Saturday, November 6, 2010
I love parties, hate party planning. It’s hard to come up with fun unique ideas to celebrate the birth of a friend, family, colleague, anyone really. This year I was given the daunting task of organizing Kanch’s Birthday Bash.
Step one : Location, Location, Location. Hong Kong is such a regurgitating city, the turnover is high for businesses that fight high property rents, which makes us sad to see beloved venues close their doors. On the upside – there is always somewhere new to go to. So I took Kanch on a location hunt. Almost everywhere I took her, she loved. Job – not made any easier. Her one requirement was to have an out door area where her friends could mingle in the breeze.
Dharma Den is amongst one of the many places we visited. A fairly new resident to the Central / Soho bar scene – one of the only Tibetan themed bars in Hong Kong, this bar has an amazing outdoor lounge space. So here we set the backdrop of Kanch’s birthday (event happenings and gossip to be disclosed in my next blog!)
While we were brainstorming for ideas for the party, theme etc – Kanch and I came up with a fun concept, which we have started testing and have had lots of positive responses. Recently we organized a birthday party for a group of ladies, a great gift from her husband. Mrs. X (name protected for privacy reasons) came early on a Saturday morning with 4 of her near and dear. After a brief introduction we entertained, played interactive styling activities and boozed these ladies up with Champagne and delicious fresh strawberries. Mrs. X had a splendid, intimate time with her girlfriends, in a great environment.
A few weeks ago we did a similar session for a group of young girls whose mom wanted something fun, while also being educational for the young ladies -- so we picked the topic – “how to be a fashion designer”. Each of the girls left with a goodie bag and a smile on her face.
So, if you're lost for ideas for your friends next birthday, then contact us and we’ll help you solve that problem.
As for me now, I have a few hours to go before Kanch’s BARBIE vs BOND birthday bash and the nerves are running high….