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Gift for the hostess who's adverse to everything?

I'm going to a murder mystery dinner party next Saturday, yay! I'd like to bring a hostess gift for the couple putting on the event. But the hostess has several major allergies/issues, which leave me stumped as to figuring out what to bring. [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Apr 1, 2014 - 32 answers

 

Should I go to this party or not?

My roommate and good friend invited me to her bday party. But this out of town visitor I really don't like is also coming. Now I am debating if I want to go. [more inside]
posted by pando11 on Mar 28, 2014 - 22 answers

What are some good films for slumber parties?

MeFites, can you furnish me with the names of some films that are (1) generally upbeat (2) visually pretty (3) not hard to follow plotwise (4) able to put people at ease, help them relax. They can be comedies or dramas or whatever. Animation is fine; live action is fine. [more inside]
posted by Quilford on Dec 4, 2013 - 28 answers

Revolutioary Party Suggestions required

There is a custom with my husband's work that each person, at an unknown time, will be given 24 hours notice that they will be hosting a party. And the party has to have a theme. So my husband and I are already planning so when the inevitable happens we can get organised quickly. We have decided that when we get 'pinged' we want to have 'Revolution'as our theme. Costumes, drinks and playlist are all easy, and decorations are not expected. But we are stuck on one thing - party games [more inside]
posted by Megami on Oct 25, 2013 - 15 answers

Do you think Hannibal ever slobs out in sweats?

My Halloween party is tomorrow. Yay! My workload is much heavier than anticipated. Boo! I need all your suggestions for fast, impactful, and easy costume and party favor ideas. Details below the fold. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Oct 25, 2013 - 9 answers

'We like you fine, but we're not buying dinner for you.'

We met with a potential wedding reception venue today to get a quote, and the owner suggested that we can invite some people just to the party after the ceremony and dinner. From a cost cutting perspective that sounds awesome. But is it just too squicky, etiquette-wise? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 9, 2013 - 42 answers

Breaking Bad Finale viewing Party, D.C. Area Edition

Help me mefites! I'm in the D.C. Area on business, and my hotel doesn't have AMC!! I have tried googling to find a finale viewing party in this area, but to no avail. Does anyone know of any finale viewing parties in the Washington, D.C./McLean, VA area? Maybe a bar that's showing it? Im desperate to see how the show will end, preferably with other fans of the show and/or fellow Mefites...any ideas or suggestions? Thanks in advance!!
posted by KillaSeal on Sep 29, 2013 - 2 answers

Shhh! (Surprise party for my wife! But what do I give the awesome host?)

I'm throwing a surprise party for my wife's 40th birthday this Thursday evening. One of my wife's friends volunteered to have the party at her house. She's also helping to arrange catering from her dad's restaurant (I'm paying for it, but at a steeply discounted rate--and she worked out the menu). So ... I'd like to give our friend a hosting gift. [more inside]
posted by agog on Aug 12, 2013 - 12 answers

Adult birthday ideas in the Seattle area

My husband is turning 30 in about 2 months and I need to plan a party for him in the Seattle area. I have no idea what I'm doing. [more inside]
posted by Safiya on May 3, 2013 - 16 answers

Small town bachelor party

Bachelor party, challenge level: wholesome time, tiny Midwestern town, Thursday night, 7 people total, best man (me) arriving in town a few hours before. [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Apr 22, 2013 - 15 answers

How does it feel? Eh, a little too obvious is how.

Help us build our goth-prom-party playlist! [more inside]
posted by too bad you're not me on Apr 8, 2013 - 32 answers

Tell me what you did last summer

A bunch (8-10, possibly more) of friends and I want to rent a beach house or similar living situation for Thursday-Monday over the summer, either late June/early July or early August. Where should we go and how can we find affordable housing? [more inside]
posted by Urban Winter on Apr 5, 2013 - 13 answers

Hamburger Dinner Party

How can I keep hamburgers and hotdogs warm after grilling and how can I melt cheese on burgers that are kept warm but not hot? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Mar 23, 2013 - 9 answers

Gift ideas for corporate gala party favor?

