How does the sudden departure of a person from a group of friends influence the mood of the rest? Or: Is it wrong to simply leave if you don't feel like partying? [more inside]
posted by Triton
on Jan 28, 2011 -
I was invited to a British-themed costume party this Friday and I have no clue who/what to be! The only rule is to dress as a British person/thing, but I have a few restrictions of my own. Both individual and couple's ideas are welcome. [more inside]
posted by a.steele
on Jan 25, 2011 -
On Saturday, I'm having a french themed cooking party. The idea is that we all cook collaboratively to make a meal together. So far we have five confirmed guests. So far we Cassoulet and Reiene de Saba (cake) on the menu. Please suggest ideas for menu items and ways to pull off the timing. I have an induction cook top with five burners, two ovens, a fairly large kitchen with lots of counter space, and most basic cooking implements-but if there's something specialized you think I should have, please share that too! Also I own mastering the art of French cooking and the joy of cooking so I'd like to stick to recipes in those cookbooks or available on the web! thanks!
posted by bananafish
on Jan 19, 2011 -
My boyfriend is turning 29, and so we're throwing a party and inviting lots of people. We've splurged a bit on food - going to have an italian place cater family-style food - but are hoping to save money in every other respect. Luckily, our condo building has a beautiful gathering room that we're going to use. We're purchased a bunch of wine from Trader Joe's and are hoping to not serve it in plastic party cups, but don't want to buy a huge supply of wine glasses. Are there any creative tricks or decorating ideas that will make us feel classy but won't break our small bank?
posted by cam295
on Jan 19, 2011 -
My wife's 40th birthday is coming up. She dreads that number! For her, it's the age when people become "old." Help me make her birthday a fun event she will love! [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 14, 2011 -
A friend of my partner has decided to have a celebrity-theme fancy dress party for her birthday. Help me – a short, round, very non-celebrity looking lady – come up with some sort of costume. [more inside]
posted by t0astie
on Jan 5, 2011 -
Costume Party Help! Asking for a friend...
She is: female, 4'11", and short on money.
Party is: costume, based on "favorite children's book character."
Problem is: she doesn't remember her childhood favorites!
Help us please-- oh, she might be able to do a group costume with one or two others. thank you!
posted by calgirl
on Dec 27, 2010 -
After years and years of house parties, I'd like some ideas as to how myself and a small group of (largely nerdy/artsy/pseudohipster) friends can spend our New Years Eve out and about in the Washington DC Metropolitan area. [more inside]
posted by Keter
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Good friend of mine has a birthday coming up on New Year's Eve. I really want to send him off into the new year in a nice way. Ideas? [more inside]
posted by mando
on Dec 20, 2010 -
What's a holiday party without WHISTLE POPs!??!! Are these the dinosaurs of great candies? Are they available in no small corner of the earth? Please say it ain't so! I've Googled these fun treats till exhausted so many times and they seem to have truly been discontinued. (frowny face). I've found a couple of singles on eBAY but that's not gonna do it. I need the old 48 count boxes. Please Help! How can we carry on the rag-tag Christmas Caroling without them?!
posted by mickeefynn
on Dec 12, 2010 -
I think I want to throw myself a 30th birthday party in NYC next month. Help me find the perfect venue. [more inside]
posted by miskatonic
on Dec 6, 2010 -
My husband and I are throwing our very *first annual* Christmas party. We just bought a house, and I've been dying to entertain in it. The thing is, though, I don't want it to be too "grown up" - ya know, a boring adult party. Our number one requirement for our wedding was that the reception be fantastically fun - where everyone dances all night and no one sits around awkwardly, being bored. This is the kind of party I want.
