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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
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From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-10-11 1:59 pm   Permalink

since Sabu pointed out that Christmas is just around the corner...

I thought I'd throw this out now so I can plan.
I will host a Hoity Holiday Party. I talked about it last year but never made arrangements due to lack of interest. We will have a gift swap too.
But there are some things I'd like to know before I make arrangements for our holiday party.

How many will attend?
Please post if you will be there. If there is a lot of interest, we can have it at Bahooka (I think this is good for OC and LA peeps) or another tiki spot, if only a few people want to do this, I will host at my pad in North Orange County.

If we choose a restaurant do we want to do dinner together or leave that up to individuals?
we may get food and/or drinks at a discount but this also may require a deposit.

Dates? I know many have company parties, etc. I'm even open to a week night dinner type thing.

lastly, the gift swap; do we want to do white elephant, strictly tiki, home made, or anything goes?
Price limit?

So tell me your thoughts on any and/or all questions. Most inportantly, let me know if you're in! I'm leaving the questions up a month. Then I'll start planning or working on the house.


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2004-10-11 2:31 pm   Permalink

Yule tide tiki baby!
Ungas in! I will be down there for family, during the holidays.
I'll bring the fruit cake.
Here is a lttle something to get us in the mood.
Click Here




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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-10-12 07:48 am   Permalink

Santacon is on the 11th. Just thought I'd put that fyi in there...

 
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MEAN GENE
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2004-10-12 08:39 am   Permalink

Having it in OC makes it a little easier for us in SD. Weence and I would love to come. Those gift exchanges are always fun.

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Atomicchick
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Joined: Sep 08, 2003
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From: Southern California
Posted: 2004-10-12 09:58 am   Permalink

I'm in!

 
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Tiki Bird
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Joined: Sep 25, 2003
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From: Cerritos, Ca.
Posted: 2004-10-12 10:00 am   Permalink

Utopiandreem & i would love it!

 
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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-10-12 10:35 am   Permalink

This sounds great.

Bahookas could be cool. It may be difficult to get people to confirm and pay toward a deposit. It may be best to leave food and drink out of the arrangements. Too many headaches.

Many years ago I went to a Halloween LA Cacophony party at Bahookas. They reserved a big part of the restaurant. They even showed films. Food and drink was up to the individual. The party lasted until closing and everyone had a great time.

Try to stick to a Friday or Saturday night for maximum attendance. Damn the company parties. Full speed ahead!





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ookoo lady
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Posted: 2004-10-12 2:44 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-12 07:48, floratina wrote:
Santacon is on the 11th. Just thought I'd put that fyi in there...



What's Santacon?

Anyway, I'd like to put in my vote for Bahooka! We have a commitment on December 4, but right now the rest of the month is open....
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-10-12 3:00 pm   Permalink

I'm interested, but I can't commit until a date is set, my calendar is all wonky. I'm game for a weekend or a weekday, later in the month is better for me, but don't schedule around me--my schedule is all shifty.

I personally prefer the intimacy of holiday parties in people's homes, but I know it can be quite a burden for the person hosting, so I'm open to doing it in a restaurant, too. If we're left to our own devices to get ourselves properly fed at a restaurant, I think that'll be cleaner & easier for everyone involved.

Re: gifts, my preference would be to not do them at all, or only do them for the kids, but if we are going to do gifts, what about tiki-themed handmade-by-the-giver gifts, in a sort of pre-arranged Secret Santa style? I don't have a need for another random object, even if it's tiki--if there are going to be presents at all, I'd rather it was something more meaningful. I'll happily go along with the desires of the crowd on this one, though.

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Beatnikine
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Posted: 2004-10-12 3:15 pm   Permalink

Laney,

Is this going to be a kid okay event or adult only? (I always like a heads up.)

Many thanks!



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Hakalugi
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Redondo Beach, CA
Posted: 2004-10-12 3:43 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-10-12 14:44, ookoo lady wrote:
Quote:

On 2004-10-12 07:48, floratina wrote:
Santacon is on the 11th. Just thought I'd put that fyi in there...



What's Santacon?




It's an event started by the Cacophony Society.
Basically it's a mob of drunken Santas careening down the sidewalks, stampeding into restaurants and invading any public gathering they can find. Loads of fun!

Here's a brief description:
http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/SantaCon


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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-10-12 3:52 pm   Permalink

http://public.fotki.com/Humuhumu/santacon/


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floratina
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: West Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-10-12 4:30 pm   Permalink



I like this site:

http://www.santarchy.com/

It also appears that Santa may participate in the Doo Dah Parade this year...

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laney
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Joined: May 20, 2002
Posts: 631
From: orange county CA
Posted: 2004-10-12 5:41 pm   Permalink

Humu, I thought of doing a Yankee gift swap (we did this with my family last year at Thanksgiving). If you haven't been to one, here's how it works:

Everyone brings a wrapped gift of a set value.
Everyone in the gift exchange draws a number.
Number 1 chooses a gift, opens it and shows it to everyone.
Number 2 can either steal the opened gift from #1, or choose a wrapped gift and open it.
If #2 steals, #1 chooses another package and opens it.
Number 3 can steal any opened gift, or open a package.

Basic rules:
Once a gift has been stolen 3 times, it's dead and can't be stolen again.
You can't take something right back from the person who stole it from you

it's tons of fun. I think you'd love it and you may come out with something you could use!

As far as kids go. It would be great if kids could be there, however, if it stays pretty small and I host at my house, I may set an age limit.
My house is not small child friendly with the pool and I have an aluminum tree I set up with all my vintage glass and special glass ornaments given to me. I don't know how old your kids are but I have to be careful around it myself. I used to set up 2 aluminum trees and had the 6 ft. fall over on me once. Luckily it only had my 60's plastic and Japan ornaments but it never was the same. So I only do the 4 ft. one but if anything happened to it, I wouldn't be able to replace some of the ornaments. Some were my Grandmothers.



Note: my son grew up going to Estate sales Antique malls and I always hated it when people would not allow kids because he is very good (better than some adults I've had come to my garage sales, break something then put it down quietly). So I'm not saying anyone's kids are bad.

Please keep posting your preferences! Thanks, Laney


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LAWebChick
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Joined: Apr 21, 2003
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From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-10-12 7:50 pm   Permalink

Pencil us in - I think I'd prefer Bahooka, and I'm heavily in favor of no children! I love the idea of handmade tiki-themed gifties in a swap.

 
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