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Suggestions for a 40th birthday party

narasm01 May 16, 2011 11:40 AM

I'm planning my husband's 40th birthday party. We are looking at about 40-50 guests. It is not until January, but I am trying to get a headstart. We are thinking open bar + heavy appetizers passed around. Any suggestions on venues and caterers and a DJ would be much appreciated. Any location in Manhattan is fine, though downtown is prefered. Budget has some flexibility but we want good value for money, memorable food and good drinks.

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    gutsofsteel May 16, 2011 03:03 PM

    You really need to say what your budget is in order for people to be able to help you.

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    1. re: gutsofsteel
      narasm01 May 17, 2011 06:29 AM

      Gutsofsteel, good point! We are thinking no more than $150 per head.

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        gutsofsteel May 17, 2011 11:18 AM

        Does that include the open bar, food, tax, tip, and DJ?

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      City Kid May 17, 2011 07:08 AM

      I recently attended a friend's event at Top of the Garden for about this size group...beautiful space with great views near Madison Square Garden. The event was catered by KG Fare and the food, drinks, and service were superb!

      1. princeofpork May 17, 2011 09:47 AM

        BLT fish has a 2nd level that is available for parties. You can bring in a DJ.

        BLT Fish
        21 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

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