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Apr 12, 2010 07:23 PM

what could be a good theme for a birthday party? trying to be creative and think of something yummy and fun...

any suggestions on what could be different and good. your typical hors de vors and cocktails pretty boring. can anyone think of any theme that would be fun? place too?


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  1. How many people? It sounds like you don't want a sit-down dinner?

    9 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      20 people. sit down would be ok but not my preference unless it was something great and not too expensive.

      1. re: BLover33

        20 ppl is a bit large but, pending weather, you could choose a specific part of town and numerical street radius and do a progressive dinner: a place for pre-game drinks, a spot for app's, another for dinner, a spot for dessert, and finally, a place for cocktails. Obviously, coordinating w/ the restaurants of choice would have to be done in advance.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Weather is suppose to be clear but cool so nothing focusing on the outdoors or this would have been much easier.
          looking for a spot below 23rd street, east or west and mostly for food more than dessert. most of the guests are foodies so they know good stuff.
          Palma carriage house could have worked but fully booked. Any place where it is not a formal sitdown but still a place to sit and hang out with good food. That's ideally what I am looking for..


            1. re: LeahBaila

              this Saturday. I know a bit late.
              Also, would consider a sit down or a very informal sitdown. a place with good food and good vibe. There has to be. Aroma? Giano? Public? so many are booked already.
              Thank you

              126 E 7th Street, New York, NY 10009

              1. re: BLover33

                Yes, I hear you. Did you already try Aroma? Here are some more ideas for you:
                Aurora (in Williamsburg)
                Los Feliz (service sucked when I went, but the physical space and small plates were good)
                ABC Kitchen (was there last night - try your luck for Saturday)
                Malatesta Trattoria


                649 Washington St, New York, NY 10014

                Los Feliz
                109 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

                ABC Kitchen
                35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003

                1. re: LeahBaila

                  Do the big pig gig at Daisy Mays. Lots of fun. Need to reserve a day in advance. Same thing at Resto but you get to choose your animal in advance. I am dieing to to try the lamb.

                  We went to Los Feliz last Sunday. Service was good becasue the place was empty however they were out of all the ceveche from the night before. Excellent, clean flavors but I would never go on a Friday or Sat night.

                  111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016

                  Los Feliz
                  109 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002

                  1. re: princeofpork

                    that's sounds very interesting. this isn't meat and beer group though. Need Thank you!