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Alcohol Thread
July 1, 2009 8:49 AM   RSS feed for this thread Subscribe

Here's the deal on alcohol for the party- the plan and requests for donations inside!

As we are having our party in a private space, we will be furnishing our own bar. vrakatar, new potato, and I have developed a plan that we think will best serve the needs of party goers- we plan to provide beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, and people can bring whatever else they want. The total estimated cost for what we think we'll need in advance comes to around $1500. Please consider making a Paypal donation (to me, address in profile) of an amount that feels comfortable to you. Even $5 would be helpful and appreciated. All donations received will be used toward the party. I will keep this thread updated with how much we've raised and cut off fundraising when we reach our goal.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to New York, NY at 8:49 AM (35 comments total)

I can't go because my boyfriend and I are going to Otakon, but I'll donate $100 because, dammit, NYC should have the best party and TPS, you are working hard for this and I appreciate what you are doing. Not only for this, but for all the gatherings you organize. So this is my thank you to you :)
posted by spec80 at 12:34 PM on July 1, 2009

Sucking up after your donation is optional but appreciated :D
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:14 PM on July 1, 2009

Since I generally prefer whiskey to beer/wine/whatever, would it be ok to just bring a big bottle of whiskey to share with others? Or would donations towards the general bar still be helpful?
posted by wretched_rhapsody at 8:12 PM on July 1, 2009

(Can totally do either or both, just wondering)
posted by wretched_rhapsody at 8:13 PM on July 1, 2009

Donations toward the general bar would definitely still be helpful.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:17 PM on July 1, 2009

The NY meetup is the grandest of all, so if you can both pledge to the beer/wine fund and show up with a jug, please do! If you are planning to get there late, say, after 10pm, bring ice.

We will need a lot of ice.
posted by vrakatar at 11:23 PM on July 1, 2009

What a perfect opportunity to use up those spirits that have been sitting around for years in your liquor cabinet.
posted by smackfu at 6:12 AM on July 2, 2009

Total as of this morning: $268.25. Thanks to all who have donated so far!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:38 AM on July 2, 2009

I'm 98% sure of going and I can bring some Bandits.

Bandits, if you did not know, are the wonderfully drinkable, horrifyingly cheap box wines that *nice* retailers stick in the back cause they're in boxes. Do not let that fool you, they're the equal of any palatable rotgut and at half the price. I also know the owner of Original Sin Cider and maybe I can get a box delivered, they always have more than they can sell.

If I had more time, I'd make a batch of Red Dragon, but really, who needs that?
posted by The Whelk at 9:57 PM on July 4, 2009

Current total is $342.22. Thanks everyone!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 11:02 PM on July 4, 2009

Since it's going to be hot as hell out, probably, I can bring a bottle or five of prosecco...
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 9:21 AM on July 7, 2009

Current total is $377.22.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 1:22 PM on July 7, 2009

Current total is $442.22.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:12 AM on July 8, 2009

Cross Post with the Main thread:

I can get two free boxes of Original Sin Cider but I need someone to pick them up on the day. it's in Greenpoint. Any takers?
posted by The Whelk at 9:19 PM on July 9, 2009

how big are the boxes? could they be carried on a bike with large saddlebags?
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:48 PM on July 9, 2009

TPS, I can't find the paypal link! I may be a moran or just blinded by the pink.
I will donate some $ toward alcohol. Metamail me if you get a chance?
posted by stagewhisper at 7:20 AM on July 10, 2009

Box of beer sized, and full of ...beers. I doubt A book could manage it but I don't know bout bikes, so ...
posted by The Whelk at 7:59 AM on July 10, 2009

Bike, not book. Gah. What is wrong with me today?
posted by The Whelk at 8:36 AM on July 10, 2009

Paypal donations can be sent to the e-mail address in my profile.

Current total raised- $462.22.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 10:50 PM on July 10, 2009

Current total raised- $545.76.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 9:45 PM on July 11, 2009

Chug chug chug....c'mon NY, aren't you thirsty?
posted by vrakatar at 10:40 PM on July 11, 2009

I'm doing my part!
posted by Busithoth at 10:56 PM on July 11, 2009

I can have potentially many boxes of hard cider if I can get someone to pick it up!
posted by The Whelk at 4:27 AM on July 12, 2009

Current total raised- $565.76.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:25 AM on July 13, 2009

We now have sponsorship! Original Sin Cider is donating 2 boxes of hard cider for us. I'm not sure how to thank them aside from showing the bottle a lot in flickr photos.

posted by The Whelk at 4:49 PM on July 13, 2009

Those will be tasty on a warm summer night. Thanks Whelk!
posted by vrakatar at 1:14 AM on July 14, 2009

Current total raised: $590.76.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 8:00 AM on July 15, 2009

BYOB-etiquette filter:

I sometimes make my own liqueurs by infusing flavorings in vodka or brandy. I have a standard wine-bottle-sized bottle of limoncello I could bring -- if the thought of bringing an alcoholic substance that was "homemade" doesn't freak people out.

So how would people feel about that? Does the notion of something "homemade" make people twitch uncomfortably to the point that they'd leave it alone, or would people have a taste? I'm just leery of bringing something and putting it proudly on the table and people thinking that they'd rather not, but then it sits there and people feel like I'm going to be offended, so someone tries it but then gets nervous and spends the rest of the night worrying and...

(For the record -- this is infused, not distilled. I don't have a moonshiner's still tucked into my closet -- I work solely with infused things, where you take a bottle of Stoli or Everclear, dump a pint of fruit in it, and let it all sit in your cupboard for a couple months, then strain and filter the hell out of it before rebottling it in a clean bottle. But that still may put some people off, and I understand.)
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 10:09 AM on July 15, 2009

Bring on the hommeade booze! Generally at such high concentrations of alcohol, no sketchy pathogens can survive anyway.

(You've inspired me to try and whip something up as well.)
posted by Jon_Evil at 10:46 AM on July 15, 2009

Yeah, bring it along. I'll certainly have some, and there will be plenty to drink besides if homemade hooch is too scary for anyone.
posted by vrakatar at 11:51 AM on July 15, 2009

Current total raised- $620.76. At this point, I'm going to ask people to bring their donations to the party in cash if at all possible, since I don't think I'll be able to withdraw any more money from my Paypal account in time for Saturday.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 6:21 AM on July 16, 2009

Shoot. Just came to donate. Will bring cash money on the day instead.
posted by crickets at 9:18 AM on July 16, 2009

Man, I was just coming to donate as well. OK, remember to stop at ATM before arrival. Mental note.
posted by timepiece at 9:39 AM on July 16, 2009

I will bring vodka

posted by kathrineg at 7:41 AM on July 17, 2009

I'll bring about five bottles of prosecco- I think that's all I'll be able to carry.
posted by Dormant Gorilla at 9:34 AM on July 17, 2009

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