Once you have your invite and your venue, the next important thing is your guest list. Who’s coming to the party?
New York is a very diverse city, and I love bringing together folks from all groups: uptown, downtown, celebrities, royalty, clients, gay, straight, etc... I find that with great décor and enough food and drink everyone has a wonderful time and gets along fabulously.
I think parties are a good place for people watching and dancing. I'll talk more about music and entertainment closer to the event, but I do think it’s important to plan a surprise appearance of a singer or group for no more than 25 minutes. (You can see the surprise guests from my last party—Sister Sledge--below.) It adds a little extra something to the party that people will be talking about for days after the event. Of course, it doesn't just have to be a band or singer that wows the crowd, any element of surprise that creates a defining moment is something no party should be without.
Who do you think should perform at my Celebrations party this year and why? Let me know.