Monday, December 17, 2012

It's The End Of The World. Let's Have A Party!

As the Mayan “long-count” calendar moves toward the end of a 5,125-year cycle, some people believe that the Dec. 21 event will coincide with a global catastrophe. So what will you do to celebrate the end of the world as we know it? Do you need to edit and prioritize your list of things to do before you die?

It's time to make your short-list.  And after you've got that all planned out, why not plan a party? If the end of the world is coming, why not celebrate? We've got a few suggestions for hosting an end of the world party:

1. An "End Of The World" Menu
Getting in and out of the parking lot of the grocery store to buy your Thanksgiving turkey and all the fixings was a death-defying act.  Imagine what it's going to be like to scare up a party platter after the nuclear winter. If you're throwing an end of the world party, just for fun you'll want to make sure you include a few things on your menu like canned ham, sour kraut and Tang that are assured to outlast the end of the world.

2. Make An Appropriate Playlist
The whole tone of doomsday and destruction at your party will hinge on your musical selections. You'll want to make sure that the end of the world has an upbeat tone with a beat that your partygoers can dance to, and yet still have a little reverence and solemnity about the event.

3. Location, Location, Location!
When the end of the world happens, where do you want to be? Maybe now is the time to throw caution to the wind and turn the small boxy bungalow that you've been living in to an open concept floor plan. Knock down a wall or two? Why not? What better time than at the end of the world? If you're not feeling that adventurous, a room with a view seems like just the right spot.

4. It's Time For Activities!
After the apocalypse, preservation and protection will be the name of the game. Allow your guests to practice their survival skills on the dart board. Or if that's too "on the nose" maybe they could play Monopoly or Life -- just to see what the risks are.

5. Have Fun!
If these are to be your last few hours on earth, you want to make them count. Go all out on your 2012 end of the world party. If you are a spontaneous socialite, have fun games like the world domination favorite "Risk" or the ever-popular "Game of LIFE." If you're more of a movie person, consider such classics as Armageddon and The Day After Tomorrow.

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