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Seeking suggestions for a "congratulations you're divorced" party.

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hppyheather Mar 10, 2011 05:55 AM

So, I've been nominated to plan the "congratulations, you're divorced" party for a friend. The crowd will be mostly mid-30s and early 40s. We are thinking it will be a Friday post-work thing, so we are looking for a place where people could stream in and out between 6 and 9 pm. I imagine it will be consistently 8 people, but will probably grow to 15-20 at certain times. Soon-to-be divorced friend is a foodie, but has a vision of champagne at her party.

I'm open to anywhere in the city. I'm looking for that perfect place where we could avoid the long wait and/or super crowded smashed in bar scene, but still have the trendy/active feeling. If it exists, that is! Price isn't an issue. All suggestions welcome!

  1. tabletopjournal Apr 5, 2011 06:45 PM

    Find the best martini in town ...and go there! Champagne is great....but to me, this would be more of a martini night.

    1. sunshine842 Mar 11, 2011 10:42 AM

      and split pear for dessert.

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        4X4 Mar 11, 2011 04:40 AM

        Maybe the Hangar Club, if they still have male dancers. :)

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          hppyheather Mar 11, 2011 04:06 AM

          I think this just turned into the best thread ever. Also, I am now seriously considering changing this from a "meet at a bar" thing to a "hosting a dinner party with hilarious passed apps". Thank you all for great suggestions and great laughs :)

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            goodhealthgourmet Mar 11, 2011 10:33 AM

            i think you can have much more fun with it if you go the dinner party route :)

          2. hambone Mar 10, 2011 11:44 AM

            I was thinking this could be a fun party to do the menu for...

            Serve all kinds of things that are usually part of a pair:
            * Peanutbutter Sandwhich
            * Fish in newpaper cone
            * Green Eggs

            You get the idea.

            Drinks could be:
            * Gin (no tonic)
            * Rum (no Coke)
            * etc.

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              goodhealthgourmet Mar 10, 2011 11:56 AM

              i was thinking of hors d'oeuvres made with ingredients like split peas, dates, Kraft singles, bitter almond...

              and for beverages, *splits* of champagne and cocktails made with bitters.

              all served on/in Solo brand dinnerware & cups.

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                hambone Mar 10, 2011 12:14 PM

                I like.

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                  beanodc Mar 10, 2011 12:21 PM

                  Brilliant. I love it all.

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                    runwestierun Mar 10, 2011 02:12 PM

                    Freakin' hilarious!

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                      katecm Mar 11, 2011 06:04 AM

                      Where were you all when my divorce went through last month???

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                        runwestierun Mar 11, 2011 06:26 PM

                        You can still have a party!!

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                  runwestierun Mar 10, 2011 11:33 AM

                  I don't have a location for you but if there ever was an occasion to serve little cocktail weinies this would be it!

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                    katecm Mar 10, 2011 11:40 AM

                    I love you, whoever you are.

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                      runwestierun Mar 11, 2011 06:28 PM

                      Thank you, you made my day. *blush*

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                      Elyssa Mar 10, 2011 02:25 PM

                      Hahahaha! PS7 does have mini hotdogs...although something tells me the divorcee won't think they are small enough. :)

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                        Jeserf Mar 10, 2011 04:00 PM

                        zing!

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                      Elyssa Mar 10, 2011 11:29 AM

                      Fun way to make your friend feel good about his/her decision. The first place that comes to mind if PS7. Maybe get there a little early and grab a section at the lounge. If it's nice out they might let you grab a section of the outdoor patio.

                      Other places to consider: Poste, Urbana (again, get there a little early and grab a section of the bar/lounge), or Central.

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                        katecm Mar 10, 2011 09:05 AM

                        I wonder if Oya would let you reserve that little side room off the bar? 701 is stylish, too. Or The Source?

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                          hppyheather Mar 10, 2011 10:16 AM

                          Thanks! Oya and PS7 were what I thought of, but CoCo Sala is a really great suggestion. T

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                            daves_32 Mar 10, 2011 10:31 AM

                            PS7 is the first thing that came to my mind. Just tell Gina to create cocktails for the occasion. It does get somewhat busy on Friday nights. It is fun, though

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                          Jeserf Mar 10, 2011 07:45 AM

                          I automatically think CoCo Sala for this type of event - chocolate, cocktails, "sexy" design.

                          Also, the lounge at PS7 would work because they have great cocktails and food that you can easily share like flatbreads.

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                          PS7 Restaurant
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