Last night I attended a friend's birthday party, and even though I didn't know too many people, I had an amazing time. The celebrant really went out of her way to plan the perfect party -- people were entertained and well-fed, the conversation kept flowing and the smiles were in full force. She thought of everything! I made lots of mental notes about all the cool stuff that went on at her party, and added them to my wishlist of attractions for the next party I throw (whenever that may be). Here's my list of "party-tractions" that I think would make any party memorable:
A live band so everyone, young and old, can dance
Grownups in costume
Photo booths, preferably with costumes and props
Drinks with glowing ice cubes
Henna tattoo artists...
... and / or mini mani-pedis...
.... and / or mini spa stations
What a shindig that would be! Then again, having all of this at my next party would cost the earth, so I might just have to skip them all and just go with the one thing you really need to have a great party: a bunch of great friends.