Irie Family & Friends

2014 Reunion In Orlando, FL

General Info:

  • Anyone not staying at one of the houses is free to come to houses at any time to enjoy food, family and fun
  • Attire - Casual. This is a time to hang out and have fun. Saturday night - a little dressier casual but not dressy.

    Things to Bring:

    • Washcloths - they provide towels but not washcloths
    • Bathing suits - both houses have their own pool and the community has a pool
    • A wrapped gift no more than $10.00 for Saturday's White Elephant Gift exchange - can be a gag or real gift (kids participation is optional)
    • Camera

  • If you arrive before 4pm – need to come to house at 8501 La Isla Drive
  • No real structured or planned events (except Saturday), but we can schedule day trips for Friday and Saturday afternoon if desired (for ideas see points of interest in Orlando below)
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Thursday, Aug. 7th, 4pm to Sunday, Aug. 10th, 10am

Emerald Island Resort, 8501 La Isla Dr, Kissimmee, FL

For more information, visit the event page on Eventbrite.
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Thursday – Check-in – 2pm at 8501 La Isla Drive; 4pm at 8545 La Isla Court

Thursday – Welcome Dinner – come as you are – 5pm until

Friday – Family Breakfast – 9am until

Friday – Lunch (self-serve – feel free to raid the fridge)

Friday – Dinner – Fish Fry – 6pm until

Saturday – Family Breakfast – 9am until

Saturday – Lunch (self-serve)

Saturday – Celebration Dinner and White Elephant gift exchange – 6pm until

Sunday – Farewell “to go” breakfast – 8am

Sunday – Check-out – 10am



  1. Each guest who wishes to participate must contribute a gift...max cost $10. Everyone sits or stands in roughly a circle around the pile of gifts.
  2. Prepare slips of paper equal to the number of gifts with clearly written numbers. Be sure to distinguish 6 from 9, 1 from 7. Each participating guest draws a number and holds onto that slip of paper.
  3. On the first turn, the guest with paper slip #1 chooses a gift, opens it, and all admire it.
  4. On the second turn, the guest with paper slip #2 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (#1's) or choosing a wrapped one. If #2 steals #1's gift, then #1 must open a wrapped gift.
  5. On the third turn, the guest with paper slip #3 gets the choice of "stealing" any unwrapped gift (#1's or #2's) or choosing a wrapped one.

The game continues based on the following:

  1. If a gift is stolen from you, you can steal a gift (within limits, described below), or open a wrapped one.
  2. The turn proceeds until a wrapped gift is chosen.
  3. A gift cannot be immediately stolen back from the guest who just stole it.
  4. The fourth "owner" of a gift gets to keep it. The gift is "dead" after it has been stolen three times.
  5. "Owners" of "live" gifts must keep them visible and hold them up when requested.
  6. The gift exchange ends when the last wrapped gift is opened. Usually, guests are encouraged to perpetuate the gift stealing as long as there are "live" gifts, but no one is obligated to do this.

Click Link above for Points of Interest on Google Maps.

Things to do at the houses and in community:

Dominoes Card games Board games Pool table Air hockey

Table tennis Swimming Basketball Darts Foosball

Volleyball Video game arcade Wifi- in house

DVD players Cable TV Playstation 2 with games Tennis courts