Try A Silent Film Party

Because they are a lot of fun. And not very silent at all. I'm going to admit to you all now that I am generally not so good with the whole party thing; firstly I find it overwhelming having so many people around; and there is usually no decent food or music either! My ideal party is one where there aren't TOO many people, there is good music playing (or better still live), there are tables with paper tablecloths and baskets of art supplies so you can create lavish art works if you're feeling antisocial, there is a GOOD array of food/drinks, and some intriguing lighting. But I like fancy dress parties because at least you can have a bit of fun putting together a costume if nothing else. It was for my beautiful friend Lucy's 22nd birthday - and a couple of us had dinner before hand which was lots of fun; the strange glaces at our top hats and big coats. Lucy's friends are much like her (thoughtful and a bit whacky) so there was some good conversation too. Ah, Fancy dress parties are just the best. Some themes I'd love to have:
*a lavish masquerade (think David Bowie + Labyrinth)
*50s rockabilly
*favourite childhood television character (Gumby? Banana Man? Captain Planet?)
*dress as your favourite season
*60s beatnik (complete with an open mike for poor poetry attempts)

NOW tell me what themes you'd like to don a costume for?
And me? I went for the whole Lili Damita flapper/bead look