Doug Neidermeyer: “And most recently of all, a “Roman Toga Party” was held from which we have received more than two dozen reports of individual acts of perversion so profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here.” 7. If you’ve seen ‘American Pie’ then you can probably imagine what happens when Stiffler is put in charge of organising Jim’s bachelor party… Like every good stag party, it’s got strippers, beer, bondage – and some unexpected guests (Jim’s parents in law). They almost manage to get away with it until they find Kevin almost naked and tied to a chair in the closet.
Do you have the slightest idea of how important this is? We celebrate the death of Jim with a party in his honour. Titties, ta-tas, casabas, bazoongas all up in our friggin’ faces! Classic 90s chickflick ‘Clueless’ invites us to party the rich kids of Beverly Hills. Learn how to play ‘suck or blow’, bring round possibly concussed guests, and how to react when you get beer spilled on your shoes. Worth watching just to see Brittany Murphy singing “Rollin’ With The Homies”. Tai, entering the party: “This is raging!” Cher: “Let’s do a lap before we commit to a location.” 9. Try going a little freaky a la Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut (if your guests are all over 18 and extremely open-minded).
The film follows New York City doctor William Harford (Tom Cruise) who sets out for a night of sexual adventure after his wife Alice tells him about her fantasies. An old friend, Nick Nightingale – now a musician – tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women areal young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. If you like strange costumes, nakedness and ritualistic chanting, this one’s for you. Nick: “ I have seen one or two things in my life but never, never anything like this.” 10. Finally, don’t forget the food – at the centre of any great party. Troy shows us how to host a rowdy Medieval banquet, complete with plentiful food, tankards of wine, stirring speeches, cheering guests, belly dancers and exotic music. Menelaus, raising a toast at the banquet: “May the Gods keep the wolves in the hills and the women in our beds!” Conclusion. Imitating some of these parties might land you in hot water, but you’ll certainly succeed in creating a night your guests will never forget! Project X , a film about a group of high-school students throwing an earth-shattering house party, will be released next week, so it seems like as good a time as any to investigate the cinematic phenomenon of the casa fiesta. Everybody likes a good time, especially if one is in the business of bottling and selling joy for the masses. Hollywood producers are and always have been just such folk. Classic fare such as Gone With the Wind and Giant are a couple of early examples of films that made good use of a grand, mansion-based galas to highlight important transitional moments in their stories. Yet as lavish as these shindigs were, they were hardly rowdy, and looked to be about as enjoyable as dinner with the in-laws. As far as this author is concerned, it’s not a party until a fight breaks out, the cops come, the venue gets trashed, and/or at least one person makes a complete ass of themselves. Today’s list honors the motion pictures that have embraced this philosophy. To make it into the pool of candidates for the ranking, the movie in question had to have presented a party that was being held in a house or established place of residence. While an amazing bash in its own right, because the party in Dazed and Confused took place in a field and not a house, it was excluded; the same disqualification applied to Bachelor Party , which was set mainly in a hotel suite. And while movies like Dead Poet’s Society , Can’t Hardly Wait , Revenge of the Nerds , American Pie , Porky’s and Superbad all had honorable and admirable house parties, there’s not a lot to say about them except that a bunch of people showed up, got wasted, then acted a fool. While that’s all well and good on a normal day, the films listed below took things to heights that would have elevated their parties into local legend. In other words, to make it into today’s discussion, the house party in question must have been so cataclysmic and debauchery-ridden that generations would have passed before tales of its epic nature passed into memory. Factored criteria for judging position below included the amount and perceived consumption of alcohol at the party, size and scope of the event, the ‘happening’ factor of the gathering, and quality of entertainment for the guests. Thus, if the movie gave its audience a residential-based bash with free-flowing booze, in a choice venue, with a chic crowd, and a star attraction entertaining the guests, then it got pushed toward the front of the line.
Some other last-minute exclusions not already mentioned included The Graduate , The King’s Speech , Say Anything , Teen Wolf , Uncle Buck and Porky’s . Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) In Manhattan, a 450 sq. one-bedroom walk-up is as close to a house as a person will get lest their last name is Rockefeller, Pierpont, or Morgan, so this one seemed appropriate, if only for a #10 nod. Audrey Hepburn ’s Holly Golightly was a high-end call-girl and mafia runner, and came to the attention of the film’s main character after he moved into Holly’s apartment building.
This guy, George Peppard ’s Paul was immediately cock-struck by the dazzling, fast-paced, whimsical party-girl that was anything but the virginal ingenue her delicate disposition might have suggested. Holly had been around, and was already on a fast-track toward a gravy boat when the modest writer (Paul) came into her life. A pair of wounded souls, Paul and Holly were immediately drawn to each other, yet the latter remained largely distant due to her never-ending quest to marry-up and establish herself in comfortable digs. Though on her way up the social ladder, the party she threw in her apartment early in the movie showed just how far she had to go, for the tight quarters of her abode, friskiness of the party, and popularity of its hostess all combined to create one hell of a log jam.