Hey Jessica! *big wave*
This was mooted way back..by me, because I'd experienced a party on a message board elsewhere. It's basically a few hours where we all get together on the board and have fun. It can be done in chat, ideally, in real time (of course you need to make sure that your time window accommodates everyone who wants to join in, and then have people drop in and out when they can), or, if chat hasn't been made available by the day we want to hold the party, we can create a special celebration thread so we can post to each other.
You need to come ready to party down virtually. So as people arrive you direct them over to the sofa, offer them food and drink, ask them to dance to their favourite music, have them describe what they're wearing; and then you can have virtual balloons, virtual party poppers and what-have-you. The bit I liked best was there was a virtual parcel for everyone who came, and when you opened your parcel you could choose what the present was. Could be anything from a concert ticket to world peace.
It's great because there's no mess, no allergies or sickness or noise; everyone is catered for (so no worries about our vegans, vegetarians and so on), and you can dress as eccentrically as you like! It'd be a dream if TJ himself managed to drop in and join us. Initially we had thought of having one for his birthday, but now we think the launch of the new board, when everything is sorted, would be a good time. What do you reckon?
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