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7 Most Over-the-Top Halloween Parties

Oct 27, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Every year, the renowned actress hosts an over-the-top Halloween party where the dress is "costumes or else" to raise much-needed funding for her New York Restoration Project, but the dancing diva outdid herself in 2008. During cocktails, guests like Martha Stewart, John McEnroe, Pink, and Jimmy Buffet were treated to an assortment of appetizers prepared on-site by chefs like April Bloomfield, David Chang, Tom Colicchio, Fergus Henderson, and Jonathan Waxman. Michael Kors, as always, judged costumes; Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame was awarded the "Wind Beneath My Wings" award, and Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine finished off the night with an unforgettable concert. This year, you too can attend and rub elbows with guests like Carmelo Anthony, enjoy a menu crafted by the one... Read More

10 Most Extraordinary Parties in History

Oct 26, 2011  |   Contributor: The Daily Meal

Nicholas and Alexandra were famous for many things as rulers of Russia, not least of which was their sweeping love story. But their 1903 ball, held in the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, is legendary for two reasons: the opulent fancy dress, and the rumblings of the Russian revolution outside. A concert was held in the Hermitage Theatre, the feast was so large it spanned three rooms, and iconic photographs were taken to document the bright, jewel-encrusted 17th-century costumes. The Grand Duke Alexander Mikhailovich called it the last spectacular ball in the history of the empire.... Read More

 
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