I need to dress up for a friend's party as "my favorite dead rockstar." Given my looks (brunette and curvy) and my budget (low), who can I be? [more inside]
One bachelorette party, ten miscellaneous female guests, one extremely introverted organizer (that's me!). Activities are set, but what little things can I do (or how should I behave) to keep things cohesive and lively, instead of awkward or lame? [more inside]
I need ideas for a Sci-Fi convention themed book club party I am hosting this weekend. [more inside]
Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
Baby shower party games that aren't horrible? [more inside]
Advance Halloween preparation! We're having a Dark Carnival- themed party-- think scary clowns, murderous roustabouts, and evil fortunetellers. We're looking for appropriate background music. [more inside]
Suggestions for birthday party locations to rent in San Francisco? [more inside]
How do I deal with anxiety about my discrete social groups interacting with one another? [more inside]
I am a college student living in a co-op (house with 38 people). I need to arrange a party; preferably a costume party. The themes I have come up with so far are: 1) Time Traveler's Ball 2) Alice in Wonderland 3)Mad Science Night Question: What are good ideas for entertainment/activites for those themes? [more inside]
What activities or games would be good for a joint bachelor/ bachelorette party? [more inside]
Uh oh, time to plan a memorable, one of a kind Southern California bachelor party and strippers aren't an option! Please hive mind, help! [more inside]
A dozen 10-year-old girls and a birthday party. How do I keep them busy? Suggestions for fun games and low-budget diversions. [more inside]
Help me figure out how to make my wife's 40th birthday party be a unique & special/memorable event for both her & our guests...
Throughing my wife a 40th birthday party... at a bar (in the Tampa Bay area), with our favorite band... we'll have an area for the catered food i'm bringing... but I need some other suggestions on how to make this event particularly special and unique, not only for the 50 or so guests, but also my wife. [more inside]
I try to throw thematic parties once a month (budget: cheap) and was wondering what the best thematic party you've been to was, or what thematic party idea would be one you'd love to go to. [more inside]
[End of Summer Drinks Filter]: Scandinavian summer is quickly coming to a close, and I need some great ideas for end of summer cocktails! Looking for new and exciting instead of the usual spirit and mixer stuff. Thanks follow mefite imbibers for your advice! [more inside]
Birthday party favour ideas for kids under 8? I’m planning a party for my 5-year-old daughter. There will be about 18 girls and boys ranging in age from 4-8. What can I give them as party favours? I like to give one useful item rather than a goody bag filled with trinkets. I don’t want to spend more than $4 per favour. In the past I’ve given jigsaw puzzles, jump ropes, balls, Hot Wheels, and Polly Pockets. [more inside]
How does a third party logistics provider typically charge their customers? [more inside]
suggestions for celebrating my 40th birthday in san francisco? [more inside]
Help me throw an awesome Zombie Apocalypse theme party! [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]
What should I cook in my small kitchen for a rainy barbecue? [more inside]
Organising a stag do near London [more inside]
Most Halloweens I have a small Rocky Horror Picture Show party at my place. But this year I wanted to screen a different musical. Still, I want people to dress up, and I want the night to carry the same raucous, raunchy tone. How can I "slutify" The Sound of Music?
Kids. Party. Retro games. How do these things go together? [more inside]
Teach me how to be a great host. I'm hosting a dinner party for my SO's birthday in September. Give me some tips to make everyone (including the birthday boy and ME) feel relaxed and happy. [more inside]
80s party costume suggestions [more inside]
Is there a rave subculture, and how can I get in on it? [more inside]
My old roommate has moved out and the new one doesn't move in for a few weeks. My living room is practically empty and it occurred to me I should take advantage of this. What kind of party (or anything) could I throw to take advantage of this that I couldn't otherwise. No foam parties; research indicates that's a bad idea.
I've been invited to a themed party with the following costume rules: Invasion, conquest, exploration, assimilation, sovereignty, or superheroes who save the world! and I have no idea what to wear. Any ideas would be awesome. It's tomorrow night, so I don't have much time to get stuff, and something warm would be preferable (it's damn cold right now).
I have an upcoming costume party and the theme is 80s or 90s - but how can I incorporate a red leather skirt? [more inside]
What are some suggestions for a last-minute Bachelor Party in Boston this coming weekend? [more inside]
How can I throw an epic 21st birthday party? [more inside]
Music Mix Filter: Long story short, next week the model at my event is coming dressed as the Alien Queen from the ALIEN movies. I have no idea what kind of music to play for the background. The film scores seem obvious but who wants to listen to clanking and increasing strings for 3 hours? I can either go scary-horror-sci-fi or campy-alien-novelty songs. Ideally I could do both. What kind of weird space music recommendations do you have? Gotta have songs about alien invaders?
I have been invited to a party just in order to make up for the faux pas of having it mentioned numerous times in my presence when I was not yet invited. Should I go? If not, how do I do so without burning any bridges? [more inside]
Who were very well dressed English gentlemen? I'm going to a fancy dress party and I'd like to go as someone who's been drinking pints of sartorial elegance. [more inside]
What food or drink should I bring to a dumpling party? [more inside]
Can you think of any films that include a scene where the characters play Charades, or a similar party game? [more inside]
What to wear to a Twin Peaks party? (And how to bluff through the shame) [more inside]
I want to serve milkshakes at a party I'm having, but I don't want to operate a single blender for an hour or so. Is there a way to make these in advance? [more inside]
Help me self-catering a large party in central London [more inside]
Kind of a last minute request: I'm doing a bbq at my place tomorrow for my birthday, and I'm kind of stumped as to side dishes. [more inside]
How can I deal with bloggers uploading pictures of private events? [more inside]
If you needed to pick a single winery for your entire selection of wine for a party, with a max budget of $8-10/750 mL, what winery would you choose? Something along the lines of Beringer, Yellow Tail, Woodbridge, etc.? [more inside]
Nice London venue for baby son's first birthday in London [more inside]
Party foul, or unforgivable etiquette breach? [more inside]
Help me dress like a pirate by tonight. [more inside]
I'm throwing an occult themed party for kids and adults, and want to hire a fortune teller to read people's palms. Any one have experience with this sort of thing? Any tips on finding and vetting a fortune teller (extra bonus for specific suggestions in Philadelphia)?
You are smiling.... you are typing... you are posting a response... you are invited to my party![more inside]
Bachelor Party Help! What are some ideal Bachelor Party outing bars/lounges in New York City? I'm the Best Man for my brother's wedding next month. I'm planning a Bachelor Party and I've never done this before. My brother is a little bit older, (he's 40), so it's not going to be that classic Tom Hanks affair at a strip club etc. The night will be comprised of 2 halves, an everybody dinner out Hoboken then a night out on the town. Right now I'm considering the first place to be the Brass Monkey (http://www.brassmonkeynyc.com/) but I really need at least 2-3 other bars in the City that would be great. Help!
How do I provide some not-terrible coffee to about 50 guests in Windham, NY? [more inside]
A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]