The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by Patchez » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:32 am

Casual Binger just dinged an Idea of Titanic proportions. Following the Tiki bar idea, get a small kiddie pool and fill it with bottom shelf ingredients for a Zombie or other Tiki style drink with lots of liquor. Fill kiddie pool to rim according to recipe and get looooong straws.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by brandonman » Sun Dec 28, 2014 1:58 am

Patchez wrote:Casual Binger just dinged an Idea of Titanic proportions. Following the Tiki bar idea, get a small kiddie pool and fill it with bottom shelf ingredients for a Zombie or other Tiki style drink with lots of liquor. Fill kiddie pool to rim according to recipe and get looooong straws.
This sounds fucking amazing. Problem is, so far, my shitty friends are either turning out to not be in town or not be game.

"Uhhh I don't know if I'll have plans on New years."

FUCK OFF, YOU HAVE PLANS NOW. Jesus Christ, this is why I've had so many parties go bust. It pisses me off so much, and I'm starting to hate a lot of my friends. This happens way too often, and has happened a bunch of failed attempts in a row the past few months.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by brandonman » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:18 am

Luckily I have a fallback party I got invited to. I get the feeling it won't be too great, but at least it's something besides sitting around with a bottle of whiskey and drunk messaging and texting people.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by oldsmartskunk » Sun Dec 28, 2014 2:34 am

brandonman wrote: Problem is, so far, my shitty friends are either turning out to not be in town or not be game.

"Uhhh I don't know if I'll have plans on New years."

FUCK OFF, YOU HAVE PLANS NOW. Jesus Christ, this is why I've had so many parties go bust. It pisses me off so much, and I'm starting to hate a lot of my friends. This happens way too often, and has happened a bunch of failed attempts in a row the past few months.
We've been there. There is a correlation between aging and becoming a boring asshole. Most people become boring self righteous pricks who only care about their car insurance and new juice squeezing dildo. What can one do. There are always those who will party with you! Bacchus bless those lads.

When everything else fails, go that "last resort" party. Better than nothing anyway. At least you have somewhere to fall back to.

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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by brandonman » Sun Dec 28, 2014 3:02 am

oldsmartskunk wrote:
brandonman wrote: Problem is, so far, my shitty friends are either turning out to not be in town or not be game.

"Uhhh I don't know if I'll have plans on New years."

FUCK OFF, YOU HAVE PLANS NOW. Jesus Christ, this is why I've had so many parties go bust. It pisses me off so much, and I'm starting to hate a lot of my friends. This happens way too often, and has happened a bunch of failed attempts in a row the past few months.
We've been there. There is a correlation between aging and becoming a boring asshole. Most people become boring self righteous pricks who only care about their car insurance and new juice squeezing dildo. What can one do. There are always those who will party with you! Bacchus bless those lads.

When everything else fails, go that "last resort" party. Better than nothing anyway. At least you have somewhere to fall back to.
Yea, got excited when I got that invite. I'll be sure to raise more than enough hell for a New Years Eve party. First party at somebody ELSE'S place in a while, so I'll make sure to get a Drunk story out of it for you guys! haha
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by brandonman » Mon Dec 29, 2014 5:49 pm

I simmered down, called it off, and am instead taking the party over to an old bass player from an old band's party, along with my current singer/drummer we used to play with. We're definitely getting sloshed.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by Palinka (RIP) » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:10 pm

If you are going to run a barbecue (or even just some hot coal or wood - wood is better) then do add some roasted garlic to it (to see the recipe, click here).
a)It's a good munch on it's own, b) It's great, when dropped into chilled vodka, and, c) There are many games that can be played, regarding stuffing one's own olive (for martinis - so get some parmesan, anchovies, hot peppers etc. and play the kind of game where the loser has to down a shot that I made for him/her - or the one that they just made).

Shot draughts/checkers works well (using the above method or something simpler), too.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by mistah willies » Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:34 pm

Garlic that has been slightly caramelized via cooking; sounds delicious. Now brandonman, always remember to have a fully stocked fridge of ice cold beverages in case of emergency. You appear to not be a rookie, so probably there's no need to tell you this.

But hells yes. Nothing like that in the back of your mind, no matter what happens that night/early morning. You will have a good home harbor, and that gives you confidence. Others will follow, huh

Also, less clean up at your place if the party starts somewhere else.

