I’m a huge nerd when it comes to theme parties, especially ones based on my favorite books, TV shows, and movies. When you really get into the spirit with “live action role play” (LARP) through costumes, decor, or cuisine, it just adds another whole level of enjoyment to favorite stories and characters.
Last night, we made the amazing decision to go to the Alamo Drafthouse “Spaceballs Quote-A-Long” — one of my absolute favorite 80s movies from my childhood — and I was inspired to put together this party planner so you can enjoy it, too.
Happy almost Turkey Day! I first made this menu in early October for a fall clothing swap at my house with a bunch of my favorite Boston fashion ladies, and it was a smashing success. I’m sure you’ll have the same response — even if you only make the salted caramel fondue!
As they say, the road is paved with good intentions, and when it comes to party planning at home, I generally have grand ambitions but then scurry to pull it all together at the last minute.
Watching the Royal Wedding during our Swap.com trip to New Orleans last week reminded me of two things: how much I love the South, and how much I’m fascinated by ridiculous hats.
The Oscars, while mostly a red carpet ogle-fest these days, are the time of year to celebrate films and movie-going as our favorite, democratizing form of entertainment — and this awards ceremony in particular is one that should be shared with friends, just like you once enjoyed those movies being honored.
I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a huge film nerd. When it comes to movies, I’m particularly fond of the indies, as well as the humble, reluctant celebrities and talented artists who make them. I like to support the underdogs, and I like to see films that might not otherwise make it into theaters or get picked up for mass distribution.
Beautiful weather makes summer the perfect time to host get-togethers: from pool parties to backyard barbecues, hanging out with friends and family al fresco is the perfect atmosphere for entertaining.