When I’m out jogging through my neighborhood, I become a special kind of weirdo. As I pass by many (out of our price range) adorable houses, I survey if there is enough street parking for all of our (imaginary) party guests when we throw our (equally imaginary) awesome parties at each house (that isn’t ours).
I told you. Special kind of weirdo.
Seriously, though: I often dream of the day when we will have the kind of home that is perfect for entertaining our friends and families. Great big open spaces, a nice backyard, ample parking. I conjure up all of the awesome theme parties we could have, if only we had the space. Here are some of the ideas that will remain on the backburner until I have my time in the entertaining spotlight.
I still want to do this someday, and not just with clothes. Wouldn’t it be fun to know that your friends are able to take home some items you no longer have use for, while you get to scoop up something “new” in exchange? Anything unclaimed at the end of the party can be donated to Goodwill. I’ve been really taking to the Unclutterer way of thinking lately, and it’s sometimes a little easier to get rid of something when you know where it’s going.
Mad Men Party
Come on over and hang out with the gang from Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Put on a pointy bra, wear a slightly-provocative-but-not-overly-revealing dress, and be ready to drink Roger Sterling under the table. Don-worthy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will abound, while the tunes of the early 60s play in the background.
Mixed Brew Party
This one’s for the beer lovers. Bring two six-packs of the beer of your choosing — one to share at the party, one to put aside until the end of the party — and be prepared to work your way through other guests’ selections. At the end of the night, break out everyone’s second six-packs and allow each guest to mix and match their new favorites into a custom six pack to bring home with them.
Halloween Costume Party
Nick and I met at a Halloween costume party, so of course I look forward to the day when we can host our own ghoulish gathering. Costumes required, or else…!
What are some awesome theme parties you’ve been to (or would like to go to)?