Holiday Party Planning Meeting - Tuesday, November 1st @7pm

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Holiday Party Planning Meeting - Tuesday, November 1st @7pm

Antipova Antipova
I think "Everything" 's the way to do it inclusively. I know we've got some vocal participants of many religions and non-religions on the board, so it's better not to leave anyone out.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Rarity
Is it realistic to include a little bit of everything?
That would depend largely on what "everything" is. I feel oh so woefully ignorant of all the holidays going on at that time, so I don't know what things we should include, what things we shouldn't include, if we can include most or all of them, etc.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Kindred
I think a non-denominational party would be best so as not to offend anyone. Trivia however might become a challenge.
Alternatively we could celebrate Festivus.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I think a non-denominational party would be best so as not to offend anyone. Trivia however might become a challenge.
That was my issue as well, because I know the trivia is a big hit with everybody and I don't want to offend anybody by including or not including something.
11/01/2011
Beck Beck
Hubby did not have to work late tonight. I just wanted to hurry and pop in and say Hi all. Have happy meeting.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I got distracted as well. haha. What did you guys do last year?
Lol, last year I think it was fairly laid back. I remember there was a Secret Santa that we can try to do again if there's interest.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Alternatively we could celebrate Festivus.
Ha!
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
Hubby did not have to work late tonight. I just wanted to hurry and pop in and say Hi all. Have happy meeting.
Hi!
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
That was my issue as well, because I know the trivia is a big hit with everybody and I don't want to offend anybody by including or not including something.
Just have trivia about snow?
11/01/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Lol, last year I think it was fairly laid back. I remember there was a Secret Santa that we can try to do again if there's interest.
Secret Santa would be fun. Id be down to send someone something special.
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Antipova
Just have trivia about snow?
Or Polar Expeditions
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
Ooh, I like the secret santa idea---AND! Here is a great source for wintry trivia: link
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Just have trivia about snow?
Aren't the southern hemisphere countries experiencing summer?
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Secret Santa would be fun. Id be down to send someone something special.
I'll have to look into how Gary did it all last year, but I think it's something that could be doable. I'll make a poll and see how people feel about it.
11/01/2011
Rarity Rarity
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
That would depend largely on what "everything" is. I feel oh so woefully ignorant of all the holidays going on at that time, so I don't know what things we should include, what things we shouldn't include, if we can include most or all of them, etc.
A general winter holiday theme is nice too!

Secret Santa sounds like it would be fun. How would it work?
11/01/2011
Rarity Rarity
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Aren't the southern hemisphere countries experiencing summer?
Does that mean the winter holiday theme is out?
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
Aren't the southern hemisphere countries experiencing summer?
True.
11/01/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Rarity
A general winter holiday theme is nice too!

Secret Santa sounds like it would be fun. How would it work?
Id assume there would be a price cap. And the name you get youd buy them something from their wishlist within that price range? I think thats howd it go.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I'll have to look into how Gary did it all last year, but I think it's something that could be doable. I'll make a poll and see how people feel about it.
He had people email if they were interested. Then at the start of the party, people had to let him know if they were still participating. During the party, he somehow assigned names and messaged them individually.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Ooh, I like the secret santa idea---AND! Here is a great source for wintry trivia: link
Wow, I'm only about 1/3 down that page but so far that's pretty neat.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Id assume there would be a price cap. And the name you get youd buy them something from their wishlist within that price range? I think thats howd it go.
We set a price limit ($15 I think?) and everyone made a wish list of items they'd like. The gift wasn't a total surprise, but it was still fun to participate.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
He had people email if they were interested. Then at the start of the party, people had to let him know if they were still participating. During the party, he somehow assigned names and messaged them individually.
And then people purchased for their person off of wishlists that had been activated.
11/01/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I'm back, sorry about that. My Grandma is 96 this year, she had a fall at church and dad was giving me an update. Thankfully she is just fine.

Catching up...
11/01/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
We set a price limit ($15 I think?) and everyone made a wish list of items they'd like. The gift wasn't a total surprise, but it was still fun to participate.
I think 15 is a reasonable price. 15 to 20. You can probably send a few small items that would add up to that price range. Which is fun.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
And then people purchased for their person off of wishlists that had been activated.
I got a book of erotica that I probably wouldn't have normally bought for myself.
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Wow, I'm only about 1/3 down that page but so far that's pretty neat.
I love that essay so much.
11/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I'm back, sorry about that. My Grandma is 96 this year, she had a fall at church and dad was giving me an update. Thankfully she is just fine.

Catching up...
Oh no! I'm glad to hear she's ok. I got a call a few weeks ago like that about my gma. She slipped and fell on her butt and that's thankfully all it was.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I'm back, sorry about that. My Grandma is 96 this year, she had a fall at church and dad was giving me an update. Thankfully she is just fine.

Catching up...
Good to hear. 96 is impressive!
11/01/2011
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I'm back, sorry about that. My Grandma is 96 this year, she had a fall at church and dad was giving me an update. Thankfully she is just fine.

Catching up...
Oh, glad to hear that things worked out all right.
11/01/2011
Kindred Kindred
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
I think 15 is a reasonable price. 15 to 20. You can probably send a few small items that would add up to that price range. Which is fun.
The only issue, and I don't remember how it was resolved, is for international members that wish to participate. I think the international people exchanged with themselves and maybe EF lowered the shipping or something?
11/01/2011
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