'Lie to Me'

Tvpartyw419 They say, "The truth shall set you free," but a quality lie might have kept you from getting caught in the first place. Unfortunately, there are people like Cal Lightman (Tim Roth) of Lie to Me, airing Wednesdays on Fox. He's an expert on reading facial expressions and tics and all the stuff that gives us away once we've decided to make honesty "Option B." So, if recent politics have taught us anything, it's that we all need to become better liars. So call your friends and neighbors and have them Lie to Me.

 

Setting the scene:

Modern and slightly clinical, the Lightman Group offices are a cool and open space featuring beautifully minimalist furniture and walls covered in very cool up-close photos of faces in a variety of different expressions. Take 50 photos of you in a variety of moods, blow them up and hang them in large groups. The effect is very dramatic and might be cool enough to keep up (especially if you are narcissistic). During commercial breaks, the series fades out using pictures of politicians and celebrities in a variety of humorous expressions, so why not search the Internet for such photos to create a large collage of them and drive the point home? During breaks play "Faces in the News" or "Who's Telling the Truth?" from the show's official Web site. Party favors should include books from Dr. Paul Ekman, one of the world's foremost behavioral scientists, who is a consultant on Lie to Me.

 

Attire:

It really doesn't matter what you wear; you look great in everything. Trust us, those jeans do not make your butt look fat.

 

On the menu:

Until we learn how to make a batch of sodium pentathol in the form of chocolate chip cookies, just serve eggs Benedict in honor of one of our more notorious scoundrels. For a beverage, we suggest our own concoction called "truth serum": one part Blue Curacao, one part Prosecco, one small ice cube and one drop of Hershey's chocolate syrup. The truth is it might taste awful.

 

On the hi-fi:

Would I Lie to You? by Eurythmics, Policy of Truth by Depeche Mode, Liar Liar by the Castaways, Bed of Lies by Matchbox Twenty, That's a Lie by LL Cool J, Honesty by Billy Joel, Liar by Three Dog Night, Little Lies by Fleetwood Mac, Hail to the Chief by the U.S. Air Force Concert Band.

 

The showstopper:

Until Ruth Madoff makes her and Bernie's Manhattan penthouse available for parties, why not move this shindig to where the show is set, Washington, D.C., where a politician once famously said "I cannot tell a lie," then built a city on them?