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Host A Masquerade on the Moon Dinner Party For NYE And 2016!
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

The universe is a wondrous place full of the unknown, and as we enter 2016, we celebrate entering into 365 days masked in mystery. We don't know what the year ahead holds for us, and that is the beauty of the New Years Eve celebration. We dream of the unimaginable and the unthinkable as we celebrate under the moon at midnight with confetti, champagne and wild dance parties. NYE celebrations are for the dreamers and believers.  

Now, imagine hosting a 'Masquerade on the Moon Dinner Party!'. You create a celestial, sparkling, star-lit flooded scene with gemstones, geodes, ivory quartz and small touches of glistening gold. You will serve up star caviar appetizers and magical chocolate moon pies for dessert over a dinner table flooded with dripping, ivory taper candles. Maybe you even invite a fortune teller or an astrologist to give your guests a fun peek into the new year!

The dress code? Glittering sequined dresses, faux fur jackets, funky white sneakers, heels and moon boots perhaps? The quirkier and sparklier the better. You shimmer and shake under the shiny mirrored squares of a disco ball before dinner. You all sit down for a feast at your fantasy-filled dinner table, put on your silly masks and the moon masquerade begins. 

 

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Banquet Hall / Event Facility
In Praise of Gathering
Alyssa Brown
by Alyssa Brown

There’s an old New Orleans saying that we have four seasons:  Saints Season (football), Carnival Season (Mardi Gras), Festival Season (Jazz Fest), and Summer (LOTS of summer).  It’s no mystery why three of the four are based around gathering and community – New Orleanians live for a good party.  And in fact, even in the summer, we throw hurricane parties (in the midst of real hurricanes) and spend the end of every humid day sitting on someone’s front porch with a drink in hand, talking to the neighbors, listening to music, watching the evening crawl by. 

 

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Birthday Bucket List
Birthday Bucket List of The Week: Dinner in The Sky
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

This 'Birthday Bucket List of the Week' will take you to a dining experience with a view. We all love to gather with friends for a family style feast at our favorite restaurants. But imagine getting together with your nearest around a dinner table with a fancy chef cooking a private dinner for your birthday celebration. You are then you are hoisted into the sky, suddenly you find yourself hovering above some of the world's most picturesque settings and famous monuments. You are eye level with soaring birds and dining amongst fluffy white clouds as you fly through the air like Peter Pan. A child's dream come true? Absolutely.  

 

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Waterfronts
The 15 Coolest Pool Floats for Your Summer Shindigs
Cortnie Fausner
by Cortnie Fausner

You’ve got your pals & picnic baskets packed up, jams turned up and floaty’s blown up. The (swim) club’s goin’ up and it’s not even a Tuesday! But as any loyal follower of The Venue Report knows, your standard lounger, while comfortable, just isn’t going to cut it. Get your pool party game on point and set your Instagram feed en fuego with one of these fabulous floats. We’ve rounded up the coolest pool party accessories in the game - lie on your own slice of heaven with the pizza pie lounger or dress up your fizzy cocktail with an inflatable flamingo - either way, your feeds will never quite look the same, again. 

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Summer Gatherings
Four Secret Cocktail Recipes To Serve At Your Summer Parties
Jake Kilroy
by Jake Kilroy

Four Secret Summer Cocktail Recipes to Serve at a Party 

The life of a drinker is a good one. It’s a collection of sunset poetry chats on the porch, dimly lit conversations in a dive, and rollicking laughter in a room full of rosy-cheeked friends and family. That’s why culinary storytellers Life and Thyme and mixology geniuses Cocktail Academy just joined forces to launch a new publication called In Good Spirits. It's their wonderful testament to America’s real pastime (which you can pretty much do at all the other “pastimes’ anyway). So in honor of the stylish cocktail culture publication, we here at The Venue Report asked if we could have a few cool summer drinks—and, boy, did they come through.

 

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