How to make your Pride bash a gay old time
Campy meets seriously swanky in this pair of oversized sunnies ($1,200) created exclusively for Rapp (788 College, 416-537-6590, rapplimited.com). They’re hand-set with hundreds of teensy Swarovski crystals and promise maximum sparkle in the Church Street sun. If you’re cruising for more practical (and, just guessing, affordable) shades, Rapp stocks those, too.
Martini-shaker size queens are guaranteed to be satisfied by the almost 2 litres of cosmo that comes pouring out of this giant version ($37.50, BYOB, 972 Queen West, 877-989-8980, byobto.com). We like our balloons as tinfoil-shiny as Warhol’s factory, so we gravitate to helium-filled mylar rounds ($6 each,
Balloon Corporate Events, 1158 Queen West, 416-531-0400, ballooncorporateevents.com) over the usual rubbers. If a muscle boy in a Speedo squirting you with a Super Soaker from a float is your Pride pet peeve, just imagine how satisfying it will be to drench the guy back. Nerf’s Rattler set ($29.99, Cana
dian Tire, 65 Dundas West, 416-9799056, and others, canadiantire.ca) comes with two water guns just in case you need backup. Don’t hate on the retro rainbow – colour-blocking is so in this season, after all. Instead, embrace some multicoloured striping for your decor. Out
on the Street (551 Church, 416-967-2759) stocks a full spectrum of party paraphernalia, from ubiquitous flags to candles and mini disco balls.