What is Tampa Tanners?

We are a group of adults who pratice safe, consensual spanking, both in and out of a group setting in the Tampa area. We will hold get togethers, spanking parties, and host other outings with friendly spanko's who just love to have fun! So come and join us today!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Lucky Leprechaun (X-posted)

(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)

As I've already mentioned in a recent post, I was the Lucky Leprechaun at the first Tampa Tanners spanking party. It was a position that I was honored to fill, as the responsibilities were impressive, and included more than simply wearing a green hat.

Leprechauns are good luck. While not every one that you find will just hand over his pot of gold, there are other ways to be blessed with his luck. Apparently, when that leprechaun is a spanko, then being spanked by him is sure to garner a smile from Fate, herself. In their desire to obtain the blessing of good luck, all of the party's bottoms went over the Lucky Leprechaun's lap for him to add some red to their green.

There was Cookie...

And Katia...

And Suzy...

And, even though she arrived a little late, even Shy took a turn over the Leprechaun's knee.

Perhaps this is a tradition that I should encourage at future parties, and not just the St. Patrick's Day themes. I will likely be a mascot, or master of ceremonies, at most of the Tampa Tanners parties. If I start a tradition that spankees go over my lap for good luck, perhaps it will stick. It might be a bit time-consuming as the parties grow, but it would certainly be worth the extra effort. I would even dress in costume for each party to encourage the activity. Perhaps girls will line up at the next party to be spanked by the “April Fool.”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Getting the Party Started (X-posted)

(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)

As I look back at our first Tampa Tanners spanking party, I'm trying to recollect everything that I'd like to share about the experience. For such a short party, though, I'm finding that it's going to take me several days to share everything. I guess that just goes with the territory when you start running your own parties. You want to share every little detail.

After Cookie paid for the room early that morning, we spent most of the beginning of Sunday tending to personal matters or catching up on needed sleep. Having worked for two nights in a row, with little chance to rest during the day, Cookie was very tired. I also have a few things that I had to attend to. We ended up heading for the hotel around noon to begin setting up the party suite.

We had a lot of things to set up. Cookie and Katia had bought a mountain of decorations that we had to place around the room. There was also the food that they'd bought for the event, as well as the candy that they had spent the better part of Friday making. For my own part in this, I had my spanking horse set up in the far side of the suite, and a pot of gold that I placed along the wall. I was also responsible for most of the higher decorations that the others couldn't reach. When it was all finished, though, it looked really great.

Of course, none of us forgot to wear our green. Both Cookie and Katia were sporting green underwear for the event. I, however, in my usual fashion, went entirely over the top with my outfit. I wore green pants, a green fuzzy leprechaun's hat, a green vest, and a green t-shirt with “Bottom's Up Irish Pub” on the front. I even put on fake boots to complete the look. For the rest of the party, I was the Lucky Leprechaun.

It was a little tense as we waited to see who was showing up, as we weren't completely certain if everyone that we'd talked to was actually going to come. I also had some fears about an inequality between the genders and orientations. With such a small party, it can quickly become uneven and leave some people without adequate play. In the end, though, Shy made it over at the last minute, bringing the total of spankee females to four,and we had five male spankers present. Only one person, a male spanker, didn't show up, which we believe to be because of traffic problems that he experienced en route from Orlando.

I had been somewhat worried about another couple that had expressed an interest, but ended up not attending. The couple consists of a female switch (mostly Top, I believe) and a male spankee. As those in attendance leaned heavily towards male spankers and female spankees, I was worried that this couple would be disappointed in the party if they attended. The female might be able to find adequate play if she's open to spanking females, but the male spankee would have probably been bored. There is a female Top that has expressed an interest in attending our next party, and I'm already concerned with her preferences. If she only spanks males, then she might not find our party to her liking. Hopefully, we'll be able to have more mixed attendance as the parties grow.

With nine attendees present and ready to get started, it was time to get the show on the road. There had already been sufficient warmups for the bottoms, so we moved on to the icebreaker game. As the master of ceremonies, I had set up a quick game that would work out fine for the small number of players that we had to work with. I called the game “Luck o' the Irish,” but I'll probably give it another name when we play it again in the future. I'll probably just give it a different seasonal name at every party, just to keep people guessing. Maybe I'll call it “Easter Eggs” next month.

I had a table set out already with everything that I'd need for the game. The necessary items included two decks of normal playing cards, and an assortment of implements from my toybag. The cards were separated out into smaller stacks, depending on their purpose. Likewise, the implements were lined up from one side of the table to the other. As a final bit of preparation for the game, a single playing card was placed in front of each implement, and each spanker and spankee were given a card, as well.