Gift ideas for corporate gala party favor? Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection. -Pindar [more inside]
posted by little miss s on Mar 3, 2013 - 12 answers

Superb Owl Sunday Party

I'm hosting a football-free celebration of man's finest feathered friend, this Sunday. What owl tributes and puns do I need on the menu, on the television, on the stereo, and as decor? [more inside]
posted by enfa on Feb 1, 2013 - 23 answers

Help me find an easy craft project for 3rd graders

Could someone suggest an easy holiday craft project (less than 30 minutes) for a 3rd grade class to complete during their holiday party? [more inside]
posted by victoriab on Dec 17, 2012 - 17 answers

GingerbreadFilter: help me improve my annual gingerbread party this year (A complete blizzard of snowflakes inside)

GingerbreadFilter: help me improve my annual gingerbread party this year (A complete blizzard of snowflakes inside) [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on Dec 14, 2012 - 15 answers

Make the world end on my roof!

PartyFilter: How can I simulate the end of the world on my roof? [more inside]
posted by ostro on Dec 10, 2012 - 14 answers

Dress me up for the end of the world!

Help me dress like the end of the world! [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Dec 10, 2012 - 18 answers

Help Me Throw the Best Birthday Party Ever

One of the downsides of being born in mid-January is that it's always snowing, which leads to a certain inertia when it comes to birthday parties. People don't like to expend the effort to come to a birthday until they think it's going to be exceptionally fun. [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Dec 3, 2012 - 11 answers

Hosting a Chappy Chanukka Party

[Chappy Chanukkah party]: Lots of latkes. Now I need help with music and games. [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Nov 28, 2012 - 9 answers

how to dance the night away to Pandora music

Please help me figure out Pandora music for a party we're having at Thanksgiving weekend. [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 16, 2012 - 5 answers

More Camp Ivanhoe than Salute Your Shorts

What music/food/activities would be fun for a summer camp themed party? [more inside]
posted by EmilyFlew on Nov 5, 2012 - 13 answers

It's so hard to say goodbye.

Please help me plan a retirement party for my friend's uterus. [more inside]
posted by mcbeth on Oct 24, 2012 - 14 answers

Looking for fun party games like Telephone Pictionary

Looking for fun party games (other than Telephone Pictionary) that can be played with 20-25 people and involve little (or no) supplies, explanation, organization, or complex thinking. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Oct 18, 2012 - 24 answers

Ideas for Vampire Dinner Party

Ideas for a vampire-themed dinner party [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Oct 10, 2012 - 30 answers

I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power.

I want to make a web-page which will track if UK political parties' election manifesto promises once they are in power. I don't want to devote my life or income to this and i'm only doing it because i think i ought to=i am lazy. Comments? Suggestions? Need to know? Sarcasm? Thanks^_^ [more inside]
posted by maiamaia on Oct 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Wiggle wiggle wiggle, yeah!

I need costume suggestions for an LMFAO themed Halloween party. [more inside]
posted by youngergirl44 on Sep 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Baby coming soon! Party?

Are we crazy to throw a party a few weeks before our baby is due? [more inside]
posted by derivation on Sep 11, 2012 - 26 answers

Help me craft a nicely worded invitation for a party!

I'm getting married - yay! I'm having a simply civil ceremony at the NYC wedding bureau and then plan to have a party a few days after. My dear me-fi'ers- What do you think is the best way to word an invite to a post-ceremony celebration? [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Jul 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Is there such a thing as a fun baby shower?

My step mom's friend has very generously offered to host my baby shower. So sweet and yay! Except... I've always sort of hated attending baby showers and I in general find them boring and socially awkward (hey people, come on over so I can feed you some sweets, just be sure to bring a really expensive crib with you). Is there anything I can do to steer the party into an occasion that's more fun for everyone? [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Jul 24, 2012 - 35 answers

The knot is tying me in knots

Help me find a wedding planning website. Tried 'theknot.com' and I can't get past how disorganized & visually chaotic it is. [more inside]
posted by luciddream928 on Jul 16, 2012 - 11 answers

Somewhere Over the Rainbow... We'll have a bunch of kids needing to be entertained...

We're having a rainbow-themed family reunion and I'd like to keep people moving with games. So far I've come up with RED Rover and a WHITE elephant. What other games have a color in the title? [more inside]
posted by meindee on Jun 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Weetzie Bat Fans--Theme Party Ideas?

Weetzie Bat Fans--Theme Party Ideas? A friend and I are throwing a Weetzie Bat-themed potluck garden party, and are looking for your best decoration and playlist ideas. [more inside]
posted by dysh on Jun 6, 2012 - 11 answers

Disney Princesses Gone Wild

[posting for a friend, but extremely interested as well!] I need games/recipes/ideas for a bachelorette party I am throwing. The theme: Disney Princesses Gone Wild [more inside]
posted by halseyaa on May 24, 2012 - 15 answers

Wedding shower etiquette in NYC

We've been invited to a wedding brunch/shower at a restaurant in NYC and I've already RSVP'd that we're attending - should I be expecting that we have to pay for our meal? [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on May 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Birthday party planning advice needed

As host, should I pay? Should I even I bring it up? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on May 1, 2012 - 75 answers

Recipe Filter: Culinary Rubiks Cub Solvers, Crockpot + Assorted Dietary Restrictions = ?

Recipe Filter: Culinary Rubiks Cube Solvers, Crockpot + Assorted Dietary Restrictions = Something something. Restrictions after the jump. [more inside]
posted by PlutoniumX on Apr 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Where to host an afternoon of boardgaming in Austin?

Where in Austin can I host 25-45 people for boardgaming between 1-6 PM that will cost me less than $300? [more inside]
posted by Zorz on Apr 9, 2012 - 9 answers

Help give me some ideas for my Game of Thrones Potluck Season 2 premiere party!!!

I'm planning a party for the Game of Thrones premiere on April 1st, we're planning on doing a potluck, using the show as a theme for the dishes. I have already found several sites or blogs dedicated to recipes of dishes mentioned in the books. But if you do have a good recipe, please feel free to share it as well!! [more inside]
posted by Quincy on Mar 12, 2012 - 28 answers

Mature Zombie Apocalypse Themed Party Games?

Help us brainstorm mature games for a zombie apocalypse themed party [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Mar 4, 2012 - 10 answers

If you're going to drink the morning, you should probably have a snack too

We are having a brunch reception following a church wedding - the groom and I will likely be delayed by 30-45 minutes by photos and greetings so we want to have some sort of cocktail hour. We have the drinks sorted out, bloody marys and a mimosa bar, along with tea, coffee, etc, but we are stuck on what to serve as a light, savory snack during that time. [more inside]
posted by cessair on Feb 25, 2012 - 25 answers

Drive / Fast & Furious 5 Movie Night

Double-feature movie night running order quandary - Fast 5 and Drive [more inside]
posted by Hugobaron on Feb 16, 2012 - 9 answers

Just say No to Oriental Trading

Help me come up with a party favor for a four year old's birthday party. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Feb 15, 2012 - 32 answers

Need help planning a retro board game party. Details within.

MeFites, I want to plan an era-appropriate party centred around a recently-acquired c. 1970 copy of the Password board game. [more inside]
posted by area.man on Feb 9, 2012 - 26 answers

For Football Foodies

Help me win my office's Super Bowl snack contest. [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Jan 26, 2012 - 32 answers

Help me throw the cat's meow of speakeasy parties

My roommate and I are hosting a Speakeasy themed party in a few weeks. What can I do to make it kick ass? [more inside]
posted by nerdcore on Jan 12, 2012 - 23 answers

My New Year's Resolution is to Stop Procrastinating

What is the best sparkling wine or champagne under 20 dollars? Also, I need help with a last-minute New Year's celebration. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 30, 2011 - 42 answers

How to celebrate New Year's Eve while house-bound?

My wife loves going out to celebrate New Year's Eve in style, but we've got a three-week-old baby this time around. How do we celebrate at home, just the two (well, three) of us? If you mark the occasion in this style, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by waldo on Dec 28, 2011 - 16 answers

Show me the light

I've been invited to a Solstice party. The invitation says, "Please come with a symbol of light, wrapped to give away, and something to read about light, original or found." Nothing is popping into my head except a candle... and I already know someone bringing a candle. Ideas? Ideas for readings? I could do a Google search for either thing, but I'd be overwhelmed with results, I think. (And maybe there is a way to wrap the gift that goes along with the theme?)
posted by trillian on Dec 2, 2011 - 53 answers

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