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12 Themes for Your Company Christmas Party

You have a coveted seat on your office holiday party planning committee. It’s up to you to make it a standout and memorable event. One-by-one your coworkers come to you and ask, “So what’s the theme of this year’s Christmas … Read More

Things to do in Austin, Texas

I love Austin, Texas. The combination of food, music, and southern culture speak to my core. Fortunately with the band, I’ve had the opportunity to perform in Austin many times. Because I also have a lot of family and friends … Read More

14 Cocktail Party Secrets

1. Create a budget: Yea, we know that sounds like a snore. You don’t want to have restraints when it comes to perfect party-throwing! But having an idea of how much and where you want to dedicate your funds can … Read More

The Complete Guide to throwing a NOLA-themed party

A little search engine told us you are thinking of throwing a New Orleans inspired party. Bien joue! You’ve made a fantastic decision! New Orleans-themed parties are chock full of rich culture, amazing food, rockin’ music, vibrant costumes, and an … Read More

How To Apply For A Parade Permit in San Francisco

What is a parade defined as? Let’s talk super fun San Francisco police code definitions (idea for a new best seller?). According to Article 4, Section 366, it is a non-athletic event (debatable—have they ever seen a Mardi Gras, second … Read More

Crawfish Boil

Whether you call them crawfish, mudbugs or crawdaddies, these small freshwater shellfish are part of a Louisiana tradition that has been binding families and communities for generations. Once Louisianans get past the brief cool spell they know as winter, they … Read More

What is Mardi Gras?

What is Mardi Gras Mardi Gras has become synonymous with raucous partying that includes beads, masks, krewes, and parades (and of course, free flowing libations) and can be found lighting up New Orleans (and other fun-loving places) in early February … Read More

The Ultimate Way to Celebrate Mardi Gras

A Southerners Guide to Celebrate Mardi Gras Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday. I know it as an exciting time of unrepentant energy, celebration, and alcohol. Especially the alcohol. This holiday event is all about indulgence and jubilation, a time of excess, … Read More

DJ versus Live Band

Oh, the eternal party planning struggle—do you go with conventional DJ or do you take a gamble on a live band. A DJ may seem like the safe route to go when it comes to choosing a musical host for … Read More

What Is A Second Line Parade?

Often seeming to appear out of nowhere and full of vibrant energy, second line parades have been likened to a raucous, moving block party. With roots that span centuries, you’ll find these festive marches that had their birth in New … Read More