LOL - This was probably one of the first "official" parties I hosted way back when.... The details are a bit fuzzy, but i believe I had a party budget of $500 and a few contacts that worked at a local bar. I managed to reserve the place for my best friend Cynthia's 30th birthday bash. Knowing she liked the Mardi Gras theme, off to the local party supply store I went and picked up some masks, beads and balloons. If I'm not mistaken the bar gave me some choices for different snacks and appetizers, and I brought homemeade cupcakes with custom photo toppers of Cynthia's face :) Good times haha!