Yes — it is DECK THE MINIs TIME!!!
The day begins at Longwood Gardens. Stop by the cafe for a hot cocoa and soak up the holiday spirit while exploring the gardens, meadows, and conservatory. Learn more and RSVP here (note RSVPs for Longwood close on Friday 11.24)
At 1:15, gather at the Starbucks just a few minutes away, where we’ll kick off the last rally of the season! A one-hour drive through Chester County will end at Otto’s MINI in Exton.
Bring a toy for Toys for Tots, enjoy dinner courtesy of Otto’s and Deck your MINI – if you choose! Vote for your favorite MINI, watch Saint Nicky award the prizes, and cap off the night with a Pollyanna gift swap!
The decking is optional, of course, but if you want you – then just plan a costume for your MINI and you will have 30 minutes to decorate!! Other PhillyMINI members will then vote and gifts will be awarded for the best decked!
9:00 AM – Meet at Longwood Gardens [MAP]
1:15 PM – Arrive at Starbucks: 879 E Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA [MAP]
1:45 PM – First Team leaves Starbucks for Otto’s
3:30 PM- Arrive at Otto’s MINI
3:30 – 4:00 PM- DECKING OF MINIS! STUFFING OF TOYS!
4:00 – 4:30 PM – Voting on Decked Minis
4:45 PM- St. Nicky Awards Prizes
5:00 PM – Mini Pollyanna swap
5:30 PM – Marines come to collect our Toys for Tots
What to Bring:
Toys for Tots (optional) – A NEW UNWRAPPED gift for a boy or girl, ages Infant to 2 years. Will be collected at Otto’s.
Decking Supplies (optional) – You will have 30 minutes to decorate your MINI. Prizes donated by Otto’s. Please indicate if you are decking in your RSVP.
Pollyanna (optional) – A MINI-related item of ~$25 value.
Full tank of gas
Picnic Chair (so you have somewhere to sit at Otto’s)
Rally: Free for members / $5 for non-members
Money for Extras: Clings ($5), buttons ($2)
Dinner will be provided by Otto’s
NOTE: If you want to participate in the Deck your MINI contest, you will have 30 minutes to decorate your MINI. Voting begins at 4:00 p.m. Those who are decking will be placed in Motoring Group 1, so please indicate in your RSVP if you will be decking to ensure that you have enough time.
RSVP HERE for Longwood (Note: RSVPs for Longwood close on 11/24.)
RSVP HERE for Deck The MINIs
PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR RSVP IF YOU WILL BE DECKING YOUR MINI! THANKS!
To RSVP for Otto’s only, post in the forum thread here.
Maximum Number of Humans for Longwood: To INFINITY!
Maximum Number of MINIs on the Rally: 50