January 20, 2024 MMC Holiday Party MUST Book Your Room by December 20, 2023
January 20, 2024 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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This year’s MMC Holiday Party will be held at:
HOTEL HILTON IN MYSTIC, CT
20 Coogan Blvd. Mystic, CT 06355
Room charge is $149.00 a room plus 15 % tax for a total room charge of $171.35
20 rooms have been blocked, but more rooms can be added if needed, IF AVAILABLE. Blocked rooms consist of a mix of one king room or double bed rooms.
Room deposit is not required at the time of booking.
Rate is good for Friday. If you would like to extend your weekend, Sunday room rate will be cheaper and you will need to inquire at the time of booking.
Booked under: https://group.hilton.com/pumw4y
The hotel has two very nice common seating areas, one indoors and the other one is outdoors in the elements but with fireplaces.
Breakfast is not included, but there is a restaurant is on site. You could also go to one of several breakfast choices including the Mystic Diner, just a few minutes walk from the hotel, if you do not want to eat in the hotel restaurant.
Restaurant on site for breakfast. Saturday & Sunday breakfast 7:00 A.M to 11:00 A.M.
Room Cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to your arrival date.
Hotel rooms have a coffee maker, fridge and microwave in each room. Each room has a tub/shower unit with a safety bar.
Hotel has a pool, free parking and a restaurant on site for breakfast or dinner.
Check in at 4:00 P.M. and check out is at 11:00 A.M.
Handicap rooms are available. You will need to call the hotel at (203) 572-0731 to book a room.
THE HOLIDAY PARTY WILL BE ON SATURDAY JANUARY 20, 2024. THE PARTY WILL BE A TRIBUTE TO LILLIAN ORCHARD FOR THE MANY YEARS OF ORGANIZING THE MMC HOLIDAY PARTIES.
SHE ALWAYS LOVED A GOOD TIME!
“TROPICAL WINTER THEMED HOLIDAY PARTY”
COME DRESSED UP IN YOUR STRAW HATS, FLIP FLOPS, SUNGLASSES, SHORTS AND YOUR FAVORITE COLORFUL BEACH ATTIRE.
WE WILL HAVE A TRADITIONAL YANKEE SWAP AS LILLIAN ALWAYS DID. SARAH BATES HAS VOLUNTEERED TO RUN THE YANKEE SWAP ( THANK YOU Sarah)
Saturday MMC Holiday Party:
Meet in the Cutter Ballroom from 5:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. for our cocktail party. Appetizers will be served from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. There will be Homemade Guacamole, Salsa and chips & we will also be playing our traditional Yankee swap from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. DINNER will be at 8:00 P.M.
Unfortunately hotel policy prohibits food and beverages from outside so we will not be allowed to bring snacks or our own drinks into the function room.
Cash bar is available in the restaurant bar just outside the Cutter Ballroom. There will not be a bar tender in the cutter ballroom.
Dinner will be a buffet style and served from 8:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M.
Buffet will be:
Garlic bread and bread sticks
Caesar Salad: Romaine, Parmesan Cheese, Croutons
Antipasto with Italian Cured Meats, Cheeses.
Vine Ripe Tomatoes and Flore De Latte Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Tuscan Olive Oil.
Roasted Haddock Puttanesca.
Orzo with Asparagus, Tomatoes, Mushrooms Grilled Lemon..
Roasted Garlic Lemon Broccolini.
Dessert: Tiramisu, Biscotti, and Chocolate Torte
Meal cost and appetizers will be $79.00 per person includes tax and fees and I will need you to pay me in advance.
Email me once you have booked your room, so I know you will be joining us email@example.com
Send check made payable to Brenda Gauvin
Mail payment to Brenda Gauvin
PO BOX 104
Sutton, MA 01590
PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY December 20th, 2023
No refunds on food payment after DECEMBER 20, 2023 AS I MUST GIVE A Head count to the hotel.
THIS YEAR WE WILL HAVE THE TRADITIONAL YANKEE SWAP AS LILLIAN ALWAYS DID. SARAH BATES HAS VOLUNTEERED TO RUN THE YANKEE SWAP (THANK YOU)
Yankee Swap Details
To participate bring a wrapped gift in the $15.00 to $20.00 range. Gifts can be:
• a humorous joke gift (or not)
• bizarre (or not)
• useful (or not)
• automotive (or not)
• THAT holiday present you received and wondered “what were they thinking… ”
• Use your imagination and make this the best Yankee Swap Ever! Let’s have some fun with this gang.
Participation is voluntary – it’s fun to watch even if you’re not participating, however the more the merrier! Gifts and participation can be per person or per couple. Just remember that to select a gift you must bring one. Most couples opt to have each person bring a gift so each can participate. Here’s how our Yankee Swap at the holiday party will work:
1. Each person or couple that brought a wrapped present gets to draw a number.
2. The person with #1 selects and then opens a present.
3. The person with the next highest number (2 in this case) chooses and opens a present. They then decide whether they want to keep the present they just opened or swap it for any other opened present.
4. Lather, rinse, repeat step 3 until all numbers have been used and all presents have been opened.
5. Finally, the person who drew #1 gets to swap the present they are holding for any other present.
After this, consenting adults are free to swap their present with anyone else.
Some Yankee Swap etiquette “rules”:
• people choosing their present are not allowed to fold, spindle, mutilate, or otherwise fondle the presents before choosing one.
• participants cannot hide their opened presents they want to keep. (to prevent others from swapping with them)