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26 December 2011 @ 11:52 am
Holiday Party!  
So, based on the poll (which was tallied without my vote), the USS Macchiato Holiday Party will take place December 31st (New Year's Eve), starting at 3:00 PM at the Captain's Quarters. What could be better than this, guys? New Year's Eve with the Macchiato crew! :D

Only 8 people participated in the poll, so I want to make sure that we've got everyone on-board here. I'm probably going to send out notes to people, reminding them. In the meantime, we've got ten people, if you include me, my Trophy Wife, and Paul (who is not on LJ). I'm sure we'll end up with more than that, but I need a head-count so I can guess what size of turkey to bake. Also, if you need my address, send me a PM.

So... here are the details:

The party begins at 3:00 PM. Because people "trickle in" to our parties, I plan to serve turkey at 4:00 PM, and do the Yankee Swap between 5:00 and 6:00, depending on when people arrive. After the Yankee Swap, we'll indulge in a movie or episodes until approximately 9:00 PM.

At 9:00 PM, the USS Macchiato Holiday Party is technically over, but the party will go on! More people will arrive, and the party will morph into "A Mighty Fine Shindig (or Jenn's Fancy Dress New Year's Eve Party)." Details on that, as written by my Trophy Wife:
Come celebrate the New Year style at Fiona & Mijan's place. Wear your best fancy dress, dressy costume or other festive party wear. (Interesting interpretations of the dress code always welcome and appreciated).

You're welcome (but in no way expected) to bring an alcohol to contribute to the bar, no-utensil-needed appetizers, party favors/hats/noisemakers, and even a friend or two. Just give us a heads up that you're coming so we know how much champagne to get. Those needing a place to sleep should bring their own pajamas, though. I have limits.


The NYE party portion of the evening will go until 2:00 AM... or whenever we all collapse. There will be a champagne toast at midnight. As always, there's plenty of crash space here. Five futons, a guest bed, a couch, a very large reclining armchair, and an air mattress are available.

You can attend either portion of the party, or all of it. If you want to dress fancy for the second portion, but not the first, feel free to bring a change of clothes.

And now... my ever-present list of bullet points:

1. RSVP! Please leave a comment below, confirming that you're coming.

2. Pot Luck. Bring something. If you want to see what other people have already volunteered to bring, check out the poll. (If you haven't voted in it, you still can.) Please let us know what you're bringing, so we don't duplicate it.

2.A. Food allergies/dietary requirements? If you have anything in particular that you can't eat for whatever reason, please let me know. People here are cool. We'll make sure you have adequate foodstuffs to indulge in.

3. Yankee Swap! Bring a present, suitable for any Star Trek geek (or really, for ANY geek). It does not have to be Star Trek themed, but Star Trek themed is always good, too. It can be anything fun and nerdy. It should not cost more than $15. Aim for $10. Hand-made gifts are perfectly appropriate. Fully wrap the gift to conceal the contents, but DO NOT put anyone's name on it. Not your name, not a recipient's name. It's an anonymous item. I'll explain the rules when everyone has arrived. In the end, everyone brings a present, and everyone ends up with a present. How we GET to that state is where the fun lies.

4. Pick a movie/episode! We're going to watch something. Nominations are open. Please nominate your favorite in a comment below.

5. Did I mention - RSVP.

Hailing frequencies open!

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motherthing on December 26th, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Ensign Jailbait, my husband, and myself expect to be able to make it to the party. Jailbait will make it either way. May we requisition use of three sleeping places? We can bring our own pjs. :P

Also, we may be bringing a crock of mulled wine.
Mijan: Kirk: o hai!mijan on December 26th, 2011 06:53 pm (UTC)
Mulled wine is always welcome!

As for three sleeping spaces... do you mean three separate futons, or will that be two futons with one of them shared?
motherthing on December 27th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
Two futons with one of them shared will work just fine. Thank you
Mijanmijan on December 27th, 2011 02:22 pm (UTC)
We can certainly do that. And heck, we might have three full futons available. It just kinda depends on how many people need crash space that night.
Blayze: galia squeeburnmybody on December 26th, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Hawky and I will, of course, be coming with our usual holiday combo of green bean casserole and some kind of dessert... of course, we're in the poll, so yeah >> Now I just need to figure out my fancy dress!
Mijan: YAY KERMIT!mijan on December 26th, 2011 09:20 pm (UTC)
YAY! And remember... "fancy dress" can be interpreted as creatively as you want.
Wyoming Knott: yesqwyomingnot on December 26th, 2011 09:13 pm (UTC)
Hey. Unless work screws me over, I'll be there. :)

I'll have to figure out what I'm bringing later. My brain still isn't back online.

No allergies/limitations.

I'll figure out something for the swap.

Movie/ep? TNG - Rascals. Just because.

and Yeah, I'll be there. :)
Mijanmijan on December 26th, 2011 09:21 pm (UTC)
I hope you can make it! And I know what you mean about brain being offline. I understand.

Rascals! That was such a fun episode! :D
coldfireserge: drinkscoldfireserge on December 28th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
I will be in attendance. I voted to bring mashed potatoes, and will still be doing so.

I may have 1 or two extra nerds along with me. It depends on how social they feel like being.
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Mijanmijan on December 28th, 2011 04:51 pm (UTC)
Fooey on basketball! They should be playing a Parisi Squares tournament instead.

It's okay. We'll see you when you get there. Want me to hold off on the Yankee Swap until you arrive? I'd be happy to wait. I want as many people to participate as possible.
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Mijanmijan on December 28th, 2011 05:55 pm (UTC)
Will do!
The Pope's T00bruisseau on December 31st, 2011 03:25 pm (UTC)
Coming to dinner with *something*. Not staying all night. Erm, not sure about Yankee Swap. I'll know when I get there. :)
Mijanmijan on December 31st, 2011 04:04 pm (UTC)
Okay. I'll see you there! *HUGS*
Kaymythkaymyth on December 31st, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
I guess I was assuming that my original comment was my RSVP, but maybe I should confirm here.

RSVP! Coming!

James and I are each bringing a geeky gift for the swap. :)
Mijanmijan on December 31st, 2011 09:06 pm (UTC)
It's okay about the RSVP thing. That was more for the people who didn't vote in the previous poll. I knew you were coming. YAY! See you shortly!