Each round started with the Leprechaun (that's me) pulling a card from a short stack. There were four queens in this stack, corresponding to each of the four spankees that we were playing with. When the spankee with the matching card came forward, she would then pick from the other four stacks that I had laid out. The first stack was to pick which spanker would do the honors, and contained the four kings (corresponding to the four other spankers, as I wasn't including myself). The card drawn from the second stack would decide what implement she would be spanked with from the line of implements, with the last card on the table representing the bare hand. The spankee would then pick two cards from the third stack (which contained number cards four through eight) and add them together to get the total number of strokes that they'd receive. The final stack contained only the aces, twos and threes, with threes meaning that they'd be spanked over clothes, twos meaning that they'd be spanked over panties, and aces would mean bare bottom.

To make things a little more interesting, though, I added the four jokers into the four stacks that the spankee would have to pick from. If they pulled a joker from one of the piles, that would mean that it would be Leprechaun's Choice for that stack. In other words, the Leprechaun (me) would pick the result, even if it wasn't a result that was normally possible from that deck. For instance, when someone pulled a joker from the stack that determines number of strokes, I decided that it would be worth twenty strokes, which were then added to the other card that she pulled.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the game, but it was soon time to move on to another game that Cookie and Katia had been planning, and will be explained in the next post on Thursday.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting Ready for the First Party (X-posted)

(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)

This weekend was the first Tampa Tanners spanking party, and a lot went into getting it set up and going. There was a fair share of hurdles that we had to jump, but we managed to pull everything together to have a good time. I think that we learned a few things along the way, too, that I hope we'll carry with us to future parties. This was the first party that Cookie and Katia put together, so I know that it's going to be a learning experience for them.

Cookie and Katia spent most of Friday in the kitchen, putting together the treats for the party. They had a lot of sweets and candies that they wanted to make for the event. Here's a tasty sampling of the shamrock treats that they put together for the party.

My favorite, though, was the candy lollipops that were shaped like butts. They found some candy molds, probably from online that they used to make while chocolate pops. On each “cheek,” though, they put red candy coloring to make it look like spanked bottoms. It actually ended up being very stark in contrast, so it looked more like caned bottoms than spanked bottoms, but you get the idea. I've left a few girls looking like this, I think.

On Saturday, we had the meet and greet, which is the second that Tampa Tanners has held. It was a bit on the disappointing side. For starters, we weren't able to get the meeting room at the restaurant that we arranged to hold it at. It had already been set aside by a chess club, and we only went in the hopes that the club would cancel off. However, they didn't, so we holed up in a semi-private corner of the restaurant, instead. Next month, we'll be moving to a new location for the meet and greet, one which is already commonly used by the local kink community for munches and meetings, so it should be a nice fit.

There was, apparently, a lot of events competing with us this past weekend, so we hardly had any turnout for the meet and greet. We probably had half of the turnout as last month's meet, though I don't remember last month's numbers to verify that. We only had five attendees, though, not counting the group's leadership. Now that I'm thinking about it, we had at least eleven people show up last month, so I was right about it being half of what we had before. Hopefully, the numbers will pick up next month. Cookie and I even took brief naps in the restaurant booths to catch up on all of the sleep that we haven't been getting while we've been preparing for the party.

After the meet, everyone went to the hotel that we were having the party at. The party wasn't until Sunday, but Todd and Suzy were spending the night, and Cookie and Katia wanted to make sure that the hotel didn't screw up the party reservations. Once again, though, both sets of reservations were messed up, and it seemed to be a continuous stream of hassles. It was determined rather quickly that we'll be moving future events to another hotel. This one has brought far too many problems, and we want to make things easier, not harder.

So, in order to unwind and prepare ourselves for the upcoming party, the eight of us went up to Todd and Suzy's room for some spanking playtime. This was pretty much a little party in itself, as we tested out a few new implements, played some Spankopoly, and generally got ourselves in the mood for the next day. We couldn't stay all night, though, as Cookie had to work the night shift, again. Still, it was late when we finally headed out, and we still had to prepare the party suite when we got up in the morning.

Tampa Tanners "Spanking Shamrocks" party

Tampa Tanners first spanking party "Spanking Shamrocks" March 27th 2011

Here are a few pictures from Katia and I when we were getting ready for the Shamrocks party. The first party was a great success and we had a blast. We will soon being sharing the stories and pics from that as well. we didn't want to spoil the surprise about the butt pops before the party so we didn't share then but now the party is over and I am sitting sore LOL. it is a great reminder though of all the fun we had at the party.
This first pic is the butt pops as we were getting ready to put them in the refrig to set.

This is the the first part of Katia making the tiny shamrocks to go on top of the cupcakes.

