Outdoor Winter Parties

March 8th, 2009

As someone who has hosted several Faux-Thanksgiving parties over the years in tiny Brooklyn apartments, I am particularly impressed with this party set-up found on flickr (Thanks, Lia!). I think it looks sort of magical. Sort of ghetto. And simply, awesome.

How often I have found myself in a situation with many eager chefs and not enough room for them and their Thanksgiving dishes. But escorting them out to a bubbled tarped tented area is the perfect way to deal with many guests and a small apartment. Plus, it definitely doesn’t feel like dinner at Aunt Kay’s, so Thursday won’t feel like a rerun when you finally get to the real Thanksgiving events.

I applaud these hosts’ creativity and may borrow this idea come next November. See their full set here.

Happy Halloween!

October 30th, 2008

I’ve always been a sucker for all things Halloween, which may explain why I ended up at Ohio University for undergrad (where they happen to have one of the biggest halloween parades). I haven’t dressed up in years, but I still love seeing all the little kids in our neighborhood in their costumes. That’s why I am loving Mrs. Limestone’s excellent stoop party invitation:

The inverted image of her home gives this invitation a nice spooky feel and I love the idea of a stoop party in Brooklyn where the trick or treaters parade for candy in mass.