End of the World Party

 |  November 30, 2012

21stDecember 2012. According to the Mayans, the astronomers, and the good people atDoomsdayPreppers.com, our world as we know it will be coming to an end, so whynot go out in style? Here at Citylife we’ve compiled a few partyessentials for you, including an End of the World playlist, cocktail and horsd’oeuvres recipes, drinking games, and décor tips. So get yourself to thenearest bunker, call in the fire dancers and let’s get this party started! TheDécor:Thinkbig, gaudy and garish with just a hint of despair.  Flashing lights, flame throwers andfireworks. Plenty of dark colours but no orange (this ain’t no Halloweenparty). A projector for music videos and zombie movies. Black balloons, fog machinesand exotic flowers. B.Y.O. gas masks.  Forlights, fog machines, video and sound system rentals:
EverGreen 1995 Shop
420/19Chang Klan Road
BalloonArt Shop (Chiang Mai Branch)
115/4Moo 1 Chiang Mai-Lampang Road
0531160667Forstring lights, lanterns, flowers, and other decorative miscellany:
ChangKlan Road, beside the Night Bazaar
www.visitchiangmai.com.au/warorot_market.htmlFormovie rentals:
198/9Suthep Road
053270611Forfire dancers, fire breathers, and drummers for hire:
SawangphetTemple Boy Band
TheGames:Noparty is complete without drinking games. Of course, most of them lead us tooblivion anyway, so you can’t really go wrong, but here are some ideas to getyou started… Circleof Death:Otherwise known as Kings, this is an American college favouriteand the perfect game to get you good and toasted when the end is nigh. So you don’tyour last precious moments arguing over the rules, here they are: Shufflethe cards and arrange them in a circle around your alcoholic beverage of choice(it’s doomsday, get creative!). One by one each person draws a card andperforms the requisite task based on the card drawn. Whoever draws the lastcard has to drink the entire beverage in the center while everyone else beratesthem. 2:  “You.” Picksomeone to drink.3:  “Me.” Youdrink.4:  “Four tothe floor.” Everyone touches the floor, last one drinks.5:  “Guys.” Allthe menfolk drink. 6:  “Chicks.”Ladies (and ladyboys) drink.7:  “Heaven.”Hands to the sky, last one drinks.8:  “Make aDate.” Pick a friend who has to drink every time you drink for the rest of thegame. 9:  “Bust aRhyme.” Say a phrase. Players go around the circle saying phrases that rhymewith the original. No rhyming word may be said twice. The first person whoscrews up or repeats drinks. 10: “Categories.” Pick a category such as “signs of the apocalypse” or “types of wine.”Players go around the circle naming things in that category. First person torepeat or draw a blank drinks. Jack:  “Make arule.” Create a rule that all the players must obey until another jack is drawnand a new rule is made. The new rule voids the previous rule. Queen:  “Never HaveI Ever…” Everybody puts up three fingers. Say something you’ve never done,preferably something naughty, and if anyone else has done it they put a fingerdown and drink. First person with no fingers up finishes their drink. King:  “Social.” Chokdee! Everyone drinks.Ace: “Waterfall.”Chug.FinalHour: Usethe extended playlist at the end of this article to host an end of the worldthemed Power Hour. Play one minute of each song and take a shot of beer eachtime a new song is played.  Yes that’s 60shots in one hour.  You’d better hope theworld is ending tonight, because otherwise you’re in for a rough tomorrow. Pinthe Scythe on the Reaper: Get some construction paper. Make a reaper. Make ascythe. Try to pin it on the reaper, blindfolded. Drink every time you fail.TheApocalypse Drinking Game: “If the sunis blackened as a sackcloth of hair, take a drink.” For a some drunkendiversion during the apocalypse, check out this lovely game:  
by AmyGrafstrom, Café del Sol“I callit Apocalypto, named for the Mel Gibson movie of 2006. It features all of theexotic traditional ingredients of the Mayans in one spicy, creamy treat.”Cut and de-seedone large red bird chili and wipe the rim of a martini glass with it. Dust rimwith cacao powder. Place chili in the bottom of a cocktail shaker and muddleuntil oil and juices are extracted. Fill halfway with crushed ice and addblended smooth mixture of 2 oz coconut milk, 1 ½ tsp. cacao powder and 1 tbspraw sugar with 1 ¾ oz Absolut Vanilla vodka. Shake until frosty and pour into martini glass, garnished with a whole red bird chili. 
