NYCFilter: Group of four 20-something friends need a birthday activity for this Sunday! Conditions: not too pricey, preferably Manhattan or Brooklyn, nothing too physically strenuous. [more inside]
In approximately two weeks, I will be holding a Blanket Fort Goodbye Party on almost the entire top floor of an apartment building. Given the excellent ideas I got from this previous party thread, I thought I'd ask what you crazy kids: what would you want to see at a blanket fort party? [more inside]
We've got to get a hire car back to the airport in Geneva tomorrow at 11, but our flight doesn't leave till 4. This gives us 3-4 hours or so to have fun. One of us is 5 years old. What should we do? Cheap is good.
YES! You have been waiting for this question ALL year! Last year you all helped me come up with ideas for the super successful Scavenger Hunt! Now we're back to try something new. Japanese Gameshow Olympics! [more inside]
Just moved my boyfriend into a new apartment, and he will be unable to afford cable tv for quite awhile. As admitted boob toob junkies, we are quickly running out of things to do when we just feel like being around the house. Suggestions of fun and relatively budget friendly (under $30 to accomplish, preferably with a re-usability factor) activities to do at home, without the magical box. [more inside]
Help me make my boyfriend's birthday awesome with fiendishly delightful present wrapping and delivery!
It's my boyfriend's birthday soon, and I want to make the present giving AWESOME! Have already purchased presents and booked flights to be with him. Am organising special birthday meals for him, and a couple of activities too, so most of the day is pretty much sorted. But I really really want the present giving/opening experience in particular to be super fun for him. I'm thinking along the lines of a treasure hunt with clues so he has to hunt for the presents... Or wrapping the presents in a giant box and painting it like a cake with sparklers on top! Or multiple layers of wrapping disguising the present...Or, um, something else. But I don't know what exactly. I just want to make it a completely excellent fun surprise for him. [more inside]
Where to meet and make friends with real men? [more inside]
I got pulled over by a cop. I wasn't speeding, nor was I driving erratically. P.S - My passenger was standing up with his torso out of the sunroof. [more inside]
TravelFilter! A friend and I will be spending two days in downtown Seattle without a car. Any recommendations for cheap yet delicious eats? Aside from Pike Place Market, what should we make sure we see or do?
CHATFILTER: Looking for games of the 'exquisite corpse' variety that can be played by adults and require nothing more than creativity and intelligence. Ideally, we'd even dispense with pen and paper. [more inside]
Where to meet people in Seattle before i start work? [more inside]
playing in fountains and other alternative entertainment (in/near RI)? [more inside]
Have car, seek roadtrip and adventure! What are some secret/mythical/mysterious/epic places in WA state (or nearby states), that would be a destination fit for pilgrimage? Centralia / Silent Hill is in PA. The Abyss is in SC, Area51 is in NV, Mesa Verde is in CO, Barringer Crater is in AZ, etc etc. What mysterious secret places can be pried from the Northwest? [more inside]
What cheap/free things can a couple do for fun during afternoons/evenings/weekends? [more inside]
What are some suggestions for coordinating a "dating game" or fun "speed dating" activity at an outdoor camping event this weekend? The general intent of the activity is to laugh, get people more familiar and comfortable with each other (platonically or romantically), and maybe even make some matches. Attendees will be grown women and men of assorted social persuasions. [more inside]
what is the coolest thing I can make using 1000 redundant business cards? [more inside]
How can I stop hating the summer, sun, the beach, and people who enjoy these things? [more inside]
My friend is getting married and just gave me his porn collection! A cursory count makes it about 240 magazines. It's mostly hetero mags from the late 80's, early 90's. What fun and creative thing could I do with them? [more inside]
I need a simple Easter game that my whole family can play. The winner needs to be determined quickly. Any ideas? [more inside]
What should my son and I do while waiting for his school bus? [more inside]
Any ideas on a route (and some great points of interest) for some Italian visitors to take from Mt. Vernon, Ohio to Fargo, ND? It'll be their first time in the U.S. and would like to see as much as possible. [more inside]
What are some fun ways to propose to my girlfriend? (long story + strange situation inside) [more inside]
Please help me compile a list of offbeat things to do with a friend or friends, to serve as a reference for when I'm sick of the same old plans. [more inside]
I am on holiday from tomorrow (13th March) to 20th March. I live in London. I have decided to spend my time doing fun things here. My list of fun things begins with seeing the Gerhard Richter exhibition and ends with going to the Science Museum Lates. Does anyone have any suggestions of things/places/gigs/events/parties/fun to go in the middle?
