I'm with these guys. Don't give up yet. The sun WILL come out again (and the drought will be over!) Try something on a small scale like Drama Queen suggested. (By the way... if Ted & Di do come to your party the bar will rule! Two of the most generous people you will ever meet)
Last night I went to Derrick in a Dress' night "Tell Tale" (paid the $5) then went to Mr. Joe's party (paid the $5 VIP price) and had a very satisfying night out. IT CAN BE DONE! Jackie 60 started with about 30 people. We charged everyone $5. They were very happy to pay just to have a place to go. Look at Cheez Whiz... $5 got you some of the best shows in New York. Dry those tears.
But if you find another place to go let me know.