Ideas for a Communist Party, Go! [more inside]
I am throwing my first birthday party ever, for my pre-teen niece. Needless to say, I'm completely out of touch when it comes to kids' birthday parties (having not attended any since the 1980s) and don't know what's considered typical and usual. Please share your experiences and advice. [more inside]
The phrase "high on life" is usually a sarcastic punchline, but a recently I've been wondering: how high exactly can one get on life? More specifically: if you put your mind to it, how would you take 5 or 6 willing participants and over the course of a few hours, engineer a state of transcendental euphoria? An ecstasy party without MDMA? [more inside]
Help me plan my 30th birthday Unlike previous ask MeFi's I don't want to go away. I have travelled so much lately that I'm considering staying at home. My birthday is also a holiday (day after Christmas) so it's near impossible to get people together for a party. How can I celebrate this milestone in a low key way, and make it a day to remember? [more inside]
I'm having a chocolate party (tonight!). I've got the chocolate all set, but I'm looking for activities, games, or entertainment. I've got some giveaways but need a unique way of awarding them.
Need help finding a good park for a high school reunion family BBQ in the Berkeley/Albany CA area. [more inside]
I'm hosting a death metal/black metal themed party on Friday. I would love some recommendations for ways to make it memorable. [more inside]
Has anyone tried using a third-party hydro provider? What are your experiences with it? [more inside]
I need a venue for a 4 year old's birthday party in Seattle. [more inside]
So, I have twenty-some unknown Barack Obama supporters coming to my house on Sunday, and I don't know what to do. [more inside]
I'm looking for reliable, inexpensive 3rd party car rental insurance. [more inside]
Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
Can you recommend a good photographer in the Philadelphia area who will come to an event and take a group portrait? [more inside]
A friend and I are turning 23 this weekend. We're making a pinata! What should we fill it with? [more inside]
What fun things can I do with paper planes? [more inside]
What's the best way to organize a happy hour at a bar? [more inside]
Has anyone got any ideas about what I could wear to an 80s themed disco night? The outfit should be cheap and easy. Oh, I'm a man, man.
What goes on at one of Andrew W.K.'s parties? [more inside]
Looking for a photo-sharing website where a closed group of people can all share and upload photos to a given gallery. Bonus points if no registration is required, and if it allows for big photo sizes. [more inside]
What are the coolest, not incredibly expensive places in New York to visit at night? What's unusual and marvelous and memorable? Might include particularly interesting bars, might not. The ability to drink (or bring drinks) would be a plus, but not a necessity. Thanks.
Where can I find / how can I make a Venice-style Carnival costume in the Chicago area by Friday evening? [more inside]
I need reference for an outfit for a Swing themed party. [more inside]
We're having a Super Tuesday party at our house, and we're looking for funny politically-related finger food ideas (half-moon cookies anyone?) as well as some good party names (like Super Booze-day). [more inside]
I'm looking for a bar in DC to rent out next Sunday for a combination birthday party / Superbowl party. The U Street / Adams Morgan / Dupont area is my ideal goal, but if you have the perfect location elsewhere in DC, throw it in here. [more inside]
I'm planning a lingerie shower/bachelorette party with a pinup girl theme (e.g., Gil Elvgren, Art Frahm, etc.) Any ideas about how to work the theme into the evening? [more inside]
I'm having vegans over for dinner. Vegans that know how to cook. Foodie vegans. Hip, cool, foodie vegans. Did I mention that I am not a vegan, vegetarian or hip? [more inside]
What are some cheap & lovely ideas for a winter-themed house-party here in Montreal? [more inside]
I live in Austin Texas and just got engaged. I am trying to find a venue that offers an outdoor ceremony site and an indoor or covered reception area. My budget is no more than 2,000 dollars. [more inside]
Epic gig venue required in London. For 25th party slash album launch in March. Capacity 150-300. Must have stage, bar, PA, preferably lights too. [more inside]
I'm having a gathering, and a really strange woman has declared that she'll be there wearing a face mask, rubber gloves, and wielding hand sanitizers. How can I politely tell her I don't want her there? [more inside]
How can I throw my other best friend the greatest bachelor party ever in Las Vegas around Spring Break time? [more inside]
I need a place for a birthday party in the North Seattle area. [more inside]
Your favorite hot booze in a pot recipe? [more inside]
I'm hosting a New Year's Eve party. What music do you suggest I play? [more inside]
We're throwing a Mexican-themed New Year's Eve party. Where's the best place to buy the booze, food and decorations in Washington DC? [more inside]
I want to go to someplace cool and exciting with my friends for New Years.. I live in the LA area (Santa Monica) and would like to stay within 15 miles of the city. I'm fairly new to the area--having just moved here this summer--but still know a bit. I'm 22 so I still have the energy.
H.P. Lovecraft-themed foods? [more inside]
What are some good games to play at a christmas party? [more inside]
Surprise birthday party for my 60 y.o. mother - what can we do to keep the guests up and mingling? [more inside]
So, how do you hire a big-name band to do a private event? [more inside]
What are some good Christmas movies? [more inside]
My friend is having a Bond-themed 25th and requires an appropriate and original Bond-girl double entendre for a name. Any good suggestions? [more inside]
I'm gonna try to cut together a little political viral video and would love to get my hands on high quality video of the recent democratic debates. Does anyone know of a source on the net to download full resolution (720x480) quicktimes of the debates, or has anyone out there taped or tivo'ed the debates in the greater Los Angeles area who would let me either copy/borrow what you recorded? Thanks ahead of time for your help.
NYC Location for Hip Young Woman's Celebration Needed! Help me find the perfect place! [more inside]
Ever made slushy cocktails? We're renting a slushy machine for a party in a week. We're looking for recipe ideas... [more inside]
Is it rude to attend a party when you have a cold? [more inside]
I need a great San Francisco bar for a party with 30-50 friends on a Friday night, but I don't want to pay to rent one out. This means either a bar that doesn't get insanely crowded on Fridays, or a bar that'll reserve a back room for free. Dive bars are fine, close to Bart is vital (e.g. Mission, Soma, Financial District). Prefer a good beer selection. Does such a beast exist?
Forthcoming Halloween party with a fancy dress theme. I'm a Chinese bloke who hates dressing up. any particular suggestions? [more inside]
Since it's almost Halloween and all, I need ideas for foods that look disgusting but don't taste disgusting. Does anyone have any good recipes or sources? [more inside]