My boyfriend Paul turns 31 on Tuesday, which officially makes him a grown-up. And grown-ups can't party on Tuesdays! So we celebrated this Saturday night with a house party/nightclub outing. Here's Paul making his wish:
I never throw a party without a costume theme. My friends and I love any excuse to dress up in fabulous wigs and crazy makeup, and since Paul's an old rave kid, we went with a raver theme. We love Party Monster with Macaulay Culkin and Seth Green, the 2003 film documenting the true story of 80s club kids Michael Alig and James St. James, so we went with a Party Monster/Club Kid/Rave theme.
I sported all my old candy bracelets (from my rave days), disco boots, pink tights, and this crazy Katy Perry-style wig. Paul wore some giant Tripp pants and did the goth raver thing:
As for food, Paul requested that I make both of the dishes that I made at a recent cooking demo at the Farm. He really loves these Tofu Deviled Eggy Bites from my upcoming cookbook:
And he's a big fan of my BBQ Tempeh & Carrot Sandwiches, shown here as mini party-size sammys:
I also whipped up some Stuffed Mushrooms, filled with a mixture of sauteed onion, garlic, celery, herbs, and breadcrumbs:
And Paul's favorite snack — Black Bean Dip, Salsa, and Chips:
For his cake, Paul asked me to make the same cake I made for Sheridan's wedding shower last weekend — Red Velvet Cake from Papa Tofu:
After the food was gone and some of the guests had thinned out, a few of us caravaned to Rehab Disco for the Red Square Reunion party with DJs Graflin and Mary Jane. It was an 80s rave reunion party, which coincidentally went right along with our theme. Party on!