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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by Resident Asshole » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:56 am

Lush City wrote:If none of your friends are throwing a party, have you at least done the market research to find out if they'd be interested in coming to yours? Was helping a friend prep for a new year's party and all the while there was a steady stream of calls from invited guests that they weren't going to make it. It was a very low key party. Please be advised to not open your home to strangers. Been there and done that. Lost items after the party and 2 weeks later there was an attempted burglary.
Yup, very good point. I had a party for my own birthday and people had put lots of keg money in a jar for me. Disappeared about 4am. And if my friends asked me to have beer pong I would get new friends. My brother asked me to have it one time (he's was in his early 20s at the time) and I said if you want to play beer pong, don't come to my party.

That being said, we do still play games at my parties, but things a bit more refined like euchre, cribbage, bocce ball or darts. I find that the more I plan parties the less epic they seem, IMO it has much more to do with who shows up than what you have planned.
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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by mistah willies » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:42 pm

^ ^ ^


Solid advice there, yup, the both of you.

Indeed. Many folks use NYE as an excuse to get completely wrecked. Besides bodily fluid clean-up, latent theft, property destruction, and the stench the morning after

there's also the legal culpability.

But if you cultivate a crew of solid imbibers, then you will not be stolen from, and no one will go to jail,

unless you all end up there

together.


Everything else up there will always happen anyways, but at least it's all YOURS.

Cheers!

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Re: The Ultimate New Years Eve Party

Post by Dear Booze » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:04 pm

Brandonman,

As a general rule, I do not dispense advice to anyone unless they ask. Now, I understand that your solicitation for feedback was posted a few days before New Years Eve - and that ship has sailed - but I haven't been able to stop thinking about your desire to throw the greatest party ever. So here's my take on it...

It sounds like you have a great place. And clearly you want people to want to come to your place for parties. And why wouldn't you? I mean, who doesn't want to be the guy who is known for the best, most epic parties? Right?

I think that Zog, Oldsmartdrunk, Patchez, Thirstydrunk, Mistah Willies, Username, Franennietzsche, Drinking Rat, Casual Binger, Resident Asshole, Palinka, and Lush City all gave you some solid advice. But it strikes me that one of two things are happening to you:

First, you may be over-planning. This is a trait generally reserved for accountants and engineers. And accountants and engineers are usually boring as shit. Don't get me wrong, planning ahead is good for a lot of things, but when it comes to drinking, you MUST let the booze guide you. Sure, have some games on hand. But if the mood isn't leaning towards playing a game, then let it die. Don't ever make that the center of a party unless it's a poker night or a casino night.

Second, you may be trying too hard. As I said earlier, you clearly want people to come over and have a good time. And judging from your description of... well, everything, you sound like you are fairly young. So what you probably really want is to have people come over to your place, and you REALLY hope that some of those people will be available girls. Therefore, your intentions are in the right place. But, trying too hard smells a bit like desperation. And girls can smell desperation from a long distance. When I was a kid, there was this other kid who lived down the street named Anthony. Nobody ever wanted to hang out with him because he was really weird. Know what made him weird? I have no fucking idea. He was just desperate for friends and he tried too hard to win us all over. I remember him asking us all over for camp-outs or for dinner, or to go swimming, or whatever. But none of the other kids ever wanted to go. He was always trying to bribe us too. "Wanna come over to my house after school?" he would ask. "I'll let you ride my new bike." Fuck that. What Anthony should have done was come out and participate in whatever the rest of us were doing. Maybe play a little football in the street or whatever. Once we all got to know him, we would probably all like him. But he didn't let us. I'm not saying that you are like Anthony. I know that you have a set of close friends and all. And you aren't a 10-year-old kid. But the girls may see your efforts in the same manner that I saw invitations from Anthony back when we were in the Fourth Grade.

Based on this, here is my advice. I liked the idea of the tiki-themed party. That makes you different. Who else did that for NYE? That's the shit that sets you apart. Just have a few tiki torches, some leis for all the people who show up, a little food and plenty of booze. Then, get the fuck out of the way and let the booze do the rest of the work. It's easy.

During the course of the rest of the year, I recommend having several small parties. Maybe a birthday party for one of your friends. Maybe an after-hours party for when the bars close. Maybe a Superbowl party where everyone can bet on ANYTHING that happens during the game "a dollars says one of the guys from this team loses a helmet before a guy on that team..." or "a dollar says there will be a commercial for Toyota before there's a commercial for Ford..." (you get the picture). Have fun. Have booze. And get the fuck out of the way.

Soon, word will spread about your awesome parties and by this time next year, your place will be the place to be to ring in 2016.

And then again, who am I to hand out pointers. I'm fucking loaded on Captain Morgan and Ginger Beer right now.

Cheers.
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