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Tiki Caliente 5 Room Crawl 2013
Sunshine Tiki
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Joined: Apr 04, 2008
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From: Zen Tiki Lounge Podcast
Posted: 2013-03-07 7:47 pm   Permalink

Tiki Caliente 5 Room Crawl/Room Party Headquarters

As always, the room crawls are not an official part of the event for many reasons. However, they are very popular and a great way to meet people in our community, enjoy many great cocktails, decked out rooms and great music.

The crew of the Zen Tiki Lounge podcast have been tasked with running the crawl this year. In addition to following this thread you can listen to ZTL podcast for details.
www.zentikilounge.com and on iTunes

Room Crawl: Short room events, usually about 30 minutes. Hosts invite Crawlers into their rooms to try their cocktails. Some rooms offer a drink and some go beyond and decorate their room and even include music and or a band. There are no rules.

Room Parties: These are usually the rooms that keep their door open a little longer, decor and music are more likely, but there are no rules. Themed rooms are often some of the best.

Hosts: Whether you are hosting again or trying it for the first time, you are opening up your room to Crawlers to have a good time and enjoy whatever kind of experience you want to offer. Donít worry about having to out do anyone else. Just have fun. You can host a Room Crawl or a Room Party. Hosting a room does not mean you have to spend a ton of money. You can choose a short time slot and make as much drink as you want. It is recommended that you make a batch of your drink(s) so that you can pour quickly and keep the lines moving.

Crawlers: You are the GUESTS attending the room crawls and room parties. All Tiki Caliente paid (wristbands) guests are welcome to participate but you should sign up by replying to this thread so the hosts have an idea of how many to plan for. It is expected that you behave yourselves and lend to the festive atmosphere without causing trouble. You will want to have small bills handy, as tipping the bartenders in the rooms is HIGHLY encouraged because the hosts are not charging you for drinks and have spent a good sum of their own cash. Bartenders do not like being stiffed.

Crawls will occur on Friday evening, Saturday and the earlier part of Sunday during the event. We limit time slots so that Tiki Caliente guests can experience as much of the live music and room events as possible. Time slots have been posted below. Room hosts can indicate which time slot they would like by sending an email to roomcrawl@zentikilounge.com

Yes! There are prizes for participating hosts in the following categories: 1. Overall best cocktail. 2. Overall best room party. 3. Best theme/decor. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday at the event. Judges will be the hosts of the Zen Tiki Lounge podcast and Lead Bartender Kelly Merrell of Trader Samís.

Need Help? Ask Sunshine Tiki. In addition to hosting the Zen Tiki Lounge podcast, Sunshine has been hosting room crawls and room parties for most of the past decade. Maybe you have been to one of our ZTL room parties at Tiki Caliente, Taboo, Mojave Oasis or Tiki Oasis. Please feel free to email sunshine@zentikilounge.com for specific questions you donít want to post on the thread. Im happy to offer tips on planning your room event, how to mass produce your drinks, music suggestions etc.


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