Facets BBQ 2022 Info
Finally it's time for our Facets BBQ again!
Local and traveling doll collectors are all invited to come over for a fabulous & fun Facets BBQ! This has been postponed several times due to the pandemic, so this year it will be a bit different but it will still be a lovely day spent with dolly friends (old & new) shopping, selling, eating and catching up!
If you know someone who might enjoy the BBQ but hasn't gotten an invitation, please let me know. Check out the 2018 BBQ recap to get an idea of what to expect.
Feel free to e-mail [email protected] with BBQ in the subject line if you have any questions or concerns. Keep reading for all the details...
When: Sunday, September 25th 2022
What Time: Starting at noon (12:00pm)
Where: My place in Matawan, New Jersey (The exact address will be provided later)
Cost: $35 per person
A variety of snacks, BBQ foods, salads, desserts and beverages will provided. The cover charge of $35 per person must be paid in advance no later than Friday September 16th in order to get an accurate headcount for food, seating, etc.
You can purchase a ticket through a link on the invitation when you RSVP or pay later via Paypal to [email protected] (personal payment preferred). You can also send a check or give me cash if you see me before September 16th. I can not give any refunds after September 16th. Refunds will have PayPal fees deducted from them if you did not do a personal payment to [email protected]. You do not need to print or show a physical ticket - I will have your names on a list when you check in.
Unless the world is in a significantly different situation in September, I will ask that all eating and drinking be outdoors and that masks be worn indoors. I will be getting a few additional tents and seating, but if you have something easy to set up for shade or portable seating, you may bring it. The backyard doesn’t get much shade until later afternoon. Hopefully the weather will cooperate and not be too hot at the end of September!
There will be limited sales space in the backyard. Sales will set up along the fence on the left side of the yard (away from the eating area). Display surfaces (blankets, small tables like tray tables, bins, etc.) must be provided by sellers. Please do not bring card tables - we don't have space for that unless you are sharing it with someone. All sellers must let me know ahead of time so I can plan accordingly and estimate how much space is needed.
You can shop from Facets in the basement, so please come downstairs and support your event host!
The "free table" is a BIG table covered in toy/doll-related items that are extras, slightly used, unwanted, etc... It's a good way to get rid of those items that you think someone might want and you don't feel like selling. If you have some things you'd like to add to the table, bring them! If they are still left on the table once our party ends, you must take them back or they will be thrown out. If you want to mail donations, let me know and I'll give you the address. I have several years’ of donations in storage, so I think this is going to be a HUGE Free Table. If you are bringing large/fragile items or publications, there will be separate spaces for those - please look for signs or ask when you arrive.
Do you have a new or favorite doll you want to show off? Feel free to bring her (or him or it) to display and for all of us to see! There is no theme, so any doll will be great! The display will be indoors. Please have a small card ready to put besides your doll with your name and a little information (like doll name/artist) so people will know what they are or be able to ask you about it if they want more information.
Donations for door prizes are appreciated. These should be nicer/unused items.
If you are driving, there is parking on the street and around the corner. Please do not block the driveway but feel free to drive up to drop off items before you go park.
If you are coming by train, we will pick you up at the Aberdeen-Matawan station on the train that arrives around noon. Please include a note in your RSVP to let us know so we can plan accordingly. If you are on a different train, you can use Uber/Lyft and there are often cabs at the station. Once the event starts to wind down/end, we can bring you back to the station. Trains are hourly on Sundays.
If you need a place to stay in this area, there are a few reasonably priced hotels in Hazlet, NJ and there may be some options on AirBnb. If you are looking for travel mates or roommates, let me know and I'll try to help.
I hope you can make it to the party - it's a day of relaxing fun, beautiful dolls, delicious food and lovely people. I'm very excited for it myself!