This other day I was discussing things about parties on discord and I think that we came up with really good ideas.
Planning parties ahead
Weddings and birthdays are parties that you are usually planning ahead. With calendar system we could schedule parties for certain date. It would add some interesting gameplay features; you could order cake, send invitations, get dress for the party, order bouquets…
Parties dedicated for someone and surprise parties
Sometimes you throw parties for someone – birthdays for kids, wedding for certain couple, or you want to celebrate someone’s achievement. This option would make certain things better – if the person for who that party was thrown is supposed to get presents, guests would bring presents that would be appropriate for person who is supposed to get presents (no lamps or armchairs please). It would also make inviting easier – you would only invite people that are in some relationship with that person. Maybe there could be also ability for 1+1 invites.
This is also related to surprise parties. You could throw a surprise party for someone and that person would be then most likely surprised (maybe skeptical parafolks wouldn’t be surprised?)
Certain place for party
It would be nice if we could chose where our guests can go and where they cant go. If we are doing garden party, it would be best if our guests stayed there and didn’t go in bedrooms and other places where they aren’t supposed to be. But if you are doing teenage wild party, these rules wouldn’t be followed
If you want to have some decorations, you would be able to buy them and set them. But I was thinking that maybe it would be better if parafolks could actually do the work. You could still set decorations in certain place, but those decorations wouldn’t be placed but put in boxes and parafolks would just set them. This would add some option for group interactions – you could chose some guests as members of organization team, they would then come sooner and help you.
Some parties are pretty messy. So this is easy – parties that are not formal would cause some mess. If it was teenage secret party, having a mess in house would then cause problems with parents.
Great ideas! What about relevant gifts? Rather than, say, a fortune-telling cube or an apple (as definitely random examples). Weddings lead to gifts like tea sets and cutlery and whatever else is typical of wedding gifts. Birthday gifts that are more extravagant and relevant to the individual para depending on their relationship with the giver. The para responds better to these more valuable/relevant birthday gifts than the bath bombs she got from her distant uncle.
I love these. It would so cool if there was a party planner system where you can schedule everything. Set a date, book the location, order the food, and order invitations if you want to send them by mail (otherwise, you could call them by phone). That would be so much fun.
I agree that gifts should be determined by type of party. Kids should get age appropriate toys, married couples could get items for their new home, etc.
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