Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lamest Party Ever- Finally!

So last night was the Lamest Party Ever. It was a great time, although I think it may very well be the last party that I ever throw. Party planning is a bit too much like work to me. I do events and promotions, and it all starts to meld together after a while. I kind of found myself being kind of bossy to people, as if I was working - and how much fun is that for anyone?

There were about 20 - 25 people there altogether, which is a nice number. I wouldn't have wanted many more than that. The food went over relatively well- I had a fish shaped jell-o mould, fig newtons, Peak Frean creme cookies, and deviled eggs. I'm really craving more deviled eggs now though. I hadn't had any for a long time...they're really good. I'm sorry that I forgot to take a photo of them- I used a pastry bag to pipe in the yolky part and everything!

As for the lame games? Well, the first one was called "Confessions." When each person arrived I hauled them into a room and had them tell me a secret. They ranged from : I tried pot for the first time this year, to I had a crush on Kirk Cameron growing up, to I called in sick to work, but I was actually in Minneapolis at a basketball game...
Then each guest had to draw a "secret" from the bowl and find out who owned that secret. It was a pretty good ice-breaker game that forced people to talk to everyone.

The next game was musical charades- I had a collection of song titles, and people had to act them out. Then people had to sing the answer...
My dear Anon was psychic last night- D3 proclaimed that his title had 10 words, Anon asked if it was an REM song. Yes. "It's the End of the World as We Know it." Yes!? He didn't even have to do any charades...Weird. She ended up doing that several times throughout the night...

Then groups of people had to act out a movie scene and we had to guess what the movie was. This was so popular that we ended up doing 2 rounds of it...My team of course could have used a bit more rehearsal time. (Anon guess right away that our movie was "Pretty Woman" when she saw me hauling out my hooker boots...)

All this while we played New Kids on the Block, Michael Boulton & Paul Abdul in the background. We also watched Skid Row & Bon Jovi videos. (PS. I got Bon Jovi tickets on Friday- Yay! I can't wait for Dec. 9th!)

All in all, I would say that it was a pretty successful party. I WAY over-dressed in a black halter dress, and my new slutty red sling-backs. "Yes" shoes as Zig calls them.

Then everyone got loot bags as they left. A typical loot bag consisted of: a piece of string, a bobby pin, a safety pin, an outdated flyer, perhaps a calculator, an old bookmark or a button.

I was absolutely exhausted by the end of the night, but I think everyone had a pretty good time...
Thanks to everyone who came!!

xxo

17 comments:

Rock Chef said...

Sounds like a great party! Love the shoes, I think Zig is spot on. I guess you could have made it even more lame by having it fancy dress but on a really bad theme, like Star Trek or Elvis.

Maybe next time...

Drama Queen said...

Loving the shoes ;-)

AmyTree said...

What a good party idea! With a title like that it's BOUND to be better than expected (and I am SO envious of the Bon Jovi tickets!!!)

All Mod Cons said...

Check you out with your party organising skills! Full of admiration! The most effort I go to is a few phone calls saying "Bring your own beer". Maybe I should tap you up for some ideas next time.

mr zig said...

ah yes, there are those shoes again. It is really difficult to actually read the blog with those shoes there - taunting me :) - it was a good time at your party - sorry I couldn't stay long....

Arthur Dent said...

Thanks for the invite.... Fenchurch and I could've crashed it after we walked-through the drive-through after the kick-ass wedding social Saturday :(

Nance said...

What, no expired fast food coupons in the loot bags???

brandy said...

Cute shoes and I love, love, love the idea of the secret game as an ice breaker. So fun!

Princess of the Universe said...

Chef- hmm, if I decide to throw another party, maybe I'll go that route- I am a sucker for a good theme.

DQ- thanks! Me too!

Amy- I am THRILLED with the Bon Jovi tickets- I think it sold out pretty fast...

AMC - anytime. I might find it more fun to help organize someone else's party.

Zig- I'm just glad you were able to come at all!

Dent- I thought you would be out for the night...people were pretty much gone by 12:30 or so...

Nance- I totally would have if I'd had any!

Brandy- I have to give the lame party book credit for the secret game- it was pretty fun...

Shan said...

Sounds like a great party.

PinkPiddyPaws said...

mmmmmmmm..... deviled eggs!! I loves me some deviled eggs! But they don't love me. Little sulfur bombs just waiting to explode in the form of hideous gas emissions. ha..ha..ha...

I like the party game "Never have I ever" myself.. but you need to KNOW your party goers pretty well. hee..hee..he....

Princess Pointful said...

Those shoes are pretty much sex.

Sounds like so much fun, though! I love an excuse for party games, especially when compared to the other option: yet another night at the bar.

Glamourpuss said...

Shoes. Red shoes. Red slutty shoes.

I am mesmerised..

Puss

Princess of the Universe said...

Shan- It was!

PPP- never played it- only seen that game on "Lost." MMMM deviled eggs...

Pointful- too bad I didn't get any that night.

Puss- me too.

Valley Girl said...

Hey is that you? Cute shoes. I almost saw your Britney! lol

Katrin said...

I love your games! I'll be going to a party this Saturday and will definately suggest the secret game for a opener. The party is thrown by three people who don't have a lot in common and who just moved in together. Perfect! :)

Arthur Dent said...

Yeah, Fenchurch was ready to pass out... I could've just dropped her off and woke you up though ;) I'm horrible when I drink :D

(j/k)

 
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