Man, I can't believe it. Posting links to competing boards. That other board won't allow it, by the way.
As for the Meet and Mingle parties, or the Celebrity Cruise Connection version of it.....they are really not that special. I've been to 4 of them. A few trays of cookies, some coffee, punch, and a souvenir at the door. Then a raffle for a computer mouse, followed by a sales pitch for booking another cruise. I actually went on our Liberty cruise last week. Over 80 signed up for it, and 12 showed up. It started at 10:15am and was over in 20 minutes max. Good luck on your party.