Adult ESL fun activities, for groups and especially for private students. [more inside]
What are some companies that make it fun to be a customer? [more inside]
Are there any fun places to stop between Chicago and Louisville? We'll be making the drive on a Sunday. Restaurant ideas are also appreciated.
What are the very best 'That was SOOOOO worth it' experiences in Southern California? [more inside]
Can you help me remember the site where you could build a profile by entering all of your old boarding pass details or flight numbers and it would help build a picture of where you've been and how far you've travelled? [more inside]
Ideas please for entertaining four kids, ages 2, 4, 8 and 10, for about two weeks. [more inside]
What are some websites with "name X in Y minutes" format quizzes like Sporcle and Mental Floss? [more inside]
I have two weeks and some cash. What do I do? Where do I go? [more inside]
Syracuse Filter: Ms. Activitystory & I recently moved to the 'cuse from Brooklyn and have some questions about making our own good times here. [more inside]
Tutoring advice for young kids (5 y.o.): Keeping it fun, learning to read [more inside]
Ideas for fun (low-cost) activities to boost morale in the workplace? [more inside]
Since the beginning of the year, I've begun binge drinking in social situations to loosen up. What can I do that will help me get over my anxieties and not have to depend on a bottle to make me talkative and fun? [more inside]
What are some less known romantic/fun/sweet/cool things to do with/for your significant other? I know the question is somewhat vague, but please see the extended explanation for a few example that I have in mind. More would be great! [more inside]
What's fun and funky in Montreal next weekend? [more inside]
Eight months out - how to have fun and earn money - preferably abroad? [more inside]
Share your clever ideas on how to make a stranger's day [more inside]
Help my friends play an epic prank on their vacationing roommate! Ideas, please. [more inside]
Let's say that I love Audium, the Tonga Room and Lucky Juju. Where else in the Bay Area has that same kind of fun, atmospheric, anachronistic vibe? [more inside]
A while back someone ran a personality test called The Cube on me. I've also played a similar game whereby each participant in turn says "I have never done [name of activity x goes here]" and the others around the table have to drink if they have done x. Can you recommend any other fun games, personality tests or quizzes that can be used in social situations, can be easily memorised, don't require much in the way of additional materials and help you get to know others better? School-age, juvenile stuff is perfectly acceptable!
How to make my meeting NOT boring! [more inside]
Concrete ideas of things to do with a nine-year-old boy in the Baltimore, MD area. I am going to be the Big Sister of a boy in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program, and as much as I love doing things this kid likes and things kids like in general, I'm having a heck of a time trying to come up with specific activities--for example, I can't exactly schedule an activity day for sword-fighting or reading. [more inside]
Why is work not fun? [more inside]
Co-workers have been out of the office this week staying at a hotel on the other side of the country and I've kidnapped their toy for ransom. How to proceed using this third party? [more inside]
Los Angeles Adventure Lunch? Coed coworkers seeking adventurous and / or interesting and / or secret neighborhood and /or back alley fun lunch today, Friday, October 17th, 2008. Starting in Burbank. [more inside]
It's my Kryptonian birthday, and other than destroying Superman, I'm out of ideas for what to do in the Boston area. [more inside]
I am a student in Critical and Curatorial Studies in Toronto and some class-mates and I are going on a field trip to Pittsburgh this Thursday - Sunday. We will be seeing all the museums and galleries but I was wondering if you could suggest any concerts, cool events, vintage shopping areas and anything of interest going on.