When it comes to planning theme parties or special events, it's easy to do what's already been done, or stick with what's worked in the past. Don't ho-hum the night away. Our advice: Forget the tried and true, and take a fresh approach. Here are some suggestions:
Out With the Old * Lobsterfest in Maine is out--Forget about basing your theme on a meeting location--for example, a southwestern theme in Arizona or an Everglades theme in Florida.
* Matching meeting goals and party