These are the finished cupcakes! yummy

We had green candy left over and decided to make a big shamrock for the winner of the shamrock contest. here is that big candy before we put it to set.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tampa Tanners April and June party information

April Party:
"Spanking showers/Cookie's Birthday" Party
"Spanking Showers bring rosy red bottoms! "

date: Sunday, April 17, 2011
time: 02:00 PM to 10:00 PM
where: Tampa Florida
address: due to privacy only registered guests will be given party address and
information map
cost: $25 per person $40 per couple
dress code: spring casual

Come celebrate spring as well as Cookie's 36th birthday with Tampa Tanners. As
with all Tampa Tanners spanking parties there will be plenty of food, special
gifts, contest and spanking fun. Space is limited so register today to join in
the fun. Cookie will be turning 36 April 5th so this party will also be a
spanking birthday party for her. The last day to sign up will be April 16th at
the meet and greet. So start marking your calendars for Tampa Tanners events as
they have started and going strong. I believe we also have a few members with
birthdays in April it seems to be a popular birthday month.

Contact Cookie Crawford cookie@tampatanners.com or
Katia Spade katia@tampatanners.com
or email info@tampatanners.com

Fetlife event page http://fetlife.com/events/43185

June Party:
"Spanking Masquerade"
General info
date: Saturday, June 25, 2011
time: 08:00 PM to 02:00 AM
where: Tampa Bay Phoenix Club
address: 12850 91St. North Largo Fl, 33773 map
cost: $25 for a Guest and there will be discount at the door for Tampa Tanners
dress code: A Spanking Masquerade ball so wear beautiful and mysterious masks
that hide your identity and act as decoration and accessories to your outfit.

Tampa Tanners has gotten together with the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club to hold a very
special spanking night on Saturday June 25th. Our group will be at the Phoenix
club for a "spanking masquerade" party. We will also be celebrating Katia's
birthday as well. Tampa Tanners members attending Phoenix Club that night will
get in for a discounted rate. If you would like to join us please email us
info@tampatanners.com so we can give the Tampa Bay Phoenix Club an idea how many
will be attending from our group. The theme for the party is a masquerade so
dress up and lets see if we can recognize our members LOL. There will be snacks
provided at the Club and the Tampa Tanners members attending will also receive
the usual party favors and gifts from our parties. And don't forget it is
Katia's birthday so she will need lots and lots of birthday spankings "wink
wink" While you are at the Tampa bay Phoenix Club take a look at their store
items as well, lots of great stuff at reasonable prices. Guests are welcome to
purchase from the store.

fetlife event page http://fetlife.com/events/47337

Visit http://www.tbphoenixclub.com/Home_Page.php for information on the Tampa
bay Phoenix Club
visit http://tampatanners.info/ for information on Tampa tanners Spanking group.

You can email Tampa Tanners at info@tampatanners.com

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Tampa Tanners promotional video

Yesterday I worked on a short little promo video to advertise Tampa Tanners. There really isn't many places that I can advertise but it was fun none the less. I think the video came out all right so I am sharing it here as well. There is the Lord's of Acid song "spank my booty" playing in the background as soon as the video starts, so if you are anywhere where you dont want that song to be heard you might want to turn down the volume. LOL. Anyway I hope that you enjoy and that if you are in the Tampa area you come and join us for the spanking shamrocks party.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Promised Pictures (X-posted)

(X-posted from Thomas's Spanking Exploits)

As promised, here are some images taken from the small private gathering of friends that we had after the first Tampa Tanners meet and greet. If these look like fun, then just wait until we have our first public party next month. If you want to come, I hope that you've already contacted Cookie and Katia to reserve your spot. Space will be limited at the monthly parties, as least for now.

Here's a look at the implements that we were using for the Spankopoly game. Two were special Spankopoly implements that Todd and Suzy had with their game. The other three were chosen from my toybag. The sixth implement, not shown, was the spanker's hand.

All of the girls, at some point, were spanked during the Spankopoly game. Here is a picture of Katia getting warmed up as the first spankee of the game.....

Cookie was spanked, too.....

And Jean....

And Suzy.....

And Sissy.....

And even Shy, our “shy” newbie.....

Here's Cookie getting spanked for her losses to Todd in the Over The Knee football league. That's what happens when spankos make bets and lose. Luckily for her, she won a critical “double or nothing” game against me, or she'd have faced a similar fate with me. Katia, though, lost that double or nothing, and her spanking was dealt with a while ago.

Lining the four girls up to take a swat with everything that Todd and I had brought with us was a very enjoyable game to play. By the time that it was over, everyone had gotten their fair share of spankings, and warm bottoms were had by all.

Here I am, running down the line with Cane-iac's “Spank Buddy.” I think that the hardest part was giving each girl only a single swat. They deserved so much more.....

I'm sure that there are plenty more pictures where these came from, so be sure to check out Katia's, Cookie's, and Todd's and Suzy's blogs for more fun posts from our weekend.