This past weekend me and my roommate Rain Hopper hosted a housewarming party on a whim. It was a major ordeal to pull everything together in the final week with the house not even completely furnished yet. Based on the responses we were getting we estimated that about 20 people would show. It turned out to be something more like 30.
The party was hugely successful though. Although we had bought way too much to drink (all non-alcoholic drinks, sodas, juices, fruit punch, etc.) we were able to provide for just about everyone who came.
The big hit at the party was our Entertainment Room, now dubbed the Theater. Earlier that week that room was totally empty and within a few days we had found the perfect couch, got the sound system configured and set (big thanks to Kips for helping), and filled the empty space of the room with bean bags and a few plush and drink holders. It was great. It was like a cross between a retro living room and a up and professional theater with surround sound.
We started by playing XBox 360 games in high definition on a 100'' diag. screen. As the night progressed, we watched movies and cartoons of various types. And although it seemed loud enough to wake the dead from the inside of the room, you could barely hear it once you closed the door. That's some excellent insulation.
The rest of the party was outside the Theater and they had a blast just talking and drawing and rejoicing in the food and drink. We had chicken, pizza, subway sandwiches, corndogs, and lots more. For desert there were 3 kinds of pie, cheesecake, and plain old junk food.
That party lasted until 3am when most finally dragged themselves out and back to their homes. A few stayed overnight. A few overdid it and had to stay and one had a flat tire.
Truly it was a blast.
Me and Rain are planning on doing it again. But we want to be careful not to compete with the hugely popular and regular PS party nearby.