:

1. 2 bottles of Champagne (You can get great champagne for $4.99 at Trader Joe's. Make sure you have it hidden in a paper bag when you arrive, because it's 1920 and the time of Prohibition when alcohol is illegal).
2. Chocolate Cigars and Candy Cigarettes (These can be found many places, including Haven't candies)
3. Speakeasy Spinach and Artichoke Dip
4. Al Capone's Cheese Platter
5. Great Gatsby Gaucamole and Chips
6. Cotton Club Crab Cakes
7. 1920's Music on CD and a couple decks of cards
8. Moonshine (This can be any alcohol, but bring a clear bottle labeled "Moonshine" that we can put it in once we get to the party for the 1920's effect)
9.  Soda and Juice
10. Waldorf Salad
11. Pina Colada Cake (A recipe can be found here: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/pina-colada-cake-iii/Detail.aspx)
12. Shrimp and cocktail sauce
13. Fresh Fruit
14. Baked Brie with Bread
15.  Fake Pearl Necklaces to be provided to people as they enter as a sign they knew the password.
16. Dessert Items

17. A 1920's themed item of your choice (This may be food, games, etc. Please specify what you will be bringing when RSVP'ing)

18. A 1920's themed item of your choice (This may be food, games, etc. Please specify what you will be bringing when RSVP'ing)

19. A 1920's themed item of your choice (This may be food, games, etc. Please specify what you will be bringing when RSVP'ing)

20. A 1920's themed item of your choice (This may be food, games, etc. Please specify what you will be bringing when RSVP'ing)

You should plan to spend $20 or under for the items you've signed up to bring.

I hope to see you there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun! Great outfits!

    April 10, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was great! Everyone participated. Joanne was a gracious hostess and as usual, Rebecca pulled it all together and made it seem so easy!

    April 10, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Kimmerly - Emailed address and directions on 4/6/11. Please bring fake pearl necklaces and fresh fruit (Kimmerly + 1 guest, so two items)

    April 6, 2011

  • Beth A.

    I apologize but I will not be able to be back in town from Boston . My trip was extended . I hope everyone has a wonderful time . I am disappointed that I have to decline . Looking forward to the next event !

    April 5, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Address was emailed 4/3/11 at 9:10pm. If you don't receive it, please send me a message and I will forward the information to you. See you all there!

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Appetizer - Heather

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Stacy - Dessert

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    JoAnne- Whatever she wants since she's kindly hosting us all! :)

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Adrienne - Baked Brie with Bread

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Kendall - Dessert

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Kelly - Pina colada cake

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Linda - Crab Cakes

    April 3, 2011

  • Rebecca

    Bev - A couple decks of cards

    April 3, 2011

  • Eva

    "Moonshine"

    March 26, 2011

  • Rebecca

    I will also bring the fake necklaces as we have plenty left over from the last girl's night. :)

    March 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll do cheese and crackers

    March 13, 2011

  • Marianne

    Guac and Chips

    February 14, 2011

  • Jen

    I'll bring the spinach/artichoke dip and chips

    February 14, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Shrimp and cocktail sauce!

    February 14, 2011

  • Emily

    Waldorf Salad

    February 13, 2011

  • Rebecca

    1920's slang courtesy of Stacy that you can check out while getting ready for this fabulous event! http://home.earthlink.net/~dlarkins/slang-pg.htm#A

    February 13, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll bring soda and juice.

    February 13, 2011

  • Rebecca

    I'll bring the champagne.

    February 13, 2011

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  • Rebecca
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    Event Host
  • Eva
  • Jen
  • A former member
  • A former member
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