Monday, October 31, 2011

Birthday in the Snow!

For those lucky people celebrating their birthdays on Saturday, they got an extra special gift for their party. A surprise early snow caught most of New York City off guard, and everyone taking off to party at a variety of Halloween venues.  It was definitely cold going for all of those out in their Halloween costumes.

We had a birthday party coming in from New Jersey that got a surprising amount of snow (over 12 inches), compared with NYC's meager 3 inches.  Instead of going home after a great night of partying, they ended up enjoying an evening in a local New York City hotel.  This was probably a smart move after the New Jersey governor declared a state of emergency.

Although all of our weekend birthday parties enjoyed a lot of great partying in fun atmospheres, it did seem like the cold weather kept a lot of the city home.  This was surprising, as the Saturday falling close to Halloween normally experience some of the city's craziest crowds and sexiest costumes, as all of venues in the city run at near capacity.

Trick-or-treat NYC, and get ready for what looks to be a cold winter.  No matter how much the temperature drops, we will keep on delivering the best NYC birthday parties!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Planning a Friend's Birthday

One of the best, and worst things about being in the birthday planning business is that your friends will often call you up and seek your advice and assistance in having a great birthday.  And, to be quite honest, one of the reasons that we do what we do is to help our friends do just that - have great birthdays.

However, just like in any occasion where you mix business and pleasure, your favorite friend can sometimes become your worst client, and this is often the fault of both parties.

Some simple advice can alleviate problems on both ends - appreciate the friendship, but treat the birthday like a business.  For the party-haver, f your friend is an attorney, you definitely appreciate that work is work, and party planning should be no different.  If you ask someone to plan your birthday and events are their speciality, respect their time and don't abuse the friendship.  If you are the party-planner, keep the same thing in mind.  Just because someone is a friend, you should never take advantage of that and treat their party with anything less than the utmost professionalism.

Always be a professional, and you will find that business and friendship can mix quite well.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Birthdays and Holidays Falling on the Same Day

One of the questions that we get every Halloween is what to do about a birthday that falls on Halloween.  People seem concerned about whether they have to have a costume party, or whether their birthday will get  lost in the spirit of the American tradition of trick-or-treating, costumes, and all of the crazy Halloween fun.  

My answer to this is that you should celebrate your birthday always, regardless of what holiday is happening around the same time as your special day.  Your birthday is a very unique day in your life, and no matter what else is happening in the world, you should take the time to recognize and enjoy your birthday.

And, just because it happens that your birthday falls on or near a holiday, that does not mean that you have to absolutely theme your birthday in-line with the holiday.  I mean, if you want to do so, you can have a great Halloween-esque birthday party, but at the same time no one expects you to dress like a turkey if your birthday is near Thanksgiving, nor show up as a candy cane if your birthday is near Christmas.

Like any other special day, make your birthday your own.  It is your special day, and you should do what you want.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Founder's Birthday at Crimson

Saturday, October 8, 2011, we celebrated in style with our founder at an exciting nightspot - Crimson!  The party was an absolutely incredible success, with over 400 people coming out to wish him a happy birthday and enjoy an hour of sponsored open bar.  From 10pm on, the line stretched around the block, and all of those who were waiting to get in were not disappointed.

We set up in the upper VIP section, which was right next to the DJ booth.  This was an ideal spot, as it allowed us to see the amazing crowd partying with us on Saturday night.

Things got pretty wild throughout the night, as we were popping bottles of vodka and mixing up delicious drinks to share with all of our guests as we danced the night away.  The crowd was a great one, full of fabulous and fun people, and the party lasted until 4am, and every single minute was great.  If you missed this event, then you missed out.

If you are celebrating a birthday in NYC, then make sure you reach out to us so that we can help you have a similarly awesome party!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Update on our October 8th Party at Crimson in NYC!

If you haven't heard the great news, we thought that now would be a good time to share it.  Not only do we have an awesome venue for our launch party and founder's birthday celebration, but we also have a really amazing DJ to spin for the evening. It is now confirmed that we have DJ Jay Dabhi aka Lil' Jay (of 92.3 Now FM fame), providing music for our exciting NYC Birthday bash!

Little known fact: Lil' Jay began DJ'ing at the age of 14, and acquired his nickname from the time period where he used to stand on milk crates to reach the turntables.

So, if you already did not have enough incentive to come out and party with us at Crimson on Saturday, October 8th with the no cover and free open vodka bar, you now have yet another reason - we have DJ Jay DABHI rocking the turntables and spinning all night long.  The music starts at 10pm, the same time as the open bar, so make sure to arrive early and plan to stay late.  We are going to be partying all night long until 4am, so make sure you take a nap and come out well-rested!