The Friday night costume party is one of the unique events that sets Chicago
Area Mensa’s RG apart from all the others. Mensan grown-ups
take dressing up to a new level. Costumes range from fanciful to
funny to elaborate and elegant, but the thing for which Mensans are
best known are the pun and word-play costumes. In all of them,
Mensa-style creativity is obvious. Bring your sense of
humor, and your wits, because our puns will keep you guessing and
giggling all night long. Make sure to consider this year's theme,
ripe for pun-filled humor! Puns, however, are not a requirement.
View our pictures
to see costumes from ’WeeMs past.
The kids costume parade will precede the adult
costumes as in past years to encourage more adults to attend and support
The keynote speaker will be featured on Saturday rather than
Friday between the kids and adults costume parade.
but for those of you who
have younger children who might be overwhelmed by hundreds of
strangers, who have children with early bed-times, or who simply want
to avoid having to explain some of the (occasionally suggestive)
puns, this will give kids a chance to dress up and compete for prizes
at their own party. Then get yourself into costume and come to the
Everyone on the dance floor! Requests taken.
Photo Id Required
A photo id will be required for any adult picking up Pretentious Drinking
coupons. You will not be able to get them for other adults in your party.
The ID will also be required at the Pretentious Drinking event.
Liqueurs. The fancy stuff. Polished, cosmopolitan,
perhaps even a bit
snooty. The stuff you graduate to from beer and wine. You’d like
to know more but, gosh, look at that price. What if that pricey potion
isn’t quite the palate pleaser you expected? Rejoice! As in years
past, you can sample some truly amazing liqueurs, and your
money’s no good here! We will supply a wide range of weird and
wonderful concoctions from around the world. You can determine which
you’d like to own, which should be left on the shelf, and which
you should give to your arch-nemesis as a thoughtful gift. Obviously,
you must be of legal drinking age to join us and show proof at registration.
Snobbish accents and extended pinkies optional.
The return of the Photo Booth—this year it will be located near
Pretentious Drinking—where you can pose with friends wearing all
sorts of fun and silly props. You’ll be given a copy of your photos
as a keepsake. See some of the prior years’ photos
to get an idea of what to expect.
Werewolf of WeeM Tournament
For those under 21, in addition to the daily Social Deduction games,
we will offer a special Werewolf tournament just for teens and tweens
after the Epicurean Experience.
Unusual food samples and, occasionally, unique beverages.
This event is alcohol free, so anyone not wearing
an “under 21” badge should visit before partaking of Pretentious
Drinking and show us your PD ticket. (You can keep it.)
Please note: we aren’t serving a meal, just samples and sips, so
come for curiosity, not dinner.
We’ve also had requests
to bring back the Cookie Contest as well as the Scarecrow Decorating Contest from previous years. If
you’re a local member or attendee interested in hosting or helping with either of those or
another contest idea,
please let us know by contacting our
or signing up to add it to the program list..
Find out who won the volunteer raffle — volunteers winning smaller cash amounts
must be present.
Hear about the AG and other RGs.
Congratulate several deserving
members who have been volunteering in our organization upon
whom AML service awards will be conferred.
And the Hell's M's announce our RG’s party animal.
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