Need recollections, tips and inspiration for a dinner party themed around the Oscars Nominees for Best Picture
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]
Could you guys help me out with some pointers on being Best Man in my brother's wedding? [more inside]
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]
Throwing a party in Seattle, looking for a place with a private room for ~20. [more inside]
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]
Any tips on the art of throwing a hotel party? [more inside]
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!
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?
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]
I'm the filthiest person alive, and it's my birthday. Help me plan a party themed around the films of John Waters. [more inside]
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]
Have you ever had an open house dinner party? How would I go about this? [more inside]
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!
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]
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]
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?!
What do I need to know to throw a successful house party to raise funds for my nonprofit? [more inside]
I think I want to throw myself a 30th birthday party in NYC next month. Help me find the perfect venue. [more inside]
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]
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.
Help me learn deejaying basics to use iPad + djay app at low-key friend gig. Long rambling interpretive snowflake dance inside. [more inside]
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]
My housemates and I have decided to throw a party/memorial on the anniversary of the Boston Molasses Disaster of 1919. Help us with ideas? [more inside]
Outstanding playlist from 1970? [more inside]
Seattle party/gathering space rentals and reservations: Please help me find venues for 2 small events. [more inside]
Help me make a list of 99 (funny/interesting/etc) problems! [more inside]
When you get the ideas, you get the itinerary. Then when you get the itinerary, then you get the fun.
Women, alcohol, drugs, cash, gambling, and guns. And questions. WAY LONGER inside. [more inside]
Would a howling party at the dog run be a bad idea? [more inside]
I'm looking for a nice bar in Central London to host some mid-week birthday drinks. Can you please recommend some? [more inside]
Fun birthday ideas in Toronto? [more inside]
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]
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.
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?
Bachelor party in Edmonton, help! [more inside]
Help me put together a Kinky Catholic themed Halloween party. [more inside]
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]
Where to have a party in a Chicago(land) hotel room... [more inside]
Help me throw a crazy, wild, and epic party! For nerds. Money is not an issue. [more inside]
Where can I throw a baby shower in Pittsburgh? [more inside]
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]
Please share some tasty vegan Halloween recipes! [more inside]
What's a cool place to rent for a party of 100 guests in LA that I can cater myself? [more inside]
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]
What kind of (budget, DJ-quality) sound system should we buy to have amazing parties at a student co-op? [more inside]
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?
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]
Big Block of Cheese filter: suggestions for a great West Wing party wanted! [more inside]
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]
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]
Help us host the best ice cream social ever. [more inside]