Sunday, January 4, 2009

What is Dress Club?

I posted some photos on Facebook from December's Dress Club. It was our group's Christmas dinner followed by a gift exchange. Our hostess Jan is the quintessential queen of Christmas and her home exudes warmth and charm. The charm of the evening was reflected in the photos and my niece Rhonda Redner McFaul commented on them and then asked: "What is a Dress Club?"
Our Dress Club is a social group of 10 women who get together one night a month, for our group it is the 3rd Wednesday of the Month. The hostess decides on an activity for the evening plus serves either some snacks or dessert. Our group also serves wine and since we often car pool there is always a designated driver. We seldom exceed two bottles of wine; one red, one white unless it is a dinner meeting (opening, wind-up and Christmas). The activities for the evening are as varied as the members and our interests. Such as: small craft projects, wood carving, private Art Gallery tour, a Laughter Session, a Psychic, Cemetery Tour, Journalling, Boating, Golfing lesson, Cooking Class, Red Cross Disaster Volunteer, a Choral Group, Reiki and even the secrets of a Private Eye! We all enjoy the variation of the group and our activities.
We each pay the hostess $25.00 and often she will share her purchase. This year I am buying a bracelet for my new Pandora Charms. The hostess is selected randomly, high card draw or on availability. We each have a Secret Pal who remembers our Birthday, Anniverary and at Christmas.

We have delevoped very strong, unique frienships, learned a lot and have had a great deal of fun!
See for yourself!