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Can we have a holiday/end-of-the-year party for all of us?

Asked by Hawaii_Jake (32728points) December 11th, 2015

Who’s bringing the music?

What will we eat?

Anybody want to bartend?

How about some party games?

Let’s party!

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canidmajor's avatar

I’ll bartend, @Hawaii_Jake, I used to do that for a living. So far, it looks like just you and me. Wanna cozy up by the fire with something minty and chocolate?

Stinley's avatar

I’ll bring a bottle or two of mulled wine. Can we play pass the parcel please?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@canidmajor I don’t drink anything alcoholic any more, but I would relish some hot chocolate with some mint.
@Stinley Please, come. How do we play pass the parcel?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Yay! We love music!

Tropical_Willie's avatar

I’ll bring my ukulele group. six of us.
We do a lot of blue grass and old country & western. But we just did a gig at the County Winter Lights event, we brought along eight under 9 years old kids, some of their mothers are learning ukes too. So the total was 20 people. But I think we should leave the kids and their mothers at home.

ibstubro's avatar

OMG
I’m in.
Do you have recordings of your ukulele group of six doing blue grass and old country and western, @Tropical_Willie?
PM me.

cookieman's avatar

I will bake multiple dozens of cookies.

Stinley's avatar

Pass the parcel is a traditional kids party game! Can’t believe it is not known across the water. It’s where you wrap up a prize in layers and layers of paper. Everyone sits in a circle. Someone is in charge of the music. The music plays and the parcel gets passed around. The music stops and the person holding the parcel gets to unwrap a layer. The winner is the one who unwraps the last layer. A faster version is where you have a soft bean bag or toy. This gets passed around but the person holding it when the music stops is out and has to leave the circle. Last one in is the winner. That version is a riot. The parcel is chucked about which is why it needs to be soft. I learned that the hard way. I call it Mean Pass the Parcel.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

A loooong train dance!?

Here2_4's avatar

OMG @Stinley I have played that. I totally forgot until I saw your description.

janbb's avatar

We had a similar game we called “hot potato” but I don’t think there was a prize in it. More similar to your second description.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Let’s have a “Yankee Swap” present exchange.
“Stealing” from other participants gives this gift exchange game an element of unpredictability. Invite everyone to contribute a wrapped a new gift. Draw numbers out of a hat to see who gets to pick from the pile first. Player No. 1 chooses and unwraps a gift, then shows it to everyone else. Player No. 2 then either “steals” that present or picks and unwraps another one from the pile. Player No. 3 can then steal either gift, or choose and unwrap another, and so on. Any player whose gift is stolen gets to pick again. The game continues until everyone has a gift

Here2_4's avatar

I’ll go last. :-D

Mimishu1995's avatar

Hey! Has everyone settled down yet?

ibstubro's avatar

Yankee Swap has rules, @Here2_4.
Everyone draws a number, and you go in order. #1 is the most coveted number because they go first and last.
If a gift changes hands 3 times, it’s out of play.
That’s the way I’ve played it, and the game was called Dirty Bingo, or Dirty Santa, or Dirty Somethingotother.
I think we had a $20 price range.

What’s fun is when someone hides a $20 bill or gift card in a seemingly worthless prize.

dxs's avatar

I’ll do some holiday piano improv to set the mood.

@Stinley That sounds like so much fun!

ZEPHYRA's avatar

When is it on?

marinelife's avatar

Let’s go caroling!

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

We can all take turns manning the chat room.

cookieman's avatar

@marinelife: I lurve Caroling!! Nobody in real life ever wants to go with me. ::sniff::

LuckyGuy's avatar

I’ll do the fireworks. But we have to do it at the beach near @Hawaii_Jake ‘s place!

Mimishu1995's avatar

@dxs you can aid my singing :)

ragingloli's avatar

Bah. Humbug.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

^^Every party has one.

ibstubro's avatar

Hippy-out!
Let’s form a circle on the beach, facing out. Hold hands and extend our arms, then lay down to enjoy the fireworks as a daisy chain?

Where’s @Coloma when I need her!

Coloma's avatar

@Ibestubro. Here, here…move over and don’t hog the beach blanket. lol
I’ll bring the champagne cocktails, happy brownies, fresh fruit and will volunteer for some improv stand up comedy. Who wants to team up? Whet your wit.:-D

Coloma's avatar

Lets all get @ragingloli drunk them gang mob her under the mistletoe. Kiss, kiss.

JLeslie's avatar

Excellent idea! I’m bringing brownies. I’ve been craving them. Not the type @Coloma might bring, just regular ol’ brownies.

Mimishu1995's avatar

My stomach will get overstuffed.

Here2_4's avatar

How about a mistletoe piñata? We can kiss under it, then bust it open and get the goodies.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

I will just dump off two tons of cotton candy and powder puffs and keep moving. ~~~

marinelife's avatar

@Hypocrisy_Central Trying to kill us?~~~

Coloma's avatar

Mmm….you all missed my amazing roast chicken tonight with grilled brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes with leeks, przceeded by a few glasses of amaiing wine. lol

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

^^ Trying to kill us?~~~
There isn’t enough fluffy stuff in the world universe to take out Fluther ~~~

Mimishu1995's avatar

@Coloma No! I want one bite too!

Pachy's avatar

I’ll bring my cherished DVD of the 1951 British version of “A Christmas Carol” and some leftover Chanukah gelt.

JLeslie's avatar

I just burned a CD for the party. I hope there is a CD player.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

^^We’re strictly streaming.

janbb's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake Well, I’m streaming and you’re streaming but we might be in slightly different oceans.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

Gulf stream

JLeslie's avatar

@Hawaii_Jake I have a nice variety on this CD. I burned one for my Zumba instructor, and made an extra that I can bring to the party. Oh well.

janbb's avatar

Bering Straits

Here2_4's avatar

Scared straight?

Coloma's avatar

George Straight. lol

Okie dokie gang, time to stuff the stockings for all the party goers, I think massage certificates are in order since all the wild partying and all night dancing will leave us tired and sore. Morning after massages coming up.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I’m so gay I can’t even walk straight.

canidmajor's avatar

But damn, boy, I’ll bet you can dance!!

Coloma's avatar

^^^ LOL you two!

Pachy's avatar

By the way, that’s chocolate gelt.

Coloma's avatar

@Pachy I didn’t know what “gelt” is, I thought it might be some sort of fish.
Whew…what a relief. haha

ragingloli's avatar

Probably money. You know, chocolate coins wrapped in gold-coloured aluminium foil.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

I remember dancing. Doesn’t that require music and hoards of shirtless men gyrating on a large empty floor? Yes, I remember that, but it’s been a very long time.

canidmajor's avatar

If I supply the large empty floor will you supply the gyrations? Shirtlessly?

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

…I’m old…

I will dance shirtlessly, but I do not assume any responsibility for any effects on viewers.

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

^^correct

My bad.

And it is corrected.

canidmajor's avatar

I will enjoy it, @Hawaii_Jake, dancing is an expression of joy. I like the whole joy thing.

Here2_4's avatar

If @Hawaii_Jake is going to dance, I hope it will be like this

janbb's avatar

@Here2_4 That’s perfect!

janbb's avatar

Of course, he could always do this

Hawaii_Jake's avatar

@janbb I adore Charlie Brown’s Christmas. Let’s all do that!

@Here2_4 Dis haole stay very white… I no get Hawaiian blood or brown skin. But I’ll leave this just for you.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

I will be here on Christmas.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

Next thing you know everyone (except me) will be drunk, naked, and dancing the Huckabuck.

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