No idea where you live, but where I live meets almost shut down over summer because it's really too hot here to wear lolita for a couple months of the year. If you have a similar climate problem, the best thing you can do for your meet's success is to take that into account.>What was your favorite meet?
My favorite meets, particularly in summer, are all museums of some type or another (including aquariums and so on). It's nice to be in a climate controlled location and not out on a street all the time. >Do you like themed meets or general?
I think this question depends deeply on the makeup of your comm. My comm is rather small and there's a fairly even split between the substyles, so themed meets just wouldn't work well. But if your comm is 90% sweets with huge wardrobes, go for it. >What can a host do to make a meet more fun?
#1 most important thing is to pre-scout the location (take another mod or comm member if needed), be in touch with staff of any businesses, make reservations for any dining, and just generally be neurotic about having every little thing that could go wrong nailed down. Ensuring smoothness = ensuring fun.>Favorite ice breaker games?
Nothing that puts people on the spot about their "lolita knowledge" or requires them to rank one another in any way. For a formal tea party a best dressed competition is fine but beyond that anything similar is just encouraging division instead of unity. >Best thing you ever got in a goodie bag?
Personally, the best meets I've been to were meets where the hosts realized that spending our ticket money on goodie bags was a stupid idea and instead put it all toward better food options/prizes. No one really cares about goodie bag trinkets unless it's at a brand-sponsored event or 100-person tea party. Local comms can't and shouldn't be expected to compete with that.