A description and rules for each meetup and exchange is listed below this Signup Form.


Signup Form for All Florida 2022 Meetups & Exchanges

We need one person for each meetup and exchange to help manage the effort, kick it off, and be there during the event. This is no guarantee you’ll be chosen, but you’ll be contacted if you are.

Meetups & Exchanges Descriptions

Meetups

Each Meetup is catered towards the subject and some may have fun activities involved, such as a Wizard Sorting Ceremony, meeting your favorite Business Owner, or just hanging out with new (or Corn-y) friends!

Exchanges: Drop-Off

Each Drop Off Exchange includes the subject items (i.e. Mouse Ears, A Set of 4 Matching Mug Rugs, etc) to be dropped off at the Exchange Drop Off Box near the check-in desk before noon on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. Then return to the same place before the closing event and raffle on Sunday between 3:00pm-5:00pm. You will receive back the subject that someone else has made.

Exchanges: In-Person

Below are the unique rules for each In-Person Exchange:

*Medical Professionals –

All medical professionals can attend whether you want to exchange bags or not!

For those bringing bags, this will be a simple exchange. You make a bag with a medical theme. Do not wrap it. When you arrive at the meet up place, you will place your exchange on the table and take a number. During the talking and getting to know each other, we will draw numbers. When your number is called you go up to the table and choose a bag that you like, easy peasy! The only exception to this rule is if we get to the last person and the only bag left on the table is the bag that they brought. In that case, they can choose from any bag that anyone else chose earlier. This probably will not happen, but thought I would add a rule just in case.

*Linds Handmade Designs – Dayna Bags –

OK, here’s what’s happening!

First, make a Dayna from Lind’s Handmade. You can use whatever fabric, vinyl and hacks that you like. Make it the way you like it to me. Then, bring it to the Meet-up/exchange. This will be a simple exchange. You make a Dayna bag. Do not wrap it. When you arrive at the meet up place, you will place your Dayna on the table and take a number. During the talking and getting to know each other, we will draw numbers. When your number is called you go up to the table and choose a Dayna that you like, easy peasy! The only exception to this rule is if we get to the last person and the only bag left on the table is the bag that they brought. In that case, they can choose from any bag that anyone else chose earlier. This probably will not happen, but thought I would add a rule just in case.Oh, did I mention that Lindsay will be there too! It’s worth coming to meet her even if you don’t make a Dayna for the exchange!

*Boozie Bags –

Let’s talk rules. First, what you are going to bring.

1) To start, you make a bag. This can be a little bag, or it can be a big bag. It can be embroidered, sewn or otherwise crafted. Feel free to use a more adult theme on the bag since this is a 21 and older only event.

2) Now, add booze. This could be an airline size bottle of rum or it could be a bottle of wine local to where you live. It might go with the bag you made, nor not. Your choice.

3) Now wrap it. Please find a unique, crafty way to wrap your bag. You could use a gift bag with a crafty theme, or wrap the exchange in a yard of fabric. You get the idea.

4) Now bring your exchange, and your lunch to the Boozie Exchange

What’s going to happen when you get there.

1) you will place your swapped exchange on a table and take a number. Don’t loose your number because you need it to know when it’s your turn to choose.

2) We will place all the numbers in a hat and draw out a number. The person holding that number gets to come up and pick a wrapped exchange. Then, they have to unwrap the exchange and show everyone what they got. That person gets to keep the wrapping, but they may or may not get to keep the bag and booze. I’ll explain as we go along.

3) The second number is drawn from the bag. That person can either choose from the table and follow the example of the first person, or they can choose to “steal” the bag and booze from the person. (See where the “Dirty Santa” part comes in?) If this second person chooses from the table, they will open their exchange, keep the wrappings and sit down to see if they actually get to keep what they chose.

4) We continue drawing numbers and folks keep choosing from the table or “Stealing” from someone else. But, when a bag/booze combination is in the hands of a third person it is “dead” and that person gets to keep it, it can’t be “stolen” from them. No matter if someone “steals” a bag from you, you still get to keep the wrappings. That’s why the wrappings matter, it’s another gift!

5) If a bag/booze is “stolen from you, then you get to go back to the table and choose another, or “steal” from someone else. You may not “Steal” from the person who just stole from you.

6) We continue like this through much merriment until all the numbers have been chosen and everyone has wrappings, as well as the bag/booze combinations. Then, in a twisted ending, the person who’s number was called first gets to “steal” from anyone, whether that exchange was “dead” or not. It really pays to be drawn first!Please note: If we have a large turn out, we reserve the right to place time limits on choosing, or the right to split the group into more manageable groups so that we can get this done during one meal break and not be late for our next classes.Any questions? Feel free to ask!

*OklaRooties –

Let’s talk rules. This is a “Dirty Santa” exchange. First, what you are going to bring

1) To start, you make a bag. This can be a little bag, or it can be a big bag. the only rule is that it has to be a bag that Jess has made a video for. Check out her YouTube channel, there are dozens of bags to choose from!

2) Now wrap it. Please find a unique, crafty way to wrap your bag. You could use a gift bag with a crafty theme, or wrap the exchange in a yard of fabric. You get the idea.

3) Now bring your wrapped OklaRoots bag to the exchange.

What’s going to happen when you get there.

1) you will place your swapped Oklaroots bag on a table and take a number. Don’t loose your number because you need it to know when it’s your turn to choose.

2) We will place all the numbers in a hat and draw out a number. The person holding that number gets to come up and pick a wrapped exchange. Then, they have to unwrap the exchange and show everyone what they got. That person gets to keep the wrapping, but they may or may not get to keep the bag. I’ll explain as we go along.

3) The second number is drawn from the bag. That person can either choose from the table and follow the example of the first person, or they can choose to “steal” the bag from the first person. (See where the “Dirty Santa” part comes in?) If this second person chooses from the table, they will open their exchange, keep the wrappings and sit down to see if they actually get to keep what they chose.

4) We continue drawing numbers and folks keep choosing from the table or “Stealing” from someone else. But, when a bag is in the hands of a third person it is “dead” and that person gets to keep it, it can’t be “stolen” from them, except at the very end. I’ll explain shortly. No matter if someone “steals” a bag from you, you still get to keep the wrappings. That’s why the wrappings matter, it’s another gift!

5) If a bag is “stolen” from you, then you get to go back to the table and choose another, or “steal” from someone else. You may not “Steal” from the person who just stole from you.

6) We continue like this through much merriment until all the numbers have been chosen and everyone has wrappings, as well as bags. Then, in a twisted ending, the person who’s number was called first gets to “steal” from anyone, whether that exchange was “dead” or not. It really pays to be drawn first!Any questions? Feel free to ask!If we have a big crowd we reserve the right to place time limits on choosing, or we may break into smaller groups. This will be done so that we can get done in the time allowed and we can all get on to our evening activities!