Ideas for a Boston Molassacre party?
December 1, 2010 8:26 PM Subscribe
My housemates and I have decided to throw a party/memorial on the anniversary of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919
. Help us with ideas?
posted by andrewpendleton to Grab Bag (34 answers total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
After an evening of haphazardly wandering around on Wikipedia, my housemates and I stumbled onto the page for the 1919 Boston Molasses Disaster, in which a flood of molasses traveling 35 miles per hour ravaged Boston. We decided that the upcoming anniversary of the event was as good a reason as any for a party, and are now planning particulars. So far, our party ideas have followed three major avenues:
- Molasses-containing food and drink: specifically, so far, we've thought of cookies and gingerbread, as well as baked beans, some manner of glazed meet, perhaps shoofly pie, and, of course, rum.
- Period decor and music: we're not really sure what to do, here, but things that say "1919" would be good. Doilies? What else?
- Things evocative of memorials: we've had various ideas, most of them in questionable taste, like an over-dramatic reading of the names with a bell between, or a reading of a poem, or maybe brown ribbon loops, or something. We're generally the type to get a kick out of being borderline-inappropriate, but where the line will be, here, is TBD.
So yeah, any other ideas, either in these or other categories?