Super Bowl XLVIII Party Planning!

I don’t know about you, but I think most of us in New York City are really getting excited about the Super Bowl being in our neck of the woods!

If you’re planning to host a Super Bowl party, here are some things to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure you have a well stocked bar! Kegs are a great option and work well for big groups, especially those watching sports. My ‘go to’ place for beer and keg delivery in New York City is Beerrightnow.
  2. Have plenty of food and make sure you consider guests with different dietary needs. If you want to stay in the theme of football you can make a few fun items like in the images below.
  3. Organize a few games such as Super Bowl Bingo, Guess the Score and Super Bowl Word Scramble.

Happy New Year from KBNY!

In less than 12 hours we will be ringing in the new year whist toasting to champagne and contemplating resolutions for 2014. I always look forward to the beginning of a new year for many different reasons. I love reflecting on all the accomplishments from the previous year, setting new goals which challenge me to grow both individually and within my business, and looking ahead at all the possibilities for creating special memories with my clients and those around me.

As I ponder on the weddings and events that Karen Brown New York has been part of the past year, I can’t help but feel overjoyed. I am extremely fortunate to have worked with so many amazing clients and supportive vendors. You have all made my job so easy, even in moments of crisis. Memories were made, charities have benefited and we partied way past our bedtimes. 2013 was most definitely an unforgettable year!

Here is a video recap of our year in wedding and event planning and the song “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz was inspired by a client’s wedding where the bride sang this song to her husband in a flashmob performance. Enjoy!

Toshi’s Penthouse & Living Room!

Wednesday night my 30th birthday client and I met with the Event Sales Manager at the Flatiron Hotel for a venue tour of their Penthouse and Terrace, and the Mezzanine level of Toshi’s Living Room. The Penthouse is a great space for a private party or corporate event for about 100 people and has all the necessary connections for a DJ to spin or for a company presentation.

The Terrace would be an ideal place for a summer cocktail party has spectacular view of the Empire State Building!

Toshi’s Living Room is on the first level of the Flatiron Hotel and is a cozy neighborhood spot for listening to live music, which is exactly what my client is looking for to cap off the night of 30th birthday party.

After our tour my client and I stayed for a drink and listened to the band that was playing that night. Even though I had heard that Toshi, the owner, and his dog were regular fixtures at the hotel, I was still a bit surprised when he was actually the who sat us in the Living Room and took our drink order! The menus are created to look like old family photo albums (clever touch for a “living room” theme) and include pictures of Toshi’s childhood, a very creative touch! The cocktails were listed under the heading “Glasses of Happiness” which I immediately loved. My client and I both selected “The Toshi” cocktail, a combination of gin, lemon & champagne (I must be ready for that summer cocktail party on the Terrace!) which was positively delightful!