Monday, October 2, 2017

2018 Announcement

KP families!
It's TIME!
Every year as we start to look for venues, we generally have a region in mind. We pick states and then start researching. Over the last 10 years, we have looked at just about every obvious resort out there. We have a long list of criteria. Many places end up on the proverbial cutting room floor but may stay on our maybe someday virtual list. You've heard it said "it takes a village" and in fact, that is true for us. We were in negotiations with several hotels and continuing our search when we received an email from one of our KP families that had visited a place they thought could be a future KP venue. It was in one of our target states and this place had been on our radar but we had yet to have contact with them. So the email prompted us to call and after several calls and emails and a visit by Karen in September, we feel that this venue will be a unique and fun place for KP 2018.
Kazapalooza 2018 will be held in Frankenmuth, Michigan at the Bavarian Inn on June 22-24th.
The Bavarian inn is unique in that it is a family owned resort with a German heritage theme and the family is very involved in the day to day running of the Inn. Please understand that some things may feel and look different than a corporate resort including the reservation process. You truly feel a strong family focus through the whole experience from each room representing a family in the town to their 94 yr old family matriarch cooking in the kitchen when we were visiting. These are just some of the reasons we felt it was a good fit for Kazapalooza 2018! Oh, and the Pretzels and Strudel are fabulous!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Kazapalooza 2017 Hotel and Registration information- Registration is now CLOSED for 2017

Here is the BIG announcement! Kazapalooza 2017 will be held June 23-25th, 2017 at Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National
3700 Robert Trent Jones Trail, Opelika, AL, 36801, (334) 741-9292.

There are TWO steps you need to take in order to attend. 

1st- Reserve your hotel room. We have contracted with the hotel to get discounted room rates. We are in the Kazapalooza block. 
Room rates are as follows:
Standard Run of the House $159/night
Junior Suite $179/night
Executive Kitchen Suite $199
Executive Suite $219/night

They have a small, limited supply of suites. ALL ROOMS have a mini fridge and balcony. 

If you plan on coming in early or staying late (Thursday or Sunday) it is recommended that you reserve these rooms early. They cannot guarantee the room block price for as long as the Friday and Saturday nights. They are limited so reserve those early before they run out. Reservations must be made before May 23, 2017.

2nd - You must separately register for our event. Having a hotel room at the resort does not get you into our Kazapalooza events. Follow this link and fill out one form per person attending. A day or two later I will send you an invoice through Paypal to pay your registration fees. 
The fees are $75 per adult and $65 per child age 3-12. Children age 2 and under are free. The fees cover costs associated with putting this event together. That includes goody bags, audio visual equipment rental, meeting space for meals, supplies for raffle, extra activities for families throughout weekend, dinner Friday night and Saturday lunch.

We will be pinning this post to the top of our Facebook page and adding to it when we get the schedule, etc. We are so excited about KP 2017 and cannot wait to see you all!

Karen, Kristan and Gretchen

Monday, October 31, 2016

Kazapalooza 2017 location announcement

Hello families! We are beyond excited to announce that our next event will take place June 23-25, 2017 in Opelika, Alabama at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National. We have contracted for 98% of the rooms so it will be a KP takeover! Please wait to reserve your rooms until we have announced it is time. They are still inputing our information into their computer system. More information will be coming soon on room rates, schedule, etc.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Registration for 2016 is now CLOSED

Registration for Kazapalooza 2016 is now CLOSED.

Hotel registration is separate and must be done through the hotel.

You MUST be registered in order to attend this event.

Your group will be kept together in our records by using the same Family Name and email address. Each Family Name will be sent an invoice through Paypal a few days after registering.

The planners are excited about our upcoming event and look forward to seeing you there!

Gretchen. Karen, and Kristan

Friday, November 6, 2015

Hotel Reservations now being accepted!

Announcing Kazapalooza 2016!! 
Our 9th KP will be in Broomfield, Colorado (Denver Area) at the Omni Interlocken Hotel. We are so excited about this venue and all that will be available in the awesome state of Colorado. 
All individuals attending KP must register and pay event fees prior to arriving in June. Having reservations at the hotel does not automatically mean you are registered for the event. We will open registration after the holidays in Jan/Feb. 
Our hotel link will allow you to make reservations at our event hotel until May on a first come first serve basis. ( we will be able to add to the block until a certain time--please don't panic if they say sold out, just let us know )
The link will take you directly to our block of rooms and our discounts. You can also call in for reservations and ask for Kazapalooza block.
As always, there can be a few glitches when we flood a hotel with our reservations, so please be patient, we will get them all worked out as needed. We cannot wait to see you all in the Centennial state!
Here is our link for reservations--