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Yule Party 08

Hey everyone!

It's that time of year again. All the current yule party wiki sites and wish lists are listed in the profile, updated from last year.

The date and time for the party is December 13th in the late afternoon (I imagine we'll get more specific closer to the date). We'll be at Eric and Deb's place this year.

There are a few new people coming to the party this year, so I'll give a rundown of what's happened before.

SECRET SANTAS
We have a Secret Santa, in an effort so that we don't feel the need to get presents for everyone at the party and bankrupting ourselves. :) If anyone wants to be in that and hasn't already, email curlyeric to get into that pool.

We generally keep the price tag to something around 25/30 dollars. Something reasonable. If your finances can't equal that exactly, get creative. It's not about the money, we all know that. The price range is there as more of a guide line than anything.

COOKIE EXCHANGE
This year we are also doing a cookie exchange. The way this works is that you make enough cookies for everyone in the exchange to receive 2 cookies each. Then we put them all out and take our cookies. You end up with quite a nice selection of holiday treats.

The current count for cookies is 9. If you'd like to be included in the cookie exchange, send me a note! Feel free to go in for more than one batch of cookies if you like, you can make as many different cookies as you'd like!

MARTHA BASKETS
You may have heard mention of Martha Baskets. This started as a little baskets of treats or a tin of candy for everyone at the party in addition to the Secret Santa. We all want to get something for everyone and this developed out of that. A big present for the Secret Santa and a little something-something for everyone at the party.

This being me, I might (possibly) go overboard. I love this part and work all year on it, and I manage to keep the price down because of it. They got named Martha Baskets because it was determined i was being more insane than Martha Stewart.

Just because I am anal-retentive, please don't think you have to be! This is not a requirement of the party, but something fun that I and a few others like to do! If you'd like any other details, just ask. I even have photo evidence of them, from a couple years ago: my Martha Baskets!

POT LUCK
The party has so far been a pretty successful pot luck. On the wiki site we have a list to see what people are bringing so that "we don’t end up with 5 pans of baked ziti and a bag of potato chips."

KIDS
Many of us have bred! And this year, unless I am wrong, we'll have 4 children ages 4 and under. They're Beverly (2), Charlie (3), Lane (4) and Jasper

So far, most of this info is also on the wiki site, but I don't think there's any harm in repeating the information!

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curlyeric
Nov. 17th, 2008 11:45 pm (UTC)
Right now I'm thinking 3pm-8pm ( ish ). This seems like a good time for both the travelers and the nappers. If anyone has any suggestions just let me know.
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