I went to a fancy dress potluck hosted by the same people whose housewarming I attended with Liang the month before. I was pretty nervous since I hardly knew them, and because I'm a huge loser I was the first one there. But once Liang & some other people arrived I actually had a lovely time, and there was plenty of good food and cheap wine.
This was my first time attempting this trick in photoshop and I think it could have turned out worse. However, it involved a lot of lasso and erase tools and took like an hour, so if anyone knows a better way I'm all ears.