40th Birthday Brainstorming

It’s just over a month away but we’re still trying to decide on the size and theme.  Sit down dinner in a private room?  A small party in a hotel suite?  Alternative venue?
 Alan’s given up on the dancing – that will take us away from Manhattan where half his guest list would come from.  (A majority of the people who live in Manhattan don’t own a car because it just isn’t necessary – save for those who make regular trips outside the city, perhaps to summer or winter homes in such destinations as the Hamptons, etc.  Also, parking is such premium space so much so that it is very costly to rent a garage space.)   WengT had suggested a martini party which would appeal to Alan because he loves whipping up his favorite lychee martini.  We will probably have a martini station, but that gets people drunk faster. LOL.. Thanks for the suggestion, Weng. I would find it easier to pull off if we were allowed the use of a suite in Alan’s hotel.  I already know I’m doing an 80s party (both he and I and our friends belong to that era), and I’m doing a CD invitation.  I am going to design the cover/container much like what I did for my mother-in-law’s 75th birthday (which was a fold-in four-flap envelope) and the good news is, I have a ton of artwork/ paper patterns to use now that I am into digital scrapbooking. I just need to know the venue. I already have an idea of the food I’m serving, and we have decided on the souvenir.  We just need to know how many.  (A half bottle of merlot from our favorite Rivendell WInery would be perfect, label customized for the occasion.)   If we hold it in the suite, we can have more games.  If we’re stuck with a restaurant or bar, we’ll stick with socializing. I’m still surfing for party venues in Manhattan.. say for 30-50 people.  Most of the venues I’ve seen are for much bigger parties and functions, but I know I’ll find what I’m looking for in time.  Now if only Alan would finish that guest list he promised me…

0 thoughts on “40th Birthday Brainstorming

  1. Belated Happy 40th Birthday to you!!!
    Surprise about me? a 46th years old freshman law student,trying so hard to become a future pinaylawyer? a mother of four intelligent kids.joke lang.
    I Love NY 2, watch telanovela of GMA’s ILOVENY,ending na this wk, if i am not mistaken.
    pls c my kids website.
    http://www.pinoyforum.net
    http://cybervaldez.pinoyforum.net
    http://rich.pinoyforum.net
    PS.
    I am hoping that u know Atty. Jennifer Humiding, an Atenean graduate, my PFR mentor in UC-BCF, College of Law and Atty. Rhoda Cisnero of Agoo, La Union.
    Her parents are my colleague in the state u here in Agoo.
    See my school too pls, Agoo Computer College/Philippines and our copyrighted !e-library!Compilations of SCD 1901-present & Philippine Laws.

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  2. Jomaing

    Sounds like fun!! I like WengT’s idea…maybe some lychee martinis made with Lichido, Soju, and fresh mint. Bet it’s a birthday he’ll never forget.

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  3. Dinna

    Weng and Rich, we haven’t quite decided if we will do it the way we’ve planned it. I got the guest list and I don’t think it will be more than 20 of us that evening. We’re even thinking of perhaps doing a sit-down dinner at A.O.C.’s airconditioned indoor dining area, but that would be a little “quieter” than we would’ve hoped to make the party. Anyway, follow up post on the party coming soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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