Internet meme decor ideas
October 24, 2010 8:14 AM   Subscribe

Mission: decorate our condo as an internet meme for a Halloween party. Hive mind, help me come up with awesome meme's and their physical manifestation!

So far my ideas are:

- ceiling cat looking at you in the hallway
- attach tiny printed out keyboards to our 2 cats (they MAY tolerate this)
- rig up a dancing baby somewhere (somehow?)

The layout of the main hanging out space is here:

I'll have between 15-25 people coming, who are all in their late 20s and internet savvy. Only one or two read Metafilter though.

The tools I have:
a projector attached to a computer (so can project anything all night long onto one of the walls)
27" iMac in a corner
the glass walls that could be used as some type of "frame"?
2 aforementioned cats

and this entire week to shop/build/decorate.

Administrator!!! Please hope me!
posted by olya to Home & Garden (28 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite Link of the layout again for ease of clicking.
posted by olya at 8:14 AM on October 24, 2010

One door should have a sign that says POOL'S CLOSED.
posted by Countess Elena at 8:22 AM on October 24, 2010

1. Set up a corner with some boxes and detritus.
2. Place video camera on folding chair.
3. Light saber.
posted by macadamiaranch at 8:31 AM on October 24, 2010 [3 favorites]

Double rainbows projected onto wall/ceiling
posted by SuperSquirrel at 8:31 AM on October 24, 2010

Oh my god, if you pull this off properly it will be epic.

A few ideas. Print out some Sad Keanus and tape them everywhere where he can be sitting.

Make two kinds of punch, one that is not so alcoholic called "Win" and one that is straight up blackout juice called "Fail".

Throw a few long cats around.

Get a small toilet and put it on top of your toilet with a picture of xhibit next to it.

Just go to (it can be NSFW) and see what you can come up with. Take pictures & nice apartment!
posted by darkgroove at 8:32 AM on October 24, 2010

Chocolate rain projected onto the wall?
posted by peacheater at 8:40 AM on October 24, 2010

All of my ideas are oldies, but hopefully goodies.

Set up a cloud made of cardboard or cotton balls with chocolate bars dangling from it for "Chocolate Rain".

Have a giant mound of Halloween goodies and a unicorn for a homemade version of Candy Mountain.

Make sure your party soundtrack/videocast includes Chocolate Rain and the Numa Numa song, as well as remixes of the Crazy Frog song and All Your Base are Belong to Us.
posted by Diagonalize at 8:41 AM on October 24, 2010

Hang black sheets on the walls in one corner and leave a yellow sheet (?) on the floor. Have a mop handle available. STAR WARS KID CORNER. Bonus points for setting up a video camera to record it and post to YouTube.
posted by The Michael The at 8:50 AM on October 24, 2010

A literal message board made of post it notes.

Internet related music, like Cat Videos or Baby Monkey Riding On A Pig.

Set up the projector to do a loop of viral videos and meta viral videos like that weezer thing.

Dick shaped cookies, from Penny- arcade.
posted by The Whelk at 8:51 AM on October 24, 2010

You should pretty much only be showing cat videos on that projector.
posted by darkgroove at 8:53 AM on October 24, 2010

Print out a bunch of LOLcat words into foam core, stick tape on the back and make image macro poetry sets. Have people stick them on the wall, themselves, etc.

A stack of Hello My Name Is.... Stickers that all say anonymous.
posted by The Whelk at 8:55 AM on October 24, 2010

Rick Astley on the playlist!

If you can find some plastic Guy Fawkes masks to distribute to guests, that would be rad.

Do you have any ugly old chairs with cutouts on them that look like mouths, bolted together such that the bolts look like eyes? The internet likes objects that appear to have faces.
posted by bewilderbeast at 9:06 AM on October 24, 2010

Rick Astley karaoke
posted by The Whelk at 9:08 AM on October 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Ceiling cat paper craft
posted by The Whelk at 9:08 AM on October 24, 2010

I would buy a cheap toilet seat from walmart and swap it in for your normal seat. Then I'd paint hands on it as if they're pulling the seat open, goatse style.
posted by twinight at 9:13 AM on October 24, 2010

Get a Chocolate Fountain. Print sign that says: "Chocolate Fountain provided by Tub Girl"
posted by darkgroove at 9:21 AM on October 24, 2010

Somehow integrating the party itself with the internet would be neat, but not sure what you would do...
posted by The Whelk at 9:30 AM on October 24, 2010

Passive-aggressive notes in the kitchen and bathroom, like, "Your Mom does not work here. Please clean up after yourself!" Make sure you print them in Comic Sans.
posted by misha at 9:58 AM on October 24, 2010

I have a picture of Jeff Goldblum hanging in my bathroom, facing the toilet.

It's my favorite meme.
posted by dogmom at 11:33 AM on October 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

Yay! You guys are awesome. I'm marking with best answer those that I'm planning to do, but they are ALL wicked.

The Whelk: the Ceiling cat paper craft was the genisis for this idea, actually. I was brainstorming for weeks on what to do with the condo - under the sea? haunted house? - but it all seemed repetitive and done-before. And then... the ceiling cat looked at me and I KNEW.

darkgroove: chocolate fountain is a wicked idea, but slightly outside my budget. I will probably just either have a pot of hot chocolate or chocolate pieces - great idea. I wonder if anyone will eat it.

I'm off to search and put together awesome cat videos. The tough job of a host!
posted by olya at 1:13 PM on October 24, 2010

Due to space restrictions it'd be hard to set-up a filming area, but I could turn on Chatroulette on the iMac so that people can come and interact with the internet "at large"?
posted by olya at 1:15 PM on October 24, 2010

Something something mine craft server something?
posted by The Whelk at 1:19 PM on October 24, 2010

You need to wrap your desk in aluminum foil.
posted by CathyG at 1:47 PM on October 24, 2010

The chocolate fountain is so disgusting that you have to do it.
posted by radioamy at 8:10 PM on October 24, 2010

I second the idea of hanging a picture of Jeff Goldblum in the bathroom. You should make (or order) a "Happy Falkersatherhood" cake, or some other cake wreck homage. Heck, you could probably go to your local bakery and find your own cake wreck!
posted by lexicakes at 8:33 PM on October 24, 2010 [1 favorite]

use the projector to put lolcat captions above the party goers.
posted by jrishel at 10:58 AM on October 26, 2010

jrishel: ooh, I like that one. let me think if that will work.

I've put together a ~70 video long playlist of funny cat videos on YouTube meanwhile. Also, composing a playlist that has plenty of cheesy 90s music. (ice ice baby, rick rolling, numa numa song, mc hammer...) also richard cheese, and i'll try to find more about computers. (weird al!)
posted by olya at 2:54 PM on October 26, 2010

You are now honor bound to tell us what you did.
posted by The Whelk at 10:11 PM on November 4, 2010

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