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]
Where can we get extended TV coverage of Domino Day in the UK? (and fun ideas pertaining to Domino Day) ... [more inside]
Ideas for a Recession/Depression themed Birthday Party? [more inside]
What phrase best describes the annoying person who shows up at the party with their own cd's, hijacks the stereo, and forces everyone to listen to 30 seconds of a dozen different tracks? [more inside]
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)