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.
Sometimes there’s absolutely nothing better than a quiet night at home with a few friends, some drinks, snacks, and a board game. No fancy dress-up clothes. No shoes. No makeup. Maybe a mischievous pooch vying for attention. And if it were a cold night in December, the Yule Log/Fireplace on Netflix and the Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack on Spotify. And laughs, lots of them.
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.
I have a new favorite DIY project, and his name is Oscar. (Or, in the case of our now running office joke, Rocky. Say in a Rocky Horror voice. Get it? Yes, we’re dorks.)
While I’m not much for celebrity, I am a HUGE fan of the Oscars. And, maybe more importantly, Oscars parties.
One of my favorite Irish imports, courtesy of my outlaw sister Arlene and her family from County Roscommon, is this ridiculously delicious, insanely easy dessert idea — which has come to be known as “biscuit dessert” or “boozy dessert.” The recipe has spread like wildfire amongst our friends over the last half decade, and I decided the frenzy of the holidays was the perfect time to provide yo
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.