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Eargasm: It’s My Party and I’ll Dance if I Want to…

23 Jun

To celebrate my birthday this year, I’m planning on throwing a serious dance party; it’s the perfect way to see the previous 365 days out in style.  All I’ll need is my dear friends and some great tunes (OK, and some Grey Goose La Poire on the rocks if you have it, bartender.)   It’s been a truly amazing year and now that you’ve done your due diligence by being here reading, friendo, I’ll supply the tunes (still waiting on my drink – get on it!)

Miami HorrorHolidays – Who doesn’t feel like their birthday is a little bit of a calendared holiday in the nation of YOU?  So go ahead, throw your special day on the schedule of anyone who will grant you calendar access knows and loves you – it’s time to make merry.  Enter famous catch phrase… You do YOU!

Avril LavigneWhat the Hell – I get a one day pass, so this one’s going on the faves list.  Guiltiest pleasure?  You betcha.  Hating on the song choice?  See what I care!  It’s my birthday, and I say what the hell.  So listen, or you’ll get nothing and like it.

Swedish House MafiaOne (Your Name) – A throw back to one of my better vacation dance parties of all time; this track needed to make the list.  You can fist pump, do the awkward snap dance or just clap it up, as long as you’re rocking the steeze…  FASTER!

Capital CitiesSafe and Sound – Since hearing this track about a week ago, I’ve craved nothing else in my eardrums.  It’s the ultimate silly dance ditty to let loose to.  Besides, by this point in the evening, no one’s remembering what sort of crazy moves you put out there, so it’s fair game for an air-trumpet free-for-all.

AfrojackTake Over Control – One last track before I release the reigns and let someone else take over control of the playlist…  Clearly, I’m the best dancer out there and cannot even believe my mad skills.  It’s my birthday so be kind and go with it people, or at the very least don’t make me feel like a hungover owl tomorrow.

Thanks for celebrating with me.  Cheers to us, celebrating every day in style!



The Master Party List

21 Feb

We Like to Party.

When it comes to birthdays and other celebrations, most people love a good party, but can do without handling the logistics. Here to take the guesswork out of planning your next fiesta is Rhea Recommends’ Master Party List:

Best Large Group Party (Up to 30): Kumo Sushi takes the cake on this one. They have a massive party room in the back that’s easy to reserve. Plus with their $31.99 all you can eat and drink special, your party-goers will be full and drunk well imbibed in no time flat. Sake Bomb!

Best Party for a Mid-Sized Group: There’s something about eating at a big round table that makes any celebration better. My two fave round table options perfect for 8-10 heads? Mario Batali’s Otto (which also happens to be one of my top spots in NYC) or Chinatown Brasserie – both have large round tables and dishes built to share for the table.

Best BYOB Dinner: Birthday celebrations can get pricey, so bringing your own bottle of wine (or 6) can really help keep prices down. Round up your crew and head to the excellent Italian spot 11B or if you’re feeling Thai food, try Sticky Rice in the LES.

Biggest Shizz Show: Tortilla Flats. Tequila, Cinco de Mayo decorations year round, and more (very cheap) tequila. You’re going to have one hell of a good time and one hell of a headache the next day. Embrace the cheesy décor and let your inhibitions go.

Best Cocktails w/Light Bites: The Dove serves up excellent cocktails and has the perfect seating accommodations for a group ordering small bites with their drinks. Try to reserve the window seat! Another great option is Lunasa – they have very simple bar fare but the draw is the awesome backyard with picnic tables – it’s an excellent warm-weather option.

Best B-Day Brunch: No birthday is complete until you’ve met with your friends the next day to rehash the idiocy of the evening prior, and brunch is the perfect venue. For full on debauchery, I’d say Sunburnt Cow is the way to go, but if you’re looking to class it up a bit, you can always go with Essex… or any of the excellent options I’ve laid out for you here.

Whatever it is that you’re celebrating, cheers to you!

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