It’s My Party & I’ll Cry If I Want To!

You’re throwing a party — for you! Tell us all about the food, drink, events, and party favours you’ll have for your event of a lifetime. Use any theme you like — it’s *your* party!

Let’s see. I haven’t hosted a party in many, many years. I’ve taken small groups of people out for lunch or dinner. One reason is mainly because my apartment, where I live in with mum & dad, is pretty small. If they were out for the day/evening, I’d be comfortable in hosting a little lunch / dinner party for a group of 5-10 people. That would be fine. Back when we were living in our old house in Thrikkakara, we used to have friends & family over for lunch or dinner quite often and we had a nice big living room / dining room combo so we could easily fit in 20-30 people if needed. But I only used to have people over for my birthday party or something like that, if it was just be throwing the party.

I remember one year – age 17, I think – I took permission from my dad & mum to invite 8 friends to a dinner for my birthday at the Cochin Suburban Club, where my dad has a lifetime membership. I remember I had injured my knee and hence was limping over to the place helped by a friend who lived near me. I love treating my friends out for lunch or dinner if I can afford it but there is a difference in having people over for a meal, even if it’s food that you’re catering from a restaurant. It feels different because it’s at your home, your table and chairs, your plates and you control the whole atmosphere in the place and can have your own music or put on a movie or two. My sister does a good job, usually for new years, in hosting a good casual dinner party with lots of snacks and drinks and good meals following the festivities with desert.

I would love to have some music playing – song list chosen specifically for the occasion – some snacks like chips, chicken, fish, beef or shrimp as appetizers, drinks (vodka, brandy, beer, whiskey, rum and coke, sprite, pepsi & 7up) and for main course it will be fried rice, some noodle, two types of chicken dishes, some pork, some sea food and maybe some lamb. All the while, laughing and cracking jokes. Some games that involve everyone and a fun movie that everyone will love (comedy, adventure, action or scifi). Desert will follow and people will relax in the sofas and be as comfortable as possible until late in the evening when it’s time for people to go back home. Simple and yet for me it would be very satisfying.

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