Saturday, August 13, 2011

Whiteout Party

The end of summer is an interesting time for birthday parties and nightlife in general, so we thought we would do something very special this evening to say goodbye to summer.

Tonight, we will be celebrating the end of the season by hosting a Whiteout Party at Pranna with our friends at The Blaq List.  For those who are interested in having a great night and partying in style, we will be hosting an open bar from 10 to 11pm, and we will have three different DJ's cranking out the hottest mix of music all night long.  We will have all three floors of the venue open, and it looks like it is going to be crazy party.  The venue is expected to reach max occupancy, so we are recommending that everyone comes out early and well-rested - the good times are going to go all night long!

We will see you tonight at Pranna, located at 79 Madison Avenue between 28th and 29th Streets.  Bring your friends, and get ready for the time of your life.

Monday, August 8, 2011


For most people, Mondays are a dreaded day.  It is hard to say goodbye to the weekend and start the work week, and the thought of that alarm going off on Monday morning is enough to make most people shiver in revulsion.

However, I see things a bit differently.  For me, Monday is a great day for two reasons.  First, it gives me a full opportunity to review the entire weekend in terms of parties and events, and provides a nice opportunity for introspection and learning.  If all of the New York birthday parties that we planned went off without a hitch, then it is a time to pat myself on the back.  If there were any bumps on the road, Monday provides an opportunity to review the issue, and then work to get it resolved so that it never happens again.  Most of the time it is something truly minor, but by going above and beyond and focusing on the little things, My NYC Birthday is a company that strives to make every experience perfect.

The second thing that I really like Monday is that it typically means the start of a brand new week of birthday party planning.  It is great to start receiving new emails and phone calls from people who are seeking help in having the perfect party or event, and it feels so great to be able to answer all of their questions, provide insights and advice, and to work with them to plan out the perfect evening.

Some people might hate Monday, but as for me, it is a day that I look forward to each and every weekend.

Friday, August 5, 2011

New York Birthday Venues: How Do We Choose?

I wanted to provide a quick update to anyone who was curious about some new venues that we will potentially be working with in the upcoming future.  Next week, your favorite NYC birthday company will be considering the addition of several new venues, and it never fails after we add a new venue or two that we get asked the question, "How do you choose which venues to add?"

The answer to this question is complex, and depends on a variety of factors.  First and foremost, our main concern is making sure that our client who is celebrating their birthday is going to have a good time.  We want to ensure that when we plan everything out to perfection that the venue executes on their end as well. For us, this means that each and every birthday party guest is treated like the VIP that they are, that the venue has a pleasant staff, and that the venue is professional, safe, and fun.  If a venue cannot be all those things for our guests, then we do not work with them.

Another important thing for is a positive working relationship.  It is very important that the venues maintain open lines of communication, are open to feedback, and are willing to accommodate special requests upon occasion.  After all, this is the same level of courtesy and service that we provide for them, so it is important that we receive the same thing in return.  Just like when we were kids, the golden rule still reigns supreme in the New York birthday world: Do unto others as you would have them do to you.

We also like to spend some time at venues on different evenings before working with them as well.  This helps ensure that we have a very good idea of what the vibe, music, and culture of the venue is like from the moment someone walks in until the moment that they leave.  This helps us match our birthday parties up with the correct venues for their wants, needs, and desires.

Exciting times are ahead, and we look forward to updating you soon on the new venues that will be joining our exciting lineup of top NYC birthday clubs, bars, and lounges.