I don't want it to be boring BUT I do not want it to be because people are drunk out of their minds (I cannot stand ridiculously drunk behavior). [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger
on Dec 4, 2010 -
Longtime lurker, first post. Could you help with some ideas for a white elephant gift exchange party with my coworkers. The company is a fairly conservative large corporation. The gift needs to be secular, inoffensive, good humor and under $20. Last year some popular gifts were Snuggie, Dilbert calendar and so on.. Food/wine seems to be ok but not popular. Any trendy gifts for 2010 or techtoys will also help. Thanks much.
posted by whistle
on Dec 3, 2010 -
Help me learn deejaying basics to use iPad + djay app at low-key friend gig. Long rambling interpretive snowflake dance inside. [more inside]
posted by lonefrontranger
on Dec 2, 2010 -
Laser buffs: what is a good laser show unit for spicing up a party on the cheap? Does anyone own any laser show units? I've looked at some models but I have some questions (and I'm in the US, so some laws apply here). [more inside]
posted by crapmatic
on Dec 2, 2010 -
I'm looking for a nice bar in Central London to host some mid-week birthday drinks. Can you please recommend some? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver
on Nov 9, 2010 -
A friend invited me to a private birthday hangout about a month and a half ago, but hasn't brought it up since. I think she may have forgotten, and I'm fine either way - how do I check and see if I'm still invited without making her feel like she has to have me over? [more inside]
posted by agentmunroe
on Oct 29, 2010 -
i need a real/fake keytar/shoulder synth for a halloween costume party on saturday night. the cheapest one i can find is at guitar center for $1200. that's about $1150 over my budget. anyone have any ideas? already checked craiglist for chicagoland, which is where i am located.
posted by denaps
on Oct 28, 2010 -
I'm looking for some free library shorts or documentaries that I can find online about architecture or Buckminster Fuller or space travel or any of the sort from the 60s through the 80s that are very graphical and would be good to project onto a wall on a short loop as a backdrop for a party. Can you point me to some of these?
posted by setanor
on Oct 19, 2010 -
I got invited to a "racial stereotype" Hallowe'en party. Umm, what?
I don't like this idea but am not sure how to proceed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 18, 2010 -
My friends and I are throwing a Viral YouTube Videos party. Looking for your favorite videos, and any suggestions for snacks and (non-alcoholic) drinks, decorations, and activities. [more inside]
posted by i_am_a_fiesta
on Oct 4, 2010 -
What's a cool place to rent for a party of 100 guests in LA that I can cater myself? [more inside]
posted by AmitinLA
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Looking for teenage party pictures (for an art project), the kind that kids get in trouble for posting on facebook: beer bongs, falling down, barfing, smeared make-up, frat parties at 4am, bruises, halloween sluts....kids living fast and dying young. [more inside]
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Sep 19, 2010 -
What kind of (budget, DJ-quality) sound system should we buy to have amazing parties at a student co-op? [more inside]
posted by mahoganyslide
on Sep 16, 2010 -
What could be planned for a conservative sister's bachelorette party? She doesn't want strippers, but is not opposed to the idea of drinks. I want to do something special for her, but taking her out to a bar with her closest friends just doesn't feel right. Any suggestions?
posted by Pinkuahiru
on Sep 12, 2010 -
My boyfriend and I were sitting around one night listening to an extensive amount of circus music I had the thought... we totally need to put on a circus-themed party. We found and booked a venue with a good friend who owns a bar, booked a few performers (jugglers, contortionists, musicians, all close friends). The date is set, place booked, now for the promotion which will make or break the event. [more inside]
posted by hillabeans
on Sep 6, 2010 -
What is the simplest possible way to allow multiple people with very little tech-savvy to upload digital photos to a central repository (preferably write-only)? [more inside]
posted by L'homme armé
on Sep 1, 2010 -
Calling ALL FOODIES, FOODISTS, GOURMETS and GOURMANDS: I am looking to have a special 40th birthday party with the theme "40 Delicious Things". What do I serve??? [more inside]
posted by marlys27
on Aug 27, 2010 -
I like to take my acoustic guitar to parties. As well as songs and karoke, what else can I do? Examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Cogentesque
on Aug 12, 2010 -
Mr. DeludingMyself is turning 30 in September, and isn't entirely pleased with the idea. I know I can't stop him from being upset about the big 3-0, but I want to come up with something to make the day itself awesome. [more inside]
posted by deludingmyself
on Aug 6, 2010 -