They wanted to have a party. The parents of each of these girls gave them each $1000. Doesn’t go very far in NYC when you need a space to rent too.
Through our friend, who happens to put out a magazine called Great Places, made a recommendation for them that might work. The girls went over, checked out the place, negotiated a deal with the owner and she sent me the contract. The place was off of 5th Avenue on 28th Street.
They booked the place. They figured out the list and bought stock paper and made their own invites on a laser printer. The girls went over to Kmart a few weeks before their event and got the drinks, the chips, the food, etc. They hired a DJ. We hired bartenders and bouncers. All and all, quite impressive.
They had about 130 kids.
To me, the perfect party. The girls were thrilled. There friends had a blast. They planned it themselves. It was in line with how to celebrate when you are 16. Otherwise, what is there to look forward to when you are 21?