I apologize for being totally unresponsive to fast breaking news--but I have to share a couple of approaches for creating a fun social event that anyone could enjoy at your domicile. First: the make your own shish kebab party wherein the host/ess slices up the the appropriate meat and veggies the night before, soaks the skewers and then sets it all aside for the party goers to make their own--voila--you do all the work before hand, and you can enjoy the festivities with no marginal labor. All you have to do is set the makings out and provide a hot grill--is this a great country, or what.
Now, when the guests have porked out on their own creations, you can interject the party game of "Name your favorite movie." As a thought experiment we could do it now--close your eyes and name the 3 greatest movies you have ever say of all times. Its a great conversation starter and a lends itself to an entire evening of debate.
AND--for the record, my three favorite movies are: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre; (2) any of the John Ford Cavalry triology, although I prefer Fort Apache; and (3) The African Queen. As you can probably tell I am a major Bogie Fan, but the conversation around selections will carry you through the entire evening, and you may even save money on booze. :)
Huwaida Arraf at SDSU
47 minutes ago