Minglo: We had five-across fun! #Events#events#staff gatherings April 18 2013 | Ariel offbeatbride From left to right: Caroline, Kellbot, Ariel, Stephanie, Megan, Catherine aka Superman. Photo by Jenny GG. Wait, is it still morning? (No.) Where am I? (Bainbridge Island, in a yurt.) Whose pants am I wearing? (Mine, but they're filthy.) I'm still a little hungover from all the good times I imbibed last night at the Offbeat Empire's party at Raygun Lounge in Seattle. Many massive thanks to… Sweet-ass photo shenanigans from our beloved Jenny GG Photography Delicious noms from butter & bloom Disco stompers and other tunes by Domenica of Lost In Music And biggest hugest thanks to Kelli from Shindig Events for organizing the whole thing. (She is truly the RuPaul of wedding planning.) Photo by Jenny GG Our game of hipster bingo, Empire-style (which we called "Minglo") was a raging success, despite me not quite figuring out the rules until the party started. Everyone received a bingo card upon entry, and then went around asking each other inappropriate questions like "Do you have your genitals pierced?" and "Any chance you're lactating?" If you got five squares in a row, you shouted out MINGLO!! and collected sweet-ass prizes from our friends Babeland (vibrating things!), MarMar (cute things!), ZOMGsmells (smelly things!), Turtle Love Co (classy things!). Hey, is that Tribesmaid AmandaTheGreat?! IT IS!! The most fun for me was getting to circulate and connect some real-people faces to reader names… Tribe members! Couples whose weddings we've featured! Advertisers I've never met! Working from home is awesome, but getting out of the house to actually, you know, BE WITH PEOPLE was so much fun and made me even more excited for our 2014 schemes to throw wedding shows across America with the Lovesick boys. Oh, and I posted a few of Jenny GG's party photos on Facebook. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS April is for yurting: 2013 Empire Staff Retreat this week! (Expect fewer posts) NEXT Favorite comments: drooling, cosplay photographers, and toxic sheens Show/Hide comments [ 10 ] Please make this an annual event! I couldn't go this year (currently both under 21 and very broke) but would like to! 1 agrees Oh, we can do you better than that — we plan on doing at least 6 events next year with the Lovesick Expo guys. 🙂 2 agree Oh yay! As long as one of those six is in Washington or Oregon 😛 Chances we can get a Minglo PDF so we can play at home? 🙂 We're actually going to be doing an Offbeat Home & Life post all about Minglo (complete with blank templates that y'all can populate with your own identifiable items) but for now, here's one of our Minglo cards Superman designed: CLICK ME! 1 agrees Please do this! I would LOVE to have something like this at our wedding. Here it is: http://offbeathome.com/2013/04/throw-this-party-minglo for the wedding is a great idea! Megan totally looks like a naughty, goth Red Riding Hood in that picture. 2 agree That's totally what I was going for!!! 😉 Comments are closed.