Help me totally beanplate a good dance playlist for a house party. Looking for strategies to get people to shake their asses, and hot tracks if you want to share. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock
on Jan 20, 2010 -
I'm throwing a chemistry themed birthday party. I need help generating some awesome ideas. [more inside]
posted by Carhart
on Jan 20, 2010 -
Is it a bad idea to try to hold an engagement party with 50-70 guests in a two-bedroom apartment? [more inside]
posted by Clambone
on Jan 14, 2010 -
I'm organizing a monthly event where I will be feeding appetizers to up to 100 people. I'm a good cook, who will have much of the food pre-prepared. Unfortunately, I have a negligible budget.
I need what is prepared to be tasty and diverse crowd pleasers, using ingredients that are as inexpensive as possible -- possibly available in bulk -- while still containing some protein. Carbs should be fairly healthy, unrefined, inexpensive ones. There can be some items made with flour, but not to excess. There will also need to be vegetarian dishes. Extra points for food that can be frozen and prepared as needed.
I am a good cook, have a wide variety of spices, etc., rice for basmati and sushi. I also have good access to Indian, Asian, and Mexican supermarkets. I'm fine with doing extensive cooking in advance, so long as what I have is both affordable and easy-to-serve on the night of the event. Any ideas / recipes?
posted by markkraft
on Jan 12, 2010 -
Please help me come up with fun party foods, hors d'oeuvres, and other snacky/easy to eat recipes that are low carb (and mostly vegetarian) and are good for entertaining! [more inside]
posted by theantikitty
on Jan 8, 2010 -
I'm going to a New Year's party. The theme is the 00 decade, and I can dress as any event/ figure from this decade.
Ideas for something clever/ fun/ cute?
I'm a short blonde girl, if it helps.
posted by howgenerica
on Dec 31, 2009 -
Buying a Wii game for my parents. They have the sports and resort games, I'd like it to be something that multiple people can play, ideally at a party, as that's when they use it the most. Great group Wii games?
posted by anonymous
on Dec 19, 2009 -
Doc Brown Christmas Filter: Help me get my own DeLorean, if only for one day! [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Dec 15, 2009 -
Milwaukee Filter: Where is a good place to host a get together for around 20 people with food for an average of 10-15 bucks per person? [more inside]
posted by InvestorMD
on Dec 14, 2009 -
Are there more fun ways to give away a variety of prizes at a raffle than just draw names/numbers from a box? ie: gameshow-style, competitions, etc. [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Dec 11, 2009 -
I'm having my birthday party at home on Saturday night - food and drinks for about 15 good friends (we supply dinner and a nice cocktail, guests bring wine and beer). An out of town friend is coming and we asked her to invite a friend of hers who does live in our city and who we met once before and really liked. Now the friend-of-our-friend is asking via the friend if she can bring two other people we don't know. I'm really on the fence, can you give me some advice? Not a life or death situation I know, but I'm a little bit stumped... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean
on Dec 3, 2009 -
What short, creative performances can guests put on at my party to entertain themselves? [more inside]
posted by Kateruba
on Dec 1, 2009 -
I'm looking for a venue in Los Angeles -- the closer to downtown, the better -- where we could throw a private party (around 200 people) for watching the Oscars. Indoor location preferred! [more inside]
posted by estherbester
on Nov 30, 2009 -
Hosting a public LAN Party; What legal issues should I be aware of? [more inside]
posted by ilumos
on Nov 28, 2009 -
What steps can company management take to minimize liability at an office holiday party where alcohol is served? [more inside]
posted by teg4rvn
on Nov 24, 2009 -
I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving. I have zero idea what I'm doing. Advice, s'il vous plait! [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic
on Nov 20, 2009 -
I am thinking of organizing a "two-dollar dare" party and I need simple dares that can be performed in front of a lot of people, and achievable right there. Props are fine, as is the use of another person. So far, I have things like, picking your nose, licking someone else's foot, peeing in a pair of adult-diapers, letting someone slap you hard, letting someone give you a haircut, simulating an orgasm. The idea is that if the people at the party want to see it, they can up the "bid" to a double-dare ($4) or a triple-dog-dare ($6) so I am looking for a good selection of tame dares and rather more outrageous ones. Can the hive mind help me?
