A couple weeks ago we hosted our 1st party! Tyler has always wanted to try some stand-up comedy, so we decided to invite our friends with the attempt to make each other laugh. It was successful!
The catch to be invited: at least one of your party has to present a 2 minute something that will make us laugh. There were movies, jokes, stories, poems, and dances. It was impressive what people came up with.
Personally, I shared a booger (yes, booger) poem that I wrote in a creative writing class. (You know you wished you heard it!). Tyler wrote a piece about a guy that has to go shopping at Ross with his wife. In all, it was a ton of fun.
1 month in advance - send out invite and tell people to find sitters early
7:30pm - begin party with appetizers/desserts
8:00pm - begin comedy routines - write them down on order or appearance so people are forewarned when they will be presenting
...we threw in some "whose line is it anyway" comedy skits as well
?? - end comedy routines and stay up visiting until at least midnight
**For next year - we will have air conditioning!