How can I make money (or at least get my tab paid for) organizing outings and events at different local bars, restaurants, theaters, etc? [more inside]
posted by maloon
on May 22, 2011 -
My friend & housemate has a big birthday weekend planned (London, Thursday – Monday). There's an itinerary, filled with lots of amazing things (spa days, aquarium, shows, etc.), but in the event that some of these places aren't wheelchair accessible, we need some back up events planned. What are some great places to go/see/party in London that are definitely wheelchair accessible, relatively easy to get to, and would be able to host a party of 3-8 people at the last minute with minimal hassle all around? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on May 18, 2011 -
Paris - Looking for a fantastic location to host 15 people for a Sunday brunch/lunch in Paris. Ideally in a terasse/rooftop setting with a fixed menu per person (around 20 euros a head) [more inside]
posted by ruelle
on Apr 27, 2011 -
Yes, it's yet another person asking for the perfect bar to party at... help me find the perfect(ish) bar for me to throw my 28th birthday party. [more inside]
posted by darkgroove
on Apr 8, 2011 -
You are around 20 years old and live in Spain. What songs would you like to hear on acoustic guitar? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Apr 4, 2011 -
20 guys in a house for a weekend. I need non-strippery ideas for a bachelor party. Please help. [more inside]
posted by malhouse
on Mar 20, 2011 -
OK so I'm hosting a game of Werewolf (Mafia)
for about 10 to 12 people next week. Any tips for a successful game? Also, give me your best spine-tingly mixtape suggestions for awesome werewolf ambience! [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 19, 2011 -
I am putting together a Seahawk Tailgate Party for a high school booster club auction. The party is for 20 people, on a Sunday Seahawk game. The party includes brats, buns, chips, cookies, beer, soda (to be delivered for a game day party) So far in the auction item, I have a 5L keg of beer, the Seahawks party goods, plates, napkins, tattoos. What else can you think of the make this item look great. Can you think of an interesting container for auction presentation? Looking for wow factor at a low cost. Thank you!
posted by jennstra
on Mar 11, 2011 -
I'm planning a bachelor party in Savannah, GA for eight guys between 25 and 30. Being from the state, I'm familiar with Savannah and the night life. I'm more interested in what to do during the day. The stag is an outdoorsy forester who might like some outdoor stuff and also a huge reader. Any suggestions about nightlife, hotels, and other attractions would also be appreciated.
posted by leeconger
on Mar 7, 2011 -
CANADIAN CONTENT FILTER: What are some recent (released in the last six months) cool kickass CANADIAN party rockers? (Music, that is) [more inside]
posted by philip-random
on Feb 26, 2011 -
My friend is holding her annual Oscar betting pool. Last year I got fewer picks right statistically than if I had just chosen randomly. How do I win this year's Oscar pool? [more inside]
posted by JimmyJames
on Feb 24, 2011 -
I'm planning a bachelor party in a few months. As a surprise for the "bar hopping" part of the evening, we plan to have a puzzle/scavenger hunt from bar to bar. Starting at our dinner location, there will be some puzzle or task that the bachelor has to perform to figure out where to go next (and maybe what to do there). For example: At one bar, he will have to try to buy a drink with Monopoly money. The bartender will know to give him his drink and also an envelope full of scrabble tiles, which he then has to unscramble into a name of another bar and.. well.. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 18, 2011 -
What's the best way to experience Sydney's Mardi Gras parade on March 5th? When does the parade start, where should I watch it from, and what associated events are worth going to? [more inside]
posted by fermion
on Feb 15, 2011 -
Foodie Cinephiles, help us pair foods with the 10 Best Picture nominees for our Academy Awards dinner. Need help especially remembering food in the films and, secondarily, thinking of other possible connections. [more inside]
posted by Mngo
on Feb 14, 2011 -
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 -