posted by Sully
on Nov 19, 2009 -
Our street in Chicago was just repaved, and in honor of The City that Works, we're closing it off on Saturday to throw a block party. We've got 100 feet of beautifully smooth black asphalt with a slight crown and a gradual west to east fall of about 3 feet or so, enough for things to slowly roll with a starter push. We don't have enough time to make soap box racers, but what else could we do with the street before it's ripped to shreds by snowplows?
posted by eamondaly
on Nov 17, 2009 -
My husband is turning 30 next month, and because his birthday typically gets overshadowed by the holidays, I am throwing him a BIG surprise party at our house. I am trying to come up with a loose theme that I can tie into the cake/cupcakes, decorations, and some little scavenger hunt hint cards I am going to leave for him. Some of my ideas have been pretty lame, so I'm turning to the hive mind for ideas! [more inside]
posted by tastybrains
on Nov 12, 2009 -
For Christmas Card art--what are some inappropriate workplace party behaviors that can be portrayed in a single drawing? [more inside]
posted by arniec
on Nov 9, 2009 -
Birthday Party for a 30 year old. Need ideas for short, 10-20 minute games/activities to do. [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on Nov 4, 2009 -
Can you tell me something great to do this Saturday afternoon (Nov. 7th) in central/downtown Toronto? [more inside]
posted by dnesan
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Help me find music about sexin' up Superheroes! I'm running an event based on Yoe's "Secret Identity
" and I need background music that references a bunch of things and/.or sounds like something The Silk Specter would enjoy. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Nov 2, 2009 -
Next Thursday, I'm going to be forced to throw a Halloween party for about 15-20 second graders. Most, but not all, will be boys. We have a small house, and I have no freaking idea of what to do besides pump them full of sugar and hope that they don't break anything. I'd like to have some alternate plans. [more inside]
posted by bibliowench
on Oct 23, 2009 -
My co-worker is hosting a Halloween-birthday party for her tween daughter and friends. Her daughter has decided she'd like to tell fortunes at her party and we're trying to come up with some cool, funny tween-friendly fortunes. Any ideas would be welcome.
posted by moonlitpines
on Oct 22, 2009 -
What is the cheapest way to cover my apartment walls in black?
I have a huge apartment, with a lot of surface space which I want to make black for an upcoming 'ween party. The material has to be purchased in New York.
posted by pakoothefakoo
on Oct 21, 2009 -
Grateful for inspirational suggestions for a contribution to a "Book of Memories" for my brother's golden wedding anniversary. [more inside]
posted by aqsakal
on Oct 12, 2009 -
Toronto: I'm giving a large party and want to hire one or two servers for the evening to help with prep and serving. Are there any companies/individuals you would highly recommend?
posted by uans
on Oct 7, 2009 -
I am looking for a sound recording of a party ambience where many people are chatting, laughing - the kind of sound where you would expect to hear in a party, maybe about 15 minutes long.
I found a good example of what I am looking for here
Except this sound sample is too short for me, I am looking for something like this one at least 15 minutes long. So when it repeats it is not easy to detect that it is looping. [more inside]
posted by neworder7
on Oct 5, 2009 -
Have party guests build music playlist prior to party online. Is there such a site? [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Sep 30, 2009 -
I have a gigantic ballroom reserved for a very small lab meeting. What crazy-cool things can we do to make use of this space at 9:30am on a weekday? Party? [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley
on Sep 24, 2009 -
I need to dress up for a friend's party as "my favorite dead rockstar." Given my looks (brunette and curvy) and my budget (low), who can I be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 21, 2009 -
One bachelorette party, ten miscellaneous female guests, one extremely introverted organizer (that's me!). Activities are set, but what little things can I do (or how should I behave) to keep things cohesive and lively, instead of awkward or lame? [more inside]
posted by yersinia
on Sep 17, 2009 -
I need ideas for a Sci-Fi convention themed book club party I am hosting this weekend. [more inside]
posted by Lapin
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Autumn is almost here where I live! Tell me your favorite autumn party recipes, with some restrictions listed inside. [more inside]
posted by librarianamy
on Sep 16, 2009 -
Advance Halloween preparation! We're having a Dark Carnival- themed party-- think scary clowns, murderous roustabouts, and evil fortunetellers. We're looking for appropriate background music. [more inside]
posted by cereselle
on Sep 14, 2009 -