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Holiday Party Ideas

Inasuitcase | | Nov 1, 2011 05:00 PM

So many of you have helped with suggestions and so I'll post another (vague) question. Use your imaginations, as I like "creative" ideas. I run the Twin Cities Social Club. Currently, we have 850+ members and I'd like to celebrate the holidays with a party. Now, my members do not like expensive gatherings or anything too "extravagant". Most of our events are attended by a dozen or so folks. Our Summer BBQ was shocking with over 75 people attending! I was impressed and we had a great time. Unfortunately, we are not able to use a park in December:-( Ideally, I'd like each guest to pay no more than $15/pp. A challenge, I know. So, what can we do and where can we go?

I think the event would be best attended on a Friday or Saturday evening, although I would be open to a Saturday afternoon. Food would be nice, as would a bar. Activities would be most welcome - something that gets folks to interact with one another.

I've thought about Dave & Buster's but we've tried to host an event there in the past and folks didn't sign up. Lazer Tag has been so-so attended. I did a curling event last year that was well-attended but I'd rather not be that active or cold. I've pondered ice skating at the Depot but, again, we did that as an event last year and not a lot of folks signed up. Bowling has always been well-attended but it's a "normal" event on our calendar. Roller skating? I don't know. Ideas people, please! I'd like somewhere that would be conducive to chatting so no loud music or if there is, another room in which to move for quieter conversation.

I know y'all know restaurants and I'm not opposed to that but, again, I'd like an activity. Perhaps, an activity nearby and then to the restaurant for cocktail hour? I don't know. YOU DO!!! Again, y'all have been so helpful in the past. Now's your chance to really shine:-) I want something creative (I am competing with other, similar groups.), cheap, and centrally-located. I don't think that's too much to ask or is it?