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Life of the Party podcast: How to throw cutthroat competition theme parties with tribal councils

Beervivor. World of Cups. Werewolf Bar Litzvah. SINdependence Day.

These are just a few of the epic theme parties this week's Life of the Party guest has thrown in his own home. Avid party planner Scott Pollenz joins the podcast to describe what it takes to throw a party with a tribal council, a battle of brains and brawn and a signature cocktail.

His tips include:

• Making a collaborative playlist so everyone has a jam.

• Crafting your guest list. That introvert can be a secret weapon.

• Throwing people off your team when they take a bathroom break.

We also dive deep into the important parts of Avengers: Endgame — all the jokes about Captain America's backside.

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