Where can one walk into a store and buy these things? I've got a friend having an outdoor wedding in the very near (as in too near to have anything shipped) future. He is looking for some big galvanized tubs to fill with ice and drinks and needs to be able to go pick them up in the SF bay area, preferably the east bay or San Francisco. Anyone able to save the day?
How do we plan a high school reunion without having to put large amounts of our own money into the budget?
How do we plan a high school reunion without having to put large amounts of our own money into the budget? [more inside]
Going to an engagement party tonight, as a guest. Is it okay if I wear a white dress? Is it a faux pas? The dress is a simple white shift mini dress with cap sleeves and silver flecks. I'm wearing opaque black pantyhose to give it a mod look, but I have been told with a 50/50 response that it's not okay to wear white to an engagement party. What do you think?
My workplace is having a wedding shower. What games can we play? [more inside]
What is a good present for someone's 10,000th day? [more inside]
Help me plan a "Black and White" Fortieth B-day Party.. [more inside]
Help me word an invitation. [more inside]
I'm heading down to Virginia Beach with some friends for a low-key bachelorette party this weekend. We have a beach house rented but no other plans. Help us find fun things to do! [more inside]
We're having a "tiny food" party / BBQ, and I need menu suggestions. Sliders (obviously), cornichons (or gherkins) and tiny cupcakes are readily available. Coronitas (7 oz. Coronas) to drink. So, what else? Other mains, sides, desserts, beverages. Any suggestions would be helpful. [more inside]
Suggest underappreciated music for a 60s/70s dance party. [more inside]
How can we make a Bollywood-themed party the best party ever?! [more inside]
My girlfriend's birthday is coming up, and I want to plan a surprise party. Is this a bad idea? [more inside]
I'm too ignorant to properly evaluate a historical claim that I just read. [more inside]
Where to have a yard style party in Chicago? [more inside]
Can you help me find a painting? [more inside]
I am having a party tomorrow to celebrate Friday13 and I want to make mixed drinks to go with a theme. I want to make variations one the recipes for redheaded sluts and bloody mary How can I go about this? [more inside]
I want to have a Sock Puppet Party and a Grilled Cheese Party that will have people tripping out, throwing up, and talking about it for years to come. I need all your tips on how to throw the sickest shindigs of all time. [more inside]
Throwing a party, where can I get a foam machine? Hosting a party on Friday in the Philadelphia area. Cant seem to find a place to get a foam machine (either online or brick and mortar). Any recommendations/suggestions?
All things 50s filter: I am throwing a 50s inspired party and would like advice on how to make it very fifties fun. [more inside]
In a month or so I'll be going to a pretty epic 80's themed college party. I need ideas for a costume/ where to get it. I've read up on some websites with suggestions, but I figured metafilter would have better taste. I am a thin white male. I am willing to pay up to $100 but would prefer less than that. I want it to be something Ic an dance in. Any suggestions on what to wear or where to get it?
Going to a Gold Party tonight. Help me make the most of my bamboo hoop earrings... [more inside]
How can I clean vomit off leather shoes? [more inside]
What party games do you like to play during the superbowl? We're throwing a party, and I'm trying to hedge against a blowout. [more inside]
Is it a social faux pas to ask a party's host for help contacting a guest? [more inside]
Someone took my keys at party, crashed my car, and abandoned it. I found out who did it. Now what? [more inside]
James Cameron's Aliens + Screening Party + [Your suggestions for Aliens themed foods] = AWESOMENESS!! Help me out. [more inside]
1961-themed cocktail party. What should we show on the TV? [more inside]
Help me come up with ideas for something to do to celebrate my 30th birthday. [more inside]
How do I make my shy friends comfortable *enough* to come to my party? [more inside]
I have a 30th birthday coming up in NYC and I'm trying to think of some fun restaurants, places to go (i.e. bowling, paintball, karaoke), and or things to do. I'd like for a group of us to be able to eat and do something (like bowl) at the same time then we'd all go out to a bar afterward. Anyone have any fun restaurant or party place suggestions in NYC? btw, not interested in bowling or karaoke suggestions
I am having a going-away party for my friends and I need a theme/name! They're moving to China for a year and are brothers, in their 20s. I wanted to come up with something funny but I am blanking today....
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's the difference between various types of parties? Why are some called hootenannys, others called hoedowns, still others called mixers, balls, dances, shindigs, etc? Can anyone point me towards a (semi-serious, or totally facetious... either one would be valuable) list or comparison of various types of parties? Bonus points for descriptions of linguistic / dialectical differences.
I'd like to hosting meetups, events, and parties in my apartment with no furniture. Can this work? [more inside]
My friends and I would like to observe the switch-off of analog TV. The FCC has mandated that all analog TV stations stop on February 19, 2009. I'm planning to procure a bunny-eared TV to watch the signal go dead. Can anyone help me pinpoint when this moment is going to be? (This is going to be SO much better than New Year's)
Need help planning a themed Oscars/Housewarming Party! [more inside]
I am throwing a party for New Years in a large space that fits about 200 people comfortably (maybe 1000 sq ft). However, this place that I've rented has no sound system, so I'm in need of advice of what kind of equipment to rent. [more inside]
Throwing a Doctor Who Christmas special party! I'm in need of clever ideas. [more inside]
Help me come up with some good riddles to use as clues in my work's holiday party scavenger hunt. [more inside]
This year, I have decided to plan a Surprise Christmas Party, mostly for my parents. Does anyone have any tips for helping me pull this off? [more inside]
I'm throwing a Festivus party. Help me plan some Festivus Miracles! [more inside]
Help selling tickets to an event using PayPal [more inside]
Help me host an awesome Christmas with games where my family competes to win the right to donate to the food bank. [more inside]
Help my girlfriend dress up for a party. [more inside]
Things to do on New Year's Eve in Manila? [more inside]
I want to give dinner parties! But I don't know how. Please give me all your tips and secrets. Three limitations: I am not a fabulous cook, and don't have a ton of free time, and my social group is really diffuse (ie most of my friends only know me and none of my other friends).
Please suggest Japanese songs to use for a video-of-photos at a going away party. 送別会の写真ビデオで使うための日本語の曲を進めてください。 [more inside]
I need ideas for a "theme" party that will allow 500 - 1000 people to dress is costume (if they desire), and the costumes should be easy and/or cheap. [more inside]
How common has it been in US history for a Presidential election to prompt celebrations in the streets across the country? [more inside]
Ho do I remove confetti and streamer stains from hardwood floors? [more inside]