The House Martini
by Amnat Norkhat, Ginger Kafe“My restaurant’s name is ‘The House’ for a reason! If tomorrow is the end of the world, I will happily stay at home on my farm to drink this luscious cocktail.”Mix fresh lime, pineapple and passion fruit juice with vodka, sweet basil, and simple syrup. Garnish with limes and cherries.

Colours of the Planet
by Narissorn Somswasdi, MIX Restaurant & Bar “You must try this crazy cocktail before you die!”Mix 0.8 g Alginat with 1.5 g Clorur and 4 oz. Blue Curacao to make Blue Curacao Caviar. Mix ½ oz each of Cointreau, Rum, Gin, and Vodka with 3 oz rose tea, 2 oz cranberry juice, 1 oz lemon juice, and 1 oz syrup.  Pour in Liquid Nitrogen and stir. Carve a mango into a bowl shape, spoon your mixture in, and decorate with Curacao Caviar and roses – go on, we dare you!TheMunchies:Oysters Casino
by Chef Lilawat Munkongtiphun, Cuisine de Garden “An oyster has cover, like a hidden andmysterious thing. If the end comes, we will take the food and valuables, put theminto the oyster, close the lid, and serve them to the customers. If the end ofthe world really comes those valuables will be worthless, but if the world doesnot end, people who get jewellery will be rich!” Blend ½ cup butter, ¼ cup chopped bellpepper, ½ cup minced shallot, ¼ cup celery with 1 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tspbalsamic vinegar, and cayenne pepper or paprika. Get 20 fresh oysters and spoonyour mixture into each one, about ½ tbsp per oyster. Bake at 180°c for 8-10minutes, then remove and decorate with garnish of spring onion, bacon, and goldleaf.
MixedFruit Spicy Salad
by ChefDuang, Brown Rice Bistro“Whatwould I want to eat for my last day on earth? A perfect fresh vegetarian dishfor a sunny day. This is like a papaya salad but with mixed fruit for an extrasweetness.”In amortar and pestle pound 2 large cloves garlic, 3 small bird chilis, then add ahandful of raw longbeans, cut into 1 inch pieces and 2tbsp roasted peanuts. Stirin 10-15 cherry tomatoes, 3 tbsp tamarind sauce, 1 tbsp lime juice and 1tbspsoy sauce. Mix up with 300 g mixed fruit, cut into bite-size pieces. Serve withgreen leaves and sprinkle with 1 tbsp roasted peanuts or cashews.

Scandinavian Gravlax Salmon
by Chef Pongsri Poontawat, Ginger Kafe “If tomorrow will be end of the world,water will flood the earth and the world will be full of fish. This recipeallows us to keep them to eat for a long time by fermentation.” Debone and clean a piece of smoked salmon.Mix together 1 ½ cups sugar, ½ cup salt, 1 ½ tbsp pepper, and 2 cups choppeddill. Put the salmon on a stainless steel tray and cover with the mixture.  Let it sit in the refrigerator to fermentovernight.  You can also freeze thesalmon for up to 3 days, it will continue to ferment. Cut into slices andgarnish with dill. Serve with bread and Gravlax Sauce, made from a mix of 1tbsp honey mustard, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp sugar, 1 tbsp white wine vinegarand 1 tbsp coffee with ¾ cup grapseed oil, seasoned with salt, pepper, and ½cup chopped dill. ThePlaylist:After you’veworn out R.E.M.’s ‘It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)’,here are 21 more tunes to rock you gently into the void. Here’s the extendedonline edition!
1) Apocalypse Please – Muse
‘Declare this an emergency / Come on and spread a sense of urgency…’2) Party at Ground Zero – Fishbone
According to Fishbone’s 1985 ska classic, ‘the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.’ But their awesomely 80s music video will make you feel okay about it.3) Rockin’ in the Free World – Neil Young
Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose.4) Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
If we’re looking at doomsday in biblical terms, the righteous will apparently be ascending into heaven while the sinful remain on the Earth to face the tribulations of Satan. Dancing as repentance? Yes please.5) The End of the World – Skeeter Davis
For those who would prefer to light candles and cry in the corner. See also Pink Floyd’s ‘Goodbye Cruel World.’6) 1999 – Prince
Wait a minute… Haven’t we been through this before?7) ?– Pancake
The title translates roughly to ‘The Last Offer Before the World Ends.’ If you haven’t broken into the Thai pop scene yet, here’s your golden opportunity.8) My Country – tUnE-yArDs
Doomed? Blame the government. 9) Spacejunk – Wolfgang Gartner
Since spacejunk is all we’ll be in a matter of hours, we might as well celebrate it with a chant and a stomp.10) Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles
Because there isn’t one. 11) Where Is My Mind? – The Pixies
Because if the end of the world is anything like the scene at the end of Fight Club, this song must play.12) Dystopia (The Earth Is On Fire) –YACHT
‘The earth the earth the earth is on fire / We don’t have no daughter / Let the motherfucker burn!’  If you do have a daughter and feel weird about denying her existence through song, feel free to replace said lyric with ‘water.’ 13) Burning Down the House – Talking Heads
Seeing as the earth is already ablaze, we might as well let our inner pyromaniacs enjoy themselves.14) 99 Luftballoons – Nena
Did you know that this cheery little number is actually about a nuclear holocaust? It is. 15) Hell Broke Luce – Tom Waits
Tough to choose just one Waits song, but this newbie features an excellent chorus and a disturbing/amazing/post-apocalyptic video to boot. ‘We sat by the fire and ate a goat / Just before he died he had a toke.’ Indeed.16) Oblivion – Grimes
Claire Boucher’s haunting soprano dips and sways around a dreamy swirling melody with a catchy beat. If this is oblivion, maybe oblivion ain’t so bad. 17) End of the World Party – Medeski, Martin and Wood
For the jazz-lovers among us, a self-explanatory gem.18) Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
All we need is more cowbell.19) We Are All Made of Stars – Moby
A lovely post-apocalyptic sentiment with a music video that offers final glimpses of all your favourite celebrities of the early 2000s, including Mini Me and Ron Jeremy.20) End of the World – Asia
This prog rock number, while highly appropriate given our location and circumstance, may make you glad the world is ending, so that you never have to hear it again.21) Gangnam Style – PSY
Because I wouldn’t want to deny any of you your last opportunity.EXTENDED PLAYLIST:22) We Didn’t Start the Fire – Billy Joel23) Gimme Shelter – Rolling Stones24) The End – The Doors25) Werewolves of London – Warren Zevon26) The Day the Whole World Went Away – Nine Inch Nails27) Hasta La Vista – MC Solaar28) Doomsday Clock – The Smashing Pumpkins29) One Big Holiday – My Morning Jacket30) My Whole World Ended – David Ruffin31) Bad Moon Rising – Creedence Clearwater Revival32) My People – The Presets33) Hells Bells – AC/DC34) Cherokee – Cat Power35) Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes36) Superstition – Stevie Wonder37) Four Horsemen – Metallica38) Futuristic Casket – Phantogram 39) Mushroom Cloud – Sammy Salvo40) The Devil’s Den – Skrillex41) Unbearable Why – Dr. Dog42) The Earth Died Screaming – Tom Waits43) Run This Town – Jay-Z44) Drift Away – The Kinks45) Apocalypse Song – St. Vincent46) Helter Skelter – The Beatles47) The Dead Flag Blues – Godspeed You! Black Emperor48) Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd49) We Will Become Silhouettes – The Postal Service50) After Forever – Black Sabbath51) Zombie – The Cranberries52) Anarchy in the UK – The Sex Pistols53) Calamity Song – The Decemberists54) I Go – Jess Harlen55) Here Comes the Flood – Peter Gabriel56) Too Many People – Paul McCartney57) Apocalypse Dream – Tame Impala58) Last Day on Earth – Duran Duran59) Stop the World  – The Clash60) Do You Realize? – The Flaming Lips