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DS Third Birthday Party

  • May 18, 2014 · 12:30 PM
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It's party time! Derby Sociables is three years old.
A bit more planning has taken place, we'll be hosting a number of activities throughout the afternoon, selected details of which are below, but please feel free to bring your own selection of outdoor games and activities, such as boules, frisbees, juggling equipment etc.

Children and dogs on leads welcome but please remember that you are responsible for supervising their safety and behaviour.

(this event will be weather dependent, if necessary a back-up plan will be posted nearer the time).

Alternative Tug-o-War The alternative being......... we make our own rope! So, here's where we need your help, bring along any old sheets, large towels, cloths, dust sheets or other suitable material we can tie together which you don't mind lending to the cause

Face Painting Nessie Monster will be doing some face painting, so come and have your face painted and stand out from the crowd! Any design requests (within reason) accepted

Sandwich competition for details and to join in please see the other meetup event

Watermelon roulette - Bring a melon if you wish to partake, medium sized watermelons work best, and be prepared to get messy. It works well with one melon for about 6 or 8 people. I will be bringing one melon, please add a comment if you will be bringing one too so the number of teams can be organised before or on the day. Other necessary tools will be provided by your hosts.

Outdoor darts

Rounders

Kite flying - Bring your own kite :-)

Picnic and BBQ fuddle - Bring along food to eat and share along with the usual picnic utensils such as disposable cutlery, plates and blankets, and if you wish to cook bring along a disposable BBQ. Please add a comment with what you'll be bringing so there's not too much duplication.

Lesley's coke and mentoes blast....coca cola yeah not drugs

darley abbey social club beer festival

and finally (for now).....

Sue's Mystery Box Challenge

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  • Monica

    Fab birthday with awesome games. 'Good to see you all' ;)

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Brilliant day! Thanks to all who made the children so welcome - and for sharing their activities. We now have everyone in the village wanting to try to explode a melon!! Thanks to Barrie and Simon for organising. Hope the cola explosion worked?

    3 · May 18, 2014

    • Simon B.

      yep, thanks for the coke, I think there's going to be a follow up experiment, we can go bigger!!!!

      1 · May 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think it works better if you add the caps on quickly & shake it up. That way you have time to run & the pressure has more chance to build up :)

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, thanks again to the organisers. Lovely to meet so many people as well some familiar faces. Great fun & perfect weather!

    1 · May 19, 2014

  • Simon B.

    and thanks to everyone who came, you guys make the group what it is

    May 19, 2014

  • Sue

    Well done to the mystery box winners:-
    1st - John Capes, 10 correct.
    2nd - Clare, 9 correct.
    3rd joint - Catherine & Mark, 7 correct.
    Contents (18):- battery, torch, rubber duck, playing cards, nozzle, paper clip, buddha, memory stick, shopping trolley disc, dust cap, stencil, tap head, weebil, plastic foldable fork, torch, drill bit, cupboard knob, meter key.
    Many thanks to Ady & Karl for providing box contents.

    2 · May 18, 2014

    • Simon B.

      and I got 6, not 5 :P

      May 19, 2014

  • Simon B.

    Superb!

    May 19, 2014

  • Lesley

    wicked event guys

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    Lovely day for a great event

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gahh I meant to come and join in after a visit to Kedleston Hall...unfortunately I got a bit sidetracked and didn't leave until 5! Hope everyone had a great day :)

    May 18, 2014

  • Steve O

    Absolutely Brilliant..............Kids loved it too...........The Organising team should be very proud of what they have achieved in taking the risks they did with this event as I know that everyone young and old had a great time ...........Big big thanks to all who came and spoke to my children which made them feel very comfortable being there ................Happy 3rd Birthday DS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 · May 18, 2014

  • Mark

    might be there around 3pm if can get parked up

    May 18, 2014

  • Simon B.

    We're here

    May 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Where about s ate you lot?

      May 18, 2014

    • Sharon B.

      Saw you at blue p bus stop did you get another bus up to Darley if so which one ?

      May 18, 2014

  • Lesley

    waiting for my housemates so will be along later hopwfully by 2

    May 18, 2014

  • Martin

    Too late to rsvp but planning to get there about half 2 :)

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Paul

    I'll be joining you all around 2.30 (all being well)

    May 18, 2014

  • Jill C.

    Will try and make it, but public transport near me on Sundays means 1 bus every 2 hours.

    February 20, 2014

    • Paul

      I'm sure someone could give you a lift. Whereabouts in Derby are you?

      May 18, 2014

  • Beth C.

    I'm going to bring some crackers too. Better get moving.

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    1 Disposable BBQ, soft cheese, tortilla chips, chilli peanuts, some crisps, some misc disposable cutlery, napkins, few plates

    SO and myself looking forward to this event! :)

    May 18, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be getting there about 2 and bringing some cheese and salad.

    May 18, 2014

  • Chetna

    Hi guys I can't make this now but happy 3rd birthday to Derby Sociables, have a great day:)

    May 18, 2014

  • Simon B.

    I will be bringing:
    1 watermelon, for roulette, not eating,
    plastic knives (but not forks)
    kitchen towel
    a picnic blanket
    mixed olives
    crisps

    May 14, 2014

    • Jim

      1Nr small disposable barbeque. 1Nr person not sensible enough to be allowed near fire. A few sausages & rolls. Sandwiches.

      2 · May 17, 2014

    • Steve O

      Me, Shell (g/friend) & Troops (kids) will be bringing .....1 small bbq. Sausages....Burgers.....­.cobs & Rolls....Blackcurrent Juice.......Crisps......­..Chocolate Bars......3 x Footballs .......a couple of blankets to sit on.......& finaly One Free Hug Sign :P lol ........................­........Looking to meeting everyone and joining in the celebration of 3 happy years I have been a part of this group x x x x

      2 · May 18, 2014

  • Sharon B.

    I am coming but not sure what time I'll get there

    May 18, 2014

  • Beth C.

    What are people bringing to drink? Is it an alcohol free park?

    May 17, 2014

    • Simon B.

      alcohol is allowed, they let you take drinks from the pub outside

      May 17, 2014

  • Dave

    have fun everyone unfortunately something's come up and can no longer make it

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have fun everyone unfortunately I can no longer make it as double booked glad its sunny for you all!

    1 · May 17, 2014

  • wendy c.

    Is everyone bringing some food towards a buffet we wont be there until after two ish

    May 16, 2014

    • Simon B.

      yes that's the idea Wendy, come along any time with some food, we'll be there between 12:30 and 5, cheers

      May 17, 2014

  • Gurdeep

    I'll bring some crisps

    May 17, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    i'll bring a watermelon and coke

    1 · May 16, 2014

    • Simon B.

      videos always seem to use Diet Coke for the Coke vs Mentoe's trick, or is it for drinking lol

      May 16, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      It's for drinking hehe. I saw the video still use the normal coke .

      May 16, 2014

  • Karl

    I’ll bring some paper plates and napkins, A few Cocktail sausages and some mini Cornish pasties. I may even find my kite.

    May 16, 2014

  • wendy c.

    Ill be there about two with my son

    May 16, 2014

  • Beth C.

    I think I shall bring some cooked sausages and grapes

    May 16, 2014

  • Katie

    Maybe at the moment... how long will you be there?

    May 16, 2014

    • Steve

      Hi Katie. It scheduled to go on until 5pm or thereabouts :-)

      May 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will bring some form of pudding
    sandwich fillings and wraps
    picnic blanket
    something for tug of war
    rounders set
    plastic forks
    more olives as i looooove olives! :)

    1 · May 14, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    said yes, sounds good but realistically am a maybe as on dogwalk duty elsewhere and depends when the woofers are finished!

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • nik c.

    Where are we meeting? Tis a big park!

    May 12, 2014

    • Simon B.

      the grassy bit oppsite Darley Abbey pub, behind the cricket pavillion, will update the event too

      May 12, 2014

    • nik c.

      Cool, should have guessed!

      1 · May 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys can't make it, working:(

    May 12, 2014

  • Steve O

    If I can get I will be bringing more than 2 guests

    May 11, 2014

    • Simon B.

      hope you can make it, and the more the merrier :)

      1 · May 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds so much fun! Can't wait :)

    April 27, 2014

  • Helen

    may not be able to make this now as a mate's coming up. may just pop over with him and his little one for a bit just to say hi

    April 18, 2014

  • Mark

    not sure yet as it's my birthday the day before and tend to go away for my birthday

    March 24, 2014

  • Chetna

    Yeah Watermelon roulette is back!!

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have put my name down, but not 100% Will update if it changes.

    February 20, 2014

  • Eirrab

    Sorry had to change the date anyway! hope this one's ok or we may have to combine the third and fourth ones!!

    February 19, 2014

  • Karen D

    Great. party is my middle name!

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ooh will the date be changed? Will be a shame not to have Steve there!

    February 19, 2014

    • Steve

      You're very kind :-) It happens, I'm afraid. That's the nature of Meetup. If you tried to find a date that was convenient for everyone, you would probably end up having the third and fourth birthday together :-)

      1 · February 19, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just thought it would be great to thank all the organisers that make this such a good social group.

      February 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Intriguing no details yet....

    February 19, 2014

  • Steve

    Sorry ... away that weekend :-(

    February 19, 2014

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