Category Archive

event planning

The return of partying hard: I Wanna Get Stupid with You

We used to party. We just have fun and we’re nice people, as I once drunkenly explained before peeing in a trash can. But where have those fun-having people gone?

How to throw a dinner party for 20 people and not go out of your mind

Cooking for a large group can be daunting, especially if you don’t have a dishwasher and just one oven, stove, and fridge. Fear not! You do not have to be a superhuman — you’ll just have to give the party a bit of thought and planning.

Here’s how I made my fabulous dinner party so fabulous.

Hosting lessons I’ve learned from seven years of throwing an annual party

After our wedding in 2004, Andreas and I decided that camping with our friends in the forest of my mom’s property was so much fun that we wanted to do it every single year. I’ve learned MUCH!

How to host an outdoor movie party — treat the neighborhood to a showing of The Brave Little Toaster

What could be better on a summer night than your yard, some friends, and a good movie? Here’s how to plan an outdoor film screening of your very own; it’s easier than you might think. This could also be a fun and low-cost kids’ birthday party or family event.

The best online invitations: get party details across without looking froofy or cookie-cutter

Hand-written invites are lovely but face it: you don’t have time to mess with them for every little get-together.

Entertaining Offbeat Eaters: feeding all the different diets at your party

It’s basic party planning: “What can I serve?” Kids these days have all sorts of dietary requirements and it can throw a wrench in party planning. Let’s talk about Offbeat Eaters.

A party for big and small: how to throw a video game challenge

Video games long ago left the realm of just-for-kids and many Fully Grown Adults maintain healthy gaming habits. Planning a party around a game makes a fun night no matter your attendees. Read on and plan your throwdown.

Have this party: popcorn bar and double feature

Princess Lasteron, who many of you know from her felt/button bouquets, but who we’ve featured on Offbeat Mama several times, recently started a series of posts called “Have this party.”