Well, I did one of these to see if I could get all of my friends in the same room. It was a blast. Anyway, we had a ton of folks show up. I did the invitations backstage pass style with laminate and lanyards (God bless Nobbies & Kinkos). We had a GIANT barrel of cheese puffs that was left by the end of the night with just a fourth of what had originally been in it. (Gross.) We did make your own peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, little debbie snack cakes, the seperated m&ms (which we still have blue and orange left), marachino cherries, and bottled water with a BYOB on the invitation.
We had a blast doing an impromptu music video to Bohemian Rhapsody and played a home-made version of Encore. A multitude of us swing dance, so we had a little dancing to some a little rock'n'roll (think Foo Fighters "See You", anything early Beatles, plenty of Otis Redding, or just about anything on Bleu's "Redhead" album). I had a goofy karaoke machine instead of movies...actually though, I did end up showing an old home movie. I know, rockstar. The drunken karaoke was amazing, right until my sister got sloppy and popped in "Wind Beneath My Wings." Bah.
My sister and I hosted as Wayne and Garth (she Garth and I Wayne) and the guest list included but didn't hold exclusive to: The White Stripes, Prince, Frank Sanatra, Madonna, Tori Amos, a lone Village Person, Britney & Kevin, Alanis, Johnny Cash, Bjork, and Tom Jones (who won best costume).
The pd showed up - I knew no one was likely to get arrested - we had Tom Jones playing on the radio at the time...I mean, being arrested for playing "What's New Pussycat?" too loud? Pah! & we had a couple of folks try to walk in. The looks on their faces were HIGH-larious.
If you want to see a couple pictures, I have them up on my blog: http://www.beckstraordinary